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WALSALL - Good Friday 19th April 2019

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WALSALL - Good Friday 19th April 2019
BANK’S STADIUM
Capacity: 11,300 (all seated)
Address: Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA
Telephone: 01922 622 791


Details for Southend United visit to Walsall can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Walsall By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Walsall Where to Drink

Post 5 - Walsall By Train

Post 6 - Walsall By Coach

Post 7 –- Walsall Ticket information

Post 8 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW.


This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 
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Walsall By Road/Parking

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/bescot-banks-stadium-walsall.html#adirections-and-car-parking

The Banks's Stadium is located right next to the M6, in fact, you can see it from the motorway just north of the RAC Control Centre. Unfortunately, this stretch of motorway normally has a large traffic jam on both Saturday lunchtimes and early weekday evenings, so allow extra time.

From M6 South
Leave the M6 at Junction 7 and take the A34 towards Walsall (beware though of speed cameras on this stretch of dual carriageway). At the end of the dual carriageway turn left at the Bell Inn public house into Walstead Road (sign posted Bescot Stadium, Bescot Station Park & Ride). Continue straight on this road for two miles, passing another pub called the Tiger on your left. You will come to Bescot Stadium and entrance to the away end on your right.

From The M6 North
Leave the M6 at Junction 9 and take the A461 towards Walsall. Bear right onto the A4148 (Wallowes Lane) and turn right at the second set of traffic lights. You will see the ground on your left.

Car Parking
There is a good sized car park located at the ground behind the away stand, which costs £4. The entrance to this car park is off Bescot Crescent next to the Park Inn Hotel and is signposted as 'Blue Zone'. The car park which is for the use of visiting supporters only (there are two other car parks available at the ground for home fans), normally lends itself to a quick getaway after the match. More or less opposite the away end is Bescot Railway Station, which also offers pay and display car parking for £2. Alternatively, there is some street parking to be had off Wallowes Lane. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near the Banks's Stadium via YourParkingSpace.co.uk.

Post Code for SAT NAV: WS1 4SA
 

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Walsall Where to Drink

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/bescot-banks-stadium-walsall.html#apubs-for-away-fans

Alas, the Saddlers Club situated just outside the stadium is no longer available to away supporters.

Close to the ground, just a short walk along Bescot Crescent from the away end is the Park Inn Hotel, which has a bar and shows Sky Sports. Usually, there is a good mix of home and away fans inside. Otherwise, the nearest pub to the stadium is 'King George V' on Wallowes Lane. It is okay, but again understandably busy which can make it a bit difficult to get served quickly. It is about a 15 minute walk away, opposite the Morrisons Supermarket. If you are walking from the stadium, go out of the official car parks and down towards McDonalds. Go past McDonalds on your right and take a left hand turn into Wallowes Lane. At the end of the lane, turn left onto the main road and the pub is just setback on the left. Away fans though should avoid the Fulbrook pub near to the ground. Otherwise, after many years of opting not to sell alcohol to away supporters inside the stadium, the Club now serves beer to visiting fans!
 

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WALSALL by Train

From the footballgrounsguide site:
https://www.footballgroundguide.com...e/bescot-banks-stadium-walsall.html#aby-train

The Banks's Stadium has its own Railway Station, called Bescot Stadium which is situated behind the away end and is only a few minutes walk from the turnstiles. Trains run there on a local line from Birmingham New Street and the journey time is around 20 minutes. There is a regular service on Saturdays along this line and you should not have too many problems getting away after the game.

TRAINS

ONE OF THE EASIEST TRIPS BY TRAIN

FROM LONDON

SLOW BUT CHEAP

Outward
10.07 or 11.07 (other trains at same price) London Marylebone Change at Birmingham New.Street/Moor Street to Bescot Stadium arrive 12.50 or 13.50

Return
17.04 or 17.34 Bescot Stadium change at Birmingham New Street/Moor Street arrive London Marylebone/Paddington at 19.51 or 20.43

SUPER OFF-PEAK RETURN FARE £31.40


Ttickets can be bought on line at the following link:

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/BSC/190419/1000/dep/190419/1700/dep

FROM SOUTHEND

Fares are being shown as £49.00 with Super Off-Peak Return

Bus replacement on Liverpool Street Line

If your Travelling from Southend it’s worth considering the Travelzone coach which would be considerably cheaper and easier

As always all information is given in good faith, but please check out carefully for yourself before booking
 

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COACH SERVICES TO WALSALL

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games, Shrimperzone's own service ZONE TRAVEL and one run by the SHRIMPERS TRUST.

Links to both these services will be posted as soon as they are available
 

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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/bescot-banks-stadium-walsall.html#awhat-is-it-like-for-away-supporters

Away supporters are housed in the University of Wolverhampton Stand at one end of the ground, where around 2,000 away supporters can be accommodated. There are a few supporting pillars at the front which could impede your view. The good news though, is that even a small amount of away fans can really make some noise and make a good atmosphere. A trip to Walsall can be disappointing in terms of trying to get there and the stadium itself but is more than countered by the relaxed atmosphere around the ground and the friendliness of the Walsall fans themselves. Neil Harding a visiting Hull City fan provides his thoughts on the stadium; 'In my opinion, the Banks's Stadium has to be one of the poorer grounds in the country. It has a strange look to it with three covered stands all the same size, but one large stand that towers over the rest of the ground, giving it a somewhat lopsided feel. I found the away end to be rather cramped and the view distorted by one of the four pillars that run across the front. The only good thing is that it the stand is covered, which means a good away following can create a lot of noise. The away end is served by a food kiosk stuck in each corner, and near to the toilets which created a bit of a bottleneck at half time, especially as a large away following was present. The food though, if you are prepared to wait, was excellent, especially the chicken balti pies. The home fans didn't appear to be threatening in anyway and the stewards came across as a friendly bunch of people. The amount of Police on duty though did seem a little excessive for what was a bit of a nothing game.'

Inside you will find a range of Pukka Pies available including Chicken Balti (allegedly Walsall were the first Club in the country to stock Balti pies) and Steak & Kidney Pies (both £3.20), Cheeseburgers (£3.60), Burgers (£3.40), Hot Dogs (£3.60), Sausage Rolls (£2.20), Cornish Pasties (£2.70) and Cheese & Onion Pies (£2.70).
 
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