City Pre-Season Fixtures Updated

17 June 2013 12:03
Latest Pre-season Fixtures


BY CAR Leave the M6 at Junction 3. Go onto the A444 to Nuneaton. Go straight at first mini roundabout then when you reach the Griff Roundabout, proceed onto the A444 to Nuneaton. Go straight at the next mini roundabout, then you will reach another roundabout, with a large Stone in the middle and a Yellow bridge. Go straight at this roundabout. At the Next roundabout next to Cotton Arches take the 2nd exit onto Avenue Road. Follow this road until you get to the next roundabout where you should go straight on, onto Eastboro Way. Go over the bridge and you will come to a mini island (next to The Crows Nest Pub) go straight on. Take a left at the next roundabout onto Townsend Drive, then take the next right onto Liberty Way. Gates are straight ahead. From the M1 Exit the M1 at Junction 21. Then at the roundabout go onto the M69. Exit the M69 at the Junction 1 for the A5, Nuneaton and Hinckley. Leave the roundabout and turn right, join the A5 Watling Street to Nuneaton. Then stay on the road until you see signs for A47 Nuneaton and take a left next to the Longshoot Pub (use filter road). You will reach a roundabout at the end of the A47. Take a left onto Eastboro Way. (Nuneaton RFC signposted and a Somerfield and The Acorn Pub are on the right of Eastboro Way). You will then see the ground on your right. At the mini roundabout take a right onto Townsend Drive and the next Right onto Liberty Way. Gates are straight ahead. Using Public Transport If you are arriving by Train, you need to go to Nuneaton train station. This is then about a 5 minute taxi journey from the ground and should cost between £5 and £8 depending on the time of the day.______________________________________________________________GO AHEAD EAGLES V COVENTRY CITYTUESDAY JULY 16TH AT 7PMAT SV Terwolde "De Woldermarck", Everwijnstraat 35, 7396 AD Terwolde _______________________________________

By Car From Amsterdam Schipol Airport, take the A1. Exit at Junction 26 and take the A28.

By TrainYou can reach Deventer in 70 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. Every 30 minutes a train departs to Deventer (you need to take the intercity which goes through Deventer to Enschede). Then get a train to Twello and a 170 bus to Terwolde (5km from Deventer) or a taxi from Deventer station if there is enough of you,

In Terwolde, get off at the Molenweg and Head northeast on Vaassenseweg toward Schoolstraat, Turn left onto Molenweg, Turn right to stay on Molenweg, Continue onto Prins Hendrikstraat, Turn left onto Tuindorp, Turn right onto Everwijnstraat. Ground is on the right.

Bus back at 9.40pm after the game.and 11.02 train from Deventer back to Amsterdam. _______________________________________________________________WILLEM II V COVENTRY CITYTHURSDAY JULY 18TH Time and venue to be confirmed_____________________________________________________________HERACLES AMELO V COVENTRY CITYSATURDAY JULY 20THTime and venue to be confirmed___________________________________________________________CHELTENHAM TOWN V COVENTRY CITYTUESDAY JULY 23RD AT 7PMAT THE ABBEY BUSINESS STADIUM, WHADDON ROAD, CHELTENHAM, GLOUCS,  GL52 5NA

FREE Park & Ride Service

Cheltenham Town FC offers a FREE match day shuttle bus running between Cheltenham Racecourse Park & Ride & the Off Licence located near the junction of Whaddon Road and Prestbury Road (250 metres from the Abbey Business Stadium).

(evening matches (ko 7.45pm) - every 20 minutes from 6.00pm until 7.20pm - after the game 9.45pm, 10.05pm and 10.25pm.

Road Directions

From the North (M5): Leave M5 at junction 10 - follow road (A4019 towards Cheltenham. Keep straight on through Traffic Lights, until you come to large roundabout (PC World on right & McDonalds on left), turn left. About 500 yards up this road, you will come to double mini roundabout, go straight over. Keep going about 300 yards, then turn right into Swindon Lane, follow this road over level crossing and two mini roundabouts until you come to larger roundabout. Go straight over (signposted Prestbury) and the FREE Park and Ride service is situated on the left at Cheltenham Racecourse. For the ground, continue past racecourse and turn right (Albert Road), follow this to the end and at a roundabout turn left into Prestbury Road. After 200 yards turn right into Whaddon Road and The Abbey Business Stadium is 300 yards on left.

From the south (M5): Exit M5 at junction 11, follow signs to Cheltenham, you will then be on A40. Continue over first roundabout then at next roundabout bear right, following signs for Oxford A40. After half a mile continue over a set of traffic lights then after another half a mile continue over some more lights, bearing left slightly and continuing to follow signs for Oxford A40. Go straight over next roundabout (still following Oxford A40). At next traffic lights turn right then immediately left into Sandford Road. Continue to a mini roundabout and turn left (still signposted Oxford A40). At next traffic lights continue straight over onto B4075 (signposted Prestbury). After half a mile bear right, staying on B4075 as it becomes Priors Road. Take the next left into Whaddon Road, continue over a mini roundabout and The Abbey Business Stadium is on the right-hand side.

From London/Oxford A40: Follow road into and through Charlton Kings, you will come to some lights where the Cirencester Road joins from left. Go straight on, but at next set of lights turn right into Hales Road. This is the B4075 (signposted Prestbury). After half a mile bear right, staying on B4075 as it becomes Priors Road. Take the next left into Whaddon Road, continue over a mini roundabout and the ground is on the right-hand side.

From London/Swindon A417:As the A417 continues downhill towards Cheltenham, passing the Air Balloon public house on the left, you will reach a roundabout. Take the first exit signposted Gloucester A417. Continue to junction with M5 motorway then head north on M5 (signposted Worcester). Stay on M5 for one junction then leave at Junction 11 and head towards Cheltenham. Follow directions as above from M5 South.

For the free park and ride service, continue along Priors Road then turn right into Bouncers Lane. Continue to a double mini roundabout. Turn left at the first one then take the second exit at the second one onto B4348 Tatchley Lane, signposted Evesham A435. Follow this road to another roundabout, continue straight over and the Cheltenham Racecourse park and ride is on the right-hand side.


Cheltenham Spa railway station is over two miles and a good 40 minutes walk from the ground.


Take the 'D' bus from the railway station car park (every 10 minutes during the day/every 20 minutes in the evening) to the town centre then either walk  to the stadium (15 minutes) or take the A bus to The Abbey Business Stadium, Whaddon Road.


From the railway station to the ground expect to pay around £8/£10. The taxi rank is located in the station car park (next to the bus stop).__________________________________________________________________

FLEETWOOD TOWN V COVENTRY CITYWEDNESDAY JULY 24TH AT 7.45PMAT HIGHBURY STADIUM, PARK AVENUE, FLEETWOOD, LANCASHIRE, FY7 6TX.TRAVELExit the M6 at Junction 32 and take the M55 towards Blackpool. Then leave the M55 at Junction 3 and take the A585 towards Fleetwood.

On the outskirts of the town you will come to a roundabout with Blackpool and Fylde college on your left. Continue straight on towards Fleetwood but after the roundabout take the first left into Copse Road.

After about a mile as you pass Fleetwood Fire station, branch left and turn left on to Radcliffe Road, as if you were going back on yourself. Then take the next right on to Stanley Road and the stadium is at the bottom of this road on the left.

There are a limited number of parking spaces available at the ground but street parking is permitted on the surrounding roads.

Train; The most convenient mainline station is Blackpool North. The station is 7½ miles from the football ground so you’ll need to use one of the options below to complete your journey.

Bus: The No14 and No 1 buses leaves Blackpool town centre every 10 minutes and passes close to the ground. Journey time is about 30 minutes and the fare £2.

Tram: Leave the train station and head for the sea. Trams run north to Fleetwood, passing close to the ground, every 20 minutes and costing £2.50. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes.

Taxi: A Black Cab, holding up to six people, will take you from Blackpool Station to the ground for about £18, a little cheaper during the week. Journey time about 20 minutes.


From the North: Take the M1 exiting at junction 29, then join the A617 to Mansfield, after around 6 miles turn right into Rosemary Street, then proceed to Quarry Lane where you should turn right to the ground.

From the South: Take the M1 exiting at junction 28, then take the A38 to Mansfield, after around 6 miles turn right into Belvedere Street (at crossroads), then after a quarter of a mile turn right into Quarry Lane.

From the East: Take the A617 to Rainworth, at the crossroads turn left, after 3 miles turn right into Nottingham Road, a left turn will take you into Quarry Lane where you find the ground.

From the West: Take the M1 exiting at junction 28, then take the A38 to Mansfield, after around 6 miles turn right into Belvedere Street (at crossroads), then after a quarter of a mile turn right into Quarry Lane.

By Rail:Get off at Mansfield's train station and cross over the road where you will see a retail park and also the floodlights of our ground.  It is literally a 5 minute walk.

By Bus:All Buses stop at the Rosemary Street bus terminal. Exit the bus depot and walk to your left the ground will become visible within 5 minutes.

Parking:There is a small car park in the ground which is available on a first come first served basis costing £5.00 per car.  It is very limited so you are avised to get there as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note:  Our Car Park closes at 2.30pm on matchdays due to safety issues. 

Please note:  the retail park behind the ground does not permit matchday parking and you run the risk of being clamped.____________________________________________________ OXFORD UNITED V COVENTRY CITYSATURDAY JULY 27TH AT 3PMAT KASSAM STADIUM, GRENOBLE ROAD, OXFORD, OX4 4XP

From all main roads around Oxford: Follow the brown football signs towards the Kassam Football Stadium.

From the M4:Leave the M4 at Junction 13 and join the northbound carriageway of the A34. Follow the A34 towards Oxford. Exit A34 onto A4142 and follow the brown football signs towards the Kassam Football Stadium.

From the M40 - NorthboundLeave the M40 at Junction 7. At the end of the slip road, turn left onto the A329 signposted Little Milton and Stadhampton and you will see signs for the B480. Continue forward on the B480 (through Stadhampton and Chiselhampton) for approx 8 miles until you reach a main roundabout. Take the first exit signposted Reading & the Bowlplex and the Kassam Stadium is approx 1 mile on the right hand side. 

From the M40 – SouthboundLeave the M40 at junction 8a. Follow A40 to the first roundabout (McDonalds Family Restaurant is on left hand side). Take first exit towards Cowley and Newbury A34 and follow the brown football signs which will take you to the stadium.

There are 1,600 car parking spaces at the stadium itself, which are free. However, the car parks tend to fill up fast, so try and arrive early if you can (at least 75 minutes before kick off). An additional 400 car parking spaces are now available at the Ozone cinema and bowling alley complex adjacent to the stadium, which are also free to use. John Attwood a visiting Gillingham supporter adds; 'when arriving at the stadium, ignore the first stadium car park entrance that you come to and go up to the second entrance as the first will have you parking at the "open" end. There is a roundabout by the second entrance, which will take you back to the first entrance if the other half is full. I was also heavily delayed in trying to leave the car park after the game as there was only two exits available'. If you do end up arriving late at the stadium and find that the stadium car parks are full, then don't get tempted to park on a grass verge as you may well end up with a parking ticket for your trouble.

Oxford railway station is over four miles from the ground and it is really not advisable to try to walk it.

You can get the Oxford Bus Company Service, Number 5, from Oxford Railway Station (use bus stop R2) via the city centre to Knights Road in Blackbird Leys, which is a short walk away from the ground. On Saturday afternoons the bus runs every five minutes and on midweek evenings every 8-10 minutes. Journey time to the stadium is around 30 minutes. For more information visit the Oxford Bus Company website.

Alternatively a taxi will cost you in the region of £10, from the station to the stadium._____________________________________

Source: Coventry MAD