Address: Victoria Park, Clarence Rd, Hartlepool TS24 8BZ
Telephone number: 01429 272584
Nickname: The Pools
Distance from The Shay: 96 miles
Leaves the Shay at 12pm for just £15.00 per person. Call 07707 143 094 to book
Only seated accommodation is available for visiting supporters in the Smith & Graham Stand (current capacity 1035 including disabled enclosure), on the Clarence Road side of the ground (East side), entry is via turnstiles 1 and 2. This will be at a price of £20 for adults and £10 for concessions (Over 60s, Students, Armed Forces, Under 19’s and Under 16’s). They do spot checks on proof of age so please note to carry relevant ID. For a plan of the ground please visit Hartlepool’s website and click on “Club” and “Victoria Park”.
Please note: It is imperative that fans do not stand in seated areas due to strict regulations set by the Football Licensing Authority. Persistent standing could result in disciplinary action taken against both home and away clubs and against the fans themselves.
10 spaces are available for wheelchair bound spectators in the Away Supporters Smith & Graham Stand (helpers go free if the disabled fan is on high rate disability living allowance). Prior arrangements must be made for large parties of disabled supporters. The cost is £20 for adults and £10.00 for concessions (Over 60s, U16s, U19s, Armed Forces and Students). You can contact the Club ticket office on (01429) 272584 (option 2) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-book tickets and also car park spaces for disabled supporters at least 72 hours in advance at a cost of £5 per vehicle. Requests for both match tickets and car park spaces must be booked, paid for and confirmed by fax.
From the South (A19)
Exit the A19 at signpost Hartlepool A689, Motorway A1(M). At roundabout turn right (s/p Hartlepool A689) and continue on the A689 for 4.3 miles, through the village of Newton Bewley, to the roundabout by the Owton Lodge pub. Go straight on (s/p Town Centre A689) and follow Town Centre signs for 2.8 miles, over two roundabouts. At the traffic lights just past the Blacksmiths Arms on your left, go straight on. At the next traffic lights go straight on again over the bridge into the new marina complex and straight on again at the roundabout into Marina Way. This is the area for the Jackson’s Wharf parking. To get to the ground itself continue to the next roundabout and turn left (s/p The North A179, A1048). Turn left at the lights into Clarence Road to the ground. Should the A689 be closed – carry on along A19 until the A179 (see From the North).
From the Railway Station (Hartlepool)
It is about half a mile by foot to the ground. Walk out of the station to the main road (Church Street) and turn right. Follow the road and the floodlights come into view. Cross the main A179 and bear right into Clarence Road to the ground.
They have a limited number of matchday parking spaces at the stadium though these are booked on a first come, first served basis. There is also a car park behind the EDC Neale Cooper Stand and street parking around Raby Road.
Nearest Wetherspoons: The King Johns Tavern, 1 South Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HD
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