Post by Everton News. on Dec 10, 2017 16:47:29 GMT
Away Fans Guide: Bournemouth
Bournemouth Vitality Stadium Kings Park Bournemouth BH7 7AF
Supporters are advised not to travel unless they are in possession of a valid match ticket.
If you have any ticketing enquiries regarding your match ticket, please contact the Fan Centre and they will help you with your ticketing enquiry as you will need a valid match ticket for entry.
The Everton Fan Centre will be open from 10am to 3pm on the day of the game. Please call before close at 3pm.
The Fan Centre contact number is: 0151 556 1878
Supporters are kindly asked to arrive at the turnstiles as prompt as possible to avoid delays getting into the stadium for kick off.
Travel and Parking
When driving to the ground, follow the brown road signs with a football logo to get to Vitality Stadium. Please note, some of the signs may refer to the ground as Dean Court. Supporters are advised to travel in plenty of time for the game.
Travelling from the north: Follow the M6, exiting onto the M42 towards London, Warwick and Solihull. Exit at junction 3a onto the M40. Leave the M40 at junction 9, taking the A31 / A34 exit. At the Wendlebury Interchange, take the third exit onto the A34 towards Oxford / Newbury.
At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the M3. Follow the M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth. Take the exit towards Boscombe, taking the second exit at the roundabout onto King’s Park Drive. The ground is on the left.
Travelling from the south east: Follow the A27, M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth. Take the exit towards Boscombe, taking the second exit at the roundabout into Kings Park Drive. The ground is on the left.
Travelling from the south west: Follow the A35 to the A338. On the A338 take the slip road to the Springbourne Roundabout signposted Kings Park. Take the third exit off the roundabout and at the fire station stay in the left-hand lane and turn left onto Holdenhurst Road. Stay to the left and go straight through at the traffic lights (the Queens Park Pub should be on your right). Take the third exit at the small roundabout and into Kings Park itself.
South Stand Car Park is available for away fans and is located on Kings Park Drive, opposite the bowling green. Post-match, you can exit into Kings Park Drive, or use the south exit into Gloucester Road.
The area around the stadium is local suburban roads, which can lead to some congestion when exiting the car park after the game.
The Stadium is in the heart of Kings Park and is surrounded by residential areas. Bournemouth Football Club politely ask that supporters respect it neighbours at all times.
Please note there are some road work as you approach the stadium (the last 10 miles) which are causing delays for both home and away supporters.
There are some road works as they approach the ground (last 10 miles) which are causing some delays to both our fans and away fans
Pokesdown Station (POK) is around 20 minutes’ walk to the stadium and provides South West Trains services to Bournemouth and Waterloo.
Directions to the ground: Turn right onto Christchurch Road and follow for 400m. Turn right onto Gloucester Road, and follow all the way to Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth Station (BOU) is 30 minutes’ walk to the ground and provides South West Trains services to Pokesdown and London Waterloo.
Directions to the ground: leave by the south exit facing Asda, turning left towards the main road. Turn left up Holdenhurst Road for 25 minutes. Turn right at the roundabout into Kings Park Drive, and the stadium is on your left
Yellow Buses has routes that pass Bournemouth and Pokesdown train stations. There are also away supporters’ buses that drop-off at the stadium, in the South Car Park.
Coaches and mini buses will be accommodated at the Stadium at the rear of the South Stand if the drivers/organizers have notified the Football Club on their intention to attend.
Visiting fans are housed in blocks 23 and 24 in the East Stand, which can be accessed through turnstile F. Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off, allowing access to the concourse, which serve food and drink.
Supporters are also able to walk from Boscombe and Lansdowne, where there are a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
Food & Refreshments
The Sir Percy Florence, BH7 6AA: An away-friendly Wetherspoons pub, The Sir Percy Florence is just 10-15 minutes from the Stadium.
The Inferno, BH8 8AD: This bar is located a mile and a half from the ground, which is roughly half an hour’s walk.
Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics whatsoever those found using them either home or away will be subject of action by the Club and the Police. Being convicted of using them could also result in a jail sentence that is how seriously the matter is being treated by courts across the country. As a Club we would also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics. Apart from the risk of a ban or conviction the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled in wheelchairs who cannot easily get away from the smoke.
During the season 2015/16, we have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing”, culminating in beer being thrown in the air. This has happened on both home and away concourses and would stress has only involved a very small minority of fans.
This has resulted in both the Club and the Police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer. As we are sure you will agree this is anti-social behaviour and people should not have to put up with this. As a consequence, both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporter’s groups have discussed how this should be addressed.
Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group.
However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the ground or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances. This season, you will see more stewards and Police Officers on the concourse, who will provide early advice should a situation look like it is getting out of control.
Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behavior and we ask for your support in this.
Everton Official Club Contact for this fixture
Club Supporter Liaison Officer Rachel Meikle, will be available to help with any queries on the day of the fixture up until Kick Off via Email: [email protected]
A team of Everton stewards will also be in operation at the Stadium of Light and are on hand to help with any issues that arise on the day of the game.