Thursday, July 16

AFC Fylde ticket, travel and pub guide


AFC Fylde
Friday July 17, kick off 19:30
Pre-season friendly
Kellamergh Park, Warton


Tickets
Kellamerh Park, in Warton holds 1,800 people. There will be no segregation.

Tickets cost £15 for Main Stand seats and £10 for all other parts of the ground which are terraced.

About 1,000 tickets have been sold. Only the £10 tickets, and a very limited number of seated tickets, remain.

United fans can buy them with a debit or credit card by calling 01772 635880 during business hours. Or you can pay at the turnstiles on the night. Gates open at 6pm.

TV
There is no TV coverage.

Weather

According to the BBC, It will be about 18c but expect heavy rain


Travel

By car - £11
If you're using a satnav or an internet routeplanner like Greenflag, use the destination postcode PR4 1TN.

The journey takes roughly an hour from Manchester.
Head up the M61 and onto the M6 and then west on the M55. Leave at junction 3 and turn left towards signs for Kirkham.

After three quarters of a mile, take the second exit onto the B5259.

After another 500 yards, go straight on at the next roundabout and, after the railway bridge, go straight on at the mini roundabout. You will pass a pub called The Kingfisher on your left.

In another 200 yards, go straight on at the next roundabouts and drive into Wrea Green village.

At the next mini roundabout, turn left and drive for 1.8 miles, where you will reach the Birley Arms pub.

The ground is behind the pub.

Parking

You can park on the Birley Arms car park or near the ground in the adjoining field.

Parking is not allowed on the road between the pub car park and the ground, or in the spaces at the ground. These car parks will be clearly signposted and stewards will direct motorists.


By train - £13.60.

The nearest station is Moss Side (pictured left), two miles away. Kirkham and Wesham station is four miles away.

You can buy a £13.60 off-peak day return on the day. There are no other discounts available in advance.




Manchester Piccadilly to Moss Side.

To avoid extra charges, travel after 10am.
The journey takes 83 minutes.

All trains leave Piccadilly at 54 minutes past the hour and requite one change in Preston.
The last outward train we recommend taking leaves at 17:54.

Once at Moss Side, you can either take an hour-long walk to the ground or get a taxi.

Walking
Walk down Moss Side Lane towards Wrea Green and turn right onto Corka Lane. Then turn left onto Bryning Hall Lane and right onto Bryning Lane. After 10 more minutes, you'll see the ground on your left.

Taxis
Call Warton Village Taxis on 01772 631115 or Kirkham Macs Taxis 01772 683003


Moss Side to Manchester Piccadilly
Having walked back or get a taxi, you should be back after the match by 21:45.

There is basically one possibly journey home.
Leave Moss Side: 22:19
Arrive Preston: 22:36
Leave: 22:47
Arrive Manchester Piccadilly: 23:44

By coach
There is no official coach.

Because of the ground's rural location, the only way you could go by coach is to go from Chorlton Street to Preston Bus Station, then take a 10-minute walk to Preston Train Station and go onwards by train (see above).

This option makes no sense though, as there are no return coaches and a one-way coach fare plus train fare is cheaper than the train fare of the above journey.


Pubs

The obvious choice is the Birley Arms Hotel (pictured right), which is right next to the ground, but the inside has been reserved for 'matchday sponsors'

But the staff are putting up a marquee outside big enough for 120 guests. The locals won't mind reds drinking there and it should be a laidback affair - just don't expect super-quick service at the bar.

A 10-minute walk away on Lytham Road (walk down Church Road and turn left) is the Pickwick Tavern (pictured left), which is smaller but will be much less crowded. We definitely recommend it if you're driving to the game.




Alternatively, a bit further on down Lytham Road is The Plough Inn (pictured right), which will be even quieter, but could be a good meeting point. These two boozers are pretty far from the train station though.

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