BOURNEMOUTH

The 11,329 all seater Vitality Stadium (BH7 7AF) and is a trip of about 137 miles depending on your route from SMK, a journey via the A34 could reduce that by about 10 miles.

Away fans are generally located in the Energy Consulting East Stand but that may alter depending on the uptake from MK Fans. The stand can comfortably accommodate 1,500 fans so there should be plenty of room for us.

It’s the usual football fayre inside the ground with the award winning Steak & Ale pie proving to be the most popular.

For night games prior to kick off the stadium offers a small light show to try and build up the atmos, although entertaining and somewhat unique at stadiums today, its not so much a lightshow as a wedding disco.

The closest watering hole for away fans is the Mello Mello Bar on Christchurch Road and is about 10-15 minute walk from the ground, for those not wanting the walk, alcohol is on sale in the ground.

Parking is available to the south of the ground at just £1 per car, but at that price is does fill up quickly meaning you may have a good walk to overcome if not there in time.

Pokesdown the nearest station is about a mile away and is a 15-20 minute walk although most trains arrive at Bournemouth Central which is a good 30 minute walk.

One thing of note is the eye watering entrance fee of as much as £45 for a main stand adult ticket although away fans are not supposed to be charged more than £30, and that may well be less for a cup game.