BRISTOL ROVERS


If you generally ignore everything I say, please take one piece of advice, wrap up warm, this is possibly the coldest ground anywhere in the country.


So, it is the 12,300 capacity (3,000 seated) Memorial Stadium (Sat Nav – BS7 0BF) and is a journey of about 115 miles if you go via Swindon.


Away supporters are mostly housed in an open terrace on one side of the East (Poplar Insulation) Stand. This area is open to the elements so you will get wet if it rains. The open terrace makes it difficult for away fans to generate some noise, generally this is about as inhospitable as it gets for an away fan, and when you are losing its bloody miserable here, there is some seating available though.


There is a bar behind the clubhouse terrace at the ground that allows in away supporters.


Also the Queen Vic pub on the Gloucester Road, which is around a five-minute walk from the ground, usually has a comfortable mix of home and away fans, although it does get busy.


Please note that alcohol is not made available to away fans inside the stadium.


There is parking available at the ground but there is also a fair amount of street parking available, mainly near the Wellington pub.


The nearest railway station is Filton Abbey Wood, which is approximately 1.5 miles or 20-25 minutes’ walk away from the ground’. More likely though you will end up at Bristol Parkway which is about two miles away from the ground and is too far to walk from, so you are probably best to jump in a taxi (cost about £10) or buses 73/73A/73B run from the railway station past the Memorial Stadium.