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West Bromwich Albion Travel Pack

The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion

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PUBLISHED

10:49 8th May 2014

All the information ahead of Sunday's game at the Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion Football Club
The Hawthorns
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B71 4LF

WEST BROM have been playing at the Hawthorns for more than 100 years.

The Black Country venue was the first Football League ground to be built in the 20th Century and was opened on 3rd September 3 1900 after construction work lasting just four months.

In its current state, the Hawthorns holds a capacity of 26,856, which at only 884 seats less than the Britannia Stadium means it is the closest match in the Potters ground in terms of size in the Premier League.

Away fans are housed in the Smethwick End (South Stand), with a usual allocation of approximately 2,500.

Home fans are also situated in the Smethwick End, along with the East Stand, Birmingham Road End (North Stand) and Halfords Lane (West Stand).

The Hawthorns remains the highest stadium above sea level in English football at 552 feet, with the Potters' Britannia Stadium being the ninth highest at 431 feet above sea level.

YOUR ROUTE:

On leaving the Britannia Stadium head south on the A500 toward junction 15 of the M6.

Follow the M6 toward West Bromwich and take exit 1 from the M5.

Drive toward the Birmingham Road/A41 and enter the roundabout.

Take the first exit on the roundabout and the Hawthorns will be on your right hand side.

PARKING INFO:

Car parking can be found alongside Halfords Lane, in the Tom Silk car park, which can be found 100 metres from the stadium.

Alternatively, if you continue down Halfords Lane and turn right at the traffic lights, off-street parking will be available in Lewisham Park, located off Dartmouth Road, approximately 500m south of the Hawthorns.

Parking will be made available from 3 hours before kick-off until 2 hours after the final whistle. The charges for parking are £1 for motorcycles, £3 for cars and £5 for mini buses.

TOTAL DISTANCE:

39.2 miles, with an approximate travel time of one hour.

For the Sat Nav: B71 4LF

GOING BY TRAIN:

The stadium is accessible from the Hawthorns train and Metro station only, which is only a five minute walk away. Turn right out the station and the stadium will be in sight.

The conventional route for rail travel is via Birmingham New Street and then Birmingham Moor Street when leaving from Stoke-on-Trent train station. The journey can take anything between one and two hours.

ADDITIONAL ADVICE:

There won't be any alcohol on sale in the away end at the match. Bars will be open as usual, just selling soft drinks and food.

The gates will be opened as usual at half time for people to go outside for a cigarette and all supporters are encouraged to access the ground via the ramp off Middlemore Road.

LOCAL RADIO:

All West Bromwich Albion matches are broadcast live on BBC WM 95.6FM and Free Radio 990/1017/1152AM.

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