Match Day Information for Saturday
Including parking arrangements with news and advice about catering and seating.
There is a lot of excitement building for the biggest game in nearly twenty years for Kingstonian. With the TV cameras recording the action for Football Focus and highlights on Match of the Day, this is a great opportunity to showcase all that is good about Kingstonian Football Club. The following are bullet points which should help you to stay safe and get the most out of the day.
- Due to the limited park at King George's Field and the roads leading to the ground, we suggest that fans should use public transport or car share if possible.
- For those arriving by car, the main parking for the match will be in the car park in Jubilee Way where it meets Cox Lane. This is known as the "Alliance Healthcare" car park and the entrance to the car park is shown in Photo One. There will be a steward, with a yellow high-viz Kingstonian jacket, stood at the entrance to the car park from 11am. That steward will also guide you on the short walk to the ground. There is room for 165 cars in the Jubilee Way car park, so, once full, remaining cars will need to find parking elsewhere in the network of roads around the ground. Please park considerately so as not to obstruct our neighbours.
- If you arrive at the Jubilee Way car park and there is no steward present, please follow these directions: As you walk out of the entrance to the car park in Photo One, turn right and head towards Cox Lane as shown in Photo Two. After a further 50 metres, you will see Davis Road on your right hand side, Photo Three. Walk down Davis Road, after 200 metres there is a sharp turn to the left, follow the road. Shortly after this bend in the road, you will see Selco Builders Warehouse on your right hand side, Photo Four. Keep on the right hand side of the road and follow the path as shown in Photo Five. This path leads around the edge of King George's Field and to the main entrance to the stadium. In total, it is no more than a ten minute walk. (Photos, at the bottom of this news item, courtesy and copyright of Google Earth.)
- Due to the presence of BBC outside broadcast units, the usual car parking in Queen Mary Close and the car park off this road will unfortunately not be possible. It's the small price we need to pay for getting coverage on Football Focus and Match of the Day.
- The ground will open from 11am, with Football Focus filming live from Midday. It would be great to see as many people as possible inside the ground getting a chance to be filmed. The BBC certainly would like to see the club in action and all the regular fans in view.
- All supporters entering the ground will be searched, in accordance with our Ground Regulations and discussions with the local council and police. It is important that you retain your match ticket, as should you wish to leave the ground at any point, you will need to show your ticket for re-entry and you will be subject to another search.
- Due to Football Association rules, there cannot be any consumption of alcohol where there is sight of the football pitch. Therefore alcoholic drinks will only be served in the Main Bar and will need to be consumed there too. The Bar will be open from 11am on match day.
- We are likely to have a crowd close to or in excess of 1000, which is much more than we deal with normally. This makes it all the more important that everyone looks after each other. Please ensure that your fellow fans are safe and able to enjoy the match. If you have any concerns, please contact the nearest steward, and we will deal with it swiftly.
- As you are aware, the catering at King George's Field is managed and controlled by our good friends and landlords at Corinthian-Casuals FC. We have been in contact with them and informed them that we are expecting a large crowd on the day. They have assured us that they will have sufficient resources to cope and are indeed providing a second catering outlet selling vegan and a whole range of delicious alternatives to the standard football fayre. No-one, we hope, will be disappointed.
- Finally, the seats in the main stand are not reserved, so it is suggested that you get to the ground early and claim your usual seat in order to avoid disappointment.
COYKs. We're right behind Hayden Bird and the team, making Kingstonian great again!
Rob Lee, Safety Officer
John McCormack, Chief Steward
Mark Anderson, Director
John Fenwick, Chairman
Kingstonian Football Club