Away Fan Guide: Bournemouth

STADIUM ADDRESS
AFC Bournemouth
Vitality Stadium
Dean Court
Kings Park
Bournemouth
BH7 7AF

TICKET INFORMATION

Should you have any ticket queries the day before the fixture, the Fan Centre will be open on Saturday 14 September from 10am-3pm.

With the fixture being played on Sunday 15 September (2pm), please call before 3pm on Saturday 14 September via 0151 556 1878.

Supporters are advised not to travel unless they are in possession of a valid match ticket. No ticket upgrades will be available on the day of the fixture.

There will also be a team of Everton Travel Stewards at the stadium to help with any issues that may arise whilst you are there.

MOTORWAY/COACH DIRECTIONS

Please be advised to check all chosen travel routes ahead of time due to any unforeseen circumstances.

From the North
Follow the M6, exiting onto the M42 towards London, Warwick and Solihull taking junction 3a onto the M40. Leave the M40 at junction 9, to the A31 / A34 exit. At the Wendlebury Interchange, take the third exit onto the A34 towards Oxford / Newbury. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the M3. Follow the M27 and A31, exiting onto the A338 towards Bournemouth. Take the exit towards Boscombe, via the second exit at the roundabout, leading to King’s Park Drive. You should see the stadium on the left.

From the South East Coast
Follow the A27 onto the M27. Leading to the A31, from there take the A338 to Bournemouth at the Ashley Heath roundabout. Carry on straight over the flyover. Take the next slip road off to the left (signposted ‘Football Ground’) to Kings Park. At the mini roundabout go straight across into Kings Park itself.

From the South West Coast
Follow the A35 to the A338. On the A338 take the slip road to the Springbourne roundabout, signposted Kings Park. Take the third exit off the roundabout. At the fire station, stay in the left-hand lane and turn left onto Holdenhurst Road. Stay to the left and go straight through the traffic lights (The Queens Park Pub should be on your right). Go around the small roundabout and into Kings Park itself.

PARKING

Harewood College: Harewood Avenue, Bournemouth BH7 6NZ
A 10-minute walk across the park to the Vitality Stadium, this parking facility has the advantage of being away from the congestion around Kings Park and will be manned by a steward until kick-off. Please refer to Harewood College as Harewood Avenue.

Parking is also available to the south of the ground for just £1. When driving to the ground, follow the brown road signs with a football logo to get to Vitality Stadium. Supporters wishing to park at the ground are advised to arrive early as the car park usually reaches capacity around 75 minutes before kick-off. Supporters are likely to experience delays in leaving the car park after the final whistle.

Sovereign Shopping Centre: Christchurch Road, BH1 4SX
Approximately a 15-minute walk from the ground. Offers low cost easy parking (£2 for 4 hours), with 600 spaces. This parking facility has the advantage of being away from congestion and has cafés for food and snacks around the stadium.

Residential roads
Adjacent to the stadium there are parking restrictions and Bournemouth Football Club asks supporters to please be mindful of existing drive entrances and avoid parking illegally as this can cause problems for residents and is a safety hazard. Parking enforcement officers and police will respond to residents’ complaints and act.

RAIL

Please be advised to check all chosen travel routes ahead of time due to any unforeseen circumstances. Helpful links are https://www.nationalrail.co.uk or @BTP.

Bournemouth Central Station
A large amount of trains arrive at Bournemouth Central Train Station, which is accessible to wheelchair users. You can exit the station by the south exit, (facing Asda) and turn left to head towards the main road. Turn left again and walk straight up Holdenhurst Road for around 25 minutes, until you reach a roundabout, at which you turn right onto Kings Park Drive. The stadium is on the left.

The P2 and P3 Yellow Bus service is easily accessible from the train station and runs up to every 20 minutes. It can be accessed at Bournemouth train station Stop 6 (going in the Christchurch direction). You Get off at Queens Park Hotel stop, which will be a total of six stops, then it will be a five-minute walk, going along Ashley Road and then going through Kings Park.

Pokesdown Station
The nearest train station to the stadium is Pokesdown, which is roughly a mile from the ground and around a 15-minute walk away. This station is not currently accessible for wheelchair users.
Exit the station and turn right down the main Christchurch Road (A35) for 400m and turn right into Gloucester Road. Follow signs for Kings Park to arrive at Vitality Stadium.

This station is also served by the P2 and P3 Yellow Bus, which run up to every 20 minutes. You will get on at Pokesdown station and get off at Kings Park, heading in the Bournemouth direction, after a total of six stops.

Local taxis: PRC (Poole Radio Cabs) call 01202 37 37 37

STADIUM

Turnstiles: Visiting fans are in the East Stand, which can be accessed through turnstile F.

Toilets: Prior to turnstiles opening, there are public toilets available to use in Kings Park, alternatively, there are a number of public toilets in Boscombe (10-minute walk).

Cash machines: A cash machine is located inside the AFC Bournemouth Superstore. Please be advised there is a £1.75 charge. The stadium now takes payments via debit/credit card, contactless and
Apple Pay.

Accessibility information: DC Lounge - located within the East Stand. `Home and visiting disabled supporters are welcome to meet before the game and enjoy refreshments in the DC Lounge.

Accessible toilets are available to use pre-match in the DC Lounge. A changing places toilet is also available on the corner of the main and south stand. Radar keys are advised.

FOOD & REFRESHMENTS

Mello Mello and Baxter’s located on Christchurch Road are away-fan friendly. Both are short walk to the ground.

The Christopher Creek (Weatherspoon’s) located in the Town Centre is just a short walk from the train station. It will welcome both sets of supporters.

FAN BEHAVIOUR AND SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

Anti-discrimination: Everton Football Club has a zero-tolerance stance on any discriminatory behaviour and language used traveling to, from or during the match. We are committed and dedicated to embracing equality and diversity in everything that we do. The Club has launched its ‘All Together Now’ campaign, which has been launched to promote a ‘Football Family for Everyone’. We will not stop in our mission to drive equality through the positive power of football.

Possession or use of pyrotechnics: Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics under any circumstances. Any fan found using them will be subject to action by the Club and police. Away clubs use various techniques to detect the possession and use of pyrotechnics. Any person found in possession of such items are liable to arrest which could result in a criminal conviction and subsequent football ban.

Concourse anti-social behaviour: In previous seasons there has been an increase with a small group of fans becoming involved in anti-social behaviour (beer throwing) within club concourses. This does result in many fellow fans’ social activity at half-time being ruined by the actions of the small minority. Such action can result in ejection from the stadium or, in the case more serious incidents, an arrest and subsequent football ban.

Please continue to enjoy your matchday but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behaviour. We would like to thank you for your continued support in protecting Everton Football Club’s reputation and in enhancing the matchday experience for all.

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