1. Why you were looking forward
to going to the ground (or not as the
case may be):
I was looking
forward to it as I do with every new
ground. Rumours were that there would be
a lot of Portsmouth fans travelling so
the atmosphere would be good. All the
reports on the stadium that I have read,
have all been very positive.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
Very easy up the A34 then the M40
getting off at the Cherwell Valley
junction following the signs to
Buckingham then Milton Keynes. We were
at the ground before 12 noon so parking
was very easy on the road in an
industrial estate opposite the stadium.
3. What you did before the game
pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
Having a bit of time on
our handsm we
followed the advice
on this website and walked to Fenny
Stratford. We went to the Red Lion pub,
which is close to Fenny Stratford railway station.
This pub had a great selection of real
ale, but no food. However
there was a chippy down the road and the
landlady was happy for fans to eat their
fish and chips in
the beer garden. There were more away
fans than home, but not so many that it
started to become difficult to get
served. The pub is probably about a 20
minute walk from the ground.
Around the stadium there is more food
than you can wish for. On the site there
is a KFC and a McDonalds. There is also
a Dominoís opposite the away end. Plus there is an Asda
opposite the home end and a Tesco close
by as well, both of which have cafes.
4. What you thought on seeing the
ground, first impressions of away end
then other sides of the ground?
The ground from both outside and in has
an unfinished feel. The top tier is
still unfinished, with no seating in
place. Outside there is still a lot of
temporary fencing around the site.
5. Comment on the game itself,
atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities
I didnít eat or drink at the ground.
Atmosphere was good in our end. Seats
were big with loads of leg room, not
that it mattered as everybody stood most
of the game. The view
is great, and if you went for a drink or
food you could still watch the game from
the concourse. Stewards seemed
understated. They did ask a couple of
guys to leave, I heard they threw a
couple of fans out for smoking in the
toilets. The man in front of us was
totally hammered to the extent that he
vomited. You did wonder how he got
through, in the first place in that
state, but he was left with little or no
6. Comment on getting away from the
ground after the game:
Fantastic because we were so early and
parked so close, we were in our car and
gone while most people were still
walking back to theirs. We got away very
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the
Really enjoyed it, it will be a first
class stadium when it is finished. But you donít get a lot of
atmosphere from the home fans.