|What's The Lamex Stadium Like?
Future Ground Developments
Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
South Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
East Terrace (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
North Terrace (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
View From The East Terrace (video)
Lamex Stadium Location Map
|What's The Lamex Stadium Like?|
To be honest, the ground
doesn't look much from the roads running past it, as
most of the stadium is obscured behind trees. Inside
though, you will find a nice tidy stadium that
although generally modern, still has a bit of
character about it. Also those trees give the
ground a pleasant green 'leafy' surround.
On promotion to the Football League, the Club changed its name from Stevenage Borough FC, to Stevenage FC, which was its original name when founded in 1976.
The Club have are plans to replace the existing terrace at the North end of the ground, with a larger affair, housing some 3,000 supporters. However, no firm time scales have been announced as to when this might take place.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
fans are located at one end of the ground in the
South Stand, where up to 1,400 supporters
can be housed. As you would expect from a relatively
new stand the facilities and views of the playing
action are good. I found the public address system
though within the away end to be particularly loud,
which interrupted a few conversations. The
atmosphere within the stadium is aided by a drummer
on the home East Terrace, who keeps the Stevenage
fans going throughout most of the game. If you are
into plane spotting then from the away stand you can
watch a steady stream of jets descending
into Luton airport. There is a good selection
of catering on offer; Pies (£2.50), Baconburgers
(£4), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Burgers (£3), Chicken
Burgers (£3), Veggie Burgers (£3), Hot Dogs (£3) and
Cheese Dogs (£3.50). Normally an enjoyable day out
and one that fans of most other clubs look forward
Once inside the ground, the away end has good views of the action with no obstructing pillars and being elevated above the action. The only slight negatives were that the catering consisted of just one small hut which looked like it would run out of food pretty quickly (selling steak slice pasties for £3.50) and the toilets which are medium sized but lack sinks, instead providing sanitary spray to wipe your hands.
Broadhall Way is a decent ground which really only needs some work on the North end to turn it into a really professional looking stadium. Itís hard to find an example of a more friendly and relaxed away days anywhere else in the league and while it may not be top of my list for a return visit, I would happily go back in the future'.
|Where To Eat & Drink?|
|There is a large Club House
bar at the ground, behind the South
Stand, which is popular with both home and away
fans alike. However, for some high profile games, the
bar will be open to home fans only, but this is only
for a small minority of games. On my last visit, even
though the bar was busy, I was served relatively
quickly and it was a friendly atmosphere.
Otherwise there is not much in the way of pubs near to the ground. Still if you like your real ale then it is worth taking the 15 minute walk to the 'Our Mutual Friend' pub in Broadwater Crescent. This pub which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide offers seven beers on hand pump, plus real cider and perry. Tim Rigby a visiting Wolverhampton Wanderers fan adds; 'The Roebuck Inn on London Road, about a ten minute walk away from the away end is certainly worth a visit. It's an old tudor building pub with a Best Western Hotel attached. It serves real ale and on my visit it was quite easy to get served. To find this pub; then with your back to the away end, you'll see a wooded path to the left down the side of London Road. Keep following that and it will bring you out by a roundabout, with the pub located on the opposite side.'
If you have time on your hands then you can take the 15-20 minute walk into the town centre, where there are plenty of pubs to be found including a Wetherspoons outlet (called the Standard Bearer, which is located near to the Bus Station).
Across the roundabout from the ground there is the 'Roaring Meg' Retail Park that has various eating outlets such as Pizza Hut, McDonalds & Burger King, plus a Harvester restaurant and bar.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
Leave the A1 (M) at Junction 7 and take the A602 towards Stevenage. Go straight across the first roundabout and as you approach the next roundabout you can see the floodlights of the ground over on the right. However, if you go straight across the roundabout then you will see the entrance to a large car park on your left, which is free to park in. The car park though has only one entrance/exit, so this can lead to bit of a bottleneck after the game has finished.
Please avoid parking at
the nearby Roaring Meg Retail Park on Saturday
matchdays as you are only allowed to park there for
90 minutes. Staying longer could see you with a £100
parking ticket. On a more positive note, these
parking restrictions at the retail park are
suspended for Tuesday evening games, meaning that
you can park there for those matches. Otherwise there is street parking to be
found in the local area.
Post Code for SAT NAV: SG2 8RH
|Stevenage Railway Station is
about one mile away from the ground. Leave the station
booking hall and turn left towards the town. Take the
stairs on the right before the bridge over the dual
carriage way and head along the A602, Lytton Way. At
the roundabout which has the police station on the
right, take the second exit into Six Hills Way. At the
next roundabout take the third exit (South) continuing
along the A602, Monkswood Way, passing a large Asda
store on your right. After about 3/4 mile
(McDonalds/Burger King etc will be on your right) you
will arrive at a roundabout and the ground will be
opposite you on the other side of the A602.
You can also get the Arriva No.5 Bus to the ground, from Stop E at the nearby bus station. The ten minute journey costs £1.50 single, or £2.30 return. As the ground is not easily spotted in the distance, ask the driver to drop you off on Monkswood Way, opposite the entrance to the retail park.
Thanks to Roger Dickinson & Gary Barker for providing the directions.
Remember if travelling by train then
you can save on the cost of fares by booking in
advance. Visit the the trainline website to
see how much you can
normally save. Click on the trainline
number of Clubs, Stevenage operate a category system
(A & B) for ticket pricing, whereby the most
popular games cost more to watch. This applies to seating tickets only and not to
terrace. The prices below are for league
games. Prices for cup games may vary. Prices for
Category B fixtures are shown in brackets:
* These prices are for those tickets bought
in advance of matchday. Tickets bought on the day
of the game can cost up to £2 more.
|Official Programme £3
For details of disabled
facilities and club contact at the ground please
visit the relevant page on the
|Luton Town & Barnet.|
|Stevenage FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
8,040 v Newcastle United
FA Cup 4th Round, January 25th 1998.
2013-2014: 2,964 (League One)
2012-2013: 3,170 (League One)
2011-2012: 3,559 (League One)
|Fans Reviews Of Broadhall Way|
Johnson (Oldham Athletic) 3/8/13
Daryn McCleave (Scunthorpe United) 1/10/11
Andy Lawson (Bury) 7/05/11
Michael Pala (MK Dons) 6/11/10
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|View From The East Terrace|
|Map showing the location of the Lamex Stadium, railway station and listed pubs|
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* Stevenage FC took
over the ground in 1980. It had been previously used
by Stevenage Athletic FC, who went out of business.
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Last Updated: 5 August 2014