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Stevenage
Lamex Stadium

But still known to many fans as Broadhall Way
Capacity: 6,920 (Seating 3,412)
Address:
Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Herts, SG2 8RH
Main Telephone No: 01438 223 223
Fax No:
01438 743 666
Team Nickname: 
Boro
Year Ground Opened: 1980*
Pitch Size: 110 x 70 yards
Shirt Sponsors:
STS Tyre Pros
Home Kit Colours: Red And White
Away Kit Colours: Black With Blue Trim
Kit Manufacturers: Fila
Official Web Site:
www.stevenagefc.com
Unofficial Web Sites:
BoroGuide
Supporters Association

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Contents
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

By Train

North Terrace (photo)
Admission Prices
Programme
Ground Layout
Disabled Facilities
Local Rivals

Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Lamex Stadium Location Map



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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 one side is the all seated covered Main Stand that looks quite impressive and is single tiered. It is unusual in so much that at the back of the stand on either side of it, there are large gaps between the back of the roof and the stand below. Whilst in the middle of the stand at the back, there are a number of glass fronted areas to various Club offices. Opposite is the fair sized East Terrace, which is covered and  quite steep. Even though like the rest ground, the stand is relatively new, it does have a gable with a clock sitting on its roof above the half way line, which gives it a touch of character. Oddly though it has a sizeable service tunnel located towards the centre of the stand with the terracing extending around it.

At one end is the South Stand, which is another single tiered, all seated, covered stand. This stand which was opened in 2001 is given to away supporters. There is an electric scoreboard on the roof of this stand. Opposite at the North End of the ground, is a small covered terrace. This terrace is mostly covered (around 3/4's) with a portion of open terrace to one side.
A set of four new floodlights (one pylon in each corner) were installed for the start of the 2007/08 season.

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.

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Future Ground Developments

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.

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Main Stand


 Main stand photo

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away 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, although I thought a little bit on the pricey side. Food included; Pies & Pasties (£3.50), Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Burgers (£3), Various French Sticks and Baps (including Bacon & Egg £4) plus Chips (£1.70). Normally an enjoyable day out and one that fans of most other clubs look forward to.

Rob Parker a visiting Macclesfield Town fan adds; 'The club is one of the most friendly I've ever visited, with everyone from the stewards to the staff in the shop keen to be as helpful as possible. The home fans were passionate about their club but in a non-threatening way, which made for a relaxed atmosphere. Away fans were admitted into the spacious social club behind the South Stand, with no admission charge. Large numbers of home and away fans mingled inside and outside without a hint of trouble. There were no long queues at the (reasonably priced) bar and plenty of room as well. There was a large TV screen showing the early kick-off.

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'.

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South Stand


South Stand photo

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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. 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.

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East Terrace


East Terrace photo

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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 on the left to the large official car park which is free. The car park though has only one entrance/exit, so this can lead to bit of a bottleneck after the game has finished.

Map showing the location of the Lamex Stadium (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV: SG2 8RH

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By Train
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 logo below:

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North Terrace


North Terrace photo

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Admission Prices

Like a 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:

Home Fans*:
Main (West) Stand:

Adults £22 (£20), Concessions £19 (£17), Under 22's £14 (£12), Under 16's £12 (£10), Under 7's £8 (£7)
East Terrace: Adults £18 (£16), Concessions £16 (£14), Under 22's £11 (£10), Under 16's £11 (£9), Under 7's £6 (£4)
North Terrace: Adults £18 (£15), Concessions £16 (£13), Under 22's £10 (£8), Under 16's £6 (£5), Under 7's Free

Away Fans*:
South Stand:

Adults £22 (£20), Concessions £19 (£17), Under 22's £14 (£12), Under 16's £12 (£10), Under 7's £8 (£7)
Family Tickets**: 1 Adult + 2 Under 16's £35 (£30), 2 Adults + 2 Under 16's £50 (£40)


Concessions apply to
Over 60's and Students.

* 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.

** Family tickets for the away section must be purchased in advance directly from Stevenage FC.

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Programme
Official Programme £3

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Ground Layout


Ground Layout

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Disabled Facilities

For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.

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Local Rivals
Luton Town & Barnet.

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Stevenage FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
8,040 v Newcastle United
FA Cup 4th Round, January 25th 1998.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 3,170 (League One)
2011-2012: 3,559 (League One)
2010-2011: 2,899 (League Two)

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Fans Reviews Of Broadhall Way
Chris 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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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the football ground.

A
ccess their Stevenage Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


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Map showing the location of the Lamex Stadium, railway station and listed pubs



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Feedback

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me at duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.

* 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: 15 March 2014