Why you were looking forward to going to the
ground (or not as the case may be):
I was actually looking forward to going to the
Banks Stadium, as I have never been there
before, so it was the excitement of ticking
another ground off the list and enjoying
another game of football.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
I must say I was very impressed. It was really
easy to find, there was signposts leading you all
the way to the ground as you came off the
motorway. There was a car park bang opposite the
away end of the ground and it cost £2 which is
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
I never got to do much before the game because we
got there about 40 minutes before kick off,
me and my girlfriend had half a lager, we
were located in the Floors to go stand in the
middle tier, as you enter this part of the stadium
and go up about 3 flights of stairs, on the middle
floor, there is a massive function room with a big
screen, so you can watch live football and
football scores, there was loads of tables
and chairs, 2 bars, it was £2.80 for a pint, £1.40
for half a pint, there is also windows in the
concourse area which allows you to stand and watch
the game in the warm if that's what you prefer.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
My first impressions of the ground were it's a
nice tidy little ground, pretty clean and very
easy to find seats as there are plenty of
signs. There is also a retail park behind the
stadium which is ideal if you need to kill a bit
of time before the game.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, toilets etc?
The game itself was not the best, a lot of long
balls and the defending was pretty poor, it was
mainly errors that led to all of Tranmere's 4
goals. The atmosphere was not to bad for an
attendance of 3,600 it was pretty lively, stewards
were very friendly and helpful. I was not too
impressed with the toilets thought, very basic, 2
cold water taps which I found bizarre
and there were not very clean both the the
men's and ladies (as per my girlfriends advice).
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Getting away from the ground was not too bad at
all, after coming out of the car park we got held
in a queue of traffic for about 5 minutes,
once we got out of that queue it was a
straight forward journey and no hold ups.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
My overall thoughts of the day, I really enjoyed
it, fairly good atmosphere, obviously the
ground and the facilities helped the day as well,
we got our tickets for £9.75, as they were
purchased through the Sun Newspaper football
ticket promotion back in August, The tickets
worked out to be a reasonable price per
ticket for this level of football, I would
not pay the normal price of £18 per ticket that
seems to be on the high side but that's just my