1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or
not as the case may be):
I was actuallly 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 ground/car parking?
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 very
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home
I never got to do much before the game because we
got there about 40 minutes before kick off, me and my girlfirend 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
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions
of away end then other sides of the ground?
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).
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
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
admosphere, obviously the ground and the facilties 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