Travelers Guide - Cheltenham
The home of Cheltenham Town
Postcode for your SatNav: GL52 5NA
Stadium Capacity: 7,200
Postal Address: Whaddon Road Stadium, Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 5NA
Telephone: 01242 573558
Home Colours: Red, White, Black
re resource group (Main) Stand
The Main Stand was built in 1963 and has seats for 1,068 people. Contained within the building are the club's administration offices, social club and conference facilities, executive boxes and also the dressing rooms.
Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities are located within the Thomson & Bancks Stand, the Hazlewoods Stand and in the Tunnel Enclosure in front of the Main Stand. There are wheelchair places for both home and visiting supporters plus disabled toilets. For booking information please telephone 01242 573558. In total there are 68 wheelchair bays (including helpers) at Whaddon Road. Ambulant disabled facilities are also available on request.
Car parking is limited here at Whaddon Road but you can pre-book a car park space on a matchday by contacting the ticket office on 01242 573558 (choosing option 1). Matchday parking does cost £5 per vehicle. Street parking in the immediate vicinity is also restricted.
Stadium social facilities
Matchday social facilties include the Sports Bar, which is open to everyone and has a widescreen TV with hot food served on Saturdays between midday and 2.45pm with light snacks from 5pm to 10.30pm. The Premiere Suite is available for Vice Presidents and invited guests/families with a bar and offering tea, coffee and pastries at half-time. To make a booking or to enquire about function room hire please telephone 01242 521974. Within the ground you can purchase non-alcoholic beverages, burgers, pies and chips.
In terms of the information supporters can park in our main car park for £5 or there is street parking in the local area.
The Club bar is away fan friendly and often welcomes away supporters on a match day with an small entrance fee of £1. This bar also has sky and BT sports and is disable friendly. There is a disabled section or disabled supporters are also welcome in the away section.
How To Get To Whaddon Road
From the North (M5): Leave M5 at junction 10 - follow road (A4019 towards Cheltenham. Keep straight on through Traffic Lights, until you come to large roundabout (PC World on right & McDonalds on left), turn left. About 500 yards up this road, you will come to double mini roundabout, go straight over. Keep going about 300 yards, then turn right into Swindon Lane, follow this road over level crossing and two mini roundabouts until you come to larger roundabout where you need to go straight over. For the ground, continue past racecourse and turn right (Albert Road), follow this to the end and at a roundabout turn left into Prestbury Road. After 200 yards turn right into Whaddon Road and stadium is 300 yards on left.
From the south (M5): Exit M5 at junction 11, follow signs to Cheltenham, you will then be on A40. Continue over first roundabout then at next roundabout bear right, following signs for Oxford A40. After half a mile continue over a set of traffic lights then after another half a mile continue over some more lights, bearing left slightly and continuing to follow signs for Oxford A40. Go straight over next roundabout (still following Oxford A40). At next traffic lights turn right then immediately left into Sandford Road. Continue to a mini roundabout and turn left (still signposted Oxford A40). At next traffic lights continue straight over onto B4075 (signposted Prestbury). After half a mile bear right, staying on B4075 as it becomes Priors Road. Take the next left into Whaddon Road, continue over a mini roundabout and stadium is on the right-hand side.
From London/Oxford A40: Follow road into and through Charlton Kings, you will come to some lights where the Cirencester Road joins from left. Go straight on, but at next set of lights turn right into Hales Road. This is the B4075 (signposted Prestbury). After half a mile bear right, staying on B4075 as it becomes Priors Road. Take the next left into Whaddon Road, continue over a mini roundabout and the ground is on the right-hand side.
From London/Swindon A417:As the A417 continues downhill towards Cheltenham, passing the Air Balloon public house on the left, you will reach a roundabout. Take the first exit signposted Gloucester A417. Continue to junction with M5 motorway then head north on M5 (signposted Worcester). Stay on M5 for one junction then leave at Junction 11 and head towards Cheltenham. Follow directions as above from M5 South.
Cheltenham Spa railway station is over two miles and a good 40 minutes walk from the ground.
Take the 'D' bus from the railway station car park (every 10 minutes during the day/every 20 minutes in the evening) to the town centre then either walk to the stadium (15 minutes) or take the A bus to Whaddon Road.
From the railway station to the ground expect to pay around £8/£10. The taxi rank is located in the station car park (next to the bus stop).
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