Further to my telephone conversation with the club as the SLO for Carlisle United I thought I would make contact with you prior to the above game so that you can enjoy your match day experience at Brunton Park. You will find most of the travelling information your supporters need on our website.
Brunton Park (postcode CA1 1LL) is served by the nearby M6 motorway and for fans travelling by car/coach to the game please leave at junction 43 (A69) and head west – the main supporter’s car park is situated on the right hand side and is on the East Side of the ground. The entrance to this is at the third set of traffic lights having left the motorway, opposite the Foreways shop. Parking charges are £2.50 for cars, £10 for mini buses and £15 for coaches. Coach drivers wanting to watch the match must purchase a ticket for the game – if purchased in advance a saving of up to £3 can be made.
For those arriving at Carlisle Railway Station the ground is roughly a 20 minute walk – please leave the station and walk straight ahead to the crescent, follow this round to the left and when you reach Nando’s turn right and then you are on Warwick Road that leads to the ground which you will see on the left hand side with the club shop situated at the main entrance. The entrance for away fans seating is at the next entrance on the left. For those who do not want to walk from the station taxis though are available across the road to the left as you leave the station.
My plan is that those fans arriving by coach will be met by myself or my away steward supervisor and depending on arrival time the away concourse will be open for fans from 1.30pm. However we are more than happy for your fans to head round from the away east side of the ground to the west side and use our Sunset Lounge which is open from 12.30pm or sooner if required where there is a big screen showing the live match that day. We will be selling pies, burgers and hot dogs and in addition at the bar they can also purchase coffee etc… Please note as this is an old stand access is by stairs and there is no wheelchair access. (A catering van is also outside and food can be purchased and then taken into the Sunset Suite). You may also use the adjacent Sporting Inn bar as well.
The supporter’s coaches are parked adjacent to the Pioneer East stand at the northern end to allow a quick getaway.
Admission is to the ground is by ticket only and we would encourage fans to purchase in advance as there is a discount available. However fans arriving on the day can purchase a ticket up to 1.30pm at our main ticket office on the West side of the ground after that time tickets can be purchased from our away ticket office at the northern end of the Pioneer East Stand adjacent to the away turnstiles. Away tickets for collection will be available from 1.30pm at our Away ticket office.
Would there be a point of contact for your fans coming north? It would be good to speak to your supporter’s representative travelling north on the coach. They will normally ring me when they are near to junction 43 so we can get ready for their arrival. This has worked well at previous matches when away fans have used the Sunset Lounge. We can also arrange for programmes to be delivered to the away coach on arrival and if anyone wants to purchase in bulk please let us know in advance to avoid disappointment.
If the weather looks like making the game doubtful the club will endeavour to make an early decision but if need be please ring me on my mobile so that you can cascade information to your travelling supporters.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Operations Manager/Supporter Liaison Officer.