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Travel, parking and useful links:

http://www.herefordunited.co.uk/article/23...ng-Edgar-Street

 

Link to good walking map of city centre towards bottom of OS page:

http://www.herefordunited.co.uk/article/23...ng-Edgar-Street

 

Map of ground and surrounding area:

http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=HR4%209JU...209JU|HR4%209JU

 

NOTE: there are no half-time ‘away-fan’ bar facilities inside the stadium.

 

Hereford Pubs:

http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/towns/hereford/herefordshire/

 

The Football Supporters’ Federation advises that away fans often mingle in pubs with home fans before and after games, so a visit to Edgar Street should be a good one. The pubs nearest the ground are:

 

A club bar at the ground called Legends, which is open before and after the game. This small bar enjoys views across the ground..

 

The Oxford Arms Widemarsh Street is on the edge of the main car park and is a warm, friendly pub, which is reputedly haunted. It has a beer garden and shows Sky Sports.

http://www.haunted-hereford.co.uk/oxford-arms-hereford.html

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1094092

 

The Victory Tavern 88 St. Owen Street has a selection of real ales and a bar which resembles half an old sailing ship, complete with cannons! Has its own brewery so lots of real ales. Friendly atmosphere and welcoming. Good choice of drinks.

http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/14281/

 

As the stadium is in the city centre there is an abundance of pubs and fast food outlets all within walking distance of the ground. Here are some I’ve picked from good reviews on t’internet:

 

The Barrels, 69 St. Owen Street is rated by some drinkers as the best pub in town and by one as in the best top ten pubs in Britain!

http://www.hereford.uk.com/barrels/

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/32/...arrels/Hereford

 

The Exchange, 40 Widemarsh Street has TV, big screen and juke box.

http://ukpubfinder.com/pub/6444

 

If your preference is for JD Wetherspoon’s, then the Kings Fee, 49-53 Commercial Road is the place, with the company announcing it is to sell some beers and bottles at 99p from tomorrow.

http://www.carling.com/beerfinder/venue_details/2926

 

Of course this is cider country, and if you fancy finding out more about stuff. you might like to read this

http://www.herefordwebpages.co.uk/cider.shtml

or visit the Hereford Cider Museum (open from 11:00am), where you can sample the products of the Museum’s King Offa Distillery.

http://www.aboutbritain.com/HerefordCiderMuseum.htm

The Museum is situated west of Hereford off the A438 Hereford to Brecon Road.

Or Weston's Visitor Centre, Much Marcle on the A449 between Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye.

http://www.westons-cider.co.uk/Visitors-Centre/

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not used to this site yet, a bit complicated for a thick bricky !

Could you post some similar info on Walsall, I know its a long time off, but will be coming to back from Aus in time to catch last couple of games & looking forward to taking Aus partner to a real game. Will I have to book tickets in advance?

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not used to this site yet, a bit complicated for a thick bricky !

Don't worry,you can find help here:

 

http://www.owtb.co.uk/index.php?showforum=8

 

(just click on the link)

 

or contact a member of the team

 

http://www.owtb.co.uk/index.php?act=Stats&CODE=leaders

 

...and I'm sure that there are plenty of OWTB members who can help too.

 

:chubb:

 

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He, he, he. Do the same for Walsall?

 

Motorway.

Ground.

Leave.

 

Don't think I've missed owt?

 

You missed out the Saddlers' Club for early birds - later it's members only. Similar to 'uddersfield's Gas Club - about £1 admission with food available. Those from Bristol, who arrived early enough to get in and then wandered round for food before going to the Saddlers' Club, will confirm that even my persuasive powers have been known to fall on bouncers' deaf ears. :disappointed:

 

There is also a new hotel, the Park Inn, close to the stadium, which has a bar, but I would think drink prices would be high.

http://www.superbreak.com/go/IM613/hotels/...-hotel-4273.htm

 

Otherwise the nearest pub King George V is about 10/15 mins walk.

http://www.fsf.org.uk/ground-guide/cities/...g-and-drinking/

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You missed out the Saddlers' Club for early birds - later it's members only. Similar to 'uddersfield's Gas Club - about £1 admission with food available. Those from Bristol, who arrived early enough to get in and then wandered round for food before going to the Saddlers' Club, will confirm that even my persuasive powers have been known to fall on bouncers' deaf ears. :disappointed:

 

There is also a new hotel, the Park Inn, close to the stadium, which has a bar, but I would think drink prices would be high.

http://www.superbreak.com/go/IM613/hotels/...-hotel-4273.htm

 

Otherwise the nearest pub King George V is about 10/15 mins walk.

http://www.fsf.org.uk/ground-guide/cities/...g-and-drinking/

 

Obviously I_Cs powers of persuasion outweigh yours Diego as the INSANE car members just strolled in no questions asked. As to Walsall accessibility its a piece of :censored: to get to by road or rail (its got an OK station just outside the away end- change in Birmingham)

 

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Obviously I_Cs powers of persuasion outweigh yours Diego as the INSANE car members just strolled in no questions asked. As to Walsall accessibility its a piece of :censored: to get to by road or rail (its got an OK station just outside the away end- change in Birmingham)

 

Whoooah! You were there before the two members of BOAST, who arrived after it had become 'members only'. If they had arrived when strolling in was possible, my persuasive powers would not have been put to the test. In fact I_C had already tried to get them in before I was summoned to the door. :redcard:

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He, he, he. Do the same for Walsall?

 

Motorway.

Ground.

Leave.

 

Don't think I've missed owt?

 

 

 

lol. you missed out a few minor issues, the pubs, the game, the 3 points . Cheers for the info though lads,now christmas is over I can start looking forward to returning to the thriving economy of Oldham.

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Has anyone been to Edgar Street before?

Getting tickets this week and we have a choice of standing or seating.

Just wondered which best view / bar etc.

 

Details taken from the HUFC official site:

 

Away supporters are situated in the Floors-2-Go Stand, which runs parallel to the main A49 Edgar Street, a road which runs directly through the heart of the City, and the Blackfriars Terrace.

 

The Stand, which runs parallel to the pitch is of a canteliver design, and accomadates both covered seating (higher tier) and covered terracing (directly beneath). The Blackfriars Terrace is situated behind the goal, and is divided into home and away sections.

 

 

 

Matchday prices for the 2008/2009 Season.

 

Floors-2-Go Seating

 

Adult: £16*

Senior Citizen: £13*

Children: £13*

Under 10's: £3 (purchased in advance before 4pm two days before match)

*Please note that due to VAT changes The Club have reduced the published prices by £1. Under 10 prices remain the same.

 

Floors-2-Go Terracing and Blackfriars Terrace

 

Adult: £14*

Senior Citizen: £10*

Children: £10*

Under 10's: £3 (If purchased in advance before 4pm two days before match)

*Please note that due to VAT changes The Club have reduced the published prices by £1. Under 10 prices remain the same.

 

Bar

Legends Bar is situated beneath the main Merton Stand, and is open for home and away supporters before and after most games. Sadly there are no half-time 'away-fan' bar facilities at Edgar Street.

 

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Hereford weather forecast looks good for that open terrace behind the goal.

http://www.hereford-weather.co.uk/html/7day%20forcast.html

 

Blackfriars end, behind the goal, has a roof covering at least 2/3 of the terracing.

Hereford only open Blackfriars End as an overspill, if the main terracing on the ground level of Floors-2-Go stand (Edgar St) is full. With our average away support of 500-600 at a venue 140 miles away (maybe 800 with Windass factor :wink: ), they may not open Blackfriars End, and the sight lines from Edgar St stand don't look too good, with lots of supporting pillars.

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Blackfriars end, behind the goal, has a roof covering at least 2/3 of the terracing.

Hereford only open Blackfriars End as an overspill, if the main terracing on the ground level of Floors-2-Go stand (Edgar St) is full. With our average away support of 500-600 at a venue 140 miles away (maybe 800 with Windass factor :wink: ), they may not open Blackfriars End, and the sight lines from Edgar St stand don't look too good, with lots of supporting pillars.

 

My ticket is for the Blackfriars terrace.

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Blackfriars end, behind the goal, has a roof covering at least 2/3 of the terracing.

Hereford only open Blackfriars End as an overspill, if the main terracing on the ground level of Floors-2-Go stand (Edgar St) is full. With our average away support of 500-600 at a venue 140 miles away (maybe 800 with Windass factor :wink: ), they may not open Blackfriars End, and the sight lines from Edgar St stand don't look too good, with lots of supporting pillars.

 

Your info is incorrect for this match. You are correct though about the Blackfriars Terrace being partly covered, which should help the acoustics! :grin:

 

When I posted [originally] it was my intention to get standing tickets for the covered terracing in the Floors-2-Go stand on the side of the pitch, where our singing shoud be assisted by the roof.

 

Having checked with HUFC, I find that Latics supporters are only being allocated seats in that stand and terracing behind the goal. So if you want to stand you go on the Blackfriars Terrace and if you want to sit, you go in the Floors-2-Go stand.

 

We have 1,000 standing on the Blackfriars Terrace and 400 seats in the Floors-2-Go Stand.

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Hereford weather forecast looks good for that open partly covered terrace behind the goal.

http://www.hereford-weather.co.uk/html/7day%20forcast.html

 

really looking forward to this one.

but iv got a horrible feeling well get there and itl be called off for frost.

 

Hope you've dismissed your frost cancelation feeling.

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