*BS*Whites fans are eagerly anticipating to the biggest match in the club’s history, with more than 1500 expected to travel to Huddersfield this weekend.*BF*
Dover Athletic will take to the field in the FA Cup third round for the first time in the club’s history at 3.00pm on Saturday.
Many supporters are spending the weekend in Yorkshire and then hundreds of supporters will arrive on the day by coach, car, train and plane.
Here is a guide to the Yorkshire town and Galpharm Stadium:
Metro’s freetownbus links key locations around the town centre including the bus and rail stations. More details at www.wymetro.com.
The town centre is encircled by the A62 ring road. In the southern part of the town is the main shopping arcades. In the north part is the train station and most of the town’s restaurants and pubs.
There is a taxi rank at the station just outside the main entrance in St Georges Square.
Located in St Georges Square, the station is serviced by trains from Leeds, Manchester and London, making it an easy journey for fans arriving on the day or from their overnight stop.
For the disabled, there are lifts throughout the station and wheelchair friendly facilities.
There is food and drink available in the buffet area and coffee kiosks. Plus, the Head of Steam pub is located within the station.
*BS*Local pubs and restaurants*BF*
The Parish pub in Kirkgate is not too far from the station and known for live music.
The Kings Head is near the Head of Steam pub at the station. It is said to have a good selection of real ales.
Others include the Sportsman in St Johns Road, the Rat & Ratchet (slightly out of town on the A616) and the Ropewalk (behind the Galpharm Stadium).
For something more classy, “Tokyo Huddersfield” venue is a popular nightclub in Queen Street. Housed in a 19th century Grade Two listed building, the venue is split in four on Saturdays: Main Club, Bar, Basement Club and Terrace.
Alternatively, it’s cocktail night at the Rock Cafe on Ramsden Street. Open from 11.30am, you can buy snacks and hot food during the day or enjoy the bar and entertainment in the evening.
The Chilli Lounge in John William Street was awarded “Best Restaurant 2010” by Huddersfield Taste Trail and offers traditional Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. It is open from 6pm.
Fast food fans can enjoy the usual array of restaurants and takeaways, most of which are located in the southern area of the town near the shopping arcades.
If you’re planning to stay in Huddersfield for some time, the Odeon Cinema is behind the stadium in Bradley Mills Road. It’s nine screens are showing 14 films on Saturday.
*Lpic1**BS*Getting to the Galpharm Stadium*BF*
From M62 west – Exit M62 at J24, follow signs for Huddersfield Town Centre(A629). After approx. 2 miles follow the signs for the stadium turning left onto Castlegate ring road, turn left onto Leeds Road (A62), then follow the official car park signs.
Huddersfield Railway Station is situated in St.Georges Square and is approximately ½ mile from the stadium. Buses and taxis available outside the station or alternatively, walking via Northumberland Street.
Walking to the Stadium
From Northumberland Street, cross the A62 into Leeds Road and then turn right into Gasworks Street at the roundabout. Continue into Stadium Way and the car park will soon be ahead of you on the right. The visitors section is at this end of the stadium – the Pink Link Stand.
The Galpharm Stadium has a capacity of 24,500 and was opened in 1995. The record attendance was 23,678 against Liverpool in 1999.
There are open bars and food outlets inside the away end, plus a betting booth is usually in operation.
Tickets are not seat-specific for this match so away supporters can choose their position in the Pink Link Stand. The stand (see photo at the top of the page) is single tiered and covered with unrestricted viewing throughout.
*IS*Please bear in mind that some supporters may stand during the game, so give yourself time to pick the best position for you. Fans who wish to stand, please be aware of those around you.
Standing was allowed in the away end at Huddersfield’s recent home game against Sheffield Wednesday, but it will be at the discretion of the stewards on the day.*IF*
*BS*Enjoy your weekend!*BF*