Premier League Away Ground Guide

Travelling to watch the Reds away from home this season? Here’s our guide to the away grounds in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal – The Emirates Stadium

LONDON, ENGLAND - Friday, March 4, 2016: A general view of the exterior of the Emirates Stadium before the FA Youth Cup 6th Round match between Arsenal and Liverpool. (Pic by Paul Marriott/Propaganda)

Address: Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ

Capacity: 60,432

Away Fans’ Pubs: The Drayton Arms/Park, or for a mixture of home and away supporters, Twelve Pins and/or The Blackstock. I must add, if you like pies, you must swing by Piebury Corner on Holloway Road or Kings Cross. They are elite.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: You will be reminded of Anfield ’89. I’ve no doubt about this.

Away-day information courtesy of Faisal Khan (@fkhanage).

 

Bournemouth – Dean Court

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: A general view of Bournemouth's Dean Court Stadium before the FA Premier League match against Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Address: King’s Park Dr, Bournemouth BH7 7AF

Capacity: 11,464

Away Fans’ Pubs: You could be in trouble—the Sir Percy Florence Shelley Wetherspoons in Boscombe closed in May. It was the main away fan pub!

There is the Bell Inn in Pokesdown, otherwise you may have to head into the town centre. Let’s hope the new ground caters for away fans better.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: Don’t judge Bournemouth by Pokesdown and Boscombe—there’s much more to see and do, so make a weekend of it.

Away-day information courtesy of Peter Bell (@CherryChimes).

 

Brighton & Hove Albion – AMEX Stadium

A general view of the AMEX Stadium (Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.)

Address: Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

Capacity: 30,750

Away Fans’ Pubs: Despite being an impressive stadium, many away fans to visit the AMEX stadium feel the location is a downside.

Once you get to Falmer station, your only real option for food and drink is at the ground. Therefore, in terms of pre-match drinking, Brighton town centre is your best option, filled with a wide variety of different pubs to visit.

As you leave the station, pubs such as the Railway Bell are very much Albion pubs. Despite being no real designated away pubs, as you walk down Western Road (leading down from the station) pubs/bars such as Wetherspoons, Walkabout, Yates and many more pubs welcome away fans.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: As previously mentioned, most travelling fans will spend pre-match in the centre of Brighton. Down here we are not blessed with a very competent train service.

Therefore, my main piece of advice would be to allow yourself enough time when travelling from Brighton to Falmer station. The train is only a short 10-minute journey, but the closer you leave to kickoff, the more the queues at Brighton station will build.

If you are driving down, the Bridge car park will probably be your best option in terms of parking close to the stadium, located just a five-minute walk to the ground (walkway leading to the stadium).

A parking ticket can be purchased via the club’s ticket office—£13 in advance or £15 on the day.

Away-day information courtesy of Jamie Packer.

 

Burnley – Turf Moor

A general view of Turf Moor, home of Burnley

Address: 52-56 Harry Potts Way, Burnley BB10 4BX

Capacity: 21,401

Away Fans’ Pubs: The Cricket Club; the club house at the cricket club welcomes home and away fans (including colours) and is handy for where you park.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: Wear something comfortable—your seats are still wooden!

Away-day information courtesy of Natalie Bromley (@NoNayNever).

 

Cardiff City – Cardiff City Stadium

CARDIFF, WALES - Friday, June 12, 2015: A general view of Cardiff City stadium ahead of there clash against Belgium during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Round Group B match at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by Ian Cook/Propaganda)

Address: Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Rd, Cardiff CF11 8AZ

Capacity: 33,280

Away fans’ pubs: To be completely honest, I can’t recall seeing many away fans in pubs near the stadium.

Considering most fans will be arriving by train, the Canton area is your best bet. It’s a short walk away from Grangetown Station and it’s where you will find a great atmosphere on matchday.

The Canton Cross Vaults is a great pub, as is the Corporation and the Ivor Davies.

One piece of advice for visiting fan: Make it a weekend break.

Cardiff is an amazing city and it would be a pity to visit just for a few hours—particularly considering it’s a four-hour journey from Merseyside.

Away day information thanks to Scott Salter from View From the Ninian.

 

Chelsea – Stamford Bridge

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 22, 2014: A general view of Chelsea's Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Address: Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HS

Capacity: 41,663

Away Fans’ Pubs: The Courtfield Tavern next to Earl’s Court tube station is away fan friendly.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: Away fans who turn up within 30 minutes of the gates opening (two hours before kickoff) can get a pint of beer, hot dog or pie for £2.50 inside the stadium.

Away-day information courtesy of Richard Long.

 

Crystal Palace – Selhurst Park

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 29, 2016: A general view of Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park ground before the FA Premier League match against Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Address: Holmesdale Rd, London SE25 6PU

Capacity: 25,456

Away Fans’ Pubs: The best option for away fans to have a drink without being harassed is to show your ticket at the door in Thornton Heath. There is also either the Wetherspoons directly opposite the station or the Prince George on the way to the ground, which away fans frequently use.

If you go to Selhurst or Norwood Junction you’ll struggle to find a pub that allows away fans in these days.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: Try a modern south London cuisine and head to one of our various fried chicken outlets. Morley’s would be my recommendation. Be wary of the troubles you may have on the toilet the next day, though.

Away-day information courtesy of Rory Brelsford-Stewart (@RoryBS).

 

Everton – Goodison Park

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 4, 2015: A general view of Everton's Goodison Park before the Premier League match against Liverpool, the 225th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)c

Address: Goodison Rd, Liverpool L4 4EL

Capacity: 40,157

Away Fans’ Pubs: Any on the red side of Stanley Park!

One piece of advice for visiting fans: ‘Enjoy’ Goodison while you can. It won’t be around much longer. I know everyone complains about it (even us) but there are so few stadia like it, especially in the Premier League. The last connection to a bygone era.

Away-day information courtesy of The Football Pink.

 

Fulham – Craven Cottage

A general view of a Craven Cottage corner flag before the Championship match (Mark Kerton/PA Wire/PA Images)

Address: Stevenage Rd, Fulham, London SW6 6HH

Capacity: 25,700

Away fans’ pubs: It’s a friendly part of the world—go wherever you fancy.

One piece of advice for visiting fan: Make a day/weekend of it, especially if you’re visiting when the weather’s nice.

The ground is right on the River Thames—arguably the most picturesque stadium in the country—and you will never be short of pubs and bars to visit.

Away day information thanks to Kyle Bonn (@the_bonnfire).

 

Huddersfield Town – John Smith’s Stadium

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 20, 2016: A general view of Liverpool against Huddersfield Town during the Shankly Trophy pre-season friendly match at the John Smith’s Stadium. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Address: Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG

Capacity: 24,500

Away Fans’ Pubs: The Ropewalk next to the stadium complex welcomes and caters for away fans—along with this, there is The Cherry Tree located close to Huddersfield station.

The Head of Steam is also another option, which is located directly on platform one at Huddersfield station.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: The best entrance for away fans to come to the ground is down Gasworks Street/Stadium Way. This will directly lead you up to the correct side of the stadium an away fan requires to come and watch the match.

Away-day information courtesy of Nathan Hosker.

 

Leicester City – King Power Stadium

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: A general view of the King Power Stadium before the Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Address: Filbert Way, Leicester LE2 7FL

Capacity: 32,312

Away Fans’ Pubs: The Counting House in Freemen’s Common has a nice mix of both home and away fans, and is on the way to the ground. The same applies to the Soaring Eagle Spur Steak and Grill, which is located over the road from the stadium itself.

Away-day information courtesy of Jamie Thorpe (@thorpie54).

 

Man City – Etihad Stadium

A general view ahead of kick off during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final 1st leg at the Etihad Stadium. Photo credit should read: Philip Oldham/Sportimage via PA Images

Address: Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF

Capacity: 55,097

Away Fans’ Pubs: Around the ground is all City and not really advisable. Piccadilly has loads of ace pubs and only a decent walk/hop-in-taxi away.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: Singing ‘Where were you when you were shit’ only prompts rolled eyes and vicarious embarrassment. It’s pure Norwich.

Away-day information courtesy of Ste Tudor (@SteTudor123).

 

Man United – Old Trafford

Address: Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA

Capacity: 75,643

Away Fans’ Pubs: Hotel Football

Away-day information courtesy of Kadeem Simmonds.

 

Newcastle United – St. James’ Park

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 1, 2012: A general view of St James' Park before the Premiership match between Newcastle United and Liverpool. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Address: Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4ST

Capacity: 52,354

Away Fans’ Pubs: There are just loads and loads. I’d say just head to the ground from the station and you’ll pass 20 bars on the way that would cater for away fans (if you take the right route).

Centurion at the station normally has plenty of away fans in. Sam Jacks caters for fan ‘banter’ between fans and strippers—if that’s your thing!

One piece of advice for visiting fans: Make a weekend of it. Remember 12,000 home fans go up and down the same number of stairs you do to get to your seat, and they do it every other week. They don’t moan. So please follow their lead.

Away-day information courtesy of True Faith fanzine (@tfNUFCfanzine).

 

Southampton – St. Mary’s Stadium

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 2, 2015: A general view of Southampton's St. Mary's Stadium before the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match against Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Address: Britannia Rd, Southampton SO14 5FP

Capacity: 32,505

Away Fans’ Pubs: There are plenty of pubs in the city centre between the station and the stadium, but the main away pub is Yates’.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: If you are drinking in the city centre before games, remember it is a 20-minute walk to the ground. It’s very easy to lose track of time and miss kickoff.

Also, don’t try and drive to the ground—the parking and traffic near the stadium are horrendous. Park somewhere like Ocean Village which is a 10-minute walk away.

Away-day information courtesy of Richard Brereton (@RichardBrer) .

 

Tottenham – Wembley Stadium

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Address: London HA9 0WS

Capacity: 90,000

Away Fans’ Pubs: Fans often drink in central London, at pubs dotted along the many underground stations en route to Wembley Park and Wembley Central stations, and Baker Street is a good example of this.

Many fans also enjoy the many pubs near to London’s mainline railway stations, before making their way to Wembley nearer to kickoff time.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: Be prepared for a wait in getting away from the ground, as the ‘Home of Football’ is notoriously poorly situated.

Away-day information courtesy of George Lacey.

 

Watford – Vicarage Road

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Address: Vicarage Rd, Watford WD18 0ER

Capacity: 21,577

Away Fans’ Pubs: Oddfellows or Moon Under The Water.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: On a practical level, beware of parking in the local residential streets. There are strict parking regulations and they are enforced by a predatory gang of eagle-eyed traffic wardens.

If you are looking for a pre-match beer, don’t be tempted to head into the ground—there is no alcohol served in the away end. No parking and no booze—I bet you’re looking forward to it already!

Away-day information courtesy of Mike Parkin.

 

 

West Ham – London Stadium

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 22, 2017: A general view of the London Stadium, home of West Ham United, pictured before the FA Premier League match against Everton. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

Capacity: 57,000

Away Fans’ Pubs: There are no designated away pubs in Stratford and fans with away colours are often turned away, so it is best to drink away from that area.

It is a short hop on the Jubilee line to places like Canary Wharf. The ground opens 90 minutes before kick off and you can drink in the ground.

One piece of advice for visiting fans: Don’t get lost! It is a big area, a big open park and signage is not great—many away fans have got lost and missed kickoff.

Check the map of the area before you get there, here.

Away-day information courtesy of Sean Whetstone (@westhamfootball).

 

Wolves – Molineux

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 31, 2012: A general view of Molineux, the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, before the Premiership match against Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Address: Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR

Capacity: 31,700

Away fans’ pubs: Truth be told, there aren’t many places for away fans to drink in the town centre. The Bluebrick literally behind the station does allow away fans in though, I believe, but is more of a restaurant.

One piece of advice for visiting fan: Rather than trying to drink in Wolverhampton, get the 15-minute train into Birmingham and have a drink there. There’s a much better selection of pubs.

Away day information thanks to The Wolves 77 Club podcast (@77ClubPodcast).