From the M65
Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right. Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.
At the end of the M66 follow the A56 until you come to the Rising Bridge roundabout. Take the first turning, the A680 towards Accrington for around 3 miles. After passing the police and fire stations on the left follow the ring road dual carriageway around the town centre, through the pelican crossing and three sets of traffic lights. At the fourth set of lights, opposite the Castle pub, turn right to rejoin the A680. Follow this road up the hill for approximately 1 mile, Livingstone Road is approx 400 yards past Accrington Victoria Hospital on the right.
The nearest railway station is Accrington this is approx 20 min walk from the ground. Directions leave the station and proceed down the hill passing over the main Blackburn road, follow the road down the hill passing the King Street Pub on your left, follow the road down to the main roundabout cross over the road and head up the hill passing the Aldi supermarket still on your left, at the top of the hill turn left (Whalley Road) follow this road straight on through the traffic lights, the Gray Horse and the Oaklea pubs are are 300 Mts through the lights, carry on straight along Whalley Road over the mini roundabout for approx 200 Mts Livingstone Road is on your right turn down Livingstone Road and the ground is on your left.
By Bus (From Accrington center)
The nearest stop is opposite the Crown Pub and is reached by the Hyndburn Circular Bus this runs every 15 Mins from the main bus station in the center of Accrington.
Car parking is available on the streets surrounding the club and for a small donation, on land adjacent to the ground belonging to a local amateur side. There is no parking at the stadium itself.
Where to Drink Locally
The Accrington Stanley Sports Bar located in the Blackrock EMI (Jack Barrett) Stand at the Wham Stadium which overlooks the pitch offers a warm welcome to all home and away supporters for banter, swapping stories and a good chat before and after the game. The bar offers draft lager, draft cider and all the standard pub drinks along with a selection of pies, plus it shows ALL live sport on the big screens pre and post match.
Where to Eat Locally
Food is served within the ground at both the home and away ends. The usual burgers and pies are always available. Other than the pubs detailed above there are a couple of places to eat close to the ground, The Oaklea Fish & Chip shop across the road from the Grey Horse (See pub guide), and of course in the town centre McDonalds and various takeaways.
Almost all matches at the Wham Stadium are pay on the day but you can check this in advance by checking the News section of the official website. You must buy a ticket before going through the turnstiles.
The Coppice End (closest to you as you arrive down the lane) is usually reserved for away supporters and offers uncovered standing, with visiting fans also often given the choice of covered seating in the Whinney Hill Stand (on the far side as you arrive).
If you want to join the home supporters, turnstiles in the Main Blackrock EMI (Jack Barrett) Stand are in the car park beyond Main Reception and the Stanley Store. The Blackrock EMI Jack Barrett Stand is all seater.
Beyond the turnstiles you will pass the Hospitality Lounge before reaching the William Dyer Electrical Stand (Clayton End), where the most vociferous Stanley supporters congregate. This stand offers standing.
Match Day Guest Packages
If you’re looking for a really special match day experience, why not book a match day guest package? You’ll have to do this in advance but it’s easy to do so via phone or the commercial section of the website. There’s more information here.
The ground holds a total of 5,057 spectators with covering along each side of the length of the pitch and behind one goal.
The official ASFC matchday programme, containing all the latest news, interviews, features and reports, is available from around the ground for just £3.00
The Stanley club shop is staffed by friendly helpful people who will be only too happy to help you find just what you are looking for. The shop sells a wide range of Accrington Stanley merchandise together with other quality sportswear and is open Monday – Friday and matchdays.
70 Blackburn Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington.
Tel: 01254 301284
En-suite bed and breakfast accomodation
AA 4 diamond rated
Once you get home, don’t forget to check the official website for all the post match reaction, match report and interviews.
You can even keep an eye on things on the way home by following @ASFCofficial Twitter