Stafford Rangers: Club Profile
Stafford Rangers were our first-ever GM Vauxhall Conference opponents – and a team we’ve enjoyed a perfect record against. Of course, the risk is that we’ve now talked our famous last words. But that will need us to meet Rangers sometime soon. And that’s a pretty unlikely situation as things stand; Rangers now a Northern Premier League side.
By the time Boro’ went up to the Football League in 2010, two years had passed since we’d last met; our sixth game against them ending in a sixth straight win. So, whenever our next meeting happens, we have a precious record to protect.
Stafford Rangers Ground Information
Away Fans’ Stand
Facilities for Disabled Fans
Stafford Rangers Travel Information – Distance: 124 miles
From Stevenage, head towards the M6 however you wish. That could be the A1/A14 or through Barton-le-Clay to M1 Junction 12. Once on the M6, however, you want Junction 14 – NOT Junction 13, as this will haul you through the centre of Stafford.
Take the turning for Uttoxeter (A518/A34), which is the third exit on the roundabout. Go over the first two roundabouts you come to and you should be on the A513. Just after a second roundabout, there’s a right turn into Common Road. Take this.
Follow the road down past the Evode factory, over the old railway bridge and around to the left at the bottom of the hill. The ground is on the right; opposite a car dealership.
While the official car park fills quickly, a road past the Land Rover garage opposite leads into an industrial estate. Here there should be plenty of on-street parking.
Services to: LONDON EUSTON
It seems there are two routes from Stafford station to the ground; it being either 1.5 miles or 1.7 miles depending on which you choose. We opt for the route that goes through the town centre. It’s the longest – but gives you a chance to stop off at the shops if needs be.
Leave the station; turning left towards a mini traffic island and a grim-looking office block. With this building on your left, cross the river bridge and keep going in the direction of the next mini island. Go between the new Court building, College building and the ‘Whiteley Building’. You should see the war memorial, while the Hogshead is on the left.
The Bird in Hand is across the road on the right for extra reference.
Take the path on the left; St. Mary’s Church now on your left hand side. Go through the metal gates and down the side of McDonalds, with the tall timber timber frame building on your right. At McDonalds, turn left into the main street and head straight on through the Market Square. At the end of the market street, cross the four lanes of the ring road.
Next, bear right towards the pelican crossing. Then, go left after the crossing and head towards Stafford Prison. With this on your right, go past the funeral directors and the Greyhound pub on your left. Pass the petrol station too; heading towards another mini island. Turn right here, going down Sandon Road with a car dealership on the right.
Head straight on at the next traffic lights/crossroads and pass the Princes Royal pub – you’ll also pass the Tap & Spile too. After the next petrol station, bear left at the traffic lights. The ground will be opposite the Land Rover dealership.