Southend United: Club Profile
While we do like to be beside the seaside (and who doesn’t?), it’s not often the case when we’re up against Southend United; The Shrimpers coming out on top in our first three trips to Roots Hall. An epic 2014-5 League Two playoff battle saw them ultimately get the better of us after extra time and go up to League One. Money issues during the 2019-20 season didn’t help their on-field matters, however; the Shrimpers ending up coming back down to League Two for the 2020-1 campaign.
- Roots Hall Stadium
Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6NQ
- 01702 304050
Southend United: Record vs Boro'
* league points only
Southend United: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)
Tuesday 13 August 2019
Tuesday 08 November 2016
Thursday 14 May 2015
Sunday 10 May 2015
Saturday 21 February 2015
Saturday 16 August 2014
Friday 22 April 2011
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Monday 15 October 2001
Players For Us... and Them
Southend United Ground Information
Away Fans’ Stand
Facilities for Disabled Fans
Registered disabled fans are eligible for concession tickets upon confirmation of status, which means producing evidence of Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate. That ticket will also include complimentary entry for one carer.
For any and all questions, the ticket office should be your first port of call. You can call Southend United on 08444 77 00 77 (or 01702 304117 on deaf textphone). The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car parking is available in the main Roots Hall car park, which can be found behind the Fairfield BMW East Stand. There are three spaces just for Blue Badge holders. The club may make extra spaces available, depending on availability.
For fans using a wheelchair, there are 20 spaces to the rear of the Paul Robinson West Stand. It does mean the view can be restricted, however. There are further five spaces inside an adapted executive box in the Fairfield BMW East Stand. Meanwhile, there are some (undesignated) spaces for ambulant disabled fans around the ground.
If you have a visual impairment, there are six seats in the Fairfield BMW East Stand with commentary points. Headsets are provided.
Shrimpers Bar is at the ground and is mainly for home fans. But away fans can go in – unless it’s a big game. Not sure that Boro’ counts as far as that goes. Otherwise, there aren’t many options nearby; most pubs in the immediate area are for home fans only. As such, it means you’re best bet is to go into Southend town centre.
That’s hardly a trial, to be fair.
Southend United Travel Information – Distance: 61 miles
Go south on the A1(M) and pick up the clockwise M25. Of course, you can always reach the M25 via the A10 from Ware or M11 from Harlow if that works better for you. Once on the M25, travel round to Junction 29 and come off for the eastbound A127 towards both Southend and Basildon.
Continue along the A127 for 17.5 miles; taking the third exit at the roundabout for Prince Avenue. This is still the A127. At the next roundabout, the third exit is the one you want – again keeping you on the A127. After nearly 0.5 miles, turn right at Fairfax Drive and left after 460ft for where the ground should be.
No car parking is available at the ground for away fans. But you can use Southend High School For Boys (SS0 0RG). This offers car parking at £5 a pop. Otherwise, it’s possible you’ll find on-street parking behind the away end. If you’re lucky, that is.
Services to: LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET
Prittlewell is the nearest station to the ground; nearer than the main Southend stations at least. At a mere half a mile, it ought to take around 10-15 minutes to do. If Google serves us correct, turn right up Railway Terrace towards East Street.
Turn right onto East Street (there will be a signpost to confirm this). Then, it’s a right turn again onto the A127 Victoria Avenue. Turn left at Fairfax Drive and left again.
Of course, you can always take a trip into the main Southend stations – with services from London Fenchurch Street also an option from the smoke.