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Away Fans’ Stand
Facilities for Disabled Fans
Ashton Gate is a venue that aims to be fully accommodating to all spectators with a disability. There are a number of wheelchair spaces in the away section, with helpers admitted free of charge.
In addition, Bristol City also offers match commentary through 12 headsets available on request to visually impaired spectators, while the needs of those with infirmities, ambulatory, learning or hearing disabilities are also catered for.
Bristol City’s fans liaison officer David Lloyd is listed as the disabled liaison representative. The club is a full member of NADS and disabled fans can contact David on 0117 963 0600.
For those of you who fancy sampling the delights of central Bristol and its many wharves, you won’t be short of places in which to whet your footballing appetite. Nearer to Ashton Gate, however, there are a few places that will probably be labelled ‘Home Only’. One place located behind the Ateyo Stand is Tobacco House, which is reportedly considered to be friendly towards away supporters if you have no time to venture into Bristol.
Bristol City Travel Information – Distance: 141 miles
If taking the car to the West Country, the journey will take you a shade over two-and-a-half hours. It’s a fairly simple affair to begin with after leaving Stevenage; the A1(M) southbound, M25 anti-clockwise and M4 westbound will get you on your way.
Once you reach the Bristol area, you’ll need to do something that might – at first glance – seem counter-intuitive. Disregard the temptation to go through central Bristol and instead head on past the M32 junction for the M5, and travel southbound as if travelling towards Devon.
Exit the M5 at Junction 18 for A4/Avonmouth/Bristol (W)/Airport and continue following these cues until you reach a roundabout where the second exit will be for Portway/A4. Take this exit and use this route as your way into Bristol for approximately 5.5 miles.
Continue onto Cabot Way and follow the road around to the right, which will take you onto Brunel Way/A3029. Follow the A3029 for two-thirds of a mile until you reach a junction for Marsh Lane on the left. You’ll be taken onto Ashton Road, where the ground can be found.
There are some stringent parking restrictions in place in the immediate area surrounding Ashton Gate, but you’ll more than likely find yourself looking for street parking so beware. Otherwise, you might find local businesses offering parking on their premises for a fee.
Station: PARSON STREET
Services to: BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS (for LONDON PADDINGTON)
Parson Street is the nearest station but is usually served by irregular services from Bristol Temple Meads.
From Parson Street, exit the station by turning left following the road around to the right onto West Street. Turn left onto Palmyra Rd and then remain more or less on your current heading into Luckwell Road. This will soon become Duckmoor Road and will take you up to the stadium. It might pay to cut through via Raynes Road as you near the ground.
Bristol Temple Meads is on the other side of the city from Ashton Gate and will be a lengthy walk if you decide to take it on. It will take you through the centre of Bristol, if looking for some pit-stops along the way, but will clock in around 40-45 minutes unbroken. Our recommendation, therefore, is to think about public transport.