Bristol Rovers spent all but one season in the Football League since 1920; the one exception being the 2014-5 Conference campaign. In that sense, it’s almost pure fluke that we grabbed some time with the Gas in 2015. By being in League Two at the time, Boro’ were able to give them a warm welcome back… before watching them storm straight through into League One. Their time in the third tier lasted a fair while too; lasting out five seasons before returning to League Two. Still, it gives us a chance to sit down and get to know them properly – right?
Filton Avenue, Bristol, BS7 0BF
Bristol Rovers: Record vs Boro'
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Bristol Rovers: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)
Saturday 19 February 2022
Saturday 14 August 2021
Wednesday 08 January 2020
Tuesday 19 April 2016
Tuesday 24 November 2015
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Bristol Rovers Ground Information
Away Fans’ Stand
Dribuild (East) Stand
Facilities for Disabled Fans
Bristol Rovers aim to accommodate the needs of all disabled supporters, whether they’re home or away fans. If you’re among the travelling support and require the use of a wheelchair space, there are three reserved for away supporters and can be found in the shared areas of the East Stand.
Other provisions include an area set aside for ambulant disabled supporters in the South Stand and radio commentary that can be booked in advance. Meanwhile, two car parking spaces are set aside for visiting supporters.
For further details, Clare McDonagh is the listed contact on 0117 952 4001 or [email protected].
You needn’t go too far to find yourself a pre-match pint, with clubhouse terrace at the ground believed to let away supporters make use of the facilities. Otherwise, The Queen Vic is located on Gloucester Road, even if it can get busy on matchdays.
Bristol Rovers Travel Information – Distance: 138 miles
Located in the northern part of Bristol, it’ll come as little surprise – or least it shouldn’t – that you’re going to be heading west for this journey. And that starts with a southbound trip down the A1(M) and around the anti-clockwise M25 towards Heathrow Airport.
At Heathrow, take the westbound M4 and get used to it; it’s your friend for the next 96 miles, with Junction 19 (M32) your target. Once you’re there, come off the M4 and head onto the Bristol-bound M32.
After nearly three-and-a-half miles, exit the motorway at Junction 2 for B4469. Take the fourth option at the roundabout, and head over the railway bridge. Shortly after, bear left onto Springfield Avenue. Turn right at the end of the street onto Downend Road, and then take the second left for Strathmore Road.
The club appears to have its own car park if you can find your way to Filton Avenue – turn right at the end of Strathmore Road and then right straight away afterwards.
It is also thought that street parking shouldn’t be too challenging in finding, most likely in and around the area behind The Wellington pub nearby.
Station: FILTON ABBEY WOOD
Services to: BRISTOL PARKWAY (for LONDON PADDINGTON)
The nearest station to the Memorial Ground is Filton Abbey Wood, although you might find it more convenient to just head for Bristol Parkway and complete the rest of the journey via taxi. If you opt to get the train to Filton, however, you’ll still be facing a long old walk; nearly two miles and 35 minutes out of your schedule at least.