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About Vauxhall Road
There is usually one turnstile open so don't leave it too late to arrive as there is usually a queue leading up to kick off. There is a turnstile on the Tenzing Road side of the ground, however this is very rarely in use and if it is open for a specific game (such as a segregated fixture), the website will feature news of this in the match preview.

Admission prices for 2018/19:
Adult: £14
Concessions: £9
Under 18: £5 if unaccompanied by a paying adult
Under 18: £1 if accompanied by a paying adult
Under 10: FREE
Concessionary price is available for over 65's, students in full-time education and military personnel. Identification will be required. For concessions and Under 18s, the following forms of identifications are acceptable:
•Current Passport
•EU National ID Card
•Current Full UK Driving Licence
•Student Identification Card (or ISIC)
•UK Armed Forces ID Card
•OAP Travel Pass

Upon entry to the ground, club shop is on the left, burger van on the right, clubhouse/bar further to the right and toilets in the bottom corner. There is a large covered terraces at the top end of the ground, a covered all seater stand running along the opposite side of the pitch to where you enter the ground. Just to the left of the entrance is a very small covered partially seated stand but comfort & view aren't great here. The bottom end of the ground (to the right as you enter) is a newly renovated all seater covered stand behind the goal.

Programme is £2.50 and available inside the ground along with 50/50 raffle tickets.

There is a small car park at Vauxhall Road. It fills quickly; Vauxhall Road is a busy residential street and like the car park, the whole area fills up quick. Attempts should be made to park away from the area to ease congestion; if you do park locally then please do so with consideration and respect for our residential neighbours.

If in doubt of a game being on, this forum is your best bet to find out latest updates. Other than that, phone the club on 01442 259777 or check twitter @hemelfc

Getting to Vauxhall Road
By Train
Hemel Hempstead Railway Station is on the London-Midland line
Getting to the ground from the station:
There is a taxi rank outside the station, and taxi firm (Millenium 24-7) has an office at the ground which will sort you out for the return journey.
Or, take Bus number 320 from Stop 'A' outside the station, depart at High Street Green, Adeyfield (ask the driver to let you off at the stop on Adeyfield Road just before the junction with Leverstock Green Road)
Timetable: ... n=outbound
You have a 200 metre walk, turn right at Adeyfield Road in to Leverstock Green Road, walk past the Crabtree pub on your right, turn right in to Vauxhall Road - ground will be on your right hand side.

By Car
Leave at Junction 21 for the M1

Leave at Junction 8, straight over (2nd exit) first roundabout, straight over (2nd exit) second roundabout at which point you need to get in the right hand lane - take first right across the dual carriageway which leads in to Leverstock Green Road. First left at mini-roundabout in to Vauxhall Road, the entrance to the ground is on the right hand side by an out of place looking roundabout.

Leave at Hemel Hempstead, straight over cross roads and head to the "Magic Roundabout". Panic if you're from out of town as you face six mini-roundabouts around one big roundabout. In this order, go right, left, right across the mini roundabouts on to the A414 heading towards the M1 (or, as best as you can, just follow signs for the M1 motorway). Head up the A414 then at the first roundabout (Tesco on right hand side) go straight over or avoid it altogether by staying in left hand slip lane. Second roundabout, straight over (2nd exit), then take Leverstock Green Road which will be the 3rd left. Then take the first left at mini-roundabout in to Vauxhall Road, the entrance to the ground is on the right hand side by an out of place looking roundabout.

Local Shops/Pubs/Restaurants
Cox Pond store is at the junction with Vauxhall Road/Leverstock Green Road. This is a small supermarket/newsagent and does the lottery. DO NOT leave your car parked outside here during the game!

The bar at the Vauxhall Road ground is open match days, the entrance is within the ground so you would have to enter via turnstile to gain entry. Good selection of drinks, the bar is small but comfortable, you'll find somewhere to sit or something to lean on, TV's will be showing live Sports if there is a Football/Rugby game on or Sky Sports News if there's nothing else going on. Kids are welcome.

The Crabtree is the nearest pub, just around the corner from the ground on Leverstock Green Road. If travelling by car, ignore the turning in to Vauxhall Road and you'll see the pub on your left. It is a large pub with good selection of drink and decent food, big car park, but no TV's for Sky Sports etc. If you're having a pre-match drink here you may be able to leave your car in the car park (ask the staff) and walk the short journey to the ground. You have a 150 metre walk from here, turn right out of the pub on to Leverstock Green Road, turn right in to Vauxhall Road - ground will be on your right hand side.

In nearby Leverstock Green, well within a brisk walking distance, is The Leather Bottle, The Green Man and The Plough.

For a larger selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants, visit Hemel's "Old Town" - set your satnav for High Street. This is the opposite side of town to the football club so plan accordingly.

There is a Toby Carvery just 8-10 minutes walk away from Vauxhall Road. From the ground, turn left towards Leverstock Green Road, then right towards St Albans road, turn left onto the dual carriageway and the Carvery is about 350m on your left.

Situated next to the Toby Carvery is a Subway and a Dominos.

If arriving in Hemel by train with some time to kill, there is a Harvester next to the station.

From Hemel's town centre you're a 10 minute drive to Vauxhall Road depending on traffic. Hemel's central shopping location is at Marlowes, set your satnav to Wolsey Road for the Marlowes Shopping Centre car park which is also adjacent to Riverside Shopping Centre (parking fee's start at £1.50 for 2hrs)

At Jarman park (all free parking, set your satnav for Jarman Way) there is:
"Leisureworld" featuring an Cineworld Cinema and restaurants Frankie & Benny's, Nandos, Chiquitos, Hungry Horse, Bella Italia
the XC Centre next door has skating/BMXing, rock climbing and caving. Just over the road there's a large Tesco
and finally a McDonalds.

Indoor ski slope The Snow Centre in Hemel is very popular.

Petrol Stations
If you're arriving in Hemel via the M1, there is a BP just as you exit the motorway at Hemel and there is a Shell just before the M1 on your way out of Hemel. The above mentioned Tesco also has a petrol station which you'll pass if arriving via A41.

Cash Points
The nearest cash points are situated at the BP, Cox's Pond (charges a fee) and Tesco.

The nearest hotel is Travelodge on Maylands Avenue, it's a very short walk to the ground.

Just off the M1 and also within walking distance if you're eager enough, is the Holiday Inn.

Where next?

Car Park Locations There is limited parking in the main car park situated at the main entrance on Vauxhall Road.


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