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Travel Pack – North Wales Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar).

After back to back home victories over the Dewsbury Rams and Swinton Lions, the Cougars hit the road this weekend as we make a trip across the border to Wrexham to take on last season’s Championship One Champions, the North Wales Crusaders, on the quest to secure yet another three points.

North_Wales_Crusaders_Rugby_League_Team_BadgeGAME DETAILS:
North Wales Crusaders v Keighley Cougars
Kingstone Press Championship Round Eleven
Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium
Sunday 18th May, Kick Off: 14:30
Referee: G Stokes

ADMISSION:
Adults – £14 (Adavance Booking – £12)
Concessions – £8 (Advance Booking – £7)
Under 16’s – £5
Under 7’s – Free

The ticket office is located at the front of the Mold Road Stand.

Disabled Supporters are entitled to twenty of fourty five accessible seats, these are located on the stand’s front row with no obstructed view. Refreshments are easily accessible from the disabled are as are the toilets, which are located on the ground floor of the Mold Road Stand. Ticket prices are the age range of the spectator with a free carer.

Tickets can be bought online in advance for the fixture this Sunday at: http://www.savethecru.co.uk/tickets.html

VENUE:
The Racecourse is a classic looking football ground with four prominent floodlight pylons and a large home terrace, which unfortunately is now closed. The stadium also has a great blend of the old and the new, with the Mold Road Stand, having a modern interesting design.

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At the other end is the Glyndwr University Stand. This stand which was opened in 1978 is a two tiered stand, covered and all seated. It has a couple of supporting pillars, situated between the two tiers. It also has an electric scoreboard on its roof. On one side is the Yale Stand. This stand was opened in 1972 and got its name from the Yale College, which was situated behind this stand. It is a fair sized two tiered covered stand, which is now all seated, having previously had terracing at the front. The team dugouts are located in front of this stand. Opposite is the Mold Road Stand that was opened in 1999. This side of the ground has been unused for a number of years so its construction greatly improved the overall ground appearance. It is semi circular in design with a capacity of 3,500 seats and features an unusual roof design.

WHERE TO DRINK:
At the back of the Yale Stand is the recently refurbished Centenary Club. It is free to enter, has Sky Sports and also offers food in the form of Pie & Peas, it is also handy for the away turnstiles. There is also one pub right on the corner of the ground at the Kop End called ‘The Turf’. It is a Marstons pub which does allow in away supporters, but only in small numbers.

Inside the ground, there is a bar located in the Mold Road Stand. Due to the venue being a football ground, alcohol will not be permitted in sight of the playing surface. The bar also serves hot and cold food and beverages.

WHERE TO PARK:
If you arrive early (around 1-1.15pm) there is some street parking to be had, on the other side of the road from the car showroom by the Turf Pub. There is also parking available at the nearby Glyndwr University (£3) or there a couple of private car parks in the area, charging in the region of £2, including NEWI on the Plas Coch Retail Park.

TRAVEL:

BY CAR, POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: LL11 2AH
SUGGESTED ROUTE (104 miles, 1hr 49min)

Head east on Royd Ings Avenue toward Alston Road.
Turn right onto Alston Road.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Hardings Road/A650.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A629. Go through one Roundabout.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Station Road/B6172.
Slight right onto Main Street/A6068. Continue to follow A6068, going through four Roundabouts.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto M65 heading to Nelson/Burnley/Preston/Manchester/M66.
Exit the roundabout onto M65 heading to Nelson/Burnley/Preston/Manchester/M66.
At junction 1, exit onto M6 toward M58/Birmingham/Liverpool.
At junction 20A, exit onto M56 toward North Wales/Chester/Runcorn.
At junction 15, exit onto M53 toward Chester/Wrexham.
Continue onto A55.
At junction 38, take the A483 exit to Wrexham/Chester.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Wrexham Road/A483. Continue to follow A483, going through one Roundabout.
At junction 5, take the A541 exit to Mold/Yr Wyddgrug.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Mold Road/A541.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Plas Coch Road/B5101.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit, destination will be to your left.

BY COACH:
There are a limited number of spaces still available on the Cougars Supporters Coach running to the fixture this Sunday. It is £10 per person and the coach leaves Cougar Park at 10:40am with breakfast provided for those early birds. To book on, either pop into the Cougars Shop or contact Gary Fawcett on 07817707472.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
TRAIN – 09:27 from Keighley, arriving in Leeds at 09:54.
TRAIN – 10:10 from Leeds, arriving in Manchester Piccadilly at 11:05.
TRAIN – 11:22 from Manchester Piccadilly, arriving in Chester at 12:46.
TRAIN – 13:31 from Chester, arriving in Wrexham General at 13:47.
TRAIN – 17:06 from Wrexham General, arriving in Chester at 17:26.
TRAIN – 17:36 from Chester, arriving Manchester Piccaddilly at 18:40.
TRAIN – 18:57 from Manchester Piccadilly, arriving in Leeds at 19:46.
TRAIN – 20:16 from Leeds, arriving in Keighley at 20:40.

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