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Travel Pack – Whitehaven

Whitehaven Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@JRCSport)

This Sunday, the Cougars look to bounce back from the disappointing home defeat to the York City Knights as they head north for the first of the Cumbria double header awaiting them to take on in form Whitehaven, who currently sit 2nd in League One after ten consecutive victories.

GAME DETAILS:
Whitehaven v Keighley Cougars
Kingstone Press League One Round Thirteen
Recreation Ground
Sunday 2nd July 2017, Kick Off: 15:00
Referee: Mr M Griffiths

 

 

ADMISSION:
PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Adult – £16
Concessions – £11
Juniors – £5

VENUE:
Whitehaven currently ply their trade at the Recreation Ground, the clubs home since it’s formation in 1948.

The Recreation Ground in its current form was built in 1948 to enable the newly formed Whitehaven to play in the Rugby Football League.

The Kells end stand steel framework was built in 1961 and in 1973 the ground acquired floodlights. The old wooden grandstand was demolished in 1995 and the B&H Motors Grandstand was built to replace it.

Work began on the stadium in late November 2014 to meet RFL operating rules for Championship clubs for 2015. The Kells end stand was shot blasted, the steel framework repainted and the cladding replaced with new galvanised sheeting. In addition, new changing facilities under the grandstand were built. The next phase of the work to commence later in 2005 is to upgrade the floodlights and increase the ground’s seating capacity to meet RFL requirements. Britain’s Energy Coast financed the improvements.

The ground now has terracing on 3 sides with one end of ground, the Kells end, covered. The other sides are known the Popular side, the Railway end and the LLWR Grandstand which seats 556. The ground is set to have a second seated stand holding 1,100 people where the Popular side terracing now stands. The current ground capacity is 7,500.

There is a disabled supporters view area in the grandstand with disabled toilets located within the ground while the JJ McKeown bar has disabled access and disabled toilets.

WHERE TO DRINK:

The JJ McKeown bar is Open before and after all Home Games serving a range of Quality Draught and Bottled Beers and Wines.

WHERE TO PARK:

Matchday parking is available on The Whitehaven Miners Car Park adjacent to the Recreation Ground Main Entrance. The Whitehaven Miners Charge for parking is £2.

Free Parking is available on the Ginns Car Park five minutes walk from the Recreation Ground.

TRAVEL:

BY CAR, POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: CA28 9DD
SUGGESTED ROUTE: (123 miles, 2hr 37min)
Head east on Royd Ings Ave towards Alston Rd.
Turn right onto Alston Rd.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Hard Ings Rd/A650.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A629.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A629.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Skipton Rd/A629. Continue to follow A629.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A65.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A65.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A65.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M6 slip road to Penrith/North Lakes.
Merge onto M6.
At junction 40, take the A66 exit to Penrith/Workington/Brough.
At Skirsgill Interchange, take the 1st exit onto A66.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A66.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Keswick Bypass/A66. Continue to follow A66.
At Lamplugh Roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A66.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A66.
At Bridgefoot Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A595.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A595.
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A595.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A595.
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A595.
Turn right onto Park Dr.
Turn right onto Corkickle/A5094.
Turn left onto Coach Rd.
Turn left. Destination will be on the right.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
The club would advise against using Public Transport to this fixture as the first train into Whitehaven on the day of the match does not arrive into Whitehaven until 15:20.

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