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Travel Pack – Workington Town

Workington Town Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar)

This Sunday, the Cougars travel to Derwent Park to take on Workington Town in Round Fourteen of Kingstone Press League One looking to cement their place within the top eight after defeat at Whitehaven with only more regular season fixture to follow this crucial clash with the Town.

13829GAME DETAILS:
Workington Town v Keighley Cougars
Kingstone Press League One Round Fourteen
Derwent Park
Sunday 9th July 2017, Kick Off: 15:00
Referee: Mr S Race

 

ADMISSION:
Adult – £15
Concession – £10
Children – £3

VENUE:
downloadWorkington Town currently ply their trade at Derwent Park, a venue which hosted two of Scotland’s group games at the Rugby League World Cup, and has been the clubs home since there move from Borough Park in 1956.

The venue has hosted three Rugby League World Cup fixtures since the addition of floodlights to the venue in 1990. In the 2013 World Cup the ground hosted Scotland’s dramatic last gasp 26-24 victory over Tonga and thrilling 30-30 draw with Italy, and in the 2000 edition of the tournament hosted Samoa’s 21-16 victory over Aotearoa Maori.

The stadium was opened in 1956. The record attendance at Derwent Park was set on 13 March 1965 when 17,741 spectators turned up for a third round Challenge Cup match against Wigan.

The pitch at Derwent Park is surrounded by a 398 yards (364 metres) motorcycle speedway track.

Floodlights were installed in 1990 and were first used on 17 October when Cumbria faced the touring Australians during the 1990 Kangaroo Tour in front of 6,750 fans on a cold night with Australia victorious 42–10 in a dominant display. Derwent also hosted the opening game of the 1994 Kangaroo Tour between Cumbria and Australia on a cold, wet day in front of only 4,227 fans. Australia were again dominant, winning 52–8

Those with bad eyesight may need some glasses or binoculars to view the game as the pitch is surrounded by a speedway track. This is due to the ground being shared with the town’s Speedway team, the Workington Comets.

WHERE TO DRINK:
The main bar at Derwent Park is the Gus Risman Bar under the main stand, this bar provides full bar service with a selection of beers wines and spirits. This bar is accessible from both within the ground and from the car park. There is often pre-match and after match entertainment provided (contact the club for details for a particular match). The Gus Risman Bar opens approximately 90 minutes before kick off on match days only.

The Rough & Ready Bar is situated at the south end of the popular side stand. This bar sells beer, lager and cider, with a limited selection of soft drinks only. This bar opens approximately 30 minutes before kick off on match days only.

Hot food is available from a catering facility at the south end of the enclosure in front of the main stand. There is also a Cafe style outlet over on the Popular side of the Stadium, serving hot food and refreshments.

WHERE TO PARK:
The main car park outside the main stand at Derwent Park can accommodate up to 250 cars on match day. There is also a smaller car park situated at the back of the ground.

TRAVEL:

BY CAR, POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: CA14 2HG
SUGGESTED ROUTE: (118 miles, 2hr 28 min)
Head east on Royd Ings Ave toward Alston Rd.
Turn right onto Alston Rd.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Hardings 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 2nd 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 2nd exit onto Stainburn and Great Clifton Bypass/A66.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Stainburn Rd/A66. Continue to follow A66.
Turn right onto Bridge St/A596. Continue to follow A596, going through 1 roundabout.
Continue on A597 to your destination in Workington.

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