UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2013
On Saturday 9 February Hebburn Town host Darlington in a Northern League Division 1 game. The information that was released in September is still relevant, but in brief:
- there will be two turnstiles in operation on the day: one on North Drive and one on South Drive. We recommend using North Drive as there is more space on that side and it is also the football ground side of the complex. Gates open at noon.
- there is a small car park at the complex, but we expect this to be almost fully occupied by club officials, players and match officials. The complex is surrounded by residential streets and Hebburn Shopping Centre is only a five minute walk away, being between the ground and the Metro station.
- if you are travelling on public transport from Newcastle you should use Hebburn Metro station. When you exit the station you should turn right and walk up Station Road to the traffic lights before turning right and walking down Victoria Road to the ground. North Drive is a right turn just after the petrol station.
- the club house at Hebburn will be showing the Spurs v Newcastle match on television. There will be two bars open, with toilet facilities at the back of each bar. Access to the bar is by the front doors of the clubhouse only.
- Val’s Tea Hut will be serving a variety of freshly cooked food.
- there will be raffle tickets on sale and there is a special raffle with ticket money being split between the club and the prize winner to hopefully give a nice little sum of money to the lucky ticket buyer. As well as the official matchday programme, we will also have copies of the September DCC match edition on sale inside the ground along with Hebburn pin badges, if you want to buy the must have fashion accessory of 2013.
- there is no ticket increase for this game – all supporters will be charged £5 for adult admission and £3 concessions admittance. Where possible we would ask for the correct change to be at hand when entering the turnstile to help get fans inside as quickly as possible and avoid any queues.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Hebburn Sports & Social Ground on Tuesday 18 September for what should be a great game of football in the Durham Challenge Cup with kick-off at 7.30pm. To help make your visit as comfortable as possible, we’ve provided the following information that we hope you’ll find useful.
We play our home games at the Hebburn Sports & Social Ground which is situated just off Victoria Road, which is the main road that runs through Hebburn from Jarrow. The postcode for the football ground is NE31 1UN.
There are two entrances to the football ground: one on South Drive and one on North Drive. These are residential roads and both run off Victoria Road on either side of the football ground.
We have very limited parking available in our small car park which is accessible on South Drive. We believe that this will fill up very quickly and once players and officials from both teams are parked, there will be very few spaces left. We recommend that if you are travelling by car that you make use of public parking facilities in the town.
There are a number of public parking facilities elsewhere in the town, and you’ll be just a short walk away from the football ground. Spaces are available at Hebburn Shopping Centre, just off Station Road, which you’ll pass if you drive to the football ground via Jarrow. Station Road is a right turn off Victoria Road where the traffic lights are.
Hebburn Metro Station is a five-minute walk away from the ground and is served by trains from Newcastle (heading towards South Shields). Park and Ride facilities are available at Heworth Metro Station and from there you’re just a short trip away from Hebburn. When you exit Hebburn Metro Station, head along Station Road towards Hebburn Shopping Centre and turn right at the traffic lights onto Victoria Road.
We have a clubhouse at the football club, however, if there is a large attendance the space will be limited and late arrivals may find that we’ve reached our capacity inside the bar. Entrance to the clubhouse is via the front double doors only and the bar is up the stairs. There is no entry through the emergency exits.
There are other bars available in Hebburn should any Darlington supporters wish to make use of the facilities there pre-match. Travelling along Victoria Road from Jarrow, you’ll pass first The Clock (on your right) and then The Longship (on your left next door to Hebburn Swimming Baths).
If you’re approaching from the A1 you should go straight over Whitemare Pool and then turn left at the roundabout after the garage. This will take you onto Mill Lane. Here you’ll find the Cock Crow Inn (which is a 15-minute walk away from the ground) and then The Mill Tavern. The get to the ground from Mill Lane, turn right at the traffic lights at the top, where Hebburn Fire Station is, and you’ll find us on the left as you go along Victoria Road.
Inside the ground there is a refreshment hut situated between the club house and the dressing room complex. Here you’ll find a large selection of food and while the menu is still to be confirmed, for recent games there has been a selection of burgers, hotdogs, pies, chips, chilli and curry available as well as soft drinks and sweets.
While we have two entrances available into the ground, we feel Darlington supporters will be more comfortable entering via North Drive. The entrance is just past the back of the stand and there is space for if a queue develops.
The entrance via South Drive means you’ll have to walk across the car park and there can be delays in entering due to the close proximity of the dressing room building.
The football ground is a three-sided ground. The stand is on the North Drive side of the ground and runs partway down one touchline. Fans can also stand behind both goals. The South Drive side of the ground, towards the dressing room building, is not available for fans to watch the games on match days as it’s actually a cricket pitch and the ground grading that we have as a football club states that we must close this off to all supporters.
More information about our ground, including a map of the area and more detailed directions, can be found here.
We’ll have some match programmes available on the evening, however, should anyone want to ensure they receive a copy, please contact Ricky Bainbridge for further information.
Remember, should our FA Vase match against Consett on Saturday 15 September end in a draw, then the replay of this game will take place instead on Tuesday evening. Please keep an eye on the usual forums, newspapers, Twitters accounts etc for further information.
We’ll provide additional updates as and when required on this page.
Here’s to an enjoyable evening.