Read our official visitors guide for Town supporters travelling to Plough Lane for the Tractor Girls' Women's FA Cup third round clash with AFC Wimbledon this afternoon.
* Guide courtesy of Elizabeth Edwards - Ipswich Town Supporter Liaison Officer *
We have not been made aware of any specific Covid-19 requirements for this game. However, at the most recent AFC Wimbledon men’s game the following was included in the matchday guide issued by the Club:
We’d like to encourage fans to adhere to the Covid protocols:
When inside the concourse areas, corridors, toilets and other internal areas, fans are encouraged to wear a face covering. Masks will not be required in the stands and external areas however you can continue to wear a mask if you wish.
Fans will have the option to scan a track and trace QR code upon arrival to the Stadium as we look to reduce the spread of the virus – this is not, however, a mandatory requirement to enter the Stadium.
Fans are asked to read to the Supporters Code of Conduct. In particular, you must agree to the following:
Please do not attend the match if you display Covid-19 symptoms 48 hours prior to the event.
Please do not attend the match if you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 10 days.
Please do not attend the match if you are currently self-isolating.
INFORMATION FOR TOWN FANS
Town play AFC Wimbledon in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup 3rd round at Plough Lane on Sunday 12 December 2021.
The following guide has been produced for Town fans making the trip.
For any further information, please contact Elizabeth Edwards, Supporter Liaison Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (+44) (0)7968 876504 or on Twitter at @ITFC_SLO.
AFC WIMBLEDON INFORMATION FOR FANS
Address for match: AFC Wimbledon, Cherry Red Records Stadium, Plough Lane, London, SW17 0NR
Phone number: +44 (0)20 8547 3528 (09.30-17.00 Monday to Friday)
Website: https://www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/, https://www.afcwimbledonladies.co.uk/
The fixture is the Dons first home game in over a month and will be only their third home game since moving into The Cherry Red Records Stadium Plough Lane in October. They were cheered on by over 1,400 fans on their return home.
It has all the makings of an exciting game. The Dons play in the FA Women's National League Division 1 South East, which is the league we were promoted from last season. They go into this game on a run of form being unbeaten in their last 11 fixtures in all competitions recording 10 wins during that run scoring 39 goals in those 11 games. We are currently top of the FA Women’s National League Premier Division South winning all 11 of our games so far this season scoring 40 goals and only conceding 3 times.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR TOWN FANS
The game will be played at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Plough Lane. It is a really smart stadium, and has the feel of a Scandinavian design.
Entry to the game is £5 for adults. U18s are free.
Town fans are being urged to purchase tickets in Block 106 of the Cappagh Stand via the following link:
TRAVELLING TO PLOUGH LANE
Note: The suggested route involves the Dartford Crossing. You must pay the Dartford Crossing charge by midnight the day after you cross. You will get a fine if you’re late or do not pay. Details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge
The Sat Nav postcode for The Cherry Red Records Stadium is SW17 0NR.
From Ipswich the furthest but likely quickest route is the A12 / M25 / A3. Note this route does include the Dartford Crossing so remember to pay the toll. This is usually quicker than the M25 / A20 / South Circular route that Sat Navs seem to prefer.
To join the A3 leave the M25 at junction 10 (signposted London (SW) / London(C) / Portsmouth / Guildford). Continue on the A3. Take the A298 exit towards Wimbledon. Continue on the A298 and then turn left onto Grand Drive / B279. Turn left onto Raynes Park Bridge / A238 and follow the A238. Continue straight onto Worple Road / B235. Follow the B235 which eventually becomes Plough Lane.
The ground will be on the left-hand side – bear in mind that due to buildings in the area around the ground it may not be visible. Continue on the B235 which becomes Summerstown. Turn right into Riverside Road (the Corner Pin pub is on the corner) and the access road to the stadium is left off Riverside Road.
Please keep in touch with traffic news. With a clear run, www.googlemaps.co.uk suggests it will take around two hours and 30 minutes although we would expect it to take at least 3 hours. We generally recommend allowing at least an hour beyond the AA / Google / Sat Nav suggested journey time.
The Ipswich Town FC Women Supporters Group have organised a minibus for this game. If you are booked on this, please note that the minibus is leaving Portman Road at 09:45 - 10:00. Please make sure you are at Planet Blue in plenty of time. There is also a pick-up in Axial Way, Colchester at around 10:20 - 10:25.
If you have a space booked on the minibus the cost is £15 (£20 including match ticket).
Parking is not easy, but there are public car parks in the centre of Wimbledon, about 15 minutes’ walk from the ground.
The quickest route from Liverpool St station is to go to Moorgate and take the Northern Line to Tooting Broadway. The ground is then a 20-minute walk or a short bus ride.
By National rail, you go Waterloo to Wimbledon (zone 3). From Ipswich it may be easier to change at Stratford and take the Jubilee Line to Waterloo. Trains run frequently from Waterloo and take around 15 minutes. The ground is about a 30 min walk from the station. Alternatively, take the District Line to Wimbledon Park which is a 25-30 minute walk away.
Using the Northern Line route, you should get back to Liverpool St within an hour of the end of the game. Given that most Town fans, if not all, will be travelling by car we haven’t included full details for train/tube/bus travel. If you are travelling by train/tube/bus and need any help or information please get in touch.
Pubs and Food
The nearest pub to the ground is the Corner Pin on the corner of Riverside Road and Summerstown.
There are pubs in and around the centre of Wimbledon, or, if you are travelling by train, around Waterloo station. We don’t have any information as to whether the Pub at the stadium opens for the ladies games. Alcohol is available at the kiosks in the ground.
AT THE GROUND
We will be seated in the Cappagh Stand. Entrance is via Gate 2. The Cappagh Stand is a side stand with block 106 being the recommended area for Town fans on the half way line surrounding the tunnel.
Food and Drink
Food kiosks will be selling hot food, snacks, hot & cold drinks. We understand that these accept card payments only.