Away guide | West Bromwich Albion
Swansea City travel to The Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion in the Sky Bet Championship and we have pulled together a handy travel guide for supporters heading to the game.
More than 1,400 members of the Jack Army will be travelling to the west Midlands to support the Swans.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION v SWANSEA CITY
Date: Saturday, October 1
Address: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LF
Distance from the Swansea.com Stadium: 140 miles
There are limited tickets remaining for this fixture.
The allocation for this fixture is around 1,700 and supporters are housed in the Smethwick End.
The view from the stand is very good and facilities are available in the concourses beneath the stand.
Please note that the away end is cashless.
TRAVELLING BY CAR
The local council implements a number of road closures around The Hawthorns on matchdays which fans should be aware of.
Halford Road (from Hawthorns Railway Bridge to the Birmingham Road junction) is closed before and after matches while the inside lane of the westbound carriageway (towards M5 junction 1) is closed before the game and the entire road is closed after the game.
The West Brom website recommends Wattville Primary School, the Mercure Hotel and local park and walk options, but these should be booked in advance.
You can also call 02476 997605 to book over the phone.
The stadium itself is fairly straightforward to find being just 500 metres away from Junction 1 of the M5.
West Brom provide the following instructions:
For an alternative route for those travelling northbound on the M5 avoiding Junction 1
(1) From M5 junction 1, and West Bromwich
- Take the A41 East, sign posted Birmingham City Centre.
- The stadium is visible immediately after the motorway island is cleared, and stands about 600 metres to the Birmingham side of junction 1 on the right hand side.
(2) From Birmingham
- Follow the A41 West towards the M5 junction 1
- The stadium will be located on your left-hand side.
Strike action will affect all UK train operators on Saturday October 1.
At the time of writing, there are no trains between Swansea and Birmingham or The Hawthorns which would be suitable for supporters.
Return coach travel for this fixture is available to purchase online through the Swansea City ticketing site, the service will depart from Rossi's at 9am and is priced at £32.00.
Supporters travelling on the coaches are reminded that there is a zero-tolerance policy to anti-social behaviour and any instances of this on the coaches will result in the coach being turned around and returned to the Swansea.com Stadium. We would like all supporters to be mindful that this will affect all other supporters on the coach and that the below will not be tolerated:
• Discriminatory language, songs and chants
• Verbal or physical violence
• Use of pyrotechnics
• Drug taking
• Alcohol consumed on coaches
There are very few pubs near the ground, however a Greggs – which is adjacent to the ground – is a popular stop before kick-off.
The main for away fans is ‘The Vine’ which is about a 15-20 minute walk from the ground.
Supporters are reminded that train strikes on that day also impact local stations so there will be no rail transport between Birmingham and The Hawthorns.
Further information can be found on the West Bromwich Albion website by clicking here.