West Brom travel information
10th February 2015
West Brom v Swansea City
Wednesday, February 11, 8pm kick-off.
Address: The Hawthorns, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LF
Telephone: 0871 271 1100
What's it like? Swans fans are on one side of the Smethwick End, which is shared with home supporters. The facilities and the view of the pitch in the Smethwick End are good, although the legroom is a bit cramped. The turnstiles have automatic bar code readers, with stewards on hand if you get a problem.
Pubs and grub - Unfortunately for Swans supporters, there are no away fan pubs close to the ground. However, a bit further afield is a pub called The Vine (B70 8DB), which serves Indian food. There is street parking in the area and it's just a 15-minute walk to the ground. Desi Junction pub (B70 6PB) is close by too, while The Park Inn (B70 6RS) is a ten-minute walk to the ground. Their car park costs £5 and away fans are welcome. The Royal Oak (B71 3RQ) serves Asian food and a good range of beer, while a little further afield and en-route is Manchester Stores (B69 2AS), just off J2 of the M5. Alcohol is also available within the ground, along with pies, burgers, pasties and sausage rolls.
Hotels - Hotels near the ground are the Park Inn Hotel and Park Inn, Birmingham West.
Parking - You need to be off the M5 before 5.30pm, otherwise it could take approximately an hour to do the last mile on the busy M5. There is street parking as well as a few private matchday car parks at local industrial units near the ground, or at Hawthorns station costing around £5.
By train and metro - The closest stations are The Hawthorns (five-minute walk) and Smethwick Rolfe Street, (15-minute walk). The Hawthorns is served by a Metro service from Birmingham Snow Hill station, whilst Smethwick Rolfe Street is served by trains from Birmingham New Street. The Metro service takes eight minutes to reach The Hawthorns from Birmingham Snow Hill, with trains running every 15 minutes. Train tickets are not valid on the Metro; you have to buy a separate ticket for it (ask for a matchday special adult return). Trains leave from Swansea at 12.28pm, 12.54pm, 1.28pm, 1.55pm, 2.28pm, and 2.55pm, arriving at The Hawthorns three-and-a-half hours later. There are no trains back to Swansea from either The Hawthorns or Smethwick Rolfe Street after the game.
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