The Rugby Groud Guide
The infamous Shed at Kingshom

Stadium/Tickets

 

Stadium Name: Kingsholm Stadium

Stadium Address:

Kingsholm Road

Kingsholm

Gloucester

 GL1 3AX

 

 

Ground Information:

Kingsholm is one of the best club rugby stadiums in England, both in terms of capacity and atmosphere. In “An Autobiography”, Jonny Wilkinson describes it thus....”Gloucester, one of the most atmospheric and vibrant grounds in the country, where the fans pride themselves on the coolness of their welcome to the visiting teams.”

The most (in) famous part of the ground is known as “The Shed”, a covered, standing-only, terrace that runs the length of the pitch. This houses the clubs most passionate and vocal fans.

Situated opposite The Shed is the modern South Stand, a large all-seater grandstand.

Behind one set of posts is another stand of covered seating – the JS Stand. Behind the other posts is the west Terrace, providing uncovered standing space, with hospitality facilities on top.

 

 

Ticket Office:

Open: Monday –Wednesday: 8.30 – 5.00

Thursday: 8.30 – 6.30

Friday: 8.30 – 3.30

Matchday Saturdays from 5 hours before kick-off

Phone: 0871 871 8781, option 2

E-Mail: tickets@gloucesterrugby.co.uk

 

For 2016/17 prices go to:

www.tickets@gloucesterrugby.co.uk

 

Disabled Facilities:

http://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/clubs/gloucester

 

Contacts for Disabled Supporters:

Name: Shaun Roberts (Operations Manager)

Website Address: www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk

E-Mail Address:shaunroberts@gloucesterrugby.co.uk

Telephone No: 01452 872267

By Rail

There is an excellent service from Gloucester with regular trains to the all parts of the country. The station is less than a 10 minute walk from Gloucester Rugby. Come out of the station, turn right and follow the road towards Kingsholm from where signposts will lead you to the ground.

National Rail have published links to the nearest stations to sporting venues including Gloucester:

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/nonrail/gloucesterru.aspx

 

Getting There and Parking

London & the South:

Leave the M4 at Junction15, signposted Swindon.

Take the A419/417 to Gloucester. At Zoons Court Roundabout follow the signs A40 to Ross and go along Northern Bypass. At Longford roundabout (where A40 crosses A38) turn left towards City Centre. This route takes approx. 90 minutes from the M4 now that the A419/417has been upgraded to motorway standard.

An alternative route is to take the M40 out of London and the A40 from east of Oxford to the Longford road roundabout on the Gloucester Northern Bypass.

Alternatively, take exit 11 off the M5, and proceed on the A40 towards the city centre. At the Elmbridge Roundabout take the third exit and stay on the A40.

At the next roundabout take the first left onto the Tewkesbury Road. Go over the next roundabout and the Stadium is on your right hand side after approximately 500 metres.

From the South: Take Junction 11a off the M5, and follow the A427 in the direction of Gloucester.

A drop off/pick up point for Disabled Supporters is located at the front of the main car park.

Parking

Gloucester Rugby operates one secure car parking facility at the nearby Kings School. This is situated between the club and the city centre.

There is no pre-bookable disabled parking, and the cost is £3 per match.

 

Viewing Areas

 

There are a total of 47 wheelchair seats available, in two separate areas.

There are wheelchair bays located at the front of the JS Stand and at the front of the South Stand. Each bay is designed to hold one wheelchair user and one carer.

There is direct access to the front row of the JS Stand through Gate 2, which is situated directly off Kingsholm Road next to the shop.

Toilet Facilities

Toilets designed for wheelchair access can be found behind the JS Stand. There are also disabled toilet facilities in the South Stand located via the Shogun Bar and The Shed.

The Shed toilets are located in the Lions Den bar which can be accessed via the walkway between the stands.

Catering Facilities

Food is available from the main food court which is situated behind the JS Stand. There is a further food area by Gate 2 and at Gate 3.

There are also bars located at various points around the ground.

 

 

 

Last Updated July 2016

 

 

Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2016

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