A guide for first-time visitors to an Arsenal Ladies game.
Coming to watch one of our home games in the FA WSL is very much a family occasion and all about inspiring young girls and boys and allowing our fans to get up close to the action. We know that visiting a football ground for the first time can potentially be a confusing and daunting experience for families. That’s why we've put together some information about what a match day consists of to allow you to plan and make your first trip to Boreham Wood FC an enjoyable one.
Location and Travel: If it’s your first time to Boreham Wood FC then CLICK HERE for details designed to help you find your way to us, whether you are coming by car, bus or train.
Ground address: Broughinge Road, Borehamwood, WD6 5AL.
If travelling by car we advise supporters to park using the Brook Road pay & display car park adjacent to the ground, which has plenty of parking (143 spaces & 7 disabled spaces). Use postcode WD6 5HJ. It costs £1 for 1-2 hours and £1.50 for 2-3 hours, however its free after 6pm on weekdays. You can then access the ground via the Brook Road turnstiles at the back of the ground (next to the Boreham Wood Bowls Club)
For the 2015 season entry on the gate will be £6 for Adults and £3 for concessions, however tickets can be purchased online in advance purchased online in advance for just £5 for Adults and £2.50 for Concessions. Turnstiles open one hour before kick-off.
There are three turnstiles. Online tickets and season tickets must access ground via turnstile one, located in the main car park.
If you are coming as a family then take advantage of our family offer, just £15 (or just £12 pre-bought online) for two adults and two children (under 16).
*Please note fans who are registered as disabled, qualify for a concession season ticket/match day ticket. Carers can enter for free on matchdays.
The capacity at Boreham Wood is now 4,500 following the opening of the new East Stand in July 2014 by Arsène Wenger. The East Stand offers 1,200 covered seats whilst the main stand offers 500 covered seats. There are also standing areas behind both goals.
Both stands are located close to the pitch so spectators can get a feel for the action and are free from any pillars to ensure that viewings is uninterrupted.
When to arrive
Our normal match times vary from 2pm on Sunday afternoons or 7.45pm on Thursday evenings, however we strongly advise you check our fixtures list before travelling as matches are subject to change.
If you want to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the warm ups and grab something to eat and drink we recommend arriving 45-60 minutes before kick-off.
Buying a programme & Merchandise
Our matchday programme is your guide to the day’s match and costs just £2 for league games and £1.50 for cup games. Matchday programmes can be purchased on the turnstile or inside the ground from our programme sellers. The programme features messages from the Manager and Captain as well as a guide to the visiting team and exclusive interviews, general club news and competitions!
We also have a selection of merchandise available for purchase on the day, ranging from pocket money items to signed Arsenal Ladies shirts. Check out the merchandise stall for our wide range of items and keep your eyes peeled for special matchday offers.
Food & Drink
There are two places to purchase food or drinks on match days, one is outside the ground in the main club car park near to the main turnstile and the other is inside the ground behind the goal, near the Brook Road Car Park turnstile. Both food outlets offer a range of hot food including burgers, chips and hot dogs, as well as a selection of drinks. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink into the stadium if you would prefer.
After every home game our players will be happy to sign autographs. To get your favourite player’s autographs we advise you to make your way to the barrier pitch side just left of the main stand, after the final whistle as our players will be more than happy to do signings and pictures before they head back into the changing rooms.
During the game Twitter fans can also follow the action on our @ArsenalLadies twitter feed and even send us your family match days photos. (The BEST get RTs!!!)
We give any of our young Gunner fans a chance to be the team’s mascot and walk out with the team. If you would like to enter our monthly draw to be in with a chance of being a mascot then please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, age, favourite Arsenal Ladies player and favourite fact.
We are always pleased to help first time fans and families and are always keen to make sure that you have a pleasant matchday experience – win, lose or draw!
If you have any queries of any nature on the day, please locate one of our staff members who will be wearing Arsenal tracksuits. If you have a query before a matchday, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling: 01727 747452 or emailing: email@example.comCopyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 4 Sep 2013