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. 

Parking
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)

Tickets
For the 2015 season tickets can be purchased online in advance or on the gate on the day of the game. 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, just £15 (or just £12 pre-bought online) for two adults and two children (under 16).

The Stands
The capacity at Boreham Wood FC is roughly 3’000. The main stand has seating for 500 supporters and is the ideal spot for families as it is parallel to the pitch and closest to the dug out! You will also find the Press Box and Club Official’s seats here.

Behind both goals there is ‘Standing Only’ and the ground is accessible for wheelchairs. There is also a brand new seated stand being built opposite the main stand which will be completed later this year.

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 and can be purchased on the turnstile or inside the ground. It features messages from the Manager as well as previous match reports, exclusive interviews, general club news and even competitions!

We also have a club shop that sells many pocket money items for children, ranging from ALFC stickers (£1), bags (£1), keyrings (£3), beanie hats (£3) to signed ALFC shirts. The club shop is located in the corner of the ground, right of the main stand and near the main turnstile.

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. Tea, Coffee and Soft Drinks are all £1 and Burgers and Hotdogs range from £2.50 - £3.50.  A home-made packed lunch maybe a better option for those families that prefer a healthier option!

Player interaction
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!!!)

Team Mascot
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 do this for a forthcoming match then email: arsenalladies@arsenal.co.uk

Contact Us
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, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling: 01727 747452 or emailing: arsenalladies@arsenal.co.uk

Copyright 2014 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