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Away guide: Roots Hall

28 February 2014

Wanderers will be looking to record a third successive victory when they travel to promotion-chasing Southend United on Saturday (k.o 3pm).

Roots Hall Stadium, 
Victoria Avenue, 
Essex  SS2 6NQ 


Adults: £19

Senior citizens (over 60s): £13   
Young person (17-20) and students with a valid NUS card: £12  Disabled and free carer: £12
Junior: £9 

Recommended road directions

Take the M40 towards London and at Junction 1A take the M25 North (signed Watford). From M25 take Junction 29 and follow the A127 to Southend. Continue towards the town centre, through the lights near to the Bell Pub. At the next roundabout turn right (3rd turning), continuing on the A127. The ground is on the right just past the next traffic lights. 

Coach Travel

OWWSA will be running a coach that will leave the Railway Station at 11:10am and the Cinema at 11:30am. There will be no departure from Adams Park as there is a London Wasps game. Travel prices are £16 for adults, £15 for students/seniors, and £14 for children. Places cost £3 extra for non-members. If you wish to book by phone (01296 429307) or by email ( you need to do so by Thursday at 5pm. After that time they cannot guarantee you a seat on the coach. OWWSA will try and accommodate everyone who books this way, until the coach is full.

Travelling by rail?

The closest station to the ground is Prittlewell which is about a five minute walk. There is a regular service from London Liverpool Street with journey time just under an hour.  From the station turn right, you will then come to a crossroads with traffic lights. On your right is the 'Fish House', fish and chip shop. Pass this and turn right. Walk about 100 yards and the ground is tucked away on your left. If you travel from Fenchurch Street to Southend Central, you are about a 25-minute walk from the ground.

Facilities for away fans

Away fans are normally housed on one side of the North Stand (on the Main Stand side of the ground) where up to 1,200 away supporters can be accommodated. The stand is covered, but there are a number of supporting pillars running across the front of the stand that could impede your view. The ground has modern electronic turnstiles. Each match ticket has a barcode printed onto it and you insert the ticket into a bar code reader at the turnstile to gain admittance. For car parking there is plenty of street parking to be found behind the away end. There is also a car park at the ground, behind the Main Stand which costs £5 per car.

Around the stadium

Away fans tend to use the “Blue Boar” PH which is located on the mainVictoria Road, just up from the ground (going towards Southend town centre) on one corner of the crossroads. There is also a good fish and chip shop located across the road from the Blue Boar by the traffic lights, called the 'Fish House'. The town centre is around a 20-minute walk away, where there are plenty of pubs including a Wetherspoons outlet (the “Last Post” on Clifftown Road). There are also a number of bars along the seafront. Another option is “The Bell” a large Toby Carvery, which you pass on your way into Southend on the A127. Note that alcohol is not served to away fans within the stadium.

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