Matchday Information for Northampton Town (A) - 1st January 2024

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Tickets for Cheltenham fans are now available on the club site:

Any tickets uncollected from the Completely-Suzuki Stadium in advance will be taken to Sixfields for collection on the day from the Away Ticket Cabin, just outside the entrance to the away end.

Northampton Town’s guide for Visiting Supporters is available here:

Details on car parking can be found here:

Away supporters are situated in the Persimmon Homes South Stand, all supporters should please note that this stand is allocated seating, please sit in the seat number shown on your match ticket. Should numbers of travelling supporters dictate, we can make around 400 more seats available in the East Stand, again on allocated seating basis.

The stand you are located in will be shown on your ticket, but all supporters enter the stadium via the turnstiles in front of the Persimmon Homes South Stand.

Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended but should tickets be available to purchase upon arrival, please note the away ticket office is cash free, we can only accept card payments.

Location of the Away Turnstiles at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium
Location of the Away Turnstiles at Northampton Town's Sixfields Stadium

Location of the Away Turnstiles

Map of Sixfields Stadium
Map of Sixfields Stadium

Map of Sixfields Stadium

A bar is available once you have entered the stadium, this is in a fenced off area, while we also have refreshments available for you to purchase pitchside.

We operate a bar code entry system, so please do keep your ticket in good condition.

Ground regulations are available here: - while if you do have any issues, concerns or problems, please do speak to a steward who will be delighted to assist.

Please note we operate a body and bag search policy prior to admission into the stadium. To assist, please only bring a bag if it is absolutely necessary. Please arrive in enough time to allow for these searches to take place.

DISABLED PARKING SPACES Any supporters with a blue badge who would like to request disabled parking need to pre-book on 01604 683777. These spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis so the earlier you book, the better. All spaces must be pre-booked, we are unable to accept bookings on matchday.

We wish you a safe journey to and from Sixfields Stadium supporting your team.

Directions to Sixfields



From The South Leave the M1 at Junction 15A and take the A43 towards Northampton. Continue straight on and the stadium will appear on the right.

From The North Leave the M1 at Junction 16 and take the A45 towards Northampton. Continue straight on and the stadium will appear on the right.

By Train (third party information taken from the Football Ground Guide):

Northampton Railway Station is over two miles from the PTS Academy Stadium, so it is probably best to hire a taxi. To find the taxi tank then when you go through the ticket barriers keep to the left and go down the steps in front of Starbucks (there is also a lift if needed) to the ground floor go out of the doors. The taxi rank is across the road.

However, if you feel like braving the 25-30 minute walk then Paul Beckett provides the following directions; ‘After proceeding through the ticket barriers keep to the right passing W H Smiths. Go down the steps and at the bottom turn right onto the road. Keep going past the BP garage and at the lights, with the Thomas a Beckett pub on the opposite corner, turn left into St James Mill Road. Continue down to the traffic lights with Travis Perkins on the left and turn right into Harvey Reeves Road which becomes Edgar Mobbs Way. Continue on here until you come to the Sixfields Stadium. It brings you out at the away turnstiles.’

You can also get the Number 15 bus from outside the railway station as Paul Beckett advises; ‘To get to the Number 15 bus stop you come out of the main entrance onto the road (after going through the ticket barriers keep straight ahead at W.H Smiths and proceed down the steps) once out of this entrance walk straight ahead and the bus stop is 100 yards away. Make sure you go to the one across on the opposite side of the road but don’t cross the road until you get to the bus stop or preferably use the crossing at the traffic lights a few yards away from the bus stop. Don’t cross at the lights immediately outside the station. The Number 15 bus runs every 20 minutes and you should get off at the stop near ‘Bella Italia’ It is a very short walk to the Sixfields Stadium the away end being at the other side. Buses D1, D2 and D3 also stop here and run every hour respectively. The number 50 bus will take you to a stop opposite the away end but only runs every hour. The bus journey time is around 10-15 minutes. See the Stagecoach website for timetables.

Pubs for away fans (third party information taken from the Football Ground Guide):

At Sixfields Stadium itself is Carrs Bar (the entrance to which is at the back of the Main Stand) which allows in away supporters. It also shows televised football. As Sixfields Stadium is built on a leisure complex on the outskirts of Northampton, then visiting fans on arrival are pretty much confined to the complex. The nearest pub on the Sixfields Complex is the Sixfields Tavern, which is part of the Hungry Horse chain, so it offers food and is family friendly. It also contains a Sports Bar which shows Sky Sports, but it is primarily for home fans and bouncers man the entrance on matchdays. A better bet, just going past McDonalds towards the top end there is a Flaming Grill pub, called the Walter Tull, which offers real ale, serves food and shows televised sport. Behind the Flaming Grill is a Tenpin Bowling Alley which also has a bar and also shows televised sports. Nearer to the stadium there is a Frankie & Benny’s restaurant, which also serves alcohol. There are also a variety of other eating places nearby including a KFC, McDonalds and a Pizza Hut.

Carl Brown adds; ‘I found myself drinking in a T.G.I. Friday’s outlet opposite the Main Stand. Maybe not your stereotypical pre-match watering hole but very convenient for a drink, plus there were a wonderful array of fine waitresses on display, serving the goods!’

Kevin Roberts informs me; ‘For those supporters travelling from the North and leaving the M1 at Junction 16 and taking the A4500 towards Northampton, then you will pass on your left the recently refurbished Turnpike pub, which as far as I am aware is still welcoming away supporters’.

Kevin continues; ‘In Northampton town centre, there are several notable real ale pubs in addition to the usual Wetherspoons etc. A particular favourite for those looking for a decent pint is the Malt Shovel Tavern, which is possibly the best real ale pub in Northampton, having 14 hand pumps and is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. To find this pub from the railway station, cross the road in front of the station and head towards the Carlsberg brewery (easily visible). You will find the pub located opposite the brewery. It is about a ten minute walk. It will probably take you a further 30 minutes to walk to the ground from here heading back in the same direction past the station (see ‘By Train’ below for walking directions)’. You can find out more about the pub on the Malt Shovel Tavern website.

Alcohol is made available to away fans inside the ground, from a small kiosk at the back of the stand, although it does serve some draught pints; Carlsberg (£4 Pint), Somersby Cider (£4 Pint), Carlsberg Export (£4.20 Pint), plus bottles of Black Sheep Bitter (£4.20), Kopparberg Cider (£4.20) and small bottles of wine (£4).