205 tickets had been sold prior to going off sale on Monday afternoon. Tickets will be available on the night with a £2 increase on the original price:
Over 60: £17.50
We will be situated at one end of the ground in The University of Wolverhampton Stand. The turnstiles are directly behind the stand and entrance is at ground level.
The view is not bad, although there are a couple of pillars to contend with, but certainly not totally obstructive, The cover is pretty good, the climb quite minimal and it boasts a bar area and concourse with TVs. One nice little quirk is that there is a programme collectors shop at the ground which, you never know, could have some hidden gems.
Food and Refreshments
Much debate goes on the West Midlands as to the origin of the balti pie and The Saddlers more than have their hat in the ring. These, along with a good selection are available in the ground, which may be a bit needs-must as taking your own food and drink into the ground is not permitted as part of the stadium policy.
There are fast food outlets nearby, but the solution to virtually everything is right behind the away end in the form of The Saddlers Club, which set the benchmark for social clubs at football grounds and remains up there with the best. There is a small entrance fee, but what you get is tantamount to a hall for the exclusive use of away fans. It offers a decent bite to eat, a good selection of beers at the well-run bar and is good value all round. You really can't go wrong.
The ground is literally just beside the M6, albeit the bit that gets very busy during the rush hour. The Post Code is WS1 4SA. Leave the M6 at Junction 7 and follow the A34 towards Walsall. When this ceases to be dual carriageway, turn left by the Bell Inn pub onto Walstead Road, just keep going and the ground soon appears.
There is a large car park at the ground with further at nearby Bescot Stadium station. Very nearby in fact, just a few minutes walk.
Trains run on a regular basis from Birmingham New Street and the journey time is around 25 minutes. Pre-match there are trains every half an hour at 27 and 57 minutes past the hour. It is possible to get back to London on the night, trains to to Birmingham from Bescot at 21.43 and 22.22 which should facilitate an ideal connection back to London, the 22.43 could be cutting it fine though!