Away Day Guide – Birmingham City
Fulham attempt to bounce back from their first defeat of the season at in-form Birmingham City on Wednesday night, 15 September, ko 7:45pm. Here’s our Away Day Guide.
Fulham have been allocated 1,000 tickets for this fixture priced at £25 for adults, £20 for senior citizens, 19-24 year olds, £15 for 13-18 year olds and £10 for under 13s. Supporters can still buy tickets via the Fulham website or by calling the ticket office on 0203 871 0810.
GETTING TO ST. ANDREW’S
Come off the M6 at Junction 6 and follow the A38M for Birmingham City Centre. Take the second turn off onto the Inner Ring Road. Turn left onto the Ring Road East – following the signs for Coventry and Stratford. You will need to remain on the ring road for about two miles, continuing straight ahead through three roundabouts. The fourth roundabout, which is notable for a massive McDonald’s on your left, is where you will need to turn left into Coventry Road heading for Small Heath. Follow the signposts for the ground, which will soon appear on your left. Your best bet for parking is street parking off the ring road.
Although Bordesley is the closest station to St. Andrew’s, very few trains from London and elsewhere call here. You are most likely to arrive from Euston at Birmingham New Street. You can take a connection to Birmingham Moor Street, with Bordersley being three minutes away, opt for a taxi – which should cost around £9 – or make the half an hour journey to St. Andrew’s on foot.
Coaches will leave Craven Cottage and Motspur Park at 3.15pm. They are priced at £17 for adult season ticket holders and £10 for junior senior ticket holders. They will cost £22 for adults and £15 for juniors who don’t hold a season ticket.
Almost all of the pubs around St. Andrew’s are strictly home fans only. The exception in the past has been The Cricketers’ Arms (48 Little Green Lane, Birmingham, B9 5AX), which is happy to welcome a mixture of home and away supporters. It is quite a small pub but there is ample outside seating.
If you are walking to the ground, there a couple of recommended stopping off points.
- The Anchor Digbeth (308 Bradford Street, Birmingham B5 6ET) is a renowned real ale venue at the back of Birmingham Coach Station
- The Old Crown (188 High Street, Birmingham, B12 0LD) is situated in Birmingham’s oldest building and has historically welcomed visiting Fulham fans.
Your best options in the city centre are likely to be
- The Wellington (37 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN)
- The Briar Rose (25 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RE) – which often asks for away colours to be covered up nowadays
- The Sun On The Hill (23 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5QP)
- The Shakespeare Inn (Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JJ), right next to New Street station.