ADDRESS: Chelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH|
RECORD ATTENDANCE: 16,807 vs Colchester United, Southern League, 1949/50
DIRECTIONS: By Road:
From the North West (i.e. Stansted Airport)
Take the A120 to Great Dunmow and then the A130 to Chelmsford. Follow the A130 onto Essex Regiment Way and at the end turn right and follow the one-way system. At the third set of lights take a right turn onto the A1060 for Sawbridgeworth. After approximately one mile at the second set of traffic lights turn right into Chignal Road. After a further mile take a right turn into Melbourne Avenue and immediately before the flats take a left turn into Salerno Way.
From the North (i.e. Braintree)
Take the A131 and then the A130 (Essex Regiment Way) to Chelmsford. Then follow directions as from the North West.
From the East (i.e. Harlow)
Take the A414 then the A1016 (Westway) to Chelmsford. After passing the Fire Station on your right at the next set of traffic lights then take a left onto the A1060 to Sawbridgeworth. Then follow the directions as from the North West.
From the South (i.e. Basildon/Southend)
Take the A130 to Chelmsford. At the junction with the A12 follow the signs for London until Junction 15 and then take the A414 then the A1016 (Westway). After this, follow the directions as from the East.
From the South West (i.e. M25/Brentwood)
Take the A12 and exit at Junction 15 onto the A414 and A1016 (Westway). Then follow the directions as from the East.
From the M25 or A414 (i.e. Harlow)
From Junction 28 of the M25 join the A12 sign-posted Chelmsford. After approximately nine miles take the exit sign-posted Chelmsford/Harlow. You then join another dual carriageway which will take you past a golf course and countryside on your left hand side.
Continue along this road (for approximately two miles) until you reach the first of two roundabouts (they are close together). You then go straight across the first roundabout (note at this roundabout anyone driving in on the A414 will join). The A414 joiners should turn left at this point and drive up to the second roundabout.
At the second roundabout you take the first left, signposted Chelmsford Crematorium/Widford Industrial Area. Again you keep straight on this road, following the signs for the Town Centre and Hospital A&E. Along this road you will notice a Nissan Garage on your right and later a Fire Station, also on your right. After the Fire Station you are nearing the final set of lights on this road. Keep left as you approach these lights.
As you go through the lights keep left and enter the slip road. Ahead is a Jeep Garage and a road signposted A1060 Sawbridgeworth. Take the A1060 turning (road name Rainsford Road). Stay on this road, through first set of lights. At second set of lights go into the right-hand filter lane and turn right. This takes you into Chignall Road. Stay on this road for a short while before turning right into Melbourne Avenue. Ahead you will see a tall block of flats, turn left immediately in front of them into Salerno Way. The entrance to the Stadium is via a left turn at the next mini-roundabout.
From Ipswich (i.e. A12)
Take the Chelmsford exit and from the slip road roundabout and take the road signed A138 Chelmsford. At the second roundabout take the A138 option again. Continue on this road for approximately 1.5 miles. At this roundabout take the third exit signed Harlow A138.
Then follow the signs for the Town Centre. At the next roundabout take the right-hand exit, still signed Harlow A138. This will take you across the River Chelmer.
You next meet the Army and Navy roundabout which is a large and busy junction. You should go straight across (the fourth exit), signed Town Centre and A1060. Carry straight on across the next roundabout, keeping in the left hand or centre lane. This road takes you around the Town Centre, passing the Essex County Cricket Ground on your left. Keep in the left-hand lane here and it will take you around the next roundabout and straight on, signed Sawbridgeworth A1060. Go under the railway viaduct, keeping left.
At the lights, keep left. Ahead is a Jeep Garage and a road signposted A1060 Sawbridgeworth. Take the A1060 turning (named Rainsford Road). Stay on this road, through first set of lights. At second set of lights go into right-hand filter lane and turn right. This takes you into Chignall Road. Stay on this road for a short while before turning right into Melbourne Avenue. Ahead you will see a tall block of flats. Turn left immediately in front of them into Salerno Way. The entrance to the Stadium is via a left turn at the next mini-roundabout.
Chelmsford Railway Station is served by the London Liverpool Street to Ipswich main line.
In order to make a 15:00hrs Saturday kick-off the latest train you should catch from London Liverpool Street is 12:48 to comfortably make kick-off and from Ipswich you'd need to catch the 12:42. To make a midweek 19:45hrs kick-off, leave London Liverpool Street no later than 18:22 and Ipswich by 18:11.
There is a Taxi Rank at the rear of the station and the applicable Bus Route runs from the other side of the road, under the viaduct at the front of the station while the Bus Station is being rebuilt.
The number 54 and 56 buses run a regular service every fifteen minutes, departing initially from outside the site of the old Bus Station opposite the train station in Duke Street. Your journey should take around fifteen minutes from this point.
NEAREST TRAIN STATION: Chelmsford
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