4000 set to follow Blues to Craven Cottage as demand for Club travel rises
The game remains on Saturday, February 14 following the Cottagers’ exit in the FA Cup at the hands of Sunderland last night but that date clashes with engineering work on the train line between East Anglia and London Liverpool Street that will see a bus service in operation instead of rail between Ipswich and Billericay.
Town will be backed by a travelling support of up to 4000 at Craven Cottage, with 3500 tickets already sold, and fans are advised that parking around the stadium is very limited at best.
“With the rail disruptions, we have seen an increase in fans using our coaches for the game,” Town’s director of retail operations, Lee Hyde, told the Club website.
“We have filled eight already and we expect that to rise but supporters should be aware that the Club can only request additional coaches from our official away travel coach partner, Galloway’s, until this Friday [February 4].
“Fans wishing to travel by coach need to have booked their place before 4pm on that day.”
Fans can book their coach place in-person, at the Planet Blue store on Portman Road, or online at www.itfcdirect.com. Fans booking coach travel must also have a match ticket already, or be purchasing a match ticket in the same transaction.
Coach travel for this match is priced at £21 (adults), £18 (concessions) and £15 (juniors – U16) for the return journey.
The coaches will be leaving Portman Road at 10.30am prompt with a pick-up/drop off opportunity at Marks Tey, just off the A12. Anybody wishing to book a place on coaches that stop at Marks Tey should call the Ticket Enquiries Office on 03330 050503 (local rate) to arrange this. Coaches are expected to return to Ipswich at approximately 8.00pm.
Those travelling by road are advised that Newbury Park and Redbridge stations have extensive car park facilities, with access at those stations to the London Underground.
Click here for full details on the rail disruptions, bus timetable and Fanzone.