INFORMATION FOR TOWN FANS
We travel to Barnet on Saturday 21 July for our third pre-season friendly. The following guide has been produced for Town fans making the trip to The Hive Stadium.
This is based on information from the Barnet website plus additional information from www.footballgroundguide.com and information specific to this game.
For any further information, please contact Elizabeth Edwards, Supporter Liaison Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or (+44) (0)7968 876504.
Barnet Football Club information
The address for Barnet Football Club is, The Hive Stadium, Camrose Avenue, London, HA8 6AG.
Barnet are in the Vanarama National League, having been relegated from League Two on goal difference on the last day of the 2017/18 season.
The Hive Stadium opened in July 2013 with Town the first visitors. They left their previous ground Underhill in April 2013.
Specific information for Town fans:
The Bees Terrace, Bumble’s Family Zone and Stand ’66 will be open for the match with prices the same in all areas. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for concessions (65+ and 17 – 21) and £1 for U17s.
ITFC are not selling tickets for this game.
Tickets will be available on the day. They can also be purchased in advance from the Barnet online ticket site for Stand ‘66. The link can be found here:
Travelling to The Hive Stadium
There are no official supporters’ coaches for this pre-season game.
The Sat Nav postcode for The Hive Stadium is HA8 6AG.
From Ipswich, it’s a fairly direct drive. Follow the A12 to the M25 (West), heading towards Stansted / Heathrow. Stay on the M25 until you reach the A1, and head towards Edgware / London. At the second roundabout, take the second exit onto the A5109 (Edgware). The road meanders a bit, and at one point you need to turn right at a roundabout to stay on it, but soon after you cross the A5, you will find the ground on your right, the road by now called Camrose Avenue.
Beware of average speed camera zones on the A12 before Colchester - they are not as obvious as you’d expect.
Please keep in touch with traffic news. With a clear run, it takes a bit under two hours, but it can take up to three hours, depending on traffic.
We generally recommend allowing at least an hour beyond the AA / Google / Sat Nav suggested journey time.
There is a large car park at the stadium. www.footballgroundguide.com suggests that this costs £5 a car.
Otherwise there is street parking on Camrose Avenue (one of the entrances to the stadium is on this road). At the other side of the stadium, Canons Park Tube Station has parking for 150 cars. There is also street parking on Whitchurch Lane (this is the road Canons Park is on) and some of the side streets – do be aware of parking restrictions though, which vary, it seems, every few metres!
Train / Tube
Note: There are no planned engineering works on the day of the match.
Canons Park underground station on the Jubilee Line is a five minute walk from The Hive Stadium. From Liverpool Street, take the Metropolitan Line to Finchley Road and cross over the platform to the Jubilee Line. It should take a bit less than an hour. You will spot the ground on the right side as the train approaches Canons Park. (There is also a great view of the Wembley arch from the platform). From Canons Park, come out of the station and turn left onto Whitchurch Lane. After 200 feet you will see the pedestrian entrance to The Hive on your right.
Queensbury underground station, also on the Jubilee Line is around a ten minute walk. To get to the Hive, turn left out of the station on to Turner Road. Continue to the end of the road, turn right and you will see the entrance to The Hive across the road.
Edgware Station, on the Northern Line, is about a one mile walk from the ground. To get to the Northern Line from Liverpool Street, take the Circle or Hammersmith & City or Metropolitan Line to Moorgate. At Moorgate change to the Northern Line
Bus from Edgware Station
The 340, 186 and 79 buses all run from Edgware Station to Canons Park.
The 288 and 688 buses run from Edgware Station to Camrose Avenue.
This isn’t great pub territory. There is an Irish pub, Moranos, in the row of shops next to Canons Park tube station, but if you are travelling from central London, you might do better to travel via Edgware (directions above), or stop off on the Jubilee Line at Kingsbury, where there are a few options, including a Wetherspoons very near the station.
At the ground
Bar 66 can be found in Stand ’66. There is also the Hive Bar which is usually for home fans. However, on previous visits to The Hive this has been open to Town fans as well. We have historically found Barnet FC and their fans to be welcoming and friendly.
Usual football food is for sale inside the ground.