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Harewood College Car Park to the Vitality Stadium

Harewood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6NZ

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Harewood College Car Park to the Vitality Stadium.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 1.15km.
  • The route takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • The majority of paths along the route consist of tarmac.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; congested pathways, slight slopes and uneven surfaces.

Parking (Harewood College - Matchday Parking)

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located off Harewood Avenue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is step-free access throughout the car park.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 460cm x 480cm (15ft 1in x 15ft 9in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • Standard parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The route from the car park is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The stadium is not clearly visible from the car park.
  • Matchday Information View
    • The following information relates to the parking available on a matchday.
    • There are 1 parking bays in total which are allocated to Blue Badge holders, of which 1 is/are clearly marked.
    • Standard parking bays can be used for Blue Badge holders.
    • This car park is for home supporters.
    • Parking spaces are available on a match-by-match basis.
    • Parking is free for all supporters on match day.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders on a match day.
    • There is a steward available for assistance on match days.
  • Related Route Plan(s) View

Harewood College Car Park to Harewood Avenue

  • After exiting the car park there is a path.
  • Follow the path for approximately 270m until you reach Harewood Avenue.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • There is a long very slight slope along the entirety of the path.
  • The route crosses the access road into the Avonbourne College.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.

Harewood Avenue to Littledown Avenue

  • Once you reach Harewood Avenue turn left and follow the path for approximately 15m until you reach the pedestrian crossing.
  • This crossing is used to access the opposite side of Harewood Avenue.
  • The pedestrian crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • After completing the crossing turn right.
  • Follow the path along Harewood Avenue for approximately 140m until you reach the turning onto Littledown Avenue.
  • The paths consist of a tarmac surface.
  • There is step-free access along Harewood Avenue.
  • There is a very long slight slope as the path nears Littledown Avenue.

Littledown Avenue to Thistlebarrow Road

  • Once you reach the turning onto Littledown Avenue turn left.
  • Follow the path for approximately 450m until you reach the turning for Thistlebarrow Road.
  • The surface along the path is tarmac.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • At the start of the path there is a long slight slope.
  • Along the route the path crosses Bishop Court.
  • The Bishop Court crossing has dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving on the dropped kerbs.

Thistlebarrow Road to the Outer Concourse

  • Once you have reached the turning onto Thistlebarrow Road turn left.
  • Follow the path for approximately 300m until you reach the outer concourse
  • The surface along the path is tarmac.
  • There is step-free access along the path.
  • Along the route the path crosses Middleton Gardens.
  • The Middleton Gardens crossing has dropped kerbs both sides.
  • There is no tactile paving on the dropped kerbs.
  • After approximately 250m Thistlebarrow Road reaches a T-junction
  • At the T-junction turn left and follow the path for approximately 300m until you reach the outer concourse.

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access throughout the outer concourse.
    The outer concourse has a tarmac surface.
  • There is a pre-match food and drink kiosk located on the outer wall of the Vitality Steve Fletcher North Stand.
    The Great Escape Bar is located at the corner of the Main Stand and the Vitality Steve Fletcher North Stand .
    There are programme stalls located at regular intervals around the concourse.
  • There is step-free access to the stands and hospitality entrances.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.