Vanarama Premier League
Saturday 14th March 2015
Kick Off 3.00pm

Stadium The Silverlake Stadium, Ten Acres, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9HT
Telephone 023 8061 3361
Club Colours Blue and White

Nickname The Spitfires
Official Website

Key Personnel
Hinckley born midfielder Richard Hill has been Manager at Eastleigh since September 2012. A playing career at Northampton Town and Oxford United was ended by a knee injury in 1989. He has been Assistant Manager at Aston Villa under Brian Little and QPR under John Gregory. He has also coached the Ethiopian national team.
Richard Hill
Brief Directions by Road
The M3 and onto the M27 signposted Portsmouth and exit at Junction 5 signposted Eastleigh. Rather confusingly you will see the stadium to your left but continue on as there is no left turn into Stoneham Lane from this direction. When you reach a roundabout go back on your self as if to the M27 again and when you reach the Concorde Club on your left turn right into Stoneham Lane for the ground.

Car Parking
There is a good sized car park at the ground which holds 500 cars, which is free.

Directions by Train and Plane.
The closest station to the stadium is Southampton Airport Parkway, which about a 20 minute walk to the ground. Southampton Airport Parkway station is served by trains from London Waterloo. South West Trains are offering a brilliant special offer on their trains at the moment check check here for a train from Waterloo – Eastleigh for £15.00 return and £7.00 for kids.
From Eastleigh Bus Station you can catch the Blue Star No.2 service towards Southampton City Centre, which passes near to the stadium.
Southampton Airport is very close and will accept private jets by appointment.

Supporters Coach
The supporters coach will leave the Hive at 10 am with earlier pick up points at Potters Bar Station, Barnet (3 separate places), Whetstone and Edgware starting at 9 am. The price is £23.00 return.

Eating and Drinking Locally
The Supporters Bar at the ground is called the Spitfire and away fans are made welcome. Another option is the Concorde Club Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh SO50 9HQ just north of the ground. Otherwise the Cricketers on Chestnut Avenue is the only other watering hole close by.
Opposite Eastleigh Station is the local Wetherspoons outlet called the Wagon Works.

Ground Description
The stadium has a capacity of around 4,500 with 2,600 seats and has had a major facelift in the last 18 months.
The Grandstand holds 370 and sits astride the half way line. Opposite is the covered East Terrace which runs the full length of the pitch. Behind the North Goal is another area of covered terracing which is the home fans strong hold while our home for the afternoon will be the quietly impressive South or Silverlake Stand which is all seated.
South Stand
Silverlake Stand
Admission Prices
Adult £12 Concessions £7.50 Under 16's £4
Previous Meetings and Memories
We have only ever played Eastleigh once and that was earlier this season when a on loan Sam “Bob” Hoskins goal was enough in a 1-0 win.
Bob Hoskins at Barnet

Celebrity Watch

Is this your Father?
Eastleigh is the home of the hit record! Comedian Benny Hill lived and worked here and his early job as a Milkman inspired his Number 1 hit record in 1970 “Ernie”. Someone who I actually met during my days in a Music Publisher was Heinz Burt, bass player in the group the Tornadoes who had a Number 1 hit with “Telstar” in 1962 He also had a top 10 hit with “Just Like Eddie” in 1963.
Heinz aged 57

1 comment:

  1. The Wetherspoons pub in Eastleigh is the Wagon Works not the Wagon Wheel.