Pre Season Friendly
Saturday 1st August 2015
Kick Off 3.00 pm

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.
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. 
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.

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 Wheel.

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 with the quietly impressive South or Silverlake Stand behind the other goal which is all seated.

Admission Prices
Adult £12 Concessions £7.50 Under 16's £4

Previous Meetings and Memories
March 14th 2015 and the 2-1 win, thanks to goals from John Akinde and Curtis Weston, began a nine match unbeaten run which took us to the Conference title.
Celebrity Watch

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.

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