Travelling Jacks – Derby County

Derby County on Saturday, 2 October 2021 at 3pm

Distance from the Liberty Stadium: 184 miles ~ 3 hours 40 minutes.

Address: Pride Park Stadium, Derby. DE24 8XL
Telephone: 0871 472 1884
Web Site: www.dcfc.co.uk/

Swansea City fans travelling to the game are advised that they must adhere to the home club’s Code of Conduct and all Covid-19 Government guidelines in England.

Pride Park

What’s Pride Park Stadium Like

Up to 2,700 away fans can be accommodated in the corner between the East and South Stand. The stadium and facilities are superb; an amazing PA system and TV screens on the concourses.

The Derby fans are noisy, and with the bowl design of the stadium making a great atmosphere.

Available are pies, pasties, burgers and hot dogs. There’s also a betting outlet on the concourse.

Visiting Derby

Derby is very central to most areas of the country and has a decent food and night life scene. It is a great place to stay, if you want to explore the nearby delights of the Peak District.

If you are planning to stay over, then there are several nearby hotels to stay at when visiting Pride Park. The Travelodge Derby Pride Park (DE24 8HG) is 0.2 miles away and Pentahotel Derby (DE24 8PU) is 0.6 miles away.

Near the Derby Midland train station are Aston Court Hotel, Hallmark Inn Derby (both DE1 2SL) and Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland (DE1 2SQ) all of which are approximately 1.5 miles away.

What’s On in Derby

Heights of Abraham (DE4 3NT) has live music each weekend during the celebration of food and drink. Local artists playing acoustic sets at the summit while enjoying the views. Music is from 12:00-14:00 – weather permitting.

Thursday has a 2-course Lobster & Champagne evening for £39.50 at Seven Restaurant & Café Bar (DE24 8SQ). The same venue has Bottomless Sundays, 90 minutes of Prosecco, house wine, Becks and soft drinks, as you tuck into the breakfast or Sunday lunch menu for £17.50. The comedian Jason Manford is at Derby Arena (DE24 8JB) on the Friday, tickets are £37.

Derby Folk Festival is at Derby Market Place (DE1 3AH) Friday to Sunday. A weekend tickets is £90, Friday is £25, Saturday or Sunday is £40.

Eating and Drinking in Derby

A couple of pubs are near the train station, Merry Widows (DE1 2RU) and The Brunswick (DE1 2RU); both welcome away fans and are 1.2 miles away or ‘Alexandra Hotel’ (DE1 2QE), 1.1 miles away.

The Navigation Inn (DE24 8UU) is 0.7 miles away and has a basic food menu and serves decent beers.

There’s a Harvester, The Pride Park (DE24 8JE) 5 minutes (0.6 miles) walk from the stadium, but doesn’t always admit away fans.

Frankie & Benny’s and Subway are across the road from the club shop and close by are Burger King, KFC, McDonalds and Pizza Hut for those that like fast food.

Parking near Pride Park

There are car parks at the Velodrome next to Pride Park close to the away fans entrance. Cost is £8 per car, or £6 if the car has four or more inside.

There’s parking for £5 at the Derby Conference Centre on the A6 London Road, (DE24 8UX). Park up, buy a ticket at reception and show it in your car. It’s near the Navigation Inn (DE24 8UU) and then a 10-15 minute walk to the turnstiles.

A few businesses off the main A52 near to the stadium offering parking for £6. On the Meadows Industrial Estate, Bamfords Auction House (DE21 6EN) has parking for £5.

For those that arrive early, there’s street parking on Downing Road on the West Meadow Industrial Estate (DE21 6HA), off the A52. It’s then a 10-15 minute walk to the stadium.

You can also choose from a selection of private car parking spaces near Pride Park – including on-street parking, off-street car parks and around 32 reservable parking spaces from just £3.00 per day.

Bus to Derby

For the Derby game, the club and National Express have reached an agreement to provide a service specifically for the travelling Jacks journeying to cheer on the Swans.

Fans can purchase return coach tickets to Derby for the game for £34 online from National Express.

There will be three pick up points; the Swansea.com Stadium, Briton Ferry (McDonald’s) and Port Talbot.

Tickets will be sent via email/e-ticket to fans directly from National Express, and will need to be shown to the driver before boarding. 

All coaches are fully accessible, with toilet provisions available on board. All coaches will depart and return to the Swansea.com Stadium, with two stops along the way.

Fans should be aware that buses will not depart until after the fixture has finished.

Train to Derby

The ground is a 10 minute (0.8 mile) walk from Derby train station.

Trains leave Swansea at 07:24, 08:22 and 09:23 for the 4-hour journey.

Trains back are at 17:39, 18:38 and 19:38 getting in to Swansea High Street at 21:33, 22:42 and 23:43 respectively.

For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!