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Closest drop-off point to The Valley on Match Days/Concession Ticket use

edited May 28 in Match Day Travel
Hi All!

I've just got bought season tickets for me and my elderly dad, returning after years of up and down health for him. 

Back in 2008/2009 the walk from the 177/472 bus stop opposite Halford's wasn't so daunting, now his breathing really catchs up with him and he walks with a crutch. 

I know parking is out of the question without paying an arm and a leg, but I can get my missus to drop us off and pick us up on Match Days. My question to you all is: Where is the closest point to the West Stand/Superstore she can drop us off? I've seen Charlton Church Lane gets closed off by police, but is there a way around the back to the main gates?

Also there may be the odd game he can't make (evening games), I've seen in the terms you can request 3 upgrades to a ticket per year and pay the difference between senior and full match day rate - but do they really check the tickets? Back years ago I used to bring a friend the odd time on my dads senior ticket without any issues! I'm not trying to get away without paying extra, just 3 upgrades is a bit low :( I'd gladly pay to upgrade it each time.

Thanks!

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  • edited May 28
    Baronoli said:
    Hi All!

    I've just got bought season tickets for me and my elderly dad, returning after years of up and down health for him. 

    Back in 2008/2009 the walk from the 177/472 bus stop opposite Halford's wasn't so daunting, now his breathing really catchs up with him and he walks with a crutch. 

    I know parking is out of the question without paying an arm and a leg, but I can get my missus to drop us off and pick us up on Match Days. My question to you all is: Where is the closest point to the West Stand/Superstore she can drop us off? I've seen Charlton Church Lane gets closed off by police, but is there a way around the back to the main gates?

    Also there may be the odd game he can't make (evening games), I've seen in the terms you can request 3 upgrades to a ticket per year and pay the difference between senior and full match day rate - but do they really check the tickets? Back years ago I used to bring a friend the odd time on my dads senior ticket without any issues!

    Thanks!
    Drive down Floyd Road and drop where you like. As long as you follow the one-way system and don’t leave it too late you’ll be fine. Or ask about disabled parking behind the north stand.
  • Baronoli said:
    Hi All!

    I've just got bought season tickets for me and my elderly dad, returning after years of up and down health for him. 

    Back in 2008/2009 the walk from the 177/472 bus stop opposite Halford's wasn't so daunting, now his breathing really catchs up with him and he walks with a crutch. 

    I know parking is out of the question without paying an arm and a leg, but I can get my missus to drop us off and pick us up on Match Days. My question to you all is: Where is the closest point to the West Stand/Superstore she can drop us off? I've seen Charlton Church Lane gets closed off by police, but is there a way around the back to the main gates?

    Also there may be the odd game he can't make (evening games), I've seen in the terms you can request 3 upgrades to a ticket per year and pay the difference between senior and full match day rate - but do they really check the tickets? Back years ago I used to bring a friend the odd time on my dads senior ticket without any issues!

    Thanks!
    Drive down Floyd Road and drop where you like. As long as you follow the one-way system and don’t leave it too late you’ll be fine. Or ask about disabled parking behind the north stand.
    Thanks! So I'd have to approach Floyd Road from Charlton Park Lane coming from Charlton Road ?
    https://i.imgur.com/1MF1YzT.png
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  • edited May 28
    Baronoli said:
    Baronoli said:
    Hi All!

    I've just got bought season tickets for me and my elderly dad, returning after years of up and down health for him. 

    Back in 2008/2009 the walk from the 177/472 bus stop opposite Halford's wasn't so daunting, now his breathing really catchs up with him and he walks with a crutch. 

    I know parking is out of the question without paying an arm and a leg, but I can get my missus to drop us off and pick us up on Match Days. My question to you all is: Where is the closest point to the West Stand/Superstore she can drop us off? I've seen Charlton Church Lane gets closed off by police, but is there a way around the back to the main gates?

    Also there may be the odd game he can't make (evening games), I've seen in the terms you can request 3 upgrades to a ticket per year and pay the difference between senior and full match day rate - but do they really check the tickets? Back years ago I used to bring a friend the odd time on my dads senior ticket without any issues!

    Thanks!
    Drive down Floyd Road and drop where you like. As long as you follow the one-way system and don’t leave it too late you’ll be fine. Or ask about disabled parking behind the north stand.
    Thanks! So I'd have to approach Floyd Road from Charlton Park Lane coming from Charlton Road ?
    https://i.imgur.com/1MF1YzT.png
    Come from Church Lane. The junction with Floyd Road isn’t and can’t be closed, because it’s the car park and residents’ access, you just have to exit via Charlton Lane. That is, enter at the junction you have highlighted next to Sainsbury.
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