There's plenty going on at Arbour Park this Saturday besides another crucial National League South match!
We are delighted to offer FREE admission to members of the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and NHS employees - and there's also the sponsored head shave in support of Mind after the match!
As usual, we have pulled together some useful information for supporters in advance.
The turnstiles will be open from around 13:30 and a limited amount of free parking will be available at Arbour Park. Please note that the car park at St Joseph’s School is open to Parking permit holders only. It will be open from around 13:30 to 14:45 and then after the game for cars to leave.
Upon presentation of valid ID, we will offer FREE admission to the Armed Forces (including veterans), Emergency Services and NHS employees.
Otherwise admission prices are as below:
Adult (18-64) - £13
Concession (65+) - £9
Student (16-17, Student) - £5
Child (5-15) - £3 (12 year old and under must be accompanied by an Adult)
Infant (0-4) - Free
Arbour Park does not have ATMs on site. Credit and debit cards are accepted at Turnstile 4, the Club Shop and main bar in the West Stand. Please note that no smoking or vaping is permitted inside Arbour Park. Anyone wishing to smoke can get their hand stamped by a steward at the exit gates, and be allowed back in afterwards.
Supporters in wheelchairs, or with mobility issues should enter Arbour Park via the front entrance.
Sponsored head shave for Mind
We've already raised in excess of £1,300 for Mind, the mental health charity!
All participants should be ready in the bar by the times listed below - and our barber has asked that they wash their hair and do not put any product in it!
17:00 - Kieran Wall
17:10 - Michael McGranaghan
17:20 - Keith Court
17:30 - Brinley Jones
17:40 - Mark Hunter
17:50 - Trent Phillips
18:00 - John Porter
18:10 - Jack Turner
18:20 - Neil Baker
18:30 - Mark Bailey
Donations to Slough's homeless
Yesterday we started our appeal for donations of essential items ahead of Sunday 22 December, when we are opening Arbour Park to Slough’s homeless, providing food, showers and haircuts. Please bring items along to Arbour Park and leave them with Mark Bailey – ask for him behind the bar in the main stand.
For more information on our appeal, click here.
Food & drink
The bar and kitchen area on the first floor of the West Stand, and the tea bar on the ground floor of the West Stand will be open to all supporters, selling a range of hot and cold food and drinks.
We will also have a second tea bar open on the East Stand side, selling hot drinks, cold drinks, snacks and rolls.
The Club Shop will also be open, where we will have a limited stock of the new Football Manager 2020 PC game on sale at just £15!
Lynch Hill Enterprise Academy (adjacent to Arbour Park) - Slough Town supporters who have purchased a parking permit will have a reserved parking space. There is a limited number of unreserved spaces here for all supporters, available on a first come, first served basis.
Arbour Park - There is a limited number of unreserved parking spaces elsewhere on the Arbour Park site for all other supporters. These spaces are not available until 30 minutes before kick-off and are on a first come, first served basis. Please follow the directions provided by parking stewards.
There is a limited number of unreserved marked Blue Badge parking spaces at Arbour Park, available on a first come, first served basis for Blue Badge holders. The post code for sat navs is SL2 5AY.
St Joseph’s Catholic High School - Slough Town supporters who have purchased a parking permit will have a reserved parking space. The post code for sat navs is SL2 5HN. There are no unreserved spaces here.
Off street parking is extremely limited - however there are a number of car parks within walking distance. We would strongly encourage supporters to car-share or travel by public transport where possible. The ground is conveniently situated approximately half a mile from the train and bus stations where plenty of car parking can also be found. Click the link for more information. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to walk from the station and the car parks.
If you do park in residential streets, please be respectful to our neighbours – keep noise to a minimum, and do not litter. When parking, do not block entranceways and driveways, and do not park dangerously, including on blind corners. There are a number of car parks within walking distance of Arbour Park.
Getting to Arbour Park
Directions to Arbour Park are available by clicking this link.
Rail and bus
Slough Rail station is on the mainline to London Paddington. Arbour Park is a 15-minute walk from the station. PlusBus is available as an add-on rail ticket and for £3 per day offers unlimited bus travel on that day. These are available from ticket offices, machines and online.
There are various other ways of getting to the ground - click here for more information.
Image: Philip Benton
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