Team Solent away: Tickets, travel, directions and parking information
South Shields make the long trip to the south coast on Saturday for the FA Vase fifth round tie with Team Solent.
The club has so far sold more than 300 match tickets for the game in Southampton, with tickets remaining on sale from Mariners Park or by calling 0191 454 7800.
Tickets can also be bought from the home club by clicking here – Team Solent also indicate that they will be sold at the turnstiles on matchday, but it is advisable to secure tickets in advance.
The match is being held at Test Park, which has a post code of SO16 9BP, with a kick-off time of 3pm.
Club sponsor Westoe Travel has limited additional places available on coach and train travel to the game. For all of the information on that, or to book, call them on 0191 455 2292.
For those travelling by plane to Southampton Airport, the distance from the airport to Test Park is 7.3 miles. Click here for directions via Google Maps.
Supporters taking the train to Southampton Central Train Station are advised that there is a 4.3 miles distance to the ground. Click here for directions via Google Maps.
For those driving to the game, meanwhile, the following advice is given by South Shields supporter Dave Rowlings, who lives in Southampton and regularly makes the long drive…
“I have made the journey to and from Shields dozens of times by road and I have tried all different routes.
“I think the best and easiest is A1 – M1 – Off at Junction 15A and take the A43 towards Oxford – M40 for one junction and then A34 to M3 to Southampton.”
When you reach the end of the M3, the directions to Test Park given by the home club are as follows.
At junction 13, use the left two lanes to exit towards Southampton Docks/Bournemouth, and merge onto the M27.
Leave at junction 3 onto the M271 (Southampton), taking the first slip road off the M271 and then first exit off the roundabout.
Carry on to the next roundabout and take the second exit, continuing straight ahead. At the traffic lights, turn right then immediately right again into Lower Brownhill Road. Continue as far as you can and the entrance to Test Park is on your left.
Supporters are advised that parking at Test Park is relatively limited, with about 60 spaces available.
The entrance to Test Park is at the end of a long, narrow lane, with coaches expected to come in through a different gate from the housing estate adjacent.
We thank everyone who is making the incredible effort to come down to Southampton at the weekend, and very much look forward to seeing you all there.