Ground Name: Impact Arena
Address: North Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7FZ
Main Telephone No: 01773 830277
Fax No: 01773 836164
Team Nickname: Reds
Year Ground Opened: 1959
Pitch Size: 110 x 75 yards
Home Kit Colours: All Red
Official Web Site: www.alfretontownfc.com
Unofficial Web Site: Supporters' Association
The game has been made ALL Ticket. Prices are £13 adults and £7 for concessions (Senior citizens and children under 16). If you haven’t as yet got a ticket please contact Carlisle United directly.
Some branch members have booked on the 9.15 train from St Pancreas and back on the 17.33 from Alfreton. Cost is currently £19 each way for advance single tickets. Standard off peak returns are available on all trains for £58.
The King Alfred, 58 High Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7BE, 01773 833274
Recently revamped into a proper real ale pub there are up to 8 real ales available from local breweries like Amber Ales in Ripley, Castle Rock in Nottingham and Blue Monkey from Giltbrook. Well priced pub grub is available with many ingredients sourced locally and there’s even fresh coffee for the non-drinkers!
Other Boozers and Food Outlets Worth a Visit
The Victoria, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7GL
Closest pub to the ground, The Victoria has a pool table, sky sports, the usual array of keg lagers and 2 rotating real ales. A welcoming family friendly place although the scran is limited to baps with
There are a number of other decent looking pubs between the station and ground. Further information on them can be found on the excellent Alfreton supporters’ association website.
Recommend takeaway options en route between the station and ground are Jimmy’s Chippy and The Fisheries Chip Shop, both on Mansfield road. Scran is available inside the ground including the famous (in Alfreton anyway) Full Monty which consists of Pie, Chips, Peas and Gravy for £2.70!
If travelling by train from London via Nottingham you might want to consider stopping off for a few jars on the way back. Nottingham has plenty of great boozers but the below are a couple of London Branch tried and tested favourites.
Vat & Fiddle, 12-14, Queen's Bridge Road, Nottingham, NG2 1NB, Tel: 0115 9850611
The Castle Rock Brewery tap (their Harvest Pale Ale is a former champion beer of Britain) this brilliant pub serves its own ales along with a variety of guest and European beers. CAMRA listed.
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, 1, Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, NG1 6AD, Tel: 0115 9473171
Established in 1189 it claims to be the oldest continually used pub in the world. It is a wee bit of a tourist trap but still worth a visit and plenty of decent beer is available. CAMRA listed.
How to Get There
Trains from London to Alfreton run out of St Pancreas via Nottingham and take around two and a half hours. The ground is about a mile from the station. To get there turn right into Mansfield road then second left down Prospect Street. At the end turn right along Nottingham road then first left down North Street. The ground is about 150 yard down the road on the right. To get to the away section you will need to walk round the south side of the Impact Arena to get to the Alma St End.
By Car & Where to Park
If you’re using a Sat Nav then enter postcode DE55 7FZ into your device. For directions to the Impact Arena please click here.
What’s the Ground Like?
The Impact Area is small and basic yet friendly by all accounts. The ground has undergone a fair bit of renovation in recent years as Alfreton have enjoyed a fairly impressive rise through the non-leagues. The ground holds 3,500 and is a mixture of seating and standing. There are some seats available to away fans though it’s not clear how many and they will most likely be allocated on a first come first served basis.