Derby County Club Profile
Derby County : Quick Links
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We've Met Before;
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Food And Drink;
Derby County : Club Background
Derby County are founder members of the Football League, having joined in 1888, four years after they were formed as an offshoot to Derbyshire County Cricket Club. They quickly shortened the Derbyshire bit to Derby to avoid possible objections or confusion from the actual county FA. Initially they played matches at the cricket ground, before getting their first proper ground in 1895, named the Baseball Ground, after another sport that was briefly played there during their early years. That was to stay as the home of their first team for 102 years before they moved to Pride Park in 1997.
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|Derby County : We've Met Before|
|Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Derby County
|28/01/2014||Away||CHP||L||2-3||23615||Lundstram 25, Miller 34|
Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Derby County
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Derby County : Club Statistics
Highest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Lowest League Attendance: Not Applicable
Average League Attendance: Not Applicable
CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS
|Games Without A Win: ||0
||Games Without A Home Win: ||0
|Games Without An Away Win: ||0
||Games Without Defeat: ||0
|Games Without A Home Defeat: ||0
||Games Without An Away Defeat: ||0
|Games Without A Draw: ||0
||Games Without A Score Draw: ||0
|Games Without A No-Score Draw: ||0
||Games Without Scoring: ||0
|Games Without Conceding: ||0
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Derby County : Club Information
Pride Park Stadium
(Click for map)
Telephone Number : 0871-472-1884
Chairman : Andy Appleby
Secretary : Clare Morris
Safety Officer : Nigel Wood
Press Officer : Tom Loakes
Manager : Steve McClaren
Capacity : 33,010
Seated : 33,010
Covered Terrace : n/a
Record Attendance : (Baseball Ground) 41,826 vs Tottenham Hotspur, First Division, 20th September 1969
Record Attendance : (Pride Park) 33,378 vs Liverpool, Premier League, 18th March 2000
Colours : White shirts, black shorts (with reverse trim on both)
Nickname : The Rams
Ticket Prices :
Away fans are located at one end of the stadium in the McArthur Glen Stand, where the allocation is normally 3,000, although this can be increased to 4,800, if demand requires it.
Prices for our 2013-14 Season visit are as follows:
Adults: £20.00; Seniors: £14.00; Under-18s: £11.00.
Prices increase on the day by £3.00 for Adults and £2.00 for Seniors and Juniors.
Concessions may be asked for ID on the turnstile - if you are asked for proof of eligibility but don't have any ID, then you will be upgraded to an Adult ticket and charged accordingly.
As Pride Park is a new stadium, disabled facilities ought to be good. In terms of the information that Derby give out themselves, they are a little bit vague and generic merely saying that facilities for both ambulant and wheelchair disabled supporters include "Pitch level wheelchair, and assistant, seating; Elevated wheelchair, and assistant, seating; Hearing looped equipped seating; Dedicated seating for ambulant and visually impaired supporters; Disabled toilet facilities using the 'radar' key system; Catering facilities throughout the stadium".
Wheelchair and Ambulant disabled are charged relevant age bracket with a free carer. Although tickets will be available via the Huish Park ticket office, if you need additional advice then call the Digonex Ticket Office on 0871-472-1884 (option 1).
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Derby County : Directions To The Ground
Considering it's a new stadium, Pride Park is fairly close to Derby city centre and close to the main railway station, and so is fairly easy to get to either by rail or by car. However, the fact that it's a new stadium also means that there's a lot of controls in place in terms of access to the stadium itself.
Most Yeovil fans coming from the West Country will be choosing M5 --> M42 --> A42. So you'll be coming in from the South-West side. You don't actually get onto the M1 but you'll reach the junction itself before heading off to Derby. With all of the routes, you'll pick up signposts for Pride Park Stadium, so these are kept brief on the basis that the street signs will get you there anyway.
From South West: Leave the M5 and join the M42/A42 until you reach the M1 junction 24. Follow A50 towards Derby City Centre and then follow signs for Pride Park Stadium.
From North West: Leave the M6 at junction 16; from Stoke-On-Trent take the A50 Stoke to Derby link road. Join the A38 to Derby ring road and follow signs for Pride Park.
From North: Leave the M1 at junction 28 heading south on the A38 to Derby, Follow signs for Pride Park Stadium.
From South: Leave the M1 at junction 25 and take the A52 to Derby, follow signs for Pride Park Stadium.
Parking at the stadium itself on matchdays is very limited. There is a designated coach car park (on the East side of the stadium), and a separate designated minibus car park (in Riverside Road away from the north side of the stadium). When choosing your car park, note that they do close off the road that runs across the north side of the stadium (Derwent Parade) around 40 minutes before the match, and for around 20 minutes after the match to aid pedestrian access. They also make the road along the west side of the stadium (Royal Way) one way only after the game. So if you don't want to get jammed in, or forced in a direction you don't want to be in, then choose a car park that is on the side of the ground that you want to get away from.
The Stadium West car park has 350 spaces at £10.00 each. The Stadium South car park has 1,100 spaces at £7.00 each, although they'll charge you £4.00 if you have four or more people in your car. There is a third car park at the stadium, but this appears to be for pre-registered people only.
Aside from the club's three stadium car parks, and the coach/minibus car-parks, Derby recommend the following alternatives:
(a) Cattle Market, Chequers Road off the A52 Brian Clough Way (DE21 6EP)
(b) Fireplace Workshop, Wyvern Way (DE21 6NZ) - apparently very expensive at £8.00 but convenient for the M1 Northbound
(c) The Point, Hudson Way (DE24 8HS - approx) - City car park - £2.50 for 4 hours and £4.50 or for a full day
(d) Derby Railway Station - Pride Park Car Park, Roundhouse Road (DE24 8JE - approx) - £6.00 for a full day - make sure you're on the East side of the railway line as the west car park is short stay
(e) Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Alvaston (DE24 8UX) - convenient for M1 Southbound - expect around £5.00 charge.
(f) Derby College - Johnson Building, Locomotive Way (DE24 8PU) - 100 spaces at £5.00 each. Only available Fri/Sat/Sun matches.
(g) Derby College - The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road (DE24 8JE) - 130 spaces at £5.00 each. Only available Fri/Sat/Sun matches.
(h) RTC Deadman's Lane (DE24 8WE - approx) - 80 spaces at £5.00.
(i) RTC London Road on the A6 (DE24 8UP) - 320 spaces at £5.00.
This is a bit of a fiddly five hour journey from Yeovil that could involve you leaving from either station. The Yeovil Junction route takes you via either Basingstoke or via Exeter then Birmingham (so you could end up leaving in either direction!) The Yeovil Pen Mill route is rarer but will involve you changing via either Bristol Temple Meads or Gloucester. Going back, be warned that there are only a very limited number of services.
For Londoners and Capital Glovers, this is a much more simple journey - straight out of St Pancras with no changes, and roughly a 1hr 30mins - 1hr 45mins journey time. With around two trains an hour this is an easy one.
Check the National Rail Enquiries site for details of services.
Once you reach the station, you're talking about a 15 minute walk to the ground, and you should even find it is signposted from the station. You'll go through a retail park which includes a Harvester, Chiquito and similar if that's your kind of thing.
Generally, you shouldn't need a bus to get to the ground, as it's fairly central. However there are the following standard bus services running on a loop that varies slightly from service to service:
42/43 - Derby Hospital - Bus Station - Nunsfield House - Allenton, Bingham Street - Alvaston, Blue Peter - Bus Station (again) - Albert Street.
There are three services that vary their standard routes on matchdays only, close to kick-off time, and run as follows:
44 Cornishman Radford Street Pride Park Way Derby Bus Station.
45 Cornishman Blue Peter Pride Park Way Derby Bus Station.
61 Swadlincote Melbourne Stanton West Chellaston Sinfin Avenue Allenton Pride Park Way Derby Bus Station
There are also two football specials that run as one-off services as follows:
DC1 - Mickleover, Market Place - Ladybank Road - East Avenue - The Hollow - The Oaklands - Village Street - Pride Park (leaves Mickleover 13:45, arrives at Pride Park at 14:25 - or 18:30/19:10 for an evening game).
DC2 - Wragley Way - Sinfin ASDA - Osmaston Park Road, Showcase - Allenton, The Mitre - Pride Park (leaves Wragley Way 14:00, arrives at Pride Park at 14:35 - or 18:45/19:20 for an evening game).
A selection of Derby taxi companies can be found here.
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|Derby County : Web Resources|
Derby County Disabled Supporters Club
Derby's website for their disabled supporters. Mainly aimed at Derby fans - it doesn't give you any information on Pride Park facilities, which would have been useful.
Derby County Football Club
Derby County's main club website. Usual PTV pros and cons. Derby seem to go to a bit more effort than some clubs, however the navigation of the overall format still makes it hard going.
Derby County Supporters' Clubs
This site says it is "the official web site of the Derby County Supporters Clubs" - not to be confused with 'We Are Derby' which is "the official fan site of Derby County Football Club". Confused? Well this one appears to be run by the supporters clubs themselves, rather than by the football club, and so promotes travel to both home and away games, plus photos that show where they've been on those days out.
Pride Park Stadium
A website for the stadium itself, aimed at promoting the more non-football side of things such as conferencing and event hosting.
We Are Derby
It says a lot for the 'official' PTV network format that so many football clubs have to open up secondary websites to support their actual operations these days. This one is dubbed as 'the official fan site of Derby County Football Club' - note that there is also an 'official supporters' website above - this one is aimed at providing additional support from the club for ticketing, membership, club store and other such 'fan' related things for the Rams.
|Web Message Boards|
E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters
Dedicated Derby County section of the online Derby Telegraph.
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Derby County : Food & Drink
Immediately around the Pride Park ground you'll find a lot of retail park style outlets - Harvester, Chiquito, McDonalds and things like that. But once you step away from the shopping outlets there are a number of pubs, and a large number of worthy ones if you're prepared to go into the city centre.
Club Bar :
There is a club bar called McFarlands Bar in the South-West corner of the stadium, but it's open to members only and so won't admit away fans. Therefore your main source of alcohol at the stadium itself is the concourse bar inside the away stand.
Local Pubs :
|Alexandra Hotel: Around 15 minutes walk from the ground in the city centre. Harvest Pale is the house beer, with half a dozen more changing beers from Castle Rock and guest breweries. Food is available all day although only in the form of rolls and cold pork and huntsman pies. The place also has four en-suite Bed and Breakfast rooms available should you wish to stay overnight. Opening Hours: 12:00 noon - 11.00p.m. daily, with an hour extension on Friday and Saturday nights.|
Alexandra Hotel, 203 Siddals Road, Derby, DE1 2QE. Tel: 01332-293993. Email: email@example.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Brewery Tap: The Brewer Tap for the Derby Brewing Company. Situated 30 minutes walk from the Pride Park stadium. Serves five beers from the Derby Brewing Company, plus five guests. Serves food from 12.00 noon until 9.00p.m. Opening hours are 12.00 noon until 11.00p.m. with an extra hour on Thursday nights and an extra two hours on Friday and Saturday nights. On Saturday and Sunday mornings they open an hour earlier. Very close to the Exeter Arms, so worth doing these as a pair.|
Brewery Tap, 1 Derwent Street, Derby, DE1 2ED. Tel: 01332-366283. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Brunswick Inn: Situated around 15 minutes walk from the ground. The road its situated in runs parallel with the railway track on the west side, and so is close to the main railway station. They're also five minutes walk from the Westfield Shopping Centre. They have up to 16 beers on offer from three different brewery ranges: Everards, Brunswick Brewing Company and Brampton Brewery. Food served lunchtimes only.|
Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby, DE1 2RU. Tel: 01332-290677. Email: email@example.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Exeter Arms: This pub is around 30 minutes walk from the ground, and is part of the Dancing Duck Brewery. Unsurprising then, that it serves Dancing Duck Brewery beers, along with Marston's Pedigree and a couple of changing guests. Opening hours for a Tuesday night are 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m., with food serviced from 12 noon - 9.00p.m. It's situated close to the Brewery Tap pub, and so worth doing both as a pair.|
Exeter Arms, Exeter Place, Derby, DE1 2EU. Tel: 01332-605323. Map: Click Here.
|Navigation Inn: If the Harvester and Hungry Horse pubs on the local retail park turn out to be too full when you get to the ground, the Navigation Inn may be a useful option for those who want a short walk and are not too fussed about the pub that they land themselves in. Situated ten minutes walk south of the ground. Roomy pub with a big beer garden out the back. Serves food all day, with one cask ale available. Opens from 12.00 noon until 10.45p.m. daily.|
Navigation Inn, 805 London Road, Derby, DE24 8UU. Tel: 01332-605470. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Pride Park Harvester: Harvester chain restaurant/pub situated on the retail park adjacent to the Pride Park stadium. Opening hours: 11:00a.m. 11:00p.m. daily.|
Pride Park Harvester, Roundhouse Road, Derby, DE24 8JE. Tel: 01332-371471. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
|Station Inn: As the name suggests, this pub is close to the railway station and about 15-20 mins walk from the ground. No food, but real ales include Deuchars IPA, Draught Bass (served on gravity), Pedigree, Bombardier and a guest. Although this pub is highly rated, there are suggestions that the landlord doesn't like football fans too much, so maybe not a pub for club colours or getting your vocal chords ready for your latest terrace chant. Opening hours for a Tuesday are: 11:30a.m. - 2:30p.m., 6:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.|
Station Inn, 12 Midland Road, Derby, DE1 2SN. Tel: 01332-608014. Map: Click Here.
|The Merlin: Hungry Horse pub situated on the retail park that is adjacent to Pride Park. Opening hours: 10:00a.m. 11:00p.m. daily.|
The Merlin, Pride Parkway, 1, Orient Way, Derby, DE24 8XL. Tel: 01332-386241. Email: email@example.com. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.
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Derby County : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels
Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide
to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.
Other Points Of Interest
[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]
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