There was a guards strike yesterday. I wouldn’t have got home until after 8pm so I drove over. Took the M27 which becomes the A27 to the Eastern Road exit. I’d booked a private space for my car in Mariners Walk, arrived there at 12.45 and walked to the ground along Warren Avenue and Priory Crescent. It was a 10 minute walk. After the match I was in my car at 5.10pm and home by 6.10pm. A good result. As I walked along Warren Avenue, there were a lot of parking spaces until I got closer to Milton Road.
More strikes are planned so I’ll be driving to the next two home matches at least unless they reach a deal.
I could repeat yesterday’s plan, arriving at the same time and parking in Warren Avenue. Or book the same space and arrive much later. But I have no idea what traffic conditions are like nearer 3pm either via the Eastern Road or the other two main roads into the central area of the City. Nor do I know of other car parking within no more than 10 minutes walk from the ground.
I’m not wild about the prospect of coming regularly by car but would be interested if I discover a bit more from anyone who has local knowledge to share.