Our Impressions of The Eyrie
The ground is approx 2 miles out of Bedford, on the A603 (Sandy Road). Away supporters visiting the ground don't have to go into Bedford town centre at all, as the ground is just off the Bedford bypass.
The Eyrie has cover on all 4 sides. The north and west stands are small covered terraces. For those who wish to stand near the dug-outs the west stand is the place. The south stand is covered terracing spanning the width of the ground. The east stand is all seated.
Also on Meadow Lane, are Bedford United (next door, not ground sharing) of the South Midlands league.
With a neat and tidy new ground, and a good support, bedford are a very ambitious club trying continuously to push forward and no doubt one day soon they will achieve their goal of Conference football.
Directions to The Eyrie
Exit the M1 at junction 13 signposted to Bedford [A421. At roundabout at the end of the sliproad take the Bedford turnoff. Stay on this road for 7 miles until the second roundabout. Take the third turn off to Cambridge [A1 and Bedford [A603. At the next roundabout go straight over to Cambridge [A1 and Bedford [A603. Take the third turn off to Bedford [A603. At the roundabout take the fourth turn off to Sandy [A603.Ground is half a mile on the left hand side.
Supporters travelling to a game by train will find themselves approx 5 miles from the ground. There is a taxi rank in the station, and the bus station is about 5 minutes walk away towards the town centre (signposted).
Local Area around The Eyrie
At Ryman League level, parking is more than adequate as the club uses the car park of one of the companies. There is a ?1 charge to use this car park. I'm not too sure why, but it may have something to do with having to rent out the car park on match days.
At the entrance to Meadow Lane, there is a large lay-by. This gets full on match days, as it allows a quick exit after the game. So you need to get to the ground early if you want to secure a parking spot here.
The actual Bedford Town car park is for permit holders only, as well as officials of the club and players. Meadow Lane is not very big so there is some limited parking on one side going up the Lane. The Police are clamping down on cars being parked on the grass verge on the main road, so it is wise to give this a miss.
The official car park also allows
. I think there are about 3 places to park next to the ground. If the gate is closed (for wheelchair access) just give it a knock. In the East stand, there is an area for some wheelchairs (don't know how many).
Cyclists can also bring their bike into the ground. Yet again, knock on the gate for access, but don't forget to pay. There are parts of the ground outside where cyclists can chain their bikes up, and there is a bike rack in the paying car park (you don't have to pay).