12:32 15 February 2012
By Tony Symonds
This page contains lots of great information for families looking to enjoy a day out here at the Abbey Business Stadium.
A Family Day Out
Cheltenham Town Football Club strives to provide a family friendly atmosphere for all our supporters, new or existing, young or old. The passion and excitement that goes into supporting a team can be a great way to bring families together. Whether you are a father and son duo, granddad is a long term season ticket holder or you simply want to spend time together as a family, a day out watching the Robins is an experience to be shared.
Getting to the Ground
Getting to the ground is easy and you can use either public transport or drive by car. For more information on getting to and from the ground see the links below.
Directions and Parking
How to Buy Tickets
Purchasing tickets for Cheltenham Town home matches is easy and can be done in advance or on the day. Tickets can be bought in person at the Ticket Office, by telephone or online. There are several areas of the ground for home supporters however if you are coming along to a game as a family, our 'Family Stand' is the ideal place to watch the match.
The Ticket Office is located at the stadium (accessible via Main Car Park) and is open from 10am until 3pm, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.
Ticket Office enquiries: 01242 573558 opt.1
Buy Online: Online Ticket Office
Tickets in the Family Stand start at £15 adults, £11 concessions (Students & Over 65's) and just £5 Juniors (16 and under).
My 1st Match
The Cheltenham Town 'My 1st Match' package gives young football fans in the area the opportunity to experience their first live football match at Cheltenham Town FC - with a difference.
By offering first time visitors a complete supervised match day experience including their tickets plus added extras from the club and npower, we aim to create a lasting memory for each child enjoying their Cheltenham Town debut.
My 1st Match
Family Fun Days
Each season, the club organises family fun days aimed at providing extra entertainment for families and children at certain matches. There are usally special tickets offer provided to encourange more children along to the match as well as additonal entertainment before the game and at half time. Look out for details of these during the season.
About the Club
Cheltenham Town currently play in the Vanarama National League. Our nickname is the Robins. Our ground is called The World of Smile Stadium and we have played there since 1932.
You can find out lots about our players, manager and backroom team using the following links. Here's a picture of our squad for the 2011-12 season:
Meet the Management
Our mascot is called Whaddney and he is a Robin - see the picture below! He is great with kids and is always around to entertain all the families that come along before the game and at half time.
A bit about Football
Football matches last 90 minutes and are played in two halves of 45 minutes each. At the end of the first half there is a 'half-time' break of 15 minutes that will allow you time to go and get a drink or a bite to eat from our refreshment kiosks.
Each team is comprised of 11 players (including 1 goalkeeper) and each team is allowed to make 3 substitutions.
The winner of the match will have 3 points added to their season total. If the match ends in a draw then each team will get 1 point each.
Laws of the Game