All the need-to-know information as the Steelmen grace the hallowed turf at Green Lane for one final time in 2023.
Deep into the festive calendar, Redcar Athletic are tasked with upsetting the title-favourites, as 2023 comes to a close on the north east coast.
Shildon visit the Redcar seafront on a short – but significant – fruitless streak, opening the door to the Steelmen to end the year with one last poignant memory.
With a Christmas quiz, carol singing, (festive?) barbecue food, and of course, enticing football, its sure to be a Christmas cracker down the Lane.
Here’s all the key details as Redcar Athletic wrap up 2023 at Green Lane…
Who are Shildon AFC? How did Redcar fare against the Railwaymen in their previous encounter? Who is available for selection?
For the answers to all of your footballing questions, Ash Stone has you covered in the latest Match Preview.
FINDING GREEN LANE
Tucked away amongst grassy fields with spectacular views out to sea, BM Bi-Fold Green Lane sits just off the coast road, opposite the rugby and squash clubs.
Whether an avid Athletic fan, a nosy neutral, or travelling with Shildon today, we look forward to welcoming you through the gates on the Redcar seafront.
BM Bi-Fold Green Lane, Green Lane, Redcar, TS10 3RW
The gates to Green Lane will open at 1:30pm, ahead of kick-off at the standard time of 3:00pm.
Tickets are priced at £7 for adults, £4 for concessions, and £2 for u16s, and can be purchased at the gate with cash or card.
Redcar Athletic Membership holders should use the main turnstile as usual.
Parking at BM Bi-Fold Green Lane is often somewhat limited, but the surrounding areas are more than suited to accompany a large crowd both legally and respectfully.
Redcar Rugby Club have kindly opened their car park to spectators, at a £2 charge, whilst Headland Public Car Park on the Stray is just a short walk from the ground, offering plenty of extra spaces.
Please do not park on the streets, to help keep disruption to our neighbours to an absolute minimum.
Our official match programme, By the Sea, willl be available to purchase for £2 from the turnstile, and around the ground.
Programme editor Ash Stone has packed lots of content into this week’s edition, so make sure to pick up your copy!
- A Note from the Editor: A bumper column from programme editor, Ash Stone, in celebration of their 21st birthday.
- One-on-One: How do the Steelmen stack up against Shildon AFC?
- In the Community: Read more about Redcar Athletic’s recent efforts in the local community.
- Around the Grounds: Join John Wilberforce on his groundhopping adventures, across the Northern League and beyond.
THE STEELMEN'S BAR
Open and serving refreshing pints as usual, doors to the Steelmen’s bar open at 1:30pm, with the turnstiles.
Fans of both clubs are reminded that the bar is currently operating as CARD ONLY.
After the match, and the usual entertainment within the Steelmen’s Bar, the club will be visited by carol singers, to promote the festive spirit.
There will also be a Christmas quiz to spread the joy, with the big day just around the corner.
Whether you’re a seasoned Steelmen supporter, or a travelling Shildon fan, Rita’s Pantry is the perfect place for a pre-match pint.
Club partners – and avid followers – Rita’s is a real-ale mirco pub on the Redcar esplanade, with a cosy, but vibrant feel.
Join them for a pint on the afternoon, before making the short trip to Green Lane in time for kick-off!
Rita’s Pantry, 1 Esplanade, Redcar, TS10 3AA
Tuck into the delicious barbecued food of Smokin’ Joe’s, who will once again serve up their viral Hot Dogg and more from our fanzone.
The local fast-food restaurant recently renovated and took control of the clubhouse at Green Lane, since bringing new tasty treats to their already mouth-watering menu.
Offering burgers, hot dogs, loaded fries and more, each with a little something extra, be sure to give Smokin’ Joe’s some love this evening.