A Message from Portland United
The committee of Portland United FC look forward to welcoming the players, club officials and supporters of Salisbury FC to the Weyline Stadium for our FA Cup 2nd qualifying round match. This match is likely to attract a much higher level of attendance than usual as both Weymouth and Dorchester have away fixtures and we understand Salisbury will bring a large number of fans.
We recommend early arrival to the club in order for ease of parking and access to the ground. On arrival, fans will be greeted by stewards who will direct them to the parking which is on land opposite the club site. Parking on-site will be for players, club officials and disabled parking only.
We need to advise that we do not have card payment facilities so will be operating cash only.
Our ground and clubhouse will be open from 1.15pm and it should be noted that there is a large bar upstairs from which the whole pitch can be viewed. Unfortunately, we have very limited disabled facilities but have access to the clubhouse downstairs WC.
We have arranged extra catering facilities for this fixture to accommodate all fans around the ground but due to FA rules, we can't sell alcohol beyond the clubhouse. Programmes and raffle tickets will be available inside the ground.
This is an exciting fixture and we're thrilled to have Salisbury heading to Portland. We have taken all measures to make your visit as comfortable as possible. DON'T FORGET TO BRING CASH!
Portland United v Salisbury FC
Fixture Date: 21/09/19
Competition: Emirates FA Cup
Kick Off: 15.00
Adults - £6
Concession & Under 16 - £4
U12s - Free with a paying adult.
Head south-west on the A354 towards Blandford and stay on the A354 around and beyond Blandford until you reach the A35. Head straight over the roundabout where you join the A35 towards Dorchester/Weymouth. Stay on the A35 as you bypass Dorchester and then stay left for the first exit off the roundabout towards Weymouth where you rejoin the A354.
When you reach the first roundabout, take the second exit onto the Weymouth Relief Road. Again at the next roundabout, take the second exit still on the A354 moving into the right-hand lane and as you approach the next roundabout go into the middle lane and take the second exit.
At the next roundabout take the first exit and continue straight through the first set of traffic lights - by now you should have Weymouth’s harbour on your left. At the end of the harbour continue straight through the next set of traffic lights heading up a hill and again at the top of the hill go straight at the traffic lights. Again you will come to more traffic lights in a dip - go straight on.
Continue and when you reach the next roundabout, take the first exit onto Portland Road (you will be able to see the Isle of Portland now!). Carry on straight through the traffic lights (Dowsett Garage on the right) and at the roundabout leading onto The Causeway, take the second exit.
You should now be approaching Portland and will be able to see the marina which hosted the sailing events for the London 2012 Olympics. You will also be able to see the harbour which is one of the largest man-made harbours in the world.
Continue across the causeway until you reach the bottom of Portland (Victoria Square) and take the second exit. Keep slightly to the left and follow the road up the hill - all the way up the hill - and admire the views! At the top of the hill take the second exit (Portland Heights Hotel is situated on your left) and continue along (past the garage on your right) and take the first turning to the left into Grove Road.
Carry along and just past the playing fields will be Portland UTD's ground.
Portland Panthers who play across the road from Portland United, have switched their home fixture so that the Grove playing field is available for additional parking. Portland United will also have marshals from the local running club to direct traffic in and park them up. The main car park will be for players, club officials and disabled parking etc. So, there should be plenty of parking which is free.