Everything you need to know about attending tonight’s England U20 v Italy in Bedford

England U20

The excitement is building and a sell out crowd of 5,000 people will be at tonight’s England U20 v Italy at Goldington Road. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re coming along.


There is no parking at the Goldington Road ground so please use one of the council owned carparks in the town. There are many within a 5 to 15 minute walk to the ground.

Parking Bedford BluesFurther info on parking in the area can be found at the Bedford Borough Council Website


Gates open at 5pm with kick off at 7:45pm. Arrive with plenty of time to find your seat or choose a standing area. It’s a family ground so let the kids get to the front, you just might help inspire a future England Captain.

Bars & Catering:

The Scrum Bar is located at the west end of the ground behind the goalposts and is the closest bar to the pitch. There is also the upstairs Eagle Bar. The Blues Marquee bar will be open to public from 5pm via the side entrance and is the place to be after the final whistle.

There are trailer bars located beside the Eagle Stand towards the east end of the ground as well as beside the SDC Suite on the opposite side of the pitch. There are two additional mobile bars that can be found directly inside the front gate, and opposite the entrance to the Blues Marquee.

Please note, the Scrum Bar will be closing shortly after full time, at which point make your way to either the Eagle Bar or the Blues Marquee, which will remain open until midnight.

For food, head to Nos’ Nosh window hatch where the will be serving hot food from the Scrum Hall. There are also two ‘fast food’ outlets located by the front gate and opposite the Eagle Stand on the halfway line.

An additional themed catering unit, The Wandering Pizza Company, will be serving pizza throughout the evening from their wood fire ovens. You can find them at the north side of the ground opposite the Eagle Stand, beside the Former Players Bar.

National Anthem:

Soprano Emily Haig will be singing both teams’ National Anthem before kick off and also performing at the half-time interval.

Emily Haig

Guard of Honour:

As the teams run out, make sure you give a big welcome to the Bedford Junior Blues girls section who will be waving the flags in this week’s Guard of Honour. There will be girls representing teams from the U6s right through to U18s.

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