Hibernian versus Morton
Wednesday 29 March 2017 | 7.45pm kick-off
By John Malcolm
The Morton support will be housed in the west side of the South Stand and enter Easter Road stadium via turnstiles 5 and 6. Wheelchair users and attendants have an acceptable entry gate at the South Stand.
Tickets will be on sale from a ticket pod outside the South Stand from 6.30pm, with a swipe entry system in operation. Hibs have a strict search policy in place at every game.
Flags and banners can only be displayed if presented for checking at the point of entry and display is at the discretion of Hibernian Football Club.
Enhanced security measures may be in place so supporters are asked to allow extra time should this be the case, as well as arriving early in order to purchase a ticket.
Entry is by ticket which must be purchased at the south stand pod prior to entry. Admission is £22 for adults and £12 for concessions (concessions may be asked for proof of identity to confirm eligibility).
Travel by Road: The postcode for sat nav used is EH7 5QG. Roadworks at the Baillieston to Newhouse M8/A8 improvement upgrade have the potential to add time to journeys to and from Edinburgh.
Follow the M8 to Edinburgh. Take A720 city bypass to the end and go left onto A1 and A199 Sir Harry Lauder Road. Stay on A119 to Wakefield Ave (left then right at double roundabout) then left to Craigentinny Road, Sleight Dr to Easter Road.
The M80, M876, and M9 offers a route that avoids roadworks. However, the M9 takes you onto A8 near Edinburgh Airport and it’s local roads all the way to Leith. If you don’t know Edinburgh well, advice is to use M8 option and allow extra time.
Edinburgh City Council have also introduced new 20mph speed limits throughout the city and several around the Easter Road and Leith area in particular. Cameras are in use for the new speed limits.
Bus parking has been identified in London Road, from where it is a short walk to the stadium.
Car parking is available on-street outwith any restricted areas. Please check signs and cones. Edinburgh parking attendants are known for issuing tickets and this area is well patrolled on match days
Travel Club Info
The Albert Hotel Morton Supporters’ bus for the Ladbrokes Championship match against Hibs will leave the Torpedo Factory Club in Gourock at 5pm
To book a seat please call or text Jim on 07983600945. All monies must be paid in the club before boarding the bus.
Please note the club will be open from 4pm and there is free parking in the car park next to the club, which can be accessed via Chalmers Street or Tarbet Street. All monies must be paid in the club before boarding the bus.
The Greenock Morton Supporters’ Club bus to the Hibernian game leaves the club at 5pm with pickups en route. If you would like a seat on the bus please phone Martin on 07958080010.
Image: David Bell