The Groundsman has given us the thumbs up that the Ray Mac pitch is draining nicely. Unless the weather throws something wild at us, the game is safe and conditions should be good for the game.

This Saturday, February 10th, we welcome Poole Town to the Ray Mac Stadium for a crucial Southern Premier League South fixture.

Salisbury FC v Poole Town
Saturday, February 10th – 3 pm Kick-off
The Ray Mac – SP4 6PU

Tickets are £1 per person cheaper if you buy them online. Tickets are also available on the gate and you can pay with either cash or card.

A week and a half ago at Poole Town there was a classic game.

We will be showing the Man City v Everton match LIVE. We recommend arriving early as we’re expecting this to be a busy game and also to avoid traffic in the city (more below). The live game will keep you entertained as we build up to the main event at 3 pm.

Avoiding Road Closures

As I’m sure all of you local to Salisbury know, Castle Road is currently closed, although the extent of the closure and the section affected will change. The information below is based on what we know now. I’m sure you all have your routes around it and that’s great. Allow some extra time as it will be busy no matter which route you take on Saturday.

Use Public Transport

Our first advice is to use public transport if you can. Not only is it a stress-free way to navigate the diversions, but you can have a drink and alleviate the pressure on our car park. The PR11 is a good option to get to the Ray Mac from the city centre and it stops less than a 3-minute walk from the stadium at the end of Partridge Way. Use the REDS JOURNEY PLANNER and enter Partridge Way as your destination.

By Car

The short version of what is below. Use public transport if you can, set off much earlier than usual, use Google Maps or similar for the most up-to-date info. Most importantly, get to the Ray Mac and make some noise.

This is more for our visitors from Poole, but some local people might find it helpful too. If you’re using a sat nav to get to the stadium, make sure it is something like Google Maps that updates and knows that roads are closed. Below I have included some suggested routes for anyone that needs assistance. We know there are shorter routes and several ways to go. As I say, these suggestions are for people who are not familiar with the area.

East Side


This route to the east of Salisbury, which we think will suit people travelling from Poole, avoids the area where the closure is as it could be very busy there on Saturday. It also avoids junctions that could be busy and difficult to get away from, like near the Harvester. This route follows the A30 out of Salisbury and then takes the A338 through The Winterbournes. Once you’ve passed through the village of Winterbourne Dauntsey, you follow the road until you get to a roundabout. Turn left, first exit, signposted Old Sarum. The Football club is 2.2 miles down that road on the right.

West Side

The west side of town is a bit more tricky. You can take the chance of going across the area that is closed off and then use the above route, but the closed section is due to move on to the Castle Roundabout so this might not be possible by Saturday. Locals will know the Snakey Hill (Camp Hill) route in blue on the map below. Depending on which direction you’re coming from, it might be the better option. The pink route comes along Ashley Road and then at the end, you can turn left onto the A345 and head up to Old Sarum. I have been keeping an eye on this on Google Maps for the past few days and it has been very busy.

Use public transport if you can, set off much earlier than usual, use Google Maps or similar for the most up-to-date info. Most importantly, get to the Ray Mac and make some noise.

Ian Pearson
February 9, 2024

Ian Pearson

Media & Website Manager