The Battleground wargames show takes place in the Queens Campus Sports Hall, in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH. The venue is conveniently located at the side of the A66, with space for over 300 cars in the main car park. Thornaby train station is only 0.5 miles away, and several bus routes stop right outside the campus. There is a cash point onsite in the Holliday building, however we advise bringing cash where possible in case the machine is out of action.
For 2018, the catering was provided by the Bakers Cabin who were situated outside the main hall entrance.
For those travelling from further afield, there is a Premier Inn hotel less than 1 mile away at the Tees Barrage, which also provides restaurant facilities.
Also nearby is Teesside Retail & Leisure Park, where visitors can enjoy restaurants, bowling and cinema on the leisure side, and a multitude of shopping facilities on the retail side, all with free parking available.
Coming down from the North on the A19 (Sunderland, Newcastle, Scotland, etc.) - Click here!
Coming from the East on the A66 (Middlesbrough town, Whitby, Scarborough, etc.) - Click here!
Coming up from the South on the A19 (York, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield, etc.) - Click here!
Coming over from the West on the A66 (Darlington, Cumbria, etc.) - Click here!
Regular services run from Stockton and Middlesbrough to Teesdale and X1 services from Newcastle, Durham, Sedgefield and Middlesbrough stop outside the Holliday Building on University Boulevard. There are several bus stops on the campus, the closest ones for Battleground being either the Holliday Building stop, or outside the Stockton Riverside College.
East Coast Main Line operate high speed services from London, York and Edinburgh to Darlington, with a connection to Thornaby Railway Station.
The Transpennine Express provides a direct approximately hourly service from Manchester Airport, Manchester, Leeds and York to Thornaby.
Northern Rail operate a regular service from Saltburn to Newcastle and Bishop Aukland that stops at Thornaby and Durham.
Once you arrive at Thornaby Station, climb the steps and turn
right onto the footbridge. Walk over the footbridge and turn
right along Station Street. At the roundabout go straight over
onto Harvard Avenue, signposted 'University Campus', with
the glass fronted buildings on your right.
Continue down this road, past the entrance to Stockton
Riverside College, until you reach another roundabout. Turn
right here, signposted 'University of Durham'. As you reach
another roundabout, the venue will be to your right, a white
and grey building with the curved sports hall roof visible and
'Durham University Sports' written on the side.