Home of Cheltenham Town FC

Opened 1927

Capacity 7,066

Rating: 4.2

(478) Google Reviews

Don't look at the bouncers, sorry stewards, the wrong way. That's slightly unfair, because the meet and greet staff outside, before the match are alright, I might go so far as to say decent human beings. Don't expect a drink inside, in fact don't expect a drink after leaving the town centre, unless you visit the newsagents/off license, on the corner, before they sell out... In which case you obviously didn't go into town. Hope and pray that your team don't score, or, if they do, don't celebrate, because suddenly hundreds of meatheads, who tell everyone in earshot that they don't even like football, suddenly appear from the far corner to restore obeisance... I used to think that Pride Park was what fascism looked like, in action, and still do, but I've now witnessed a worse example. If you're heading for the home end, in the interest of fairness, it's the polar opposite, and a good day out.
Reminiscent of the football grounds of old. Nice ground in many ways. Clean and comfortable. Good leg room in the away end. Only negative was the food selection and amount of food available. My advice would be to get your food early as there was hardly anything left at half time - sells the usual hotdogs and sausage rolls, but no chips. Parking available at around £8 per car at Parklands Community Centre off Wyman's Road - right next to the ground. Fills up by 2:30. Good beer, good prices, welcoming customers (mixed home and away), and friendly staff - plenty of outside space in nice weather.
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2 months ago
The seating in the away end for football where we were sat was not great. Friendly staff. Good food places outside.
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2 weeks ago
Lovely stadium. Nice food Shame about the boring result 0-0 Good luck Cheltenham Town for the rest of the season
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a month ago
Always a pleasure, never a chore. A place very close to my heart! Great family atmosphere, great club. Up the Robins!
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2 years ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The stadium, on the site of what was the Berkeley Hunt kennels, was built by the Cheltenham Original Brewery in 1927 and has been the home of Cheltenham Town since 1932, although it did not host senior football for 67 years. Cheltenham marked their 70th anniversary at the stadium by winning promotion to the Football League Second Division, the third tier of English football, for the first time.
The record attendance is 8,326, at a game versus 
ReadingFA Cup 1st Round, 17 November 1956. Whaddon Road was the smallest League One stadium in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 season.

Stands[edit]

The ground is made up of 4 stands:

  • Hazlewoods Stand (Whaddon Road) - capacity 1,100. An all-seated stand behind one of the goals, initially named the Carlsberg Stand, it was opened in 2005 and is designated for away fans. For the 2009-10 season it was given to home supporters, but after one season it was returned to away fans.
  • Colin Farmer Stand (Wymans Road) - capacity 2,034. An all-seated stand that runs down one side of the pitch. The stand was opened in November 2001 and is home to the vocal "1887 Red Army" supporters, who are situated in block 7, as well as the Family Section in Block 1. For big games, two sections of the stand are given to away supporters. It was renamed the Colin Farmer Stand at the beginning of the 2016-17 season, in memory of Colin Farmer, a club legend.
  • Speedy Skips Stand (Prestbury Road End) - capacity about 2,100. Given a roof in 2000-01, this is now a covered terrace and is the home standing end.
  • Autovillage Stand (Main Stand) - capacity about 1,800. Built in 1963, it is a mixture of terracing (Tunnel and Paddock enclosures) at the front and seating at the back. The Main Stand runs down one side of the pitch, but is unusual in that it does not stretch the full length of the touchline and does not reach either corner flag. It contains the players dressing rooms, and hospitality, directors' and press boxes.

Things to do in Cheltenham.

Simpsons Fish & Chips.

7 Reviews
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Wow, probably the best fish and chips I've ever had. We got the referral from a local resident and it did not disappoint! I'm going back for sure before... Read More

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Yummy fish & chips. You can actually taste the fish & the breaded coating was crunchy, not overly greasy. The fries were amazing- such creamy potatoes,... Read More

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Food: FIVE stars. So why the downgrade? The setup was confusing as we'd never been and the extra charge we incurred because of our unfamiliarity with the... Read More

The Swan.

7 Reviews
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Great place :) The good: Atmosphere, drinks, and most of the food! The bad: The fish and chips sadly. It came out soggy and just didn't have an amazing... Read More

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The Swan may have the best food in town for the casual dinning category. The food menu is reasonably priced and the staff are friendly and professional.... Read More

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The Swan is a great place for good, locally sourced, fresh food at a reasonable price. They also have some great and fresh ale options if that is something... Read More