1. Accrington Stanley FC is a professional football club based in Accrington, Lancashire. The club was founded in 1968 and are known as The 'Old Reds.

2. The club's home ground is the Crown Ground, which has a capacity of 5,450 spectators. The stadium was opened in 1968 and has been the home of Accrington Stanley FC since then, with several improvements and expansions taking place over the years.

3. Accrington Stanley FC has a rich history, with the original Accrington Stanley FC having been founded in 1891 and dissolved in 1966. The current club was formed in 1968 and played in non-league football until winning promotion to the Football League in 2006.

4. Local rivals include other Lancashire clubs Rochdale and Morecambe. Following these Blackburn Rovers and Burnley.

5. Recent achievements include winning the Northern Premier League 2002/03, the Conference National 2005/06 and League Two 2017/18.

Home of Accrington Stanley FC

Opened 1968

Capacity 5,450


Rating: 4.2

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A small stadium with nice staff and delicious, cheap pie!
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2 weeks ago
Accrington Stanley who are they😁 only kidding its a bit on the small side but its set in a picturesque area with views off fields and hills behind the Coppice Terrace at one end of the ground .There is a smart Clubhouse at the ground although it was home fans only on my last visit overall it was a nice day out on my and i found the fans to be really friendly
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3 years ago
Great value £20 Accrington Stanley 3 v's Port Vale 2. Value for money @ £4 a goal, with a come back from being 2 goals down. Always a great atmosphere. If you're thinking of going get on. A well run football club.
Really nice Stadium and staff
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5 months ago
Enjoyed our visit to Accrington Stanley all except the score! Friendly service from all the staff and people who are associated with the club
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4 years ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The Crown Ground is a multi-use stadium in AccringtonLancashire, England. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Accrington Stanley. Opened in 1968, the stadium has a capacity of 5,450.

The ground is currently known as the 
Wham Stadium as part of a three-year £200,000 sponsorship deal with What More UK Ltd.[2] It was previously also named the Fraser Eagle Stadium and the Interlink Express Stadium.


  • Jack Barret Memorial Stand: this stand is the newest stand. A terrace used to be in its place until it was knocked down and replaced by the current one whilst Stanley were still in the Northern Premier League. It runs half the length of the pitch. The dugouts are situated here and in the John Smiths Stand.
  • Clayton End: officially called the Sophia Khan Stand. This the home end. The more vocal Stanley fans known as the Stanley Ultras like to stand here. It is a covered terrace that had a roof added to it at the start of 2007–08. Seats were added to the front half of the terrace to bring the stadium up to Football League standards.
  • Whinney Hill Terrace: otherwise known as the Cowshed. It stands on the lower slopes of Whinney Hill which is home to a vast waste infill site. It was a small terrace with only 3 rows but had seating installed in the covered section to bring the stadium up to Football League standards. It has a roof running two thirds of the length of the pitch held up by pillars. The terrace continues around the corner for about a third of the Coppice End and around the corner at the other end to join with the Clayton End. The television gantry is situated in the middle of the terrace. The half nearest the Coppice End is given to away fans. This stand is currently closed and is being replaced by the 1,100 seater Eric Whalley Stand, which is due to open in late 2018/early 2019.
  • Coppice End: This is the away end and has the ability to accommodate up 1,800 supporters. If additional demand is required then part of the Whinney Hill side is used for this allocation. Conversely, if away demand is small this stand can go unused. This end is uncovered and is very exposed to the weather.
Record attendance[edit]

A record attendance of 4,801 set on 17 November 2018 for a League One match against Barnsley, but only stood for three weeks, when it was bettered by a crowd of 5,257 for another league match against Sunderland on 8 December 2018, although the match was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch.[3] A new record of 5,397 was set on 26 January 2019 when Derby County visited in the FA Cup fourth round.

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