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Opened 2016

Capacity 6,000

Rating: 4.2

(461) Google Reviews

An excellent new stadium. 3 sides standing terraces and a seated main stand. I'm told there is a hotel and sports bar under the main stand. AFC Fylde aren't my team but I took my family along due to my clubs game being postponed due to covid. We arrived around 13.30. Bought 4 tickets for £36 in the east stand which I thought was very good. Bit disappointed when we entered the stadium between the east and new north stand to be told that we wouldn't be able to buy hot food or a beer on the east stand. I asked if we could go in the north stand and was told by head of security that we couldn't go in the north stand because our tickets were for the east! I asked if we could go and change our tickets to the north stand (remember my concern is getting some hot food for the kids) I was told by security that they didnt really want kids in there?! (Strange) So I partner had to leave the stadium to go and buy food elsewhere and sneak it back in to the stadium! As we were stood waiting for kick off, more and more fans were entering the east stand with hot food and beer. I could see everyone was getting this from the North stand and re entering the East. About 10/15 minutes before kick off the steward came over and found us to tell us that we could now enter the north stand for food (too late!) I've heard good reviews from this place but this definitely had a negative effect on our experience. The stewards and staff were friendly but obviously a lot of confusion! Definitely lessons to be learned from AFC Flyde. Loads of potential but I didn't get a family friendly vibe. Good job it was a decent game really.
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a year ago
Friendly staff on the gate. Decent leg room when seated in mainstand. Poorly organised ticket office, one poor lad on his own dealing with a massive queue. Match day parking for £5……..no thanks
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7 months ago
Lovely new stadium. Excellent pitch Fantastic sports bar. What more do you need?
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3 months ago
A brilliant, little with small attendances but really welcoming and a very modern venue to watch some fantastic non-league football
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4 months ago
Recently moved to the area so thought I would support the local football team, was very surprised ground and facilities more suitable for higher Leagues. Good luck climbing the leagues, see you again soon.
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3 weeks ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

On 19 January 2008, AFC Fylde announced plans to move from their current ground at Kellamergh Park in the village of Warton to a then unnamed location, and in February 2010 unveiled plans for a new Community Sports Complex in Wrea Green; however, the planning application was rejected by Fylde Council in April 2012.[1]

On 3 September 2013, the club announced that new plans had been drawn up for a £18 million multi-sport development, Mill Farm Sports Village, on the outskirts of 
Wesham.[2] As well as a 6,000-capacity Football League standard football stadium with supporters' facilities, the development would include community sports pitches, sports science facilities, and commercial opportunities including a supermarket.[3] The planning application for the stadium and associated facilities was accepted by Fylde Borough Council on 4 June 2014.[4]

Preston architecture company the Frank Whittle Partnership Limited (the FWP group), who have been involved in the successful design and delivery of a number of other football stadiums in Lancashire [5] was chosen to design the sporting village. The prime developer chosen was Warden Construction Limited, also of Preston. Construction began in March 2015 [6] and was completed by the middle of 2016 . The ground opened on 13 August 2016 [7] for the club's first National League North match of the season against Brackley Town. The final cost of the sports village was approximately £25 million.

Design and Facilities[edit]

The main structure within Mill Farm Sports Village is the football stadium.

The stadium is designed to hold up to 6,000 spectators in three stands. The main grandstand offers 2,000 seats and hospitality areas, and the east and south stands provide covered terracing. The stadium is described as "simple yet elegant"; it is decorated almost solely in black and white colours for its outer/inner cladding and combines a smooth, curved roof.

Customer facilities include:

  • 290-seat sports bar ("Bradley's") featuring over 20 large-screen TVs
  • 80-seat restaurant with roof terrace
  • 40-seat cafe
  • conference and event facilities across 9 rooms

Things to do nearby.

The Eagle.

8 Reviews
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As we walked in, I was asked if we had a reservation (I thought that was a bit odd being a Friday afternoon), but no, the place was packed! In turn there... Read More

Photo of Jacqueline B.

Visited early evening on Good Friday and it was surprisingly quiet. We just popped in for a quick pint and the Theakston's was very pleasant. We didn't dine... Read More

Birley Arms.

2 Reviews
Photo of Ian B.

Pub and hotel in a rural location, not far from the Lytham Road. Seemed quite popular with a steady stream of lunchtime diners. Judging by the way that some... Read More

Photo of John H.

Only ever eaten at the restaurant part. When we have booked we always tend to eat in the conservatory as it is always much quieter. The staff are always... Read More