Home of Aldershot Town FC

Opened 1927

Capacity 7,100

Rating: 4.2

(446) Google Reviews

When I called up the for the tickets in the away end the lady on the phone was so accommodating and helpful. When we arrived at the ground the stewards who greeted us was less so. We were advised that we were unable to park in the ground car park and have to park in the town centre. My son instead decided to park and double yellows where an Aldershot staff member had parked and was shouted not to park there. Once parked up after arranging to contribute money to a company nearby we waited by the same gates to get in only to hear the same stewards who locked gates at 1.30 to park on the same double yellows - one rule for one and one rule for everyone else. Inside the ground the rest of the stewards were polite and helpful the ground itself takes you back to the 80s and 90s with the old style turnstiles incorporated into the wooden stand. Very much old trying to meet new(ish). Disabled toilets facilities not really fit for purpose if in a wheelchair located in the south stand. Great choice of music in the ground - bit of something for everyone. And great atmosphere. Positives - helpful, accommodating and friendly stewards, polite office staff, throwback stadium Negatives - South stand disabled toilets, some stewards with double standards
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6 months ago
Well Aldershot won 5-2 a plus but your guttering needs to be sorted on the stadium when there's a down pour!!
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6 months ago
First time I've seen the Shots in 25 years. Atmosphere was fantastic. Facilities super efficient. Great experience all round. Think I may be addicted
Been a fan for years, through the highs and the lows! One of the best pitches in the league and always an amazing atmosphere!
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2 months ago
Well serviced stadium, with the best atmosphere of any I've been to.
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2 weeks ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Current capacity[edit]

The capacity of the ground was reduced at the end of the 2007–2008 season to 7,100.[2] This includes a total away allocation of 1,100 of which around 250 is seated.[3] The capacity was previously set at 7,500, however promotion to the Football League meant changes were introduced which resulted in the capacity being reduced.[4]
Approximate capacity breakdown:
  • South Side: 1,580
  • East Bank: 4,180
  • North Stand: 1,740
  • High Street End: 200
Total: 7,600

History[edit]

Aldershot F.C. era[edit]
Aldershot F.C. adopted the "Rec" as their home ground upon formation in December 1926. The Recreation Ground was owned by the local council and situated on Aldershot High Street. The first stand, the south stand, was opened at the beginning of the 1929–30 season and still remains today. A crowd of 3,522 witnessed the shots record a 2–1 victory over Norwich City on the day of its opening.[5] The club's last game there was in the Football League Fourth Division against Lincoln City on 14 March 1992 – 11 days before their demise. However, one more competitive game did follow for the club - against Cardiff City, also in the league, at Ninian Park.[6]

Aldershot Town F.C. era[edit]
After the demise of Aldershot F.C., the Recreation Ground remained without any tenants. Aldershot Town were formed soon after and consequently chose to adopt the Recreation Ground as their home.
In March 2018, Aldershot Town presented proposals for the redevelopment of the EBB Stadium to 
Rushmoor Borough Council which would see the potential development of a new stadium, containing both seating and standing areas, that will give the club a 'long-term home from which to build our ambitions on the pitch'.[7]

Things to do in Aldershot.

Ozone A M Restaurant.

13 Reviews
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I do a lot of business in Aldershot and as such we usually can't decide what to eat or where to go for dinner. One of the blokes said we should try Ozone as... Read More

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Great all you can eat. Always got food stocked up. Got a take out a few times. The last time I asked for two takeaways and got a third for free. Will visit... Read More

Costa.

5 Reviews
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Once a complete coffee snob, it breaks a little piece of my heart when I visit a chain. I'm back again for my second visit in 4 days after confirming my... Read More

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Great food and drink always happy staff and helpful. Great menu and great prices. Even when busy staff always calm and deal with the rush with ease Read More

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I have been to this tea shop before but was disappointed to see a drop in standards. I asked for something and they gave me something else. That happens... Read More