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
Loved this ground. Crimea outside is the best away bar I've been to. The ground is typical neglected conference ground. Away end was cracking, bar in the ground really good. The food was cash only as the card machine was knackered (hence the 4* not 5)
A charming lower league club. A passionate fan base that work up a fantastic atmosphere. It's a very old ground but that adds to the experience in my opinion, there aren't too many pre-war grounds left with rolling tin roofs! Go and give them a watch.
The capacity of the ground was reduced at the end of the 2007–2008 season to 7,100. This includes a total away allocation of 1,100 of which around 250 is seated. 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. Approximate capacity breakdown:
Aldershot F.C. era 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. 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. Aldershot Town F.C. era 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'.