Home of Barnet FC

Opened 2013

Capacity 6,500

Rating: 4.2

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Great Experience, super pitch condition and no long ball football
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4 weeks ago
Great ground with a really helpful and friendly steward team. The facilities are good and maintained. L
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in the last week
I love visiting the hive, plenty of room in a decent social club in the away end, great views wherever your seated, it's all seating except behind 1 goal, stewards and staff friendly and helpful, I always have a good day at Barnet. All undercover aswell so you don't get wet.
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2 years ago
Such a gem for the local area. Large grounds that are very well hidden from the main road. Very well maintained.
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Great set up here, went with Southend United so large group of supporters very slow at bar should have started pouring pints in advance would have sold more
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History (from Wikipedia)

Barnet F.C. chairman Anthony Kleanthous had sought to move the club from its long term home at Underhill Stadium since the 1990s due to the poor facilities at the ground. Various attempts to move to Barnet Copthall athletics stadium or to the greenbelt site directly to the south of Underhill were both unsuccessful, with then deputy prime minister John Prescott over-ruling a move to Copthall in 2001 after planning permission had initially been granted.[2]

Construction of a stadium at the Harrow council-owned Prince Edward Playing Fields in 
Canons Park had originally begun in early 2003, specifically intended as a new home for local non-league club Wealdstone F.C. In April 2004, with the building work more than 25% completed, Wealdstone F.C.'s investment partners in the project, a private company called Stadia Investment Group, went into liquidation and this caused the construction work at the site to be brought to a sudden halt due to lack of funds to pay the builders.[3] With Wealdstone F.C. unable to afford the completion of the project on their own, there was no further progress at the site for two years.

Harrow London Borough Council then decided to put the site up for tender in 2006. Barnet F.C. bought the tender, and with it the right to occupy the site which they stated they would use purely as a training centre, and not as a new home stadium. It was a condition of the tender that the stadium must be completed by the new owners for the use of Wealdstone F.C., but this did not happen and Wealdstone F.C. received no recompense for their initial investment into the ground.[4]

Having used the surrounding site as a training centre, Barnet F.C. eventually moved completely to the stadium in summer 2013, ostensibly as a result of a disagreement with 
Barnet London Borough Council with regards to the lease of the land surrounding their home since 1907, Underhill Stadium,[5] as well as the limited facilities at Underhill restricting the club's income. The awarding of the Barnet Copthall site to Saracens F.C., effectively ended Barnet F.C.'s hopes of ever moving to that site, accelerating the move to the Hive further.[6]

The club originally claimed they intended the use of the stadium at the Hive to be a temporary arrangement, with the long-term aim to build a 10,000-capacity stadium back in the 
London Borough of Barnet. However that changed in 2015 [7] with the chairman announcing the club would no longer actively search for a home elsewhere.[8] Initially there was a restriction on the lease of the Hive that prevented its use for Football League matches, however Barnet F.C. were granted a 10-year change to this condition which came into effect in June 2015. In 2018 Kleanthous purchased the freehold for the site from the London Borough of Harrow and so this restriction no longer applies.

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