Home of Bishop's Stortford FC

Opened 1999

Capacity 4,525

Rating: 4.4

(211) Google Reviews

I was there for the Hertford Town v WARE FC game . I was able to drop inlaw by turnstile . One has trouble in walking nice big carpark . Tea bar and bar was open but i didn't have any thing. Good veiw form main stand and from around the ground. You can walk around ground no hassle...
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a year ago
A unique looking ground with decent facilities and a good capacity in support for a Non League club. The club officials were really welcoming to and the boardroom hospitality was brilliant.
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2 years ago
Nice set-up, friendly atmosphere, pizza was very nice as well, which was made on site at the football ground
Friendly staff, ground easy to get around if you are in a wheelchair or mobility scooter. 2 disabled toilets, 1 inside, 1 outside with ramp access. Best cup of tea I've had at a football game. One disappointment, fries were pre-salted before being served, that in itself is okay, many places do that, but too much was put on, not good health-wise, spoilt what was excellent fries.
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6 months ago
Poor bar. No ale no bottles. Burgers reported to be good. Decent stadium.
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6 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)


The club initially played home matches at Silver Leys, which they shared with the polo club.[10] In 1897 they moved to the playing fields of the Grammar School on Hadham Road, remaining there until moving to Havers Lane in 1900 and Laundry Field on Dunmow Road in 1903.[2]

World War I, local businessman Joe Brazier allowed the club to start playing at a piece of land near South Road, which became known as Brazier's Field and later the Town Ground. The ground was opened on 4 October 1919 with a match against Ware in front of a crowd of 400, which saw Stortford win 2–1.[10] A wooden pavilion was later erected on site, having been moved from Silver Leys.[10] In 1927 the club bought the land from Brazier, and a wooden stand was built in 1931.[10]

Covered terracing was installed behind both goals in the 1950s,
[10] and a new 250-seat main stand was built in 1961.[7] Some uncovered terracing was added alongside the main stand in 1968.[11] Floodlights were installed in 1967,[10] and the following year saw the ground renamed the George Wilson Stadium after a former chairman,[7] although by then the ground was commonly known as simply Rhodes Avenue.[10] Due to financial problems, the club sold the ground in 1997, with the last match played against Ware in December that year. Mirroring the result in the first-ever game at the ground, Stortford won 2–1.[10]

After eighteen months groundsharing at 
Boreham WoodDagenham & RedbridgeHitchin TownSt Albans City and Ware, the club returned to Bishop's Stortford in 1999 when Woodside Park was completed. The first match was played on 17 July 1999, a friendly against Norwich City.[7] There are seated stands on either side of the pitch, with covered terracing at each end. It is currently also known as the Prokit UK Stadium for sponsorship purposes.

Things to do nearby.

National Trust: Hatfield Forest.

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A great place to spend a beautiful sunny spring day! I'm amazed that I've been living in London for 3 years and somehow managed not to find this place until... Read More

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A great day out, couldn't recommend it highly enough. Lots for kids of all ages to do here, there's a large lake for fishing, an area for feeding geese... Read More

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Hatfield forest is a wonderful national trust property, located near to Stansted (this being most unfortunate as the planes from the airport have a negative... Read More

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Bishy Stort is so lucky to have this!! I gotta find my east london equivalent. Been here a few times now and it never fails to deliver authentic and... Read More

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Immediately walking through the doors of this restaurant, Thailand shone through with the smiles of the staff. Thailand, the Land of Smiles. A converted pub... Read More

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Excellent Thai food near harlow. Have been here a couple of times. Tom yam soup has very good flavors. Thai fried rice, the green and red curries taste very... Read More