Home of Bishop's Stortford FC

Opened 1999

Capacity 4,525

Rating: 4.4

(227) Google Reviews

Great ground: spacious modern club house with numerous draft beers including Neck Oil. Excellent food outlet that offers a Beyond Meat burger option and reasonably priced. Ground entry price is also modest. Good sized car park.
Nice football ground to visit. Went for a pre-season friendly. Pitch is excellent. Good food, reasonably priced drinks in a large club house bar. There is parking on site. Generally a friendly bunch. Will visit again. I wish the club all the best for the forthcoming season in the National League North.
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2 months ago
A great day out at Stortford supporting the Spurs Legends. Lovely club well run with good food. The burgers were very good. Well done stortford FC for an awesome day.
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4 months ago
Arrived early so was able to park at the ground and £3 was a reasonable price. On arrival we received a warm and friendly welcome. A little disappointed that the club house was closed. We did however purchase a burger and a pint inside the ground. Burgers and pints were £5 each so a little pricey but was of good quality. Would recommend arriving early to get parked because I belive its about 30 mins walk from town centre. Getting away from the ground was easy. A tidy if uninspiring little ground .would definitely visit again. .
Great experience, away supporter. Frendly and knowable volunteers. Plenty od seating. Excellent food
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2 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.

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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