Home of Blyth Spartans AFC

Opened 1909

Capacity 4,435

Rating: 4.5

(213) Google Reviews

I've been going to games on and off for 60 years, including a good few where I had a season ticket. Nice to see them on a bit of a rise again after a few seasons just trying to survive. Great little ground with a terrific atmosphere, just what lower league football is all about. A bit foggy for a while last night but it cleared and the result was excellent πŸ‘Œ
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3 weeks ago
Tickets can be purchased online or on the day. Check website for full details. Mainly on street parking. Refreshments are available in the ground. Covered spectator accommodation including one grandstand with seats. Not far from the beach! Playing surface looks great.
Visited the stadium last night to take in a league game against Farsley Celtic. Friendly club and decent stadium. Social club was great as well. Will visit again next time I’m in the North East.
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a year ago
my elder son loved this place to bits. It's so sad that he was taken so soon by the currents of God's winds in the ocean. He was drowned by the waves. Can't believe mother nature had this planned for me. I ran to this place after he died and kicked a ball so hard that it gave a small boy brain damage.
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4 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Croft Park is a football stadium in Blyth, Northumberland. It is home to Blyth Spartans, who play in the National League North. It was opened by Mrs Clarke of Bellister CastleHaltwhistle on 1 September 1909.[1]

The first match was a friendly against neighbours 
Newcastle United which ended in a 4–2 defeat.

The stands[edit]

Wheelchair Enclosure
Small covered enclosure provided by Artic Windows. Has space for three wheelchairs and is elevated to provide good views of the pitch. Access is via a ramp and is located next to the disabled toilets. Located just to the side of the Main Stand.

Port of Blyth (Main) Stand
Two tier all seater stand and mostly under cover (about 30 seats in the open and just over 530 covered), runs about a quarter the pitch length. Houses the changing rooms, kit room, sponsors' lounge, study support centre, players' lounge, directors' box, press seating and offices.

Tynetec Stand
Southernmost stand and covered, has the formerly imposing Patterson House residential care home just behind it. Can hold about 1,200 on eight steps of terracing. Formerly sponsored by Carlsberg (2007–2010), it is now sponsored by Tynetec.

Fergy Space Stand
The oldest stand at Croft Park, over 70 years old. Located opposite the Port of Blyth Stand on the west side of Croft Park. It has been said it has its own rather chilly micro climate because of the lack of direct sunlight it receives.

Provides cover for about 1,200, the terracing is a lot shallower than the rest of the ground and has views restricted by concrete walls on either side which close off former ash terracing.

Formerly sponsored by Dunston-based Federation Brewery which is where its usual name – 'the Fed Shed' comes from. Now sponsored by Cramlington Caravans although it is still sometimes referred to by its former name.

The stand is currently undergoing refurbishments.

24 Seven Claims Stand
Covered terrace located at the northern end of Croft Park and just off Kingsway Road (which runs parallel to Princess Louise Road). Identical to the Plessey Road Terrace in that it has eight steps of terracing and can hold about 1,200. There are also another couple of turnstiles behind this terrace but these are closed off and unused.

The areas at the side of the Port of Blyth Stand and the Broadway Stand are flat uncovered standing areas.

Things to do nearby.

Woodhorn Colliery Museum.

6 Reviews
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A great museum showing the history of a small village mining community. Free to enter although there is a charge to park if take car (suppose always the... Read More

Photo of Jim M.

Good day out and very interesting to see how a colliery village functioned as a community hub with family's all living in the rows of Ashington Read More

Photo of Kenneth M.

A well put together and informative museum. Keenly priced (the ticket lasts for a year too) & a pleasant site to walk around whilst the main exhibition is... Read More

The Harbour View.

3 Reviews
Photo of Catherine C.

Went today as it my favorite chippy, reccomend it a lot Very disappointed today, fish was as usuall lovely, but the chips were stone cold, same as last... Read More

Photo of Dave R.

Stopped in for the first time since COVID and flights back on to/from the US. This is always one of my to-go places when over the UK and it never... Read More

Photo of Jim M.

fish and chips how it should be always 5 star service and quality Watching the customers faces when they are brought a LARGE fish and chips is always amusing Read More