Home of Braintree Town FC

Opened 1923

Capacity 4,202

Rating: 3.7

(147) Google Reviews

Great little football ground. Not a bad price to get in. Burgers are fantastic. As with most venues if this type there is usually a big wait to get a pint or use the toilets. Football has been good this season too.
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2 weeks ago
25/1/20 Braintree Town 0-1 Slough Town. First ever visit today. Adult entry £15, Under 18s £5, Programme £3, Pin badge £3. I’ve knocked a star off for 2 reasons. Firstly the admission prices are too dear for this level. I feel I’ve been overcharged by a fiver (1 adult, 1 U18). Secondly, the club charging £3 to park your car in the club car park. If you want people to come to your club, then don’t make them pay to park their car. Other than that, I liked the ground. It has 2 open terraces at either end behind the goals. On the side with the dugouts it has a covered terrace, and opposite a covered seating area which holds 300+. There are also a couple of terraced areas either side of the seats. The supporters club shop is especially good if you like looking for old programmes, books or badges. I could easily have spent a fortune. The volunteers are friendly and helpful. I would recommend a visit if you have never been.
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4 years ago
Throughly enjoy coming here again and again to watch Braintree Town play. Stands have shelters in case of poor weather and its always a great atmosphere! (also so far so good as far as our games are going!) If you come check out the catering offered by Sid & Ian, excellent value for money, amazingly fast service and always served with a smile and a welcome. Only con is that parking isn't free. There is a fee of £3 per car to park there and an adult ticket is £15 which seems steep for a low league team.. But end of the day I would rather pay money to a team that needs it instead of a massive Premier league team that has more money than sense!
A good atmosphere on a Tuesday night watching Braintree Town vs Dartford Fc. Need to improve on toilets facilities including a disabled toilet.
This Venue is good to visit has a bar friendly staff. Comfortable and pleasant. Do not serve meals but have bar snacks. Most times £5 entrance. Good drink prices and raffle. Good entertainment once per month (live groups and discos) Family orientated. There is parking. Most times £5 entry. Braintree Football Club

History (from Wikipedia)

The stadium was built as a general sports ground by the Crittall Windows Company, the parent company of the club, then known as Crittall Athletic.[1] It was opened on the 25th August 1923 by the fourth annual Crittall Sports and Show, which had previously taken place the club's old ground on Panfield Lane, with an attendance of 6,000. At the time the ground had a cinder track a quarter of a mile long.

The first football match was played on 15 September 1923, with Crittall beating Great Leighs 4–0.
[1] A 400-seat grandstand was opened in December 1924 and the ground became the regular venue for the Essex Junior Cup, with a record football crowd of 6,000 attending for the 1926 final between Rayleigh Athletic and Saffron Walden. This was equalled in the 1928 final between Leigh Ramblers and Wimpole Road Wesleyans and an Essex Senior Cup semi-final between Chelmsford and Colchester Town in 1931. A non-football record of 8,000 was set for the Crittall Sport and Show in 1926.

A second grandstand was opened during the 1932–33 season. A record attendance for the home club was set during the 1935–36 season when 4,000 watched an 
Essex Senior Cup match against Barking;[2] this was equalled on 8 May 1952 when they played Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly, with Spurs winning 8–1.[1] Floodlights were installed in 1967 and inaugurated with a friendly match against West Ham.[3] Greyhound racing also began to be held at the ground in the same year.

In the mid-1970s the ground had fallen into a state of disrepair and the club was forced to play at other venues for a time due to problems with the pitch.
[1] Half of the main stand was removed in the early 1970s and in January 1974 the rest of the stand which was badly damaged in a storm.[4] With the ground being in such poor condition the club had to play at alternative venues These included Heybridge Swifts' Scraley Road (a single match on 26 April 1975 arranged at such short notice that many fans arrived at Cressing Road for the match and only 50 attended the game), Braintree Rugby Club's Tabor Avenue (at the start of the 1975–76 season) and the Courtaulds Sports Ground in Church Street in Bocking (a single match against Gorleston on 6 September 1975 with a crowd of 73).[1] However, after winning the Eastern Counties League in 1983–84 the club began to upgrade the ground, building a new 292-seat grandstand at the end of the 1980s.

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