Home of Bristol City FC

Opened 1887

Capacity 27,000

Rating: 4.5

(5497) Google Reviews

Nice old school stadium with loads of food and alcohol stalls outside, I liked the Thatchers truck and the Guinness one near the away entrance. There was a live band and everything was well organised. The stewards were friendly with a good sense of humour and if you buy a pint outside, you're allowed to take it in with you, which is nice. I had to take off a star because my team Southampton lost 3-1 to end our 25 match unbeaten run!
profile image
a week ago
Decent stadium with good unobstructed views, though the signage in the away end is non existent. Finding our seats wasn't easy and stewards there appeared to be none. Rather dark and dingy outside.
profile image
2 weeks ago
Good upgraded stadium. However, queuing for toilets/food and drink areas could be better organised and sign posted.
profile image
a month ago
A very modern theatre of sporting dreams that breathes life into this area of South Bristol. Personally I am a Bristol Rugby or Bears fan and I love the matchday experience from approaching the blue lit up stadium, milling around outside to experience the entertainment, buy some merchandise and have a drink with others to the stadium experience itself. I have had some special.moments here witnessing last minute wins (Saracens stands out) and the skillset of titans of the game especially those that get you off your seat (Piutau, Luatua, Lemi and Morahan to name a few). Nothing beats a packed house and a winning chorus of Blackbird. I personally prefer the Dolman stand for the side on view and matchday experience but the South stand provides good value too. The Lansdowne stand is great and the moat expensive although i have noticed the roes.closer to the ptich tend to be a bit more exposed in bad weather. There are of course issues from queues at the Bar on busier match days, being far away from a railway station and it being a challenge sometimes to find parking but I take the rough with the smooth.
profile image
2 months ago
As a physically challenged away supporter I was helped by the excellent stewards to an easily accessible seat which was very much appreciated. Well done Bristol City!
profile image
4 months ago
Be the first to comment!
0 / 1000
7 + 61 = ?

History (from Wikipedia)

Ashton Gate was the home of Bedminster F.C. until their 1900 merger with Bristol South End who played at St John's Lane, and the merged club played at St John's Lane until the end of the 1903–04 season, when they moved to Ashton Gate.[2]

The ground has also played a part in the history of rugby in the city. 
Bristol played there on a number of occasions since the 1920s, one occasion being on 27 December 2006 when they defeated local rivals Bath Rugby 16–6 whilst selling out the stadium for an all-time record Premiership crowd outside of Twickenham. Several rugby internationals have been held, starting with England versus Wales in 1899. 100 years later, the All Blacks took on Tonga in a 1999 Rugby World Cup pool match. As of the 2014–2015 season, Bristol Rugby permanently moved to Ashton Gate.

It has hosted two 
England under-21 international friendlies. The first was against Romania's under-21s on 21 August 2007. It ended in a 1–1 draw with Matt Derbyshire giving the hosts the lead on the eighth minute but Joe Hart's 25th minute own goal gifted the visitors a draw but they had Cristian Scutaru sent off on the seventy second minute for a second bookable offence. There were 18,640 in attendance. The other was against Uzbekistan's under-21s on 10 August 2010. The hosts beat the visitors 2–0 with Danny Rose scoring on the 64th minute and Martin Kelly scoring on the 78th minute. There were 9,821 in attendance.

Current stands[edit]

Lansdown Stand
The West Stand was completed in time for the start of the 2016–17 season and when it was completed was renamed The Lansdown Stand
[3] in honour of the majority shareholder, Stephen Lansdown, who funded the Ashton Gate redevelopment. It marked the completion of the redevelopment of Ashton Gate and the Lansdown Stand is the largest in the stadium and has a capacity of 11,000. It has two tiers and is equipped with multiple executive boxes. The roof is covered in solar panels to provide a renewable energy source to power the entire stadium. The stand houses the tunnel, team benches, and beneath the stand are the changing rooms and offices. 3 blocks of the upper tier of the Landsdown stand is designated as the family area for football matches, and 1 block of the lower tier is designated as the family area for rugby matches.
Dolman Stand
The Dolman Stand, which lies opposite the Lansdown Stand, was built in 1970, making it the oldest stand at Ashton Gate. At that time it was built it had a small, flat Family Enclosure in front of it, which was later built up and converted to seating. In the summer of 2007, the original wooden seats in the upper area were replaced by modern plastic seats. It is named after the former club chairman and president 
Harry Dolman. This stand was redeveloped over the summer of 2015 as part of the redevelopment of Ashton Gate and has a capacity of around 6,200.
Atyeo Stand
The Atyeo stand is the smallest in the stadium with a capacity of around 4,200. It was built in 1994 to replace an open terrace and still contains the old dressing rooms and a large gymnasium. It is named after Bristol City legend 
John Atyeo, who played 645 times for City and scored 351 goals, making him the club's top goalscorer ever. He died in 1993, a year before the new stand opened. After the demolition of the Wedlock Stand, the north-east section of this stand was used to house the away fans. After construction of the Lansdown Stand, away fans were situated in the western three-quarters of the Atyeo stand. The whole stand was made available for away fans from the 2017/18 season onwards and is closed for rugby matches.
South Stand
The South Stand was completed just after the end of the 2014–15 season as part of the redevelopment of Ashton Gate. It has a capacity of 6,071. Unlike the other stands at Ashton Gate, it is not named after a person who had strong ties with the club. The stand is linked to the neighbouring Dolman and Lansdown stands via a concourse.

Things to do in Bristol.

Clifton Suspension Bridge.

64 Reviews
Photo of Lowrie-ann W.

It's a must visit if you're in Bristol ,the area is so beautiful,the views is gorgeous Read More

Photo of Sarah P.

Worth a visit if you are in the area. The suspension bridge is quite majestic especially if you see it from the woods there. You can also travel across it... Read More

Photo of Terry J.

Such an awesome spot to hang out. Went there yesterday when there was load of fog and it was so atmospheric. Read More

Brunel's SS Great Britain.

41 Reviews
Photo of Georgina H.

A fabulous day out for all the family and better still the tickets purchased for entry are valid for one year! There is so much to see, and the children... Read More

Photo of Kanchan B.

So Caveat for this review-it's only for the free area around the entrance of this museum & the Gift Shop. I didn't actually pay the £10 to go and check... Read More

Photo of Grahame G.

Is this worth the 14 pounds entry fee? Most definitely! Not just a ship, there's a whole museum thing going on too, and they are currently expanding with... Read More