Home of Bristol City FC

Opened 1887

Capacity 27,000

Rating: 4.5

(5059) Google Reviews

Great place opposite is a small trading estate with some we'll known shops. some parking but not during concerts WARNING I wouldn't park in the trading estate as your liable to be fined as its limited parking. Staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty of refreshments stalls and toilets. We'll signposted inside and staff available to help with directions etc. Good views from most seating in the upper areas. If you are going during anything other than a football match plan your journey to and from as they tend to close the road to all but shuttle buses and coaches.
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9 months ago
Great event, went to watch The Killers supported by Manic Street Preachers. The venue was pretty organised but does get busy around the fan village and toilets as you'd expect. They had bars a few bars that were obviously very busy also but they seemed to have a logical queuing system. All in all a great night and good to see people enjoying themselves again after being locked up for 2 years 😎
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10 months ago
Fantastic stadium home to 3 sports teams. The VIP experience here is wonderful..Yhe staff are welcoming and helpful. Lots of food and drink vendors both inside and outside the facility. If you like Thatchers cider, even better. One of my favourite places to visit.
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11 months ago
Few stadiums in the FA Championship, and probably none in English rugby can boast such fantastic facilities, not such an excellent atmosphere. This will always be the Bears ground to me, and watching Bristol Vs Bath rugby here is one of the best experiences a rugby fan could have (although I'm sure Bath fans will stay true to the Rec)
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a year ago
Nice ground, decent atmosphere. Recommend the Guinness bar outside the ground thoroughly recommend, best pint of Guinness I’ve ever had and it was in a plastic glass. Steak pie too was the best I’ve had at any ground. Enjoyed my visit
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5 months ago
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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.

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