Came to watch the mighty Blyth Spartans take on Buxton early on in the 23/24 season. Living in Northampton (NN3 Spartans) it was quite a treck but worth it to meet up with family.
Buxton FC seems like a well run club with a beautiful astro turf pitch and a reasonably priced bar and clubhouse.
The mascot was an absolute legend thanking us for making the journey down (didn't have the heart to tell him that we'd come from the south and my relatives from Stoke, us Spartans are everywhere)
Good day out
Just a shame about the result on the day
Coldest place on earth.
Away end in FA cup was poor. TV camera scaffolding on the halfway line was wrapped in black netting so you either had the choice of standing at the front and getting soaked or standing under cover at the back and not being able to see the match.
4G pitch is a bit weird too but I understand why they have it.
Not a bad little set up which is probably fine for the usual crowds of 300 or 400.
Buxton originally played at the Park, a ground shared with the cricket club, and later played at Cote Lane, London Road and Green Lane before moving to the Silverlands in 1884. The site was originally a field owned by the club's first captain, Frank Drewry. The opening match was held on 1 November 1884, a Derbyshire Cup match against Bakewell, which Buxton won 2–0. Cover was provided for spectators in 1890 (proposals to build a separate pavilion for working class supporters were not taken forward), at the same time as dressing rooms were built. A wooden stand was erected on one side of the pitch and replaced by the current main stand in 1965, which later had seats from Maine Road added to it. On the opposite side of the pitch is the Popular Side covered terrace. The end behind one goal has a covered terrace, with the other end empty. The ground currently has a capacity of 4,000, of which 490 is seated and 2,500 covered. The Silverlands is the highest ground in England at 1,000 feet above sea level.