Home of Concord Rangers FC

Opened 1985

Capacity 3,300

Rating: 3.9

(231) Google Reviews

First ever visit to The Aspect Arena. Entry Adults £12, 11-16s £3, Programmes £2, Pin Badge £3.50, Chips £1.80. It’s a unique ground I’ll give it that! It’s at the end of a small road, right down by the Thames estuary. I would expect that parking would be a major problem if the match had been an important one as the car park is small and the road leading to the ground would get swamped, so get there early! It has a number of seated stands, 4 on one side, 2 on the other. There is cover at either end of the ground, however the one at the far end is tiny and is about the same size of the goal. It is not terraced, only one step elevates it. The clubhouse is modern and has plenty of space for both sets of fans. The volunteers were excellent, extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful, especially the lady on the turnstile who helped me out twice. I would recommend a visit even if it’s just to watch some of the taller boats sail past, as the game I watched was totally forgettable, a 0-0 draw!
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3 years ago
Grumpy, because my team lost
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5 months ago
Nice place for a party .hall a bit loud acoustically . Bar was 5xquid for a Shandy!!! Which I was a touch pricey !
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3 months ago
Yeah, it’s okay. More pricey then Canvey FC. Not as good of a stadium as Park Lane. I’m a bit biased though! Canvey derby back on season.
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2 months ago
Nice little ground. Programme rubbish, don't need pen pictures of home team, that must be in every programme. Info on away team, half a page??. Could have announcements as to goal scorer's and substitutions. Can do better.
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6 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Concord Rangers F.C. was officially formed in 1967 by Albert Lant, and originated from a team of boys (including Albert's son Steve) that played friendly matches during 1966 on a pitch along the Canvey Island seafront close to the Concord Beach, hence the name Concord Rangers.[1] They are therefore quite possibly the only English football team to be specifically named after a beach. The club initially joined the Thundermite Boys' Football League in 1967, with Albert Lant as manager, before progressing into the Vange and District League in 1973, where the club won several league and cup honours in a six-year period before joining the Mid-Essex League for the 1979–80 season – the club's first foray into Saturday football. At that time fixtures were played at Waterside Farm, on Canvey Island. The 1978–79 season saw Concord Rangers become the inaugural winners of the Essex Sunday Junior Trophy, defeating Bishop's Park 4–0 in a game played at Tiptree United.[2] It was not until 1985 that the club secured land in Thames Road, to initially develop the clubhouse and stadium.[3]

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