Home of Dorchester Town FC

Opened 1990

Capacity 5,229

Rating: 4.2

(189) Google Reviews

Lovely stadium, but if you go to a match there is no shop, no programme and the bar and cafe are painfully slow. Over a thousand there today, so missing out financially. Maybe it's a lack of volunteers but saddened me as it's my new local club.
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3 months ago
Great stadium. Game was exciting with tons of action on both halfs of pitch. Was a neutral supporter so the result was ok for me even if not for the home supporters
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3 months ago
Nice stadium, no alcohol purchase allowed for the away team which was a shame. Astro pitch
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3 months ago
Nice club/bar stadia, but psss poor outside catering facilities, just to small.
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2 months ago
A great non league ground... fantastic facility
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11 months ago

History (from Wikipedia)

The Avenue Stadium is a football stadium in Dorchester, England and is home of Dorchester Town F.C..

History[edit]

Located to the south of Dorchester on Weymouth Avenue (where the club have been based since their inception), the ground was opened in 1990, having cost £3,000,000 to build.[2] The stadium was designed and is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. As such the Duke of Cornwall paid two official visits to the ground, plus a number of unofficial ones prior to the inaugural match on 18 August 1990. The whole ground was built by McIntyre Construction at a cost of around £3 million, of which £110,000 was spent on the playing surface. 32,000 tons of chalk were laid to ensure the good drainage of a pitch that was prepared fully 18 months before completion of the stadium. The chalk lies 1 metre deep at one end, and 3 metres deep at the other, to ensure a level surface.

The stadium consists of one all-seated main stand, built to reflect the architecture of traditional English stadia, and three small banks of terracing, surrounding the pitch. The record league attendance at the stadium is 4,129, set on 1 January 1999 during a league match against local rivals 
Weymouth.

Bournemouth played some matches at the ground at the start of the 2001–02 season whilst Dean Court was undergoing rebuilding, as did Yeovil Town when Huish Park was being redeveloped.

Things to do nearby.

The Old Tea House.

10 Reviews
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This place is absolutely fantastic! The tea and scones were delicious. This place is not to be missed! Read More

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Absolute treasure of a place. The welcome was brilliant and we just had to have a scone, although we really only popped in for a cuppa! Delightful, and... Read More

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Amazingly fluffy scones and delicious tea. We also got the salmon and cucumber sandwiches which were equally delightful. The owner was extremely welcoming... Read More

Rajpoot Tandoori Restaurant.

3 Reviews
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This is a lovely little restaurant where the team has pride in their food, it tastes superb and is presented with care. I find it a little fancy for me... Read More

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super indian in town centre. very reasonably priced, great service. Child friendly and lovely food. They do take away too. Special meal deals mid week. Busy... Read More

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Possibly best Indian meal I've ever had, just tainted a little by very slow service, albeit very keen and willing. Well worth a visit. Read More