Home of Dorking Wanderers FC

Since 2018

Capacity 3,000

Rating: 4.3

(237) Google Reviews

Really nice small ground. This is real football away from the massive stadia and overpaid players you can watch on TV. Great fan zone with a local brewery beer on tap. Good atmosphere from home fans. As a visiting supporter security and police not intimidating like some grounds I have visited. To cap it all. I saw my first "live" National League goals this season. All five ... #oldhamathletic
Loved it. 3-1 to the Wanderers too. Great set up and great to see the lads play for real after following them on Bunch of Amateurs. Fantastic club - very friendly staff. Everyone seemed to be smiling (apart from the Maidenhead supporters). I'll be going back 100%. Well done MW for building this club from from the bottom up. Fantastic achievement.
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in the last week
Visited yesterday as a birthday treat for my son. We are York City supporters who live in Sussex, so I knew the area already. We arrived early and could park easily in the town. Very helpful police and Marshall outside the ground. One supporter in front of us had problems getting in, as his mobile signal was weak and he couldn't get into his e-mail to retrieve his ticket. If they want to supply digital tickets they need to ensure that all mobile networks can receive a signal. Seating area quite inadequate for number of supporters who wanted to sit. Hospitality quite wanting, too. Only hot food at half time was a hot dog, no good for veggies. Had a hot drink, but getting to milk was a problem as it was right in front of the drinks kiosk where everyone was queuing. There was a marquis for cover. Overall not a bad experience, but some areas could be improved quite easily.
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4 months ago
Excellent match entry fee only £16 for National League game. However, away end has unpleasant & limited dark unlit portaloos, during an evening game, & getting a clear view of the game wasn't easy, as away end was crowded. Food & drink available for away end, but not a great away end experience for a visiting team with hundreds of away end fans.
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a month ago
The fans zone was good pre match. Home and away fans drinking together. The ground has been improved over the years but could do with a few more. More seats for example. Overall a good day out although losing 5-1 was a disappointment.
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5 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The club initially played at Big Field Brockham, before moving to the Westhumble Playing Fields on London Road in 2007.[3] The ground had a small seated stand and covered standing on one side of the pitch, with the remainder being uncovered;[10] Floodlights were installed in 2012. In July 2018 the club relocated to a refurbished Meadowbank ground,[11] which had previously been home to Dorking F.C. prior to their disbanding.[12] Their first game at Meadowbank was a friendly match against Sutton United on 17 July 2018.[11]

Meadowbank had become the home ground of Dorking F.C. in 1953.
[11] A 200-seat stand was built on one side of the pitch around 1956,[11] with a covered standing area built on the other. Another covered standing area was installed behind one goal, with the other end left open.[13] However, they were forced to leave the ground in 2013 after it was shut down for failing to meet health and safety requirements.[11] Prior to Dorking Wanderers moving to the ground, it was upgraded to include a 300-seat stand, two covered standing areas and an 3G pitch as it was converted to a community sports facility at a cost of £5m.[11] The Surrey County Football Association also moved their headquarters to Meadowbank when it reopened.[11]

In February 2020 the club announced that planning permission had been granted to upgrade Meadowbank Stadium to a Grade B status. In July 2020, the stadium passed the Grade B status assessment. By September 2020 work had been completed on a new seated stand and a new covered terrace both at the east end of the ground, taking Meadowbank's official capacity to 3,000 

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