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Founded 1967

Capacity 7,000

Rating: 4.3

(263) Google Reviews

Very nice ground for this level. Staff were very friendly. Highly recommended.
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a week ago
Great place to watch football. Good tea bar. Chips £2.50.
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a month ago
Had a fantastic time with the family and friends celebrating our grandson 16th birthday party staff was very welcoming and friendly service
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3 months ago
We looked after the Fireworks here last week. What a great event. Well organised and great fun for all.
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4 months ago
Fairly regular here- 'boro not exactly thriving back up at STEP02 - seemed to have a dearth of striker come poachers which the club has been blessed with of late. Had most if the ball but ultimately got mugged 0-1 late on by a solid if unspectacular Chelmsford outfit that are at the upper end of the table - more thru hard work and efficient formation than flair. Club enjoying decent crowds- knew it might be the case when I had to find a space quite a way along Wren Way - progs sold out too £12 entrance. Bar roomy and comfortable had a half Speckeld Hen in the break Had burger and chips *no onions available 🤔 which were a tad insipid but OK as a filler.
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5 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The Rushmoor Community Stadium (commonly known as Cherrywood Road) is the ground of Farnborough F.C. and the former home of Farnborough Town F.C. before the club went out of business in 2007. It lies in the town of FarnboroughHampshire. The capacity of the ground was 4,200, with 627 seats. Recent improvements to the ground in 2008 and the redevelopment of the Prospect Road End increased the capacity to 7,000.[1] Up to the mid-1970s Farnborough Town F.C. had played at Queens Road but moved due to the lack of facilities. Cherrywood Road was newly built with the help of a local company Worldwide Carpets. The ground was formerly called The John Roberts Ground but the name is rarely used with fans simply referring to the stadium as Cherrywood Road.

For a period in the early 2000s it was known as the Aimita Stadium after the company of chairman/manager Graham Westley. The fans were against the renaming of the stadium by Westley and the name reverted to Cherrywood Road following his departure in 2003. The ground was briefly called the Rushmoor Stadium at the beginning the 2010/11 season to entice the local council but confusion with the local 
Rushmoor Arena and the departure of chairman Simon Hollis resulted in a return, once again, to Cherrywood Road.

As of 2013, the stadium is known as 
Paddy Power Park, after a sponsorship deal was signed with the bookmaking firm Paddy Power.

The ground

On one side of the ground is the Main Stand, named in 2009 the Charles Mortimore Stand after the long-serving club president. This stand comprises covered seating and was extended and improved during summer 2008. The total length of the stand is approximately half that of the pitch and on either side there are small terraced areas. Opposite is another covered stand which runs the length of the pitch, this was previously a covered terrace but was converted to seating during the 2009 close season. This stand does not have an official name, however, many fans refer to it as the SWAN, an acronym which stands for Stand Without A Name . This additional work has brought the amount of seating at the stadium up to 950. The Moor Road End of the ground is terraced with a covering added to the rear section in summer 2008. The terracing was rebuilt during the 08/09 season.

The stadium's main colour was red until the reformation of Farnborough F.C., at which time it was painted yellow and blue to fit with the club's colours.

Away fans of visiting teams to the ground are usually not segregated, although for big matches away fans are usually housed at the Moor Road End. This is especially apparent when the club are playing local rivals 
Aldershot Town F.C. and Woking F.C..

Prospect Road End[edit]

The Prospect Road End, affectionately known to Farnborough F.C. supporters as "The PRE" is currently undergoing redevelopment with a new 1350 seater stand that was due to be completed in September 2009. This stand will also feature disabled facilities and contain a concourse underneath with toilets and refreshment facilities. The new stand has been partly funded by a £150,000 grant from the Football Foundation.

Things to do nearby.

North Camp Fish Bar.

9 Reviews
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Nice little chippy that does not pull it's punches. Really good range and the food is delicious. Highly recommend Read More

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My other half has been coming here for years, and finds the quality consistent: my portion of chips today was huge - too much for one sitting - alongside a... Read More

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Under New Management. Fantastic quality Fish we received large thick fillets of Cod for my Wife and I had the Haddock, coated in lovely golden crisp light... Read More

Farnborough Air Sciences.

4 Reviews
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This is a great museum for all aviation enthusiasts! It is operated by the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST), which exists to safeguard and promote... Read More

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This is a very good little museum explaining what happens at RAE Farnborough up to the 1970 ish. It also has the biggest model collection of RAF aircraft... Read More

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This is a little secret gem if you're geeky and love planes. Farnborough Air Sciences is a small museum which is only open at the weekends and it's free It... Read More