21/3/23 Farnborough 4-1 Slough Town in the Vanarama National League South. Adult entry £13 (bought online £2 discount), Programme £2.50, Cheesy Chips £3.50, Old Programmes in Club Shop 3 for £1. Fourth time I’ve been here and I’m only docking a star for the behaviour of some of their younger fans. It’s no wonder that 16 year olds now have to be admitted with an adult to babysit them. To deliberately shoulder barge all manner of Slough fans whilst swapping ends thinking it’s hilarious is immature, childish and disrespectful. Other than that the stewards, volunteers and the guy in the Club Shop were all friendly and welcoming which is how it should be. The ground has one enormous, monstrous all seated stand at one end with a covered terrace at the other. One of the longer sides has half covered seats and half covered terracing. The main stand is weird as if you are stuck at the back you will have a number of pillars blocking your view. You also have to pay for the car park which is a bit off in my opinion. £2 to park! I took my chances along Cherrywood Road and found a spot, but be careful as there were a lot of yellow lines/permit holder boards about.
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 Farnborough, Hampshire. 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. 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.
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 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.