Home of Farsley Celtic FC

Opened 1948

Capacity 3,900

Rating: 4.3

(264) Google Reviews

Hospitality and assistance from the club as an away supporter was second to none. But if you visit, you must try the Loaded Fries with Pork as it’s the best food that I’ve ever experienced at a football ground. Fantastic.
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a month ago
Took my grandkids to watch football...really nice friendly ground with nice facilities..
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2 months ago
Nice lower league graound with decent food and beer
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3 weeks ago
Well situated for locals with good parking for those who come from further afield. Not only is this a football club but it is possible to take qualifications in sports here with YMCA. Facilities are basic but robust
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4 months ago
Extremely friendly club. Ground full of character. Had a miserable time but not the clubs fault I travelled 3.5 hours to watch Brackley lose 2-1 in the pouring rain. Hope to visit next season.
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5 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Farsley played their first game at Throstle Nest (now known as The Citadel) against Frickley Colliery in 1948 after purchasing it from the local council soon after the war. The club had plans to upgrade the ground in line with their ambitions of achieving football league status, and attracting larger crowds from the wider Leeds area in the process. However, they were relegated after just one season in the Conference Premier (the highest division outside the Football League) and fell back into the Conference North. During the 2009-10 season, the club's debts mounted to £750,000 and they were finally wound up on 12 March 2010 and expelled from the Conference North.

Subsequently, Leeds City Council agreed to purchase Throstle Nest, preserving it for football use in the community.
[1] A reformed Farley club returned to the ground in the 2010–11 season.


The ground consists of two stands. The Main Stand is situated on the south of the ground, and backs onto the club shop, changing rooms and the clubhouse. The West Stand, known by fans as the "Shed End" is the most popular for the loyalist Farsley supporters. Situated behind the goal, the opposition goalkeeper regularly endures banter from the home supporters. Both stands are covered and have very few obstructions. There are no stands at the North and East ends of the ground, however fans can stand in these areas unless restrictions or segregation are in force. The dugouts are located in the North end of Throstle Nest. [2]

Outside the ground there is an indoor sports arena, consisting of a gym and indoor sports pitch. Adjacent to this there is an outdoor pitch that is used regularly by minor local and junior teams.

Things to do nearby.

Wetherby Whaler Fish Restaurant.

7 Reviews
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THE Wetherby Whaler has spread, it is no longer confined to Wetherby alone it has spread it wings and laid anchor in Pudsey, Wakefield, and York. As you... Read More

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I used to live in Farsley so I'd often get take away from this place. I don't tend to eat take away food much but this was always my first choice if take... Read More

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I have a great fondness for this place having lived in Pudsey and it being my chippy of choice for Friday night fish and chips treat. I really recommend you... Read More

Rodley Nature Reserve.

5 Reviews
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Nice little nature reserve. As soon as we walked down we saw a kite flying around, got talking to a guy who showed us kingfishers mating on his camera. A... Read More

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Tucked away behind the canal at Rodley is the Rodley nature reserve. I wandered down there one day and a lovely lady popped out to welcome me an tell me all... Read More

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I live a few hundred yards away from here and I often visit on summer evenings after work for a pleasant walk and a little bird-watching. The sense of calm... Read More