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Opened 1920

Capacity 2,400

Rating: 4.5

(308) Google Reviews

Parked in the lovely town centre and walked about 5 minutes to the ground. Beautiful views from the ground in a well maintained, friendly stadium. Food was decent, the staff were thoroughly helpful and welcoming, as were the fans. Nice little club house. Facilities were decent, a great day out.
Came to see Santa he was fantastic and the photo we had also was brilliant. Had a quick drink and a pulled pork cob staff very friendly and sensible prices not like the market across the road which was selling food and drinks that was extortionate. Will definitely come back and see him if he's there next year.
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2 months ago
Picturesque Pitch Perfect Setting. Lovely Gound with Castle in background. Welcoming Match, Matlock vs Mansfield. Only downside is the POOR PA System, never heard a single announcement... Best Wishes with the Season Matlock.
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7 months ago
Great day out at MTFC. Decent ground, spacious bar area, decent food and beer. Friendly enough people, reasonable entry fee (£10) and topped of with a good game of football, second half, after a slow first half. The town itself is a nice place to visit.
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2 years ago
Don't usually venture to matches in the lower division. With no chance of getting to Bristol to see the beloved QPR I opted instead for my locals - Matlock Town and rediscovered the roots of football. Grounds which have been there for years probably with much the same spectators. Teams full of youngsters hoping to progress and veterans trying to delay a terminal decline. But enough cynicism. There's lot to live about a match like this even the rain drenched weather. There's comedy in the older supporters view of the game, it's sympathetic not unkind criticism of errors and missed chances. And there's catering which is drinkable and definitely edible without costing the earth. Maybe it wasn't QPR not even QPR is always QPR or any of the other supposedly top clubs. But I remember too when QPR was a bit like this. Experiences like this should be preserved.
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2 weeks ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Ground[edit]

The club originally played at Hall Leys, before moving to Causeway Lane, which is shared with the local cricket club, with temporary railing installed on one side of the pitch at the end of the cricket season.[10] A wooden stand was built on one side of the pitch in 1920 and was later named the Cyril Harrison Stand.[10] Another wooden stand was built on the other side of the pitch in 1959, with seats installed in the late 1960s.[10]

Floodlights were erected in 1970 and a new terrace installed next to one of the stands prior to the FA Cup first round match against Blackburn in 1974, which attracted a then-record attendance of 5,123.[9] More seats were installed in 1975 and that year saw a new record attendance of 5,123 set for an FA Trophy semi-final match against Burton Albion.[10] A covered terrace was built at the Town End of the ground in the 1980s.[10]

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