Home of Notts County FC

Opened 1910

Capacity 19,841

Rating: 4.4

(1204) Google Reviews

A wonderful football ground, when inside, its very hard to believe that they are only in the National League, the fans I met were extremely friendly even when I mentioned that I was from the opposition's Town but have lived in Nottingham for 40 +years. I'm sure that next season they'll be in League 2. County certainly outclassed Southend United with a 4-0 win. Hats off to the Southend United supporters, nearly 600 of them created a noise constantly throughout the match...
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a month ago
A great local team, I hope they get back into the Football League this season. Reasonably priced seats with a great view, and we were lucky to see a brilliant game.
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3 months ago
Visited as a neutral in the Notts section. Friendly staff - nice atmosphere - will definitely be watching the mighty Pies again! Going up! 😝
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3 months ago
Nice friendly ground. Only problem was my sat nav took me through a road that is no longer for cars on the way home.!!
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2 months ago
Lovely football ground. Stewards very friendly. Only complaint food was not very nice as cheeseburger buns rock hard.
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4 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Prior to 1910, Notts County played their home games across the River Trent at Trent Bridge as a tenant of Nottinghamshire County Cricket ClubCricket took priority on the ground and the football club were often forced to play early and late season fixtures at other venues to avoid a clash.[4]

The Football League eventually deemed that this practice was inappropriate and demanded that Notts either seek more favourable terms for the use of Trent Bridge or relocate to a new ground on which they could fulfil all of their fixtures.

In 1910, a plot of land near the cattle market on the opposite side of the River Trent was leased from the city council and a new stadium hastily erected. Part of the new stadium was a temporary stand from Trent Bridge which was literally floated across the river.

On 3 September 1910, County moved to Meadow Lane, the first game was a 1–1 draw with old rivals Nottingham Forest, played in front of 27,000 fans paying receipts of £775.

In 1920 the landlord, Nottingham Corporation, which leased the land to the club, came very close to removing the club from its premises to make way for an abattoir.

The stadium remained largely the same until 1923 when the 
Sneinton Side was replaced with a new stand, named the County Road Stand after the newly constructed road behind it.

Meadow Lane was bombed during 
World War II forcing the club to suspend all fixtures during the 1942 season. The northern side of the Main Stand was badly damaged and the pitch left in an unplayable condition.[7]

The stadium has played host to Forest games on a number of occasions. After the war, when flooding from the River Trent left the City Ground in an unplayable condition and again in 1968 when the Main Stand at the City Ground was destroyed by fire in a game against 
Leeds United.

A new stadium[edit]

During the 1970s and 80s the stadium became increasingly dilapidated. The Meadow Lane End was demolished in 1978[8] and replaced by a building which housed new dressing rooms, a social club and a variety of other facilities designed to generate more income. There was no stand at this end for several years and Meadow Lane was reduced to a three sided ground. Eventually a small terrace was installed on this side. The Bradford City stadium fire and Hillsborough disaster brought the safety of football stadia into the public gaze and eventually the Taylor Report required that football clubs modernise their grounds. Meadow Lane was subsequently redeveloped during the early 1990s, although the work was planned before the report was issued. The Meadow Lane End, County Road Stand and Spion Kop were all demolished in the 1992 close season and replaced with the Family Stand, the Jimmy Sirrel Stand and the Spion Kop Stand respectively. The Main Stand was replaced during the close season of 1994 by the Derek Pavis Stand.

In June 2002, as part of a sponsorship deal, the ground was briefly renamed the "Aaron Scargill Stadium". However, the ground reverted to its original name when the deal later fell through.

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