Home of Worthing FC

Opened 1892

Capacity 4,000

Rating: 4.5

(280) Google Reviews

A lovely day out at the football. A friendly club with excellent facilities. The staff were all very helpful. Well done to all at Worthing FC.
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7 months ago
Cracking little ground, as a Southampton fan, when we're not playing, I love to support grass roots clubs and Worthing FC was brilliant, great atmosphere and a club on the up. Good luck in the future and I will definitely return
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a month ago
A decent non league ground, close to Worthing railway station. Only downside is no fan parking. Catering is above average and decently priced.
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a week ago
Worthing in excellent form on this bright but chilly afternoon, will take a lot of stopping in the league and Sussex senior cup this season. Decent cup of coffee at half time and a Guinness post match.
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11 months ago
A good ground with great facilities for watching football. Good food and drinks on offer.
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3 weeks ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Ground[edit]

A sports ground opened on the Woodside Road site as early as 1892[5] when the site was part of the parish of West Tarring, which at the time was not yet part of the borough of Worthing. Known as the Pavilion Road Sports Ground, it occupied a 13-acre site, with a Queen Anne style pavilion giving its name to Pavilion Road along the south of the site.[5] Worthing FC moved to the ground in 1903.[5] In 1937 the Sports Ground closed and it is the site's northern portion which developed into the existing stadium. The southern portion of the Sports Ground became tennis courts and then in 1948 became home to Worthing Pavilion Bowls Club.[5] Floodlights were installed in 1977.[5] At the end of 1984–85 Woodside Road's main stand burnt down.[6]

The ground has also been home to Horsham (during the 2008–09 season) and Brighton & Hove Albion's reserve team after the closure of the Goldstone Ground in 1997.

In June 2015, Worthing's new owner George Dowell released plans to improve the stadium. The plans saw an artificial 3G pitch installed to replace the turf surface, a refurbished bar open seven days a week and a refurbished main stand including new seats and rails and new paint across the whole of the stand.

In May 2020, further plans to improve the stadium were announced. The £150,000 development will see new floodlights, refurbished changing rooms, and a new block of toilets and a bar in the north east corner of the ground. The club reached its £43,000 
crowdfunding target to assist the financing of these projects. They also mentioned that any extra money raised will all go into the stadium for future additions like a new scoreboard and improving accessibility in the main stand.

Continuing technical problems with the 3G artificial pitch led to the playing surface being completely renewed in November 2020, with a new base and drainage being laid, causing the club to temporarily play home matches at 
Horsham F.C.

Things to do nearby.

The Fish Factory.

14 Reviews
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We stopped in for a family dinner this evening. Server was attentive. Nice ambiance. The menu offered lots of fish options and a kids menu. They offered a... Read More

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We have been here twice.one to try it out and once with friends as guests. On both occasions I'm afraid to say that it didn't come up to par. The fish was... Read More

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I have eaten here several times and it has always been a consistently enjoyable occasion.....and it is a bit of an occasion eating here as the prices are... Read More

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Nice bar with nice friendly people and of lately they have been playing a better mixure of music which is a plus. Its a sort of laid back cozy bar. Read More

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Nice pub not far from Worthing seafront serving an extensive range of real ales and lagers. There's plenty of room in here for large groups and the... Read More

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Mid week beer - sounded like a plan! It's a clean pub which has a good sized garden and it was perfect for a cold frothy on a Thursday night. Extensive... Read More