Free parking on street . Adjacent to Metro station. Away team spectators have corner section with limited cover but there are toilets and a refreshment van . Unfortunately a young section of the home crowd sing abusive chants using obscene language.
Nice ground with an eclectic mix of stands, buildings & terrace surrounding the pitch.
Food available in several outlets & had a couple of pints in the Alum Ale House bar in the far corner of the stadium - good atmosphere mix of old and young non-league fans.
Went to the game v Ratcliffe Borough, treated myself to a bit of hospitality. Nice two courses, beer and service excellent and a good seat in the stand. Entertaining 0 0 score line but really enjoyed the experience. Do recommend you try it out.
Excellent pitch for the standard, friendly and lively home fans, welcoming to opposition. Queues for the bars were massive and not really any option to drink elsewhere. Easy to get to by metro. A few small stands around the stadium and some areas with just a barrier.
Stadium South Shields today play their home games at 1st Cloud Arena (formally known as Mariners Park and before that Filtrona Park in reference to the filter factory next door) situated on the Bede Industrial Estate, East Jarrow. It has a capacity of around 3,000 with 250 seats. The ground was home to the Filtrona factory's works football team before previous chairman John Rundle bought the facility and moved Shields in during the summer of 1992. Before this, the club used rented council facilities like The Nook but spent the majority of their existence sharing Jack Clark Park with Marsden cricket club.
The club were forced to leave the facility after the 2012–13 season by the former chairman who still acted as landlord until funds or a buyer could be found. during this, the club played their games at Eden Lane, the former home of Peterlee Newtown FC for two seasons. This was before current chairman Geoff Thompson bought the Filtrona Park premises in May 2015 and moved the club back in.
Since moving back, the ground has undergone a massive transformation with a 3G training facility built alongside the pitch and new stands on the shaftesbury end in 2016, new stands at the 3G end would follow in 2018 and in February 2021, ambitious plans were announced to build two new permanent stands on both the Shaftesbury and 3G ends. This plan if approved would allow the ground to meet National League standards.
Between 1974 and 1992 however, the club had no home to call its own and spent the vast majority of its time at the council owned Jack Clark Park in Horsley Hill. Home games were also played at The Nook.