Home of Winchester City FC

Club founded 1884

Capacity 4,500

Rating: 4.1

(59) Google Reviews

Lovely little club with local red cat brewery beer in the bar when I went recently. Pitch a little bumpy but not in bad condition. Main stand could be steeper and nearer pitch. Parking surprisingly free. Another visit today confirms all of the above and an entertaining 5-1 win for the home side confirming their playoff place.
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5 months ago
Good venue for a cup final. A mix of old and new makes this a unique place and a special place a week earlier for their play off victory.
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4 months ago
Not sure the ground grading standards are up to scratch. Hard to run a non-league football club without enough volunteers and they were unfortunately overwhelmed today
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4 months ago
I appreciate it was very busy due to non league day but hospitality was very poor.
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6 months ago
Only about 15 mins walk from Winchester Rail station. Basingstoke are currently playing their home games there so not too much of an inconvenience to travel from Basingstoke to watch them
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2 years ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Ground[edit]

The club plays its home matches at The Charters Community Stadium, Hillier Way, Abbotts Barton, Winchester SO23 7SR.

The City Ground has a 180-seater stand with floodlights, permanent pitch boards, advertising boards, terraces, car parking and turnstiles for entering the ground. Within the ground there is a clubhouse and a refreshments kiosk selling hot and cold food and drinks. The ground has a total capacity of 4500. A small terraced area (called the 'Bus Shelter') behind one goal is the home of the 'Bus Shelter Band'. A new stand was built behind the other goal during the close season of 2007-08 by members of the bus shelter band but this was dismantled 3 years later to allow for a training pitch. A new club shop was opened in 2006-07 next to the main seated stand selling club merchandise and other football related memorabilia. During the summer of 2014 a new stand was built behind the dug-outs and a fence was erected around 2 sides of the pitch separating the ground from the car park.

Things to do nearby.

The Rising Sun.

5 Reviews
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This is very much a 'local' in Wimborne, as well as attracting holiday makers and people who trek n to use some of the specialist shops. It is rather... Read More

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Really nice little pub in the centre of Wimborne. They have a real ale selection, nice old fashioned atmosphere, and even a little beer garden tucked away... Read More

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The pub to be in the centre of town is often The Sun. They have all the best bands when it comes to festival time. There is a very small beer garden in this... Read More

Long Johns Fish & Chips.

3 Reviews
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Delicious fish, moist, tasty, crunchy. Very short wait, packed well to keep warm until I got home. Read More

Photo of Paul C.

Excellent fish and chips. All freshly cooked. Chips are brown not pale and anemic a refreshing change. Read More

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Acceptable Fish and Chips shop. Not exceptional in any way. Service exactly what you expect; food often cooked fresh to order - never had a bad meal from... Read More