Home of St Albans City FC

Opened 1894

Capacity 5,007

Rating: 4.2

(227) Google Reviews

A very old football ground, not in great condition. The view from the main covered stand seating is restricted in some areas by wooden stand posts. The other three sides of the ground are concrete standind terracing with scaffolding cover. Okay in the early autumn heatwave, providing much needed shade, but imagine not so comfortable in the winter. Otherwise it is a modern set up. Cashless! A small clubhouse bar above the main stand and three more bars in the corners serving Mad Squirrel craft beers including a lager, a cider and an Irish stout. £5-6 a pint. One of the corner bars is cans only. Didn't pay any attention to the food but plenty of people walked by with burgers and wraps. Less than a 10 minute walk from St Albans City train station with a beautiful park right outside the ground.
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2 months ago
First visit to this ground. Lovely little stadium with lots of character. Loved the Mad squirrel lager and lots of great choices for food. Gordan the steward is a gem. Will visit again in the future.
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a month ago
Nice little stadium, was great that they have Chicken George there, it was probably the highlight of the evening. Easy ground to get to from either the train station or city centre. Can also have a beer whilst watching the match.
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a week ago
Love going to watch St Albans unfortunately for me I can only make week day games so don’t get to see them on a Saturday, but it’s a really cute set up, have a good selection of food drinks and a little club shop. Relaxed atmosphere, free to walk around at will.
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8 months ago
Proper non league ground👌. Superb terracing gives you a great elevated view. The old stand is excellent with wooden benches right at the back. My only moan would be the adult entrance price of £15. Too much in my opinion, but as a positive can be reduced by buying a family ticket therefore encouraging children to come along. Second visit, the pricing still isn’t quite right. £16.50 for an adult is still too dear. But I have to say the volunteers are fantastically friendly from the minute you arrive. The lady in the club shop was brilliant in helping me get a badge and programme. The stewards were brilliant, the best this season. Good humoured, friendly and let us bend a few rules but we were all well behaved really. Would highly recommend a visit.
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a year ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The park was laid out in early 1894, and comprises a 16-acre (65,000 m2) municipal sports ground and a 9-acre (36,000 m2) public park and pleasure ground. The benefactor, Sir John Maple, the owner of Maple's furniture store in Tottenham Court Road and who lived at nearby Childwickbury, donated the land and paid for the laying out, the planting and the construction of the buildings; the layout of the park itself was designed by the City Surveyor, Mr G. Ford. A striking water fountain, which can still be seen today, was donated by Lady Maple.

The park was opened on 23 July 1894 by the 
Duke of Cambridge, a member of the Royal family, and the event was accompanied by great celebrations in the city of St Albans.[1]

The sports ground hosts cricket, hockey, bowls and croquet and is also the home of 
St Albans City Football Club.

The public park includes large grass areas used for sun bathing and games during summer, a bandstand, a children's play-park and a café. The public park is also used as the site of some of the human "Peopletown" skits on 
Disney Channel's preschool series Bunnytown.

Football ground[edit]

Clarence Park is the home ground of St Albans City FC and it has been since their formation in 1908. It was used by St Albans FC and St Albans Amateurs FC prior to the formation of St Albans City.[1] On 22 September 1894, the first football match at Clarence Park took place.[1]

In the 
1992-93 season, St Albans City finished as runners-up in the Isthmian League but were denied promotion due a low ground grading as a result of a diseased oak tree within one of the terraces.[2]

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