Home of Stevenage FC

Opened 1961

Capacity 7,800

Rating: 3.9

(186) Google Reviews

Small ground, but adequate for EFL2. Broomhall bar facility was good. Friendly staff and opposition support. Stewards were extremely friendly and ultra helpful. In the ground the toilets weren't what you'd expect in the 21st century.
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2 weeks ago
Love this ground, compact but a good size for League 2. Can have a brilliant atmosphere when there’s a good game. Very nice food as well.
This is a great stadium for league two, still very basic with good concessions which include burgers, chips, hot chocolate and nice sweets. Home fans have a good voice adds to it whenever the away stand is full aswell recommend going to any stadium you find but this is great too. 7/10
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a month ago
Nice ground, compact and atmospheric
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4 months ago
Nice little stadium and a massive 3 points here. Burgers average but chips ok 👍
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12 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The club plays at Broadhall Way, previously home to Stevenage Town and Stevenage Athletic. Following the bankruptcy of the town's former club, the stadium was not used for three years.[1] The newly formed Stevenage Borough had planned on playing Hitchin Town Youth at Broadhall Way in November 1976 as a "curtain-raiser" for the new venture.[3] Volunteers prepared the pitch in anticipation, but their plans were scuppered when the ex-chairman of Stevenage Athletic — and stadium lease-holder — desecrated the playing surface at Broadhall Way by digging a trench across the full length of the pitch.[3] The club eventually moved into Broadhall Way in 1980 as a result of the council re-purchasing the stadium, and allowed the football club to become its tenant.[4][5][6]

Following Stevenage's successful 
1995–96 Conference campaign, the Hertfordshire side were denied promotion to the Football League because of insufficient ground capacity and facilities.[1] Consequently, in the early 2000s, the ground was upgraded, with a new £600,000 stand opening,[1] and work on a £5million training facility was announced for nearby Shephalbury Park — which subsequently opened in Autumn 2002.[6] In June 2011, the club secured a 40-acre former sports ground in Bragbury End[7] — with the intention of developing the site into a new training complex.[7] Work began on the development in the summer of 2011,[7] and the staff began to use the complex towards the latter stages of the 2012–13 season.

In January 2009, Stevenage announced that they had signed a seven-figure sponsorship deal with the Lamex Food Group, resulting in the renaming of Broadhall Way to the Lamex Stadium.
[6] As a result of the club securing promotion as league champions during the club's 2009–10 campaign, Broadhall Way hosted League football for the first time during the 2010–11 season.[8] The stadium has a capacity of 6,722 people, including 3,142 seats.[9] The capacity was reduced from 7,100 following the club's promotion to the Football League.[10]

Structure and facilities[edit]

The ground's pitch includes four stands – the East Terrace, the North Stand, the West Stand, and South Stand.[6] The West Stand is all-seated and covered, and covers the length of the pitch, although it has open corners to either side of the stand. At the back of the stand there are a number of glass-fronted areas to various club offices and executive boxes.[1] The club shop is situated next to the West Stand, opposite to the club's official car-park.[11] Opposite to the West Stand is the East Terrace, which is a covered terrace for home supporters. The terrace has a gable with a clock sitting on its roof above the half-way line,[1] as well as holding a television gantry on its roof.[4]

The North Terrace was situated behind the goal at the north end of the ground and was just seven steps deep.
[1] Three-quarters of the terrace was covered, whilst one-quarter was open and without cover.[4] The stand held a capacity of 700 people,[12] and offered facilities for disabled fans.[1] In January 2013, the club announced they were due to present plans to replace the existing North Terrace with a new £1.2 million 1,700 seat stand,[13] although these did not materialise due to "numerous obstacles put in the way".[14] In July 2017, the club asked fans to contribute towards a mini-bond investment scheme, through sports investment platform Tifosy, in an attempt to fund the remaining £500,000 needed to go towards developing the new North Stand.[14] The club stated its desire to open the new stand for the start of the 2018–19 season if the bond scheme was successful.[15] Five weeks after the campaign started, the £500,000 target was met after investment from over 200 fans.[16] A further £100,000 was raised in the following days, meaning a total of £600,000 would be invested in the new North Stand development.[17] The North Terrace was demolished in January 2018.[18] Work on the new North Stand was halted in June 2018 when UK Power Networks refused the club permission to construct a stand around the existing substation.[19] Work restarted in February 2019 when the new substation was installed.[20] The 1,428 all-seater stand was officially opened in December 2019.[20][21]

Opposite the North Stand is the South Stand, which is a single tiered, all-seated covered stand. The stand was built in 2001, costing £600,000.
[4] The South Stand is reserved for away supporters and can hold a capacity of 1,400.[6] The stand also has an electronic scoreboard in the centre of the roof, which was installed in 2001, making it visible to home supporters.[1] The scoreboard was replaced in October 2011.[22] Behind the stand is the supporters' club.[6] A new set of floodlights were installed before the start of the club's 2007–08 campaign.[2]

Things to do in Stevenage.

Frankie & Benny's.

11 Reviews
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I guess no one really Yelps in Stevenage/Hertfordshire. It's a surprise that I'm the first review because this place was so busy on a random Thursday night.... Read More

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I went last night with my Grandkids and family and had a really bad meal the starter of Potatoe skins was burnt tasted like rubber, the main course came out... Read More

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Great little diner with gluten free options. Has a large variety of British and American dishes. We've dined in (which is great because they can help with... Read More

The Cornish Pantry Shop.

3 Reviews
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This little spot turned out to be a wonderful breakfast! There was so much food for the very reasonable price. We sat outside, service was very prompt and... Read More

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My first choice locally for breakfast, brunch, lunch or just a cup of coffee. Always get a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Read More

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I have never been one for all this fancy food expensive small portions displayed like a present. I love this café because of the food and service. The... Read More