1. Swindon Town Football Club is a professional football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire. The club was founded in 1879 and are known as The Robins.

2. Swindon Town's home ground is The County Ground, which has a capacity of over 15,700 spectators. The stadium was opened in 1892 and has been the club's home ever since.

3. Swindon Town has a long and storied history in English football. The club's greatest achievement came in 1969, when they won the League Cup by defeating Arsenal 3-1 in the final. The team was managed by Danny Williams at the time, and the victory remains the only major trophy in the club's history.

4. Over the years, Swindon Town has had a number of notable players, including Don Rogers, Glenn Hoddle, Jan Aage Fjortoft, and Charlie Austin.

5. Swindon Town has a strong rivalry with Oxford United. The two teams first played each other competitively in 1965, and their matches are known as the A420 derby, named after the road that connects them.
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The County Ground

Opened 1892

Capacity 15,728

SWINDON WEATHER

Rating: 4.2

(133) Google Reviews

Another traditional four sided ground although the open end behind one of the goals was not in use. Would be a decent overall capacity when full. Away end concourse a bit small. Parking available at a local college for £5, five min walk away from the ground and relatively easy to exit post match. Not a bad stadium, just annoyed that I’ve been twice and lost on both occasions.
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5 months ago
Nice little ground for an L2 club. Had a proper footballing ground feeling to it. Atmosphere wasn't bad. 2 larger grandstands along the wing and, a closed and an open top terrace behind the goals. Rivalries aside I do have a soft spot for the County Ground
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8 months ago
I gave 5 star because of the staff and fans. It's like a family run business, tightly knit, smiley faces and willing to help. The pitch is big, the stands are small compared to other stadiums I've been to, but the quality of staff, service, food and match day ambience for the size of the club is so good, it beats my imaginations and expectations. First time in Swindon, first time watching their game, and I hope they make it to EFL League 1 at the end of this season. ,
Excellent day with my lad as one of five mascots. Brenda and George looked after us all in the Robins Nest suite and can't praise them enough. Thanks to everyone involved
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5 months ago
Watched the game at the County ground today. Apart from the ref and losing the game, I did enjoy my experience here. Think things will change and become much better, now the ground is owned by the fans and the club😀
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6 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Thomas Arkell of Arkell's Brewery donated £300 to finance the construction of a stand on what was then known as the 'Wiltshire County Ground', this investment was enough to begin development of a purpose built football ground. Since its original construction, the ground has been periodically updated with new features or fittings. A covered stand on the Shrivenham Road side was erected in 1932, it was replaced in 1960 with one obtained second hand from Aldershot Military Tattoo. At a cost of £4,300 a roof was erected over the Town End, this was raised by the Supporters Club, and was opened on 27 August 1938 by local MPW.W. Wakefield.[2]

The War Department took over the ground in 1940, where for a while POWs were housed in huts placed on the pitch. For this the club received compensation of £4,570 in 1945.
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The addition of 
floodlights in 1951 at a cost of £350, gave Swindon the honour of being the first League club to do so. These were first tried out v Bristol City on 2 April 1951 beating Arsenal by six months. These original set of lights were supplemented by lights on both side stand roofs, which were sufficient for the County Ground to stage its first floodlit league match on 29 February 1956 v Millwall. (7 days after Fratton Park became the 1st ground to stage a floodlit league fixture). The present pylons date from 1960.[2] In 1963, the Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi, who had been responsible for stadia in Florence and Rome, was commissioned to design a replacement for the North stand. However, his futuristic design was never realised due to the high construction cost and the club's on-field relegation.[3]

Additions included the building of the "new" all-seater Arkell's (or North) stand in 1971 (behind the original) and following the 
Hillsborough disaster; the County Ground was converted to an all-seater stadium beginning with the addition of extra seating in front of the North Stand and the building of a sponsored stand (originally the Intel Stand, then the Nationwide Stand, now the Don Rogers Stand) in the early 90s. The Nationwide Stand replaced the Shrivenham Road enclosure, a two-tiered terrace. In its last years, due to safety concerns, the upper tier was used by TV cameras and for crowd monitoring only.

Rolex clock is located at the rear of the Stratton Bank stand, next to the scoreboard. Erected in 1963 following the club's promotion to the Second Division, it is the only Rolex clock to be found at any football stadium in the world.[4]

The ground itself is on land owned by 
Swindon Borough Council to whom the club pay rent. Swindon have in the past considered a move to a club owned stadium to generate more revenue, but have not had the financial backing to do so. In 2006 a redevelopment campaign for the County Ground began,[5] with the club and TrustSTFC (the supporters' trust) raising a petition to 'Save Our Home' urging the Borough Council to "facilitate the redevelopment of the stadium and do everything they can to keep the club within the Borough"[6] including the proposed upgrading of the adjacent Cricket Club to County standard and Athletic Club to Olympic standard.

Talks with the council resurrected again in 2021 when Clem Morfuni took control of the club and restarted plans to buy the County Ground in a joint venture with the supporters trust. On 16 March 2022 Swindon Borough Council confirmed it would sell the stadium to the joint venture. Early plans included a £22.5m redevelopment project including a refurbished Stratton Bank, executive boxes in the Don Rogers Stand and a new Town End with a conference centre and hotel. Work is expected to be completed by 2027.[7] On 21 March 2022 the council officially approved the sale of the stadium to the joint venture. Finalisation of legal documentation to complete the sale is expected to be completed in May/June 2022.[8]

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