1. Walsall Football Club is a professional football club based in Walsall, West Midlands, England.

2. The club was founded in 1888 and originally played its home games at the Chuckery Ground before moving to Fellows Park in 1896. In 1990, Walsall moved to their current home ground, the Bescot Stadium, which has a capacity of around 11,000.

3. Walsall's traditional nickname is "The Saddlers," which is a reference to the town's history as a centre of saddle-making.

4. Walsall have spent most of their history playing in the lower leagues of English football, but have had some success in cup competitions. In 2015, they reached the final of the Football League Trophy, where they were defeated by Bristol City.

5. Walsall FC has a strong rivalry with several nearby clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion. The club's traditional colors are red and white shirts.

Home of Walsall FC

Opened 1990

Capacity 11,300

Rating: 4.1

(1404) Google Reviews

I visited as an away supporter for the Walsall v Tranmere fixture. It was quite easy to get to the ground by train. The away supporter area was all seating. There were a few basic refreshment facilities. I didn’t get a beer but I bought a bottle of coke and a burger. The staff removed the lid from the coke that I purchased. This was presumably so that I didn’t throw it onto the pitch. I haven’t seen this done at any other grounds but it didn’t particularly bother me as I was going to drink it there anyway. I had a reasonable burger which cost me £4.80. This is 20p cheaper than the “cowshed” burgers that they sell at Prenton Park but I declined the option of cheese which would have cost me 50p extra. The staff were friendly enough, they told me to enjoy the game which was nice of them. The police were quite helpful and friendly. There was a good view of the game from the away end. I sat at the back initially but I moved towards the front because it was a bit quieter there. Nobody seemed to mind me doing this which was quite reasonable. I don’t think any of our supporters caused trouble. It was a decent ground to visit, despite the result for our team. I had a panic before I got in because I left my paper ticket at home. The Tranmere supporters liaison officers spoke to Walsall who managed to print me another ticket out which was really helpful. I really appreciated this gesture. It was quite easy to pick my new ticket up and to find my way into the ground from there.
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2 months ago
They have food and drink on site if you get hungry The staff are very friendly and helpful The Football pitch is high quality It's very easy to get to if you are travelling by train The toilets are a bit too small Small bit of flooding on the stands when it is raining Overall, it's a cool stadium to visit!
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3 months ago
Market day on Sunday great day for all plenty of good stalls
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4 months ago
Had a breakdown on their carpark and the staff were genuinely amazing to myself, my friend and my 8 year old. Made sure we were warm, safe, had a drink and access to the toilet. Can not fault anyone there
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4 months ago
Really nice atmosphere, pie , chip's, drinks , made welcome for villa v lazio
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7 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Following the takeover of Walsall FC by Terry Ramsden in 1986, plans were drawn up for the club to move from its antiquated Fellows Park stadium to a new site in the town. In 1988, a site at Bescot Crescent was identified as the location for a new stadium, and work began on the new stadium in 1989 with completion targeted for the start of the 1990–91 season.

The stadium was opened on 18 August 1990, by 
Sir Stanley Matthews, prior to a friendly match with neighbours Aston Villa in front of 9,551 spectators. Aston Villa won the match 4–0.[2]

The first competitive game was played a week later on 25 August 1990. 5,219 spectators watched Walsall draw 2–2 with 
Torquay United, with the stadium's first goal being an own goal scored by Walsall defender Matt Bryant after 65 seconds. The first goal scored for Walsall at the stadium was by Stuart Rimmer.[3]

Originally both ends of the ground were standing areas, and the capacity of the ground was 11,104. However, capacity was reduced to around 9,800 in 1992, when the away supporters terrace was filled with seats.
[2] Following an extension to the 'home' end of the ground (formerly known as the Gilbert Alsop Stand), during the 2002–03 season, it is now an all-seater stadium, with a capacity of 11,300.

A sponsorship deal with Banks's Brewery in 2007 saw the name officially changed from the Bescot Stadium to the 
Banks's Stadium. This sponsorship deal was extended in 2016 until the summer of 2022.[4]

The stadium has been host to England 
under-21under-19 and under-17 international matches, Aston Villa reserve team matches, Aston Villa Women matches and England women's international matches.

Outside football, the stadium has hosted two concerts. On 22 June 1991, 
The Wonder Stuff began their Sharing The Love mini-festival tour at the stadium.[5] Twenty-four years later, on 13 June 2015, the stadium hosted its second concert when Elton John played in front of 14,000 fans.[6]

Things to do in Walsall.

Toby Carvery Walsall Broadway.

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I've been here a couple times before and it is a good place. The staff are all nice, and liked to have a joke with us! My sister had booked a table as it... Read More

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A great place for a mid week or weekend roast. They have plenty of different meats on offer - Turkey, Pork, Gammon and Beef all served with a vast amount... Read More

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Walsall Arboretum.

7 Reviews
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Walsall Council have spent a lot of money re-working this park and its nearly all finished. If you have not been down for a while make some time to have a... Read More

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I love this park. I am so privileged to have it on my door step. On a sunny day it's great to go alone, with friends or family for a nice walk around the... Read More

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The Arboretum is a large park that is home to all sort of facilities including children's play area, tennis courts, bowling green and small golf course.... Read More