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

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stadium is really good to get to as rail station is about 5 minute walk from ground. Like all stadiums they sell beer and food.Pies are good and cost £4. Didn't buy a beer.BTW there is no pub close to ground.Originally had 4 stars for stadium but down graded to 3 as there are pillars that block your view if you can't move seat. ( wasn't the case on the day we went).Also concessions are 60+ which is good if your of that generation.
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in the last week
Really nice atmosphere, pie , chip's, drinks , made welcome for villa v lazio
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a month ago
Took kids to watch Walsall Fantastic transport links, train station opposite, main motorway links nearby, reasonable spacious parking (local morrisons within 5 mins for hot meals/ macdonalds within walking distance ) Stewards brilliant really friendly, never felt uneasy Walsall beat Gillingham 2 - 1, facilities great, leg room a bit tight if you are 6ft however half time to stretch legs Food prices within stadium reasonable see image
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6 months ago
Went to a friendly match last week and the stadium is nice, typical old English stadium, with the columns, the stands. You breath football even in a summer friendly. Definitely this is in my list to visit during the season! We arrived later and the parking was all full, but that was our fault, the commuting was easy.
Clean friendly and overall good experience seats seem really narrow
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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.

5 Reviews
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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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Walsall Arboretum.

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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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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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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