Home of Weston-super-Mare AFC

Since 2004

Capacity 3,500

Rating: 4.1

(339) Google Reviews

Tidy little non-league football ground. Decent Kop like end for home fans behind the goal. Decent club house along side of pitch with food and drink available and covered seating/standing. Limited shelter in the awayend. Excellent game of football in the very wet rain. Excellent atmosphere with an attendance of over 2,300. Over 800 visiting Torquay United fans. Had a good day out visiting the club and ground for the first time
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5 months ago
One stand good rest poor bar area big but need coat of paint generally cleaning
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5 months ago
Cracking old school ground, great atmosphere, great for kids to get their early years grass roots football experience
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4 months ago
Nice ground with room for some expansion. Locals friendly and a good choice of food and drink on offer. Atmosphere boosted with a large following from Merthyr, which added to the overall experience. It's definitely worth a visit.
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8 months ago
A good looking stadium for what you pay to get into. Parking was free when I visited however not sure what this may be for league fixtures. Food is decently prices for the portions you receive HOWEVER with no takeaway box how am I meant to juggle a box of chips and a burger at the same time? Aside from this you wont have a bad time visiting here as a neutral or away fan. Leaving the ground after a game is relatively traffic free.
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7 years ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Ground[edit]

Weston-super-Mare A.F.C. play their home games at Optima Stadium on Winterstoke Road, where the club moved to in August 2004. They previously played at Woodspring Park a short distance away. The move marked the third time in the past 40 years that Weston-super-Mare have changed venues. The capacity of Optima Stadium is 3,500 in which 2,000 is covered and 350 are seated.[22]

Woodspring Park had been built almost entirely by supporters and boasted a clubhouse costing £100,000.[3] The Park had been the home of Weston-super-Mare since 1983 and had floodlights installed in 1986.[3] The ground nearly had a greyhound track around the pitch, an idea which chairman Paul Bliss shot down.[8] Weston-super-Mare sold this ground to a residential home builder when it became apparent the club was going to move the short distance to the Optima Stadium. The last home fixture was played in April 2004.[22]

The ground for what is now Optima Stadium was formerly a sporting complex owned by 
Westland Aircraft known as Westland Sports Ground. It was home to cricket and football in addition to social buildings. Difficult financial times forced Westland to reconsider their place in town and put the ground up for sale. The club purchased it for £270,000 in 2001.[22] The Stadium opened 14 August 2004, with its first match against Conference South opponents Hornchurch drawing 500 people to the game.

The record attendance for this ground 2,949 in a match in the 
FA Cup against Doncaster Rovers on 18 November 2014.

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