Home of Weston-super-Mare AFC

Since 2004

Capacity 3,500

Rating: 4.1

(318) Google Reviews

The ground is very well organised and staff very helpful. £2 to park your car is reasonable but the car park access is full of potholes for cars with low ground clearance. Food and drink acceptable, only complaint was when went to refill our glasses they used the same ones . Very bad practice. The stadium it self was very clean and tidy and plenty of stewards. The football was very good to, so give them your support.
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2 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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2 months ago
I only came here for my nephews birthday party. It was large enough for the amount of people we were there with, (about 40-50). There was also a disco there and it was able to go on and we were still able to talk, and able to hear one another. The drinks at the bar were a decent price. The only problem for me was the restrooms were not the cleanest, nor were they the biggest when you are trying to deal with 2 kids under 7.
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5 months ago
Great stadium, close to the action, some covered seats, good snack food available,
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in the last week
We are becoming regular visitors to the overnight motorhome stop. Electric hook up,elsan and 24 he toilets and shower ( albeit a little basic - but functional ) Masses of grassy area to walk the dog. Licenced club house ,staffed by really friendly people. Space limited to 5,so best to phone first.
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3 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)


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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