A fantastic club on the outskirts of London, definitely one to visit if you’re near by.
The location of the stadium seems to be in a quiet area of Woking with ample parking, don’t read the site instructions and drive to GU22 7AG. It incorporates a 20 minute walk, when Woking Park car park is literally a 2 minute walk from the stadium!
The view of the stadium on approach to the ground is quite basic. But walking down the hill from Woking Car Park, it feels really good!
Once inside the stadium, it looked really good for a Non-League ground, with hints of nostalgia at my younger years of visiting old rugby grounds strangely. It still has a clubhouse, and an excellent fan zone where you can sit off for a beer or some food, with a good little club shop tucked away.
Fantastic accessibility for toilets and entrance into the stadium for anybody with a disability also! The general public toilets are bog standard porter cabin style toilets, however, they were clean and presentable.
The food and drink was nothing short of excellent. There were some excellent choices, pulled pork on chips, there was another thing with a chicken skewer, garlic naan and honestly, drooling in the queue! 100% worth saving yourselves for some scran in the ground. Prices were reasonable, and all sorts of drinks were served. A fantastic representation of football refreshments.
Policing and security at the ground was decent. They were dotted around, but it wasn’t overkill for the occasion. No official police officers were on patrol for the event.
The atmosphere was a bit quiet, it picked up as the game went on, but generally a poor atmosphere. Maybe because it was a mid-week game.
The negatives were few and far between, the particular negatives I picked out was the mis-information on the website for car parking. Also, I didn’t like that the central stand was dedicated to sponsors and directors. As much as I appreciate they own and run the club, every supporter should have an opportunity to view their club from the best seats, which I felt like this stand took away from the supporters.
All in all, a great day out, definitely worth going for the food and football, Woking are certainly heading in the right direction.