Aldershot Town – Recreation Ground

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recreation ground aldershotThe Recreation Ground, home of Aldershot Town FC has a capacity of 7,100, with seating for 2,000.

It is in a pleasant setting, with many trees visible on its perimeter, particularly at the High Street End, which is not used for spectators. The opposite East Bank is a covered terrace with numerous supporting pillars.

On the North side of the ground is the Main Stand, dating from the late 1930s. Originally fully terraced, it has had seats added in the centre, with terracing remaining on both sides. The South Stand is another covered, seated stand, which straddles the halfway line.

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How to get to the Recreation Ground

By Road:
recreation ground directionsThe Recreation Ground is located in High Street, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 1TW.

From the North, drivers should follow the M1 as far as junction 6a, exiting onto the M25 towards the M4 / M40. Leave the M25 at junction 12, joining the M3 towards Southampton. At junction 4, take the A331 exit to Guildford / Farnham / Camberley /Aldershot / Farnborough. At the Frimley interchange, take the 2nd exit onto the A331 towards A31 / Guildford / Farnham / A325 / Aldershot / A323 / Farnborough. Take the A323 exit. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit, continuing on the A323 (Ash Road). Turn right at Redan Road and the away turnstiles are on the left.

From the South, follow the M3 as far as junction 4, exiting onto the A331 towards Farnborough / Aldershot. At the Aldershot South junction, turn right at the roundabout towards Aldershot Town Centre (A323). After passing under a railway bridge, the ground is visible on the right.


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By Rail:
aldershot train stationAldershot station is only a short walk from the ground. Turn right at the end of the station approach and continue down Windsor Way. The road bends to the left, leading into Victoria Road. Turn right along Victoria Road and the Recreation Ground floodlights become visible at the bottom. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
The nearest airport is Heathrow, at a distance of 20 miles. There are regular bus / rail connections to Aldershot, via Woking, with a total journey time of about 80 minutes. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Aldershot that can take you to and from the Recreation Ground. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?

recreation ground parkingThere is very little parking available at the Recreation Ground. Visiting fans recommend parking in one of the numerous “Pay & Display” car parks located around the town centre.

Away Friendly Pubs near the Recreation Ground

pubs near recreation ground aldershotAt the ground, away fans have the dedicated Walley’s Bar underneath the South Stand. Otherwise, Aldershot town centre, where there are plenty of away friendly pubs is only a 5-minute walk away. The Beehive, on High Street, and the Crimea Inn, on Crimea Road, are the closest pubs to the ground. Fans of real ale may prefer the CAMRA listed Royal Staff pub on Mount Pleasant Road.

Hotels near the Recreation Ground

holiday inn farnboroughThe Holiday Inn Farnborough, Lynchford Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6AZ is a modern hotel set within an impressive Edwardian building. Easily accessible from the M3, the hotel offers a fully equipped health club and is less than 2 miles from the Recreation Ground. Guest reviews suggest that this is a clean, modern hotel, with friendly, professional staff and good food. days inn hotel fleet

Days Inn Hotel Fleet, Welcome Break Service Area, M3 Motorway, Hartley Wintney, Fleet, GU51 1AA is a modern building offering smart accommodation in spacious, well-equipped bedrooms with satellite TV, Internet connections, telephones and complimentary newspapers. Guest reviews suggest that it offers excellent value for money and is ideal for an overnight stay.

What have other Away Fans said about their trip?

away fans aldershotAway fans are housed in the South East corner of the ground, with limited covered seating in the South Stand. This stand is shared with home supporters and the dividing fence was moved prior to the 2008-09 season. Visiting fans report that this makes the away area very cramped in poor weather. However, the stand does allow the away fans to create an exciting atmosphere. Many away fans have complained of their view being obstructed by supporting pillars in the East Bank Terrace. The club has attempted to improve facilities for away supporters, but reports suggest they remain basic.

Another reported problem is that the away turnstiles cannot be accessed from the front of the ground on High Street, necessitating a 10-minute walk to Redan Road. The problem is exacerbated by long queues resulting from only 2 away turnstiles. However, most fans have noted that the ground has some character and overall their day at the Recreation Ground was enjoyable.

Your comments about Aldershot Town – Recreation Ground


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  1. James Walker

    I went to the EBB Stadium a few days ago and missed the kick-off!!!! The stewards insteaded checking all our bags and then the 10 minute hike to the away end, the slow queue to atcually get in and then the slow queue to get an over-priced burger and tea then a queue to use the toilets. No alcohol served in the away end, a badview becasuse of the high railings and no pubs welcoming away fans and £3.00 for a 68 page programme. On the plus side there is cheap parking right next to the ground. Overall not a great day out and not a ground i shall return to.


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  3. Micky

    Sorry about your experiences James – our stewards are not normally searching all the bags and normally gettingin is very quick. in answer to your alcohol comment – away fans need to keep colours covered to get in (i have found out). I admit the walk to get to the turnstiles is a pain but can’t be helped. at least you know for next time. the railings are quite high but if you stand further away from the side then its a slightly better view. the food manufacterers have recantly changed hands so its a lot better now. at least you’re happy with the parking 🙂


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  5. Chris Bramley

    i’ve been to this ground a couple of times and had nothing but bad experiences. now i like a bit of banter as much as the next guy, and yeah sometimes you shout obscentities at opposition fans, but the aldershot fans ive stood near were something else. this is the only ground that ive seen a female steward get punched to the floor by home fans.

    no offence to the many decent aldershot fans, and ive no doubt whatsoever they are the vast majority, but deary me i will never go to this ground again

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