Yeovil Town – Huish Park

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huish park yeovilHuish Park has a capacity of 9,665, with seating for 5,212. It is the home ground of Yeovil Town FC.

The stadium is in the suburbs of Yeovil and was built as a replacement for the former non-league club’s previous ground, The Huish, in 1990.

The ground has two seated stands (the Cowlin Stand and the Agusta Westland Community Stand) and two separate standing areas (the Blackthorn Stand and Copse Road Terrace, the latter being the away stand). The away end is uncovered, so be prepared to get very wet if it rains!

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How to get to Huish Park

By Road:
huish park directionsThe Huish Park ground is located in Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8YF.

From the North, follow the southbound M5 as far as junction 25, exiting onto the A358 towards Ilminster until joining the A303. Continue east along the A303 then take the A3088 into Yeovil. At the first roundabout, take the first exit at the Western Avenue roundabout into Lufton Way. The main entrance to the ground is on the right.

From the South, drivers are advised to follow the A37 into Yeovil, turning left onto the A30 (West Coker Road). At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A3088 (Watercombe Lane) and follow it through one roundabout. At the next, take the 2nd exit onto Bunford Lane. Take the 1st exit at the next roundabout onto Lufton Way and the ground is on the left.

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By Rail:
yeovil train stationYeovil has two railway stations, Yeovil Junction and Pen Mill Junction, on opposite sides of the town from the ground. Visitors advise that a taxi is the most convenient method of getting to the ground from both stations. A “Hopper” minibus service operates from Yeovil Junction to the town centre, where First Traveller service no. 1 leaves from a stop outside Lloyds TSB in the High Street and drops off near the stadium. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
The nearest airport is Bristol, at a distance of 30 miles. The Bristol International Flyer coach service runs regularly to Bristol Temple Mead railway station, with connection to Yeovil Junction. Click here to check the current flight times

There are several taxi companies in Yeovil that can take you to and from Huish Park. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?

huish park parkingThere is a decent sized car park at the ground. Otherwise, there is plenty of street parking available on the roads near the ground. Early arrival is advised in the winter, as the overspill car park is a field which does not drain terribly well!

Away Friendly Pubs near Huish Park

pubs near huish parkVisiting fans advise that most of Yeovil is “away-friendly,” but the Arrow and the Bell and the Archers, both within 10-15 minutes of the ground, have received the best reports.

The Arrow is a spacious pub that is frequented predominantly by home supporters, though away supporters report a friendly welcome. From the Huish Park car park, walk back past the ground and turn right at the end of Lufton Way. At the end of this road, turn left onto the main road and take the first right. Go straight down this road through the residential area. After about 10 minutes, there is a clearing on your right with shops beyond and the Arrow pub in the middle.

The Bell, on Preston Road, towards the town centre, is a very large pub which offers a friendly welcome and serves excellent food. There is plenty of seating outside, which is very pleasant in good weather.

Hotels near Huish Park

hotels near huish parkGreystones Court Guest House 152 Hendford Hill, Yeovil BA20 2RG is an elegant, welcoming, Georgian Townhouse with modern, comfortable rooms. All rooms feature en suite facilities (either bath or shower) and are equipped with colour TV, hospitality tray and hairdryers. There are a number of family rooms. Huish Park is about 3 miles away.

Guest reviews have been excellent, noting a very friendly welcome, clean, quiet rooms and a great breakfast. The nearby pub is also recommended, serving excellent food in the evening.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip?

away fans yeovilMost away fans have reported their visit to Huish Park as enjoyable, with an excellent atmosphere within the ground, aided by vocal home supporters, helped along by a drummer and trumpeter. Several fans have noted the stewards as being particularly helpful and friendly. The open Copse Road terrace is reported as “appalling” in bad weather, with visiting fans recommending the limited seats available in the covered AgustaWestland Community Stand.

The catering offered is the usual assortment of pies, pasties and burgers, of not particularly good quality. Many fans report difficulties in getting away from the ground, due to the single exit from the official car park.

Your comments about Yeovil Town – Huish Park

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  1. John

    Huish Park was my very first away ground (apart from Wembley which I class as a neutral ground), and it is the events of that night that got me hooked onto travelling away with my team. You see, I was witness to possibly two of the stangest goals you’ll ever see at a football match.

    We arrived at Huish Park with about an hour and a half to go before kickoff – the roads to the ground were clear, and we managed to get into the club car park without any issues. A 5 minute walk into Yeovil town centre, and we popped into The Arrow for pre-match grub and booze. A friendly welcome awaited us from the locals, and some good natured chat was enjoyed by all, before sauntering back up to the ground.

    The ground itself is very basic, with the away section comprising of uncovered (as we would later find out!) terracing. Undeterred, we were able to create a decent atmosphere despite the open air nature. The “tuck shop” in the away end ran out of all food at half time, so you got the impression they had never seen a crowd before!

    So to THE goals. We didn’t know too much about the first one. Play had stopped so that Argyle’s Graham Coughlan could receive treatment on a bloody nose, and Yeovil’s Lee Johnson kicked the undisputed “drop-ball” back to Argyle keeper Luke McCormick. Only McComick wasn’t in his goal, having wondered over towards the touchline to receive orders from the bench, and the ball sailed unoppposed into the Argyle goal. The referee had no choice but to blow his whistle. 1-0 to Yeovil.

    There were some angry words and finger pointing going on at the benches, but in the away end there was only confusion – Had we really just conceded a goal? Tempers started to grow as it appeared that we had, and Steve Crawford prepared to kick-off from the restart. Those same tempers soon turned to applause though as Crawford was allowed to walk the ball past the Yeovil defenders and place it into the net in front of the away fans. The cheeky bugger even had the nerve to celebrate his goal – and I’ll bet he picked up his goal bonus!

    So 1-1 and now it was game on. Again we went behind, and again we got ourselves back into it with a penalty, taking things into extra time. By this time, it was monsoon season (August in a British Summer) so were were soaked through to the skin, only to see us lose 3-2 to a late wonder goal just when we were thinking of penalties. The struggle then really started, as we tried to get out of the club car park. We moved about 2 car lengths in an hour, after which the stewards went home! “Sorry mate, time for me to clock off, sort yourself out”

    45 minutes later we were finally out of the car park and on our way home. Beaten, soaked through, and thoroughly fed up of being in the car, but completely, utterly hooked on going to away games, and already planning the next one!

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  3. Mead

    My first ever away league match was a brilliant day out, considering the cherries won and it was only a short drive back to Bournemouth succeeding the match.
    The problem with the ground itself, is that Huish Park is situated in a spot that is completely hidden, behind a load of car firms. Another problem is there are no signs indicating where the ground is located, unlike almost every ground in the country! A map is incredibly recommended, otherwise you might fail to see your team play. Thankfully however there were some friendly locals to aid us in the town centre.
    In the town centre there are local friendly restaurants and pubs to make use of, with cheap quality food. The burger van outside the Copse Road End (away end) renders rather tasty food.
    The atmosphere during the match was very much electrified by the Yeovil supporters and despite being a small market town the fans still managed to sell around 6,000 tickets, the same as the cherries do at Dean Court unfortunately! The away fans made a strong addition to the home atmosphere, despite a roofless terrace (a rain coat or umbrella is recommended if a threat of rain).
    The match was fairly dominated by Bournemouth, with the sold-out away support being sent into raptures after 38 minutes, following a stunning Richard Hughes free kick. The second half was the same story, the glovers completely falling. The cherries had several one-on-ones and should have made it 3 or 4. Nevertheless, the match ended in a 1-0 victory sending a mass away support back to the Sunny South Coast happy with the first victory of the season.
    In conclusion, it was a fantastic day out, with the chance to generate noise from a terrace, as opposed to an all-seater for once! UTCIAD

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  5. paul francis.

    the arrow pub is excellent.
    the home fans friendly.
    the ground decent enough for a former none league club [best to eat and drink before you go into the ground]
    a very enjoyable day out at huish park.

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  7. Bobby

    A great stadium really friendly and i got to say the supporters are great and the chants!

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  9. Dean Boam

    Very small ground for a championship club. When we played them the attendance was 9,000, with 2,000 Derby fans going. An absolute trek to travel to as Yeovil is basically a village. I thought that the atmosphere would be good as it is a small ground, but it is literally like standing on a hill. The noise just drowns away with every chant. However, had a good time and we won 3-0

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  11. Linda Brailsford

    September 12th travelled by official coach and arrived 10 minutes before kick-off due to incident on motorway but had a great tour of the local countryside including Stonehenge, massive THANK YOU to the driver.
    Hot Dog was tasty at a cost of £3 and managed to buy the last programme from the seller which was a pity as other fans were still waiting. Programme good value with plenty of information including facts about Derby players.
    Ladies toilets were porta-loo type and clean but shut when we left the ground which was unfortunate.
    Took ages to get back on the main roads to start the long trip back to Derby but we were happy as we had a brilliant result.
    Pleased I made the trip, did not feel ripped off, it is a unique ground for the Championship and I would consider a return visit depending on the time of year but not for a mid-week game.

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  13. nakka

    first time @ huish park made a weekend of it and stayed in a town centre hotel, the pub downstairs was great at night and the staff were really friendly, as us being 8 strong and noisy at night but they were great, as for the ground and fans, ground small but good singing and chanting from the home fan’s plus they were really friendly, away end open and I was freezing with it being Gale force winds as well as losing 3-1 well gutted lol. drank in the arrow pub before the game and got on well with the home fans. all in all a great weekend away wud go again but hoping the weather will be better. p.s if you collect programmes buy one asap as they sell out pretty quick.

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