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Travelling To Swindon? Read This Before You Set Off

Our essential guide to the County Ground.

20 April 2018

Swindon Town Vs. Grimsby Town - Saturday 21st April, kick-off 3pm.

Capacity: 15,728 (all seated)
Address: County Road, Swindon, SN1 2ED
Telephone: 0871 876 1879
Pitch Size: 110 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: The Robins
Year Ground Opened: 1896

Town fans will be housed in the Arkells Stand (covered) at one side of the pitch, where up to 1,200 fans can be housed.

Tickets

Swindon are hosting a special event with discounted tickets available, which are priced as follows:

Adults - £19.93
Over 65 / Student - £17 or 2 for £25 (must be purchased together)
Under 21 - £10
Under 18 - £6
Under 11 - £2

Tickets can be purchased on the day with no price increase however, the 2 for £25 offer will not be available.

Where to Eat & Drink

Away fans are treated to their own bar, called Bar 71, which is located by the away turnstiles. However it is quite small and tends to fill up quickly.

Other pubs and eating-houses are 10-15 minutes walk away in the town centre. The pubs close to the ground are usually designated home fans only. 'The Merlin' on Drove Road is probably the best bet or its certainly worth a walk to the Cricket Club behind the Arkells Stand where visiting fans are made welcome.

Celebrity Watch

John Francome MBE National Hunt Jockey was born here as were Diana Dors and Melinda Messenger. Actress and singer Billie Piper, TV celeb Julian Clary is said to live in the area, and music legend Ray O’Sullivan - better known to us oldies as Gilbert, Justin Haywood, the frontman and voice of the Moody Blues and also the composer of the beautiful "Nights In White Satin” and the band XTC also hail from Swindon.

How to get there

From M4 Junction 15
Follow the A4259 (Queens Drive) towards Swindon. Go across one roundabout and at the next take the first exit onto the A4312 (signposted Swindon/Football Traffic). You will see the floodlights of the County Ground over on the right, as you approach the large Roundabout. The County Ground is on the corner of this roundabout.

From the North

A419 from Cricklade/Cirencester/M5: Continue on the A419 until reaching the top of the new 3 lane stretch of dual-carriageway, which runs uphill. (I would advise to stay in the inside lane on this climb as the exit approaches quickly). Take the exit at the top of the hill (Lady Lane Junction). At the lights go right, then almost immediately at the next set of lights go left. Follow this road through the next set of traffic lights (passing the Motorola building to the right), then branch left onto the A4311. From here follow this road, following signs for Town Centre. At Transfer Bridges roundabouts turn left at the first and then straight over the second. The County Ground is on the left after the mini-roundabout. The County Ground is one of the few remaining football stadiums you can notice from a fair distance, due to the striking floodlights. Thanks to Robin Sharpe for supplying the directions.

Parking

There is some street parking. Otherwise park at the cricket club or St Joseph Catholic college in Ocotal Way. It costs £5 per car and was only a ten minute walk away from the ground.

By Train

The County Ground is walkable from Swindon Railway Station and will take you around 10-15 minutes.

Town Kit

Shirts: Blue
Shorts: Blue
Socks: Blue


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