The EBB Stadium Like?
North (Main) Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
South Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
East Bank (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Community Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
EBB Stadium Location Map
|What's The EBB Stadium Like?|
interior of the ground hasn't changed a great deal
since the days of Aldershot FC who alas went out of
business in 1992. A new Club was born shortly after
named Aldershot Town, who took over the Recreation
Ground and have successfully risen through the lower
The ground itself is set in a pleasant setting with plenty of trees visible around its perimeter. On one side is the North (Main) Stand, which was built in the late 1930's. This partly covered (to the rear), is slightly raised having small sets of steps in front of it, so fans can access it. It once was all terrace, but a number of seats have now been added to the middle portion of the stand, with terrace still present on either side. Opposite is the South Stand, which is another covered seated stand, which looks a lot more modern than its age suggests (it was built in 1929). This stand only runs for around the half the length of the pitch, sitting astride the halfway line.
At one end is the East Bank covered terrace. This stand has a classic looking barrel shaped roof and has a number of supporting pillars running across the front of it. Opposite is the High Street End. Until 2013 this area was unused for spectators having just a narrow path and some advertising hoardings. However to help the Club comply with League rules stipulating the number of seats that a ground must have, then a small prefabricated covered area was erected on one side of this end (towards the Main Stand). Called the Community Stand it comprises just four rows of seats and only runs from the corner flag to the goal area. It has a total seating capacity of 250. On the other side of this end is a two storey green portakabin that serves as a Police Control Box, otherwise this end is unused for spectators. The ground benefits from an impressive set of floodlights.
|North (Main) Stand|
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
fans are housed in the South East
corner of the ground. This comprises 212 covered
seated places which are available in the South Stand
and space for a further 1,320 standing supporters in
the East Bank Terrace and a portion of open terrace
extending around to the South Stand. The
East Bank is shared with home supporters and there are
a number of supporting pillars, which could obstruct
your view. Although the East Bank is showing its age,
at least it does allow a good atmosphere to be
created. Despite the club having done significant
work to improve facilities for away supporters, they remain pretty basic.
Robin Carder informs me; 'Travelling fans are also reminded that the Away turnstiles (11 and 12) are not at the front of the ground but via the park entrance accessed off Redan Road (Hill). The walk from the High Street entrance to the Away turnstiles can take 10 minute so allow plenty of time, and factor in potential queues due to there being only two turnstiles (there are plans to increase this to three). The only access to away supporters permitted via the front entrance is for disabled supporters who now have two dedicated wheelchair bays in the away seats. Please enquire with the club for more information'.
|Where To Drink?|
there is a Club house at the ground, this is for home
supporters only. The Crimea Inn is
only a short walk away from the stadium (on the
corner of the High Street and Crimea Road) and is
popular with away fans. Further down the High Street
is the Beehive which also admits away supporters. Otherwise,
the ground is just a short walk away from
Aldershot Town Centre where there are plenty of pubs
to be found. If you have a bit more time on your hands
then you may want to try the La Fontaine pub on
Redan Road. Although located on top of a hill, it does
look down onto the football ground and serves Fullers
beers. Just down from this pub along Mount Pleasant Road is another Fullers pub called the
Royal Staff. Elaine Taylor a visiting AFC Wimbledon
fan adds; 'The Royal Staff was
lovely. Not a huge pub, but
good beer and a real fire. It is reasonably
close to the away end and had
a very friendly landlord'.
If driving into Aldershot along the A323, then located nearby is the White Lion pub in Lower Farnham Road. This pub has up to six hand pulled ales (including beers from the Triple fff Brewery) and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. It is around a 15-20 minute walk away from the football ground.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
the M3 at Junction 4 and take the A331 towards
Farnborough/Aldershot. Continue towards Aldershot
passing the North Camp turn off. At the next junction
(Aldershot South) turn right at the roundabout towards
Aldershot Town Centre (A323). Keep straight on this
road and after going under a railway bridge, the
ground is visible on your right.
Please note that due to major works near Aldershot Town Centre. on the A323 (Ash Road) then fans are asked to allow extra time for their journey or seek an alternative route into Aldershot.
There is little parking available at the ground itself. Most fans tend to park in one of the many pay & display car parks, located around the town centre.
Map showing the location of the
Recreation football ground (at the bottom of
station is less than a ten minute walk away from the
ground. Upon leaving the train
station, go down the station approach and turn right
into Windsor Way. Continue down Windsor Way passing
the Holy Trinity Church on your left. The road bends
to the left and leads into Victoria Road. Turn right
along Victoria Road and at the bottom of the road
you will see floodlights of the Recreation Ground in
front of you.
Thanks to Ben Smith for providing the directions.
Thanks to Oliver Brookland for
providing the photo above.
|Official Programme £3|
|From their 16 years in non-league there were numerous battles with Woking and Farnborough. So the younger supporters struggle to understand the older fans obsession with Reading from the old league days. Local interest in division 2 with Brentford, Wycombe and Bournemouth could easily develop some interesting stories over the coming years.|
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.
|Aldershot Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
For Aldershot Town
7,500 v Brighton,
FA Cup 1st Round, November, 18th 2000
19,138 v Carlisle United,
FA Cup 4th Round Replay, January 28th 1970.
2011-2012: 2,865 (League Two)
2010-2011: 2,488 (League Two)
2009-2010: 3,086 (League Two)
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|Fans Reviews Of The Recreation Ground|
Dickinson (Doing The 92) 24/9/11
Paul Broadhead (Northampton Town) 13/8/11
Steve Hartley (Rochdale) 19/1/10
John Hubble (Birmingham City) 8/8/09
Joe Selfe (Doing the 92) 20/02/09
Daniel Storey (Gillingham) 20/09/08
Martyn Stimpson (Neutral) 6/09/08
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Last Updated: 6 April 2013