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Aldershot Town FC
The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground

Capacity: 7,100 (Seated 2,136)
Address: 
High St, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 1TW
Main Telephone No:
01252 320 211
Fax No:
01252 324 347
Team Nickname: 
The Shots
Year Ground Opened: 1926
Pitch Size: 117 x 75 yards

Home Kit Colours: Red & Blue
Away Kit Colours: All White
Shirt Sponsors: EBB
Kit Manufacturers: Errea

Official Web Site:
www.theshots.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site: 

Shots Web
 

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Contents
What's 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
By Train

Community Stand
(photo)
Admission Prices
Ground Layout
Programme Price

Local Rivals

Disabled Facilities

Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance

Hotel Accommodation
Fans Ground Reviews
EBB Stadium Location Map


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What's The EBB Stadium Like?
The 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 leagues.

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.

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North (Main) Stand


North Stand Recreation Ground Aldershot

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What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Away 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'. 

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South Stand

South Stand Aldershot
                    Town

Where To Drink?
Although 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.

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East
                    Bank Aldershot Town

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How To Get There And Where To Park
Leave 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 this page).

Post Code for SatNav: GU11 1TW

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By Train
Aldershot 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.

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Community Stand


Community Stand

Thanks to Oliver Brookland for providing the photo above.

Admission Prices

Seats:
Adults 19, Concessions 15, Under 16's 8, Under 6's Free

Terrace:
Adults 17, Concessions 13, Under 16's 5,
Under 6's Free

Concessions apply to; Over 60's, Members Of The Armed Forces & Students. Proof of concessionary status needs to be provided.

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Ground Layout


  Recreation Ground layout

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Programme Price
Official Programme 3

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Local Rivals
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.

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Disabled Facilities

For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Aldershot Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
For Aldershot Town
7,500 v Brighton, 
FA Cup 1st Round, November, 18th 2000

For Aldershot:
19,138 v Carlisle United,
FA Cup 4th Round Replay, January 28th 1970.


Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 2,272 (League Two)
2011-2012:  2,865 (League Two)
2010-2011: 2,488 (League Two)

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going.

A
ccess their Aldershot Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


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Fans Reviews Of The Recreation Ground
Gideon Birch (Dartford) 13/8/13
Paul 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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Map showing the location of the EBB stadium, railway station and listed pubs

Instructions for using the map:
- Use the bar on the left of the map to zoom in / out using the + / - keys.
- Click and drag an area of the map to move around or use the up/down, left/right arrows
- Click the Satellite button to see aerial view photograph.



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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.



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Last Updated: 18 January 2014