|What's The York Street Football Ground Like?|
|A rather picturesque ground
which looks well balanced as all four stands are
roughly of the same height. The Fantasy Island
(Main) Stand on one side of the pitch, is a good
sized, covered all seated stand. Itís only drawback
are a couple of supporting pillars. It is single
tiered, with the team dugouts located out front and
incorporates the Directors Box. The other side, the
Spayne Road Stand, is a smaller, newish covered
terrace. It is so low that house roofs behind are
clearly visible. The Town End is a fair sized partly
covered terrace (to the rear). The other end, the
York Street Stand is a strange affair. It is raised
above pitch level, meaning that spectators have to
climb a staircase at the front to reach the seating
area (which is mostly benches). A small terrace is
at the front. The ground has a striking set of
floodlights and something that I haven't seen for a
long time, flags fluttering in the wind, on each of
the stand roofs.
If less than 200 away fans are expected then they are housed in the small terrace at the front of the York Street Stand. If more than 200 are expected then the larger Town End Terrace, opposite, is allocated instead. This can house up to 2,050 spectators.
In 2009 the ground was renamed the Jakemans Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal.
|The Club are hoping to move to a new
purpose built stadium, which will be part of a
larger development located south west of the town,
just off the A16 near Woodside. The stadium will
have a capacity of 4,000 and if all goes to plan
then the club could be kicking off in their new home
for the start of the 2015/16 season. Artists
impressions of the new stadium can be viewed on the
Island (Main) Stand
|Where To Drink?|
a Sports Bar at the ground that admits away fans.
Otherwise there is the Coach & Horses
pub on Main Ridge, which is the nearest pub to the
ground. It serves the excellent locally brewed
informs me; 'The Coach & Horses on Main Ridge
is the nearest pub to the ground. It serves the
excellent Batemans ales which are locally brewed'.
On my visit, this smallish pub was very crowded.
Probably it is a better bet to carry on down Main
Ridge to the Wellington, a larger quieter pub
serving hand pulled Mansfield Bitter. Also on the
corner of this road is the Eagle Chippy, which was
doing a brisk business when I passed it.
Special thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photos.
|How To Get To York Street And Where To Park|
From the A1 take the A17 towards Sleaford/Boston. After passing Sleaford take the A1121 towards Boston and then onto the A52. On entering Boston you pass Boston station on your left and then pass the junction with the A16 Spalding Road on your right. Go over the small Haven Bridge and straight along into John Adams Way (dual carriageway), the floodlights of the ground can be clearly seen on the right. Turn right at the next traffic lights, into Main Ridge, then take the next right into York Street.
From The South:
From the A1 take the A43 towards Stamford and then on entering Stamford Town Centre take the A16 towards Market Deeping/Spalding and then onto Boston. On entering Boston you will go over a railway crossing. Bear right at the next set of traffic lights (signposted Boston College). Go over the small Haven Bridge and straight along John Adams Way (dual carriageway), the floodlights of the ground can be clearly seen on the right. Turn right at the next traffic lights, into Main Ridge, then take the next right into York Street.
There is no car parking as such for fans (unless you are a permit holder) at the ground itself. So you will need to either park in one of the town centre pay and display car parks or seek street parking.
Map showing the location of the York Street Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).
Boston railway station
is located just under a mile from the ground and is
around a 10-15 minute walk away from York Street.
Remember if travelling by
train then you can save on the cost of
in advance. Visit the the trainline
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|Map showing the location of the York Street Football Ground in Boston.|
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* The Club took over the site in 1933. However football had been played there since the late 1800ís.