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Alfreton Town Fc
Impact Arena

Capacity: 3,600 (Seating 1,500)
Address:
North Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7FZ
Main Telephone No: 01773 830277
Fax No:
01773 836164
Team Nickname: 
Reds
Year Ground Opened: 1959
Pitch Size: 110 x 75 yards
Home Kit Colours: All Red
Official Web Site:
www.alfretontownfc.com
Unofficial Web Site:
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Contents

What's The Impact Arena Like?
Looking Towards The Bentley Close End
(photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?

Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Away Terrace (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park

By Train

A Closer Look At The Bentley Close End (photo)
Admission Prices
Programme Price

Local Rivals

Ground Layout
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Impact Arena Location Map

What's The Impact Arena Like?
A small ground that does have a bit of character but seems to have a disproportionate amount of seating for its size. On one side is the small Main Stand that runs for about a two thirds of the length of the pitch. It is comprised of three small structures, with a small covered seated stand at its centre, with covered standing area the; "Tommie Bradley Terrace" on one side and another small seated area the; 'Lottie Bradley Hospitality Area" on the other side. There are a number of supporting pillars running across the front of this side. The team dugouts are also located on this side of the pitch.

Opposite is a similar looking covered all seated Tom McRoy stand, however this around twice the size in terms of length. One end, the Bentley Close End is a small seated area that is open to the elements. It looks like that this end was a former terrace that has had seats bolted onto to it. Opposite is a small steep terrace, known as the 'Tin End'. This has a small covered area at the back towards the centre. There is a noticeable slope to the pitch which runs down from this end to the other. The ground has a set of four modern floodlights.

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Future Developments
The Club have announced plans to build a new stand to replace the current Tom McRoy Stand. This development would also see the relocation of the team changing rooms, tunnel etc.. which would make it the new Main Stand at the ground. Both ends will also be redeveloped with new covered terraced stands. No timescales have been given as to when this will happen. A video clip showing a virtual tour around the proposed developments can be viewed on YouTube. In the short term the Club intend to put a roof on the Bentley Close Terrace as well as cover the sections of open seating in the Tom McRoy Stand.

Looking Towards The Bentley Close End

  Impact Arena

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What Is It Like For Away Supporters?

Away fans are mostly housed in the mostly open 'Tin End' terrace at one end of the ground. This end can accommodate around 1,200 supporters. In addition a small amount of seats are also made available in the covered seating area on one side of the pitch. This area though does have a number of supporting pillars that may impede your view. At the back of the open terrace there is a small covered area, which can provide some shelter but only for a relatively small number of fans, plus again there are a number of supporting pillars to contend with. I enjoyed my visit to the stadium and found it to be a friendly one.

Food on offer inside includes; a range of Pukka Pies (2.20), Cornish Pasties (1.80), Sausage Rolls (1.50), Cheeseburgers (2.70), Beefburgers (2.20), Chips Cob (1.90). Plus you can have Pie, Peas, Chips & Gravy for 4.20.

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Main Stand


Main Stand
                      Alfreton Town

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Where To Drink?

Inside the stadium there is a bar, but this is for home supporters only. However, located just outside the entrance to the ground is the Alfreton Town Supporters Club, which does admit away fans. I personally preferred the Victoria pub on Nottingham Road, which is a only a few minutes walk away, going back up onto the main road. The Victoria serves two real ales (both of which are guest beers which vary) and also shows SKY Sports. A little further along Nottingham Road going towards the town centre is Blueys Bar.

If you have a bit of time on your hands, then you may care to take the 15 minute walk into the town centre (back up to the main road from the ground and turn left). Of choice here is the Waggon and Horses on King Street, which is a Wetherspoons outlet.

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Away Terrace


  Away terrace photo

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How To Get There And Where To Park

Leave the M1 at junction 28 and take the A38 towards Derby. After around two miles leave the A38 and take the B600 towards Alfreton. At the top of the slip road on leaving the A38 turn right along the B600 towards Alfreton Town Centre. After around half a mile you will see a Garage on your right and a modern looking church on your left. Turn left just after the church into North Street. The ground is down the bottom of this street on the right. For the away turnstiles then fans should continue past North Street and then take the next third left into Alma Street. The away fans entrance is down on the left just before the park. There is a small car park at the ground in North Street, otherwise there is plenty of street parking.

Map showing the location of the Impact Arena (at the bottom of this page).

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By Train

Alfreton station is located just over one mile away from the ground and is about a 20-25 minute walk away from the ground.  It is served by trains from Nottingham & Chesterfield.

Come out of the station entrance and turn right onto Mansfield Road. Cross the road to the other side and take the second left into Prospect Street. At the bottom of Prospect Street, turn right onto Nottingham Road, then take the second left into Victoria Street and the ground is down on the right. Thanks to Adam Hodson for providing the directions.

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A Closer Look At The Bentley Close End


  Bentley Close End Alfreton Town

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Admission Prices

All areas of the stadium*:
Adults 16
Over 65's/Under 16's 11**

** These prices are for tickets purchased prior to matchday. Entrance on the day of the game costs up to 2 more per adult ticket and 1 more per concession.

*Members of the Junior Reds scheme can gain admission for just 3, providing that they are accompanied by an adult.

The Club also a 'Group Saver' whereby if five or more adult tickets are purchased together, then a further 1 discount can be applied.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.50

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Local Rivals
Matlock Town & Ilkeston Town.

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Ground Layout


Impact Arena Football Ground Layout

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Fixtures
Alfreton Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
5,023 v Matlock Town 1960.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 805 (Conference Premier)
2012-2013: 747 (Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 1,063 (Conference Premier)

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Fans Reviews Of The Impact Arena
Paul Willott (Neutral) 17/4/12
Glynn Sharkey (Grimsby Town) 7/1/12
Jake Bruce (Wrexham) 27/8/11


Hotel Accommodation
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Map Showing The Location Of The Impact Arena, Railway Station And Listed Pubs



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



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Last Updated:
21 July 2014