Braintree Town FC
|What's The Amlin Stadium Like?
Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Cressing Road Terrace (photo)
Where To Drink?
Quag End (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Clubhouse End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Amlin Stadium Location Map
|What's The Amlin Stadium Like?|
On one side
is the tidy looking Main Stand. This covered all
seated stand runs for around half the length of
the pitch and straddles the half way line. It
contains 553 seats and has open portions of terracing
to either side. It does though have a number of
supporting pillars running along its front. Opposite
is the Cressing Road Terrace. This small covered
terrace has the team dugouts located in front and has a
television gantry located on top that looks a little
|The Club still have aspirations to move
to a new stadium. A scheme which would involve the
building of a new 6,000 capacity stadium to the West
of Braintree, off the A120 by-pass has been in the air
for sometime now and would be part of a wider
development in the area. However, whether will this
will ever materialise is anyone's guess.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
segregation is in force, then away
fans are housed in the intriguingly named Quag End
(apparently Quag is an area of land that is usually
soft and wet and sinks under the foot; in other words
the Bog End!). This terrace was redeveloped in 2012
with a new larger terrace, that has a capacity of
1,000. However, whereas the old terrace had at least
some cover, the new terrace does not being open to the
elements. So hope that it doesn't rain! If demand
requires it then additional terracing can also be made
available to one side of the Main Stand. This area has
space for around 365 fans.
|Where To Eat and Drink?|
Although there is a good sized club house at the ground, this is not available to away fans if segregation is in force. If fans are not separated then away supporters can gain access to the bar once they have entered inside the stadium. A five minute walk away is the Orange Tree Pub which is located on Clockhouse Way. If arriving by train then you may care to visit a Wetherspoons outlet called the Picture Palace on Fairfield Road, which is only a five minute walk away from the station. This converted former cinema, is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
If you had travelled to the ground by car from the M11, then you will have seen by the Galley’s Corner roundabout, a McDonalds, KFC & Pizza Hut outlets.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
the M11 at junction 8 and take the A120 towards
Colchester. Follow the A120 for 16 miles until you reach
the 'Galley's Corner' roundabout (with McDonalds on your
right). Take the first exit into Cressing Road. After
three quarters of a mile turn left into Clockhouse Way
(signposted Braintree Town FC) and then first left again
for the ground. There is a small car park at the ground
which costs £2, otherwise street parking.
Map showing the location of the Amlin Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
Thanks to Adam Hodson for providing the photo above.
|Braintree station is situated just under a mile away from the ground. It is served by trains from London Liverpool Street. Exit the station and turn right along the Station Approach. Cross Rose Hill at the pedestrian crossing into Railway Road. Turn right at the traffic lights into the wondrously named Trinovantian Way. This becomes Manor Street and then Lakes Road. After the 'Sportsmans' Snooker Club turn left into Chapel Hill. At triangular junction bear right into Cressing Road and then turn right into Clockhouse Way. Soon after right angled bend there is an unmarked road to the right, ground is at the end of this cul de sac. It takes around 20 minutes to walk. Thanks to NR Pennington for providing these directions.|
have introduced a category system (A, B & C) for
Adult tickets (concession tickets are unaffected)
whereby fans pay more to watch the more popular games.
Category A prices are shown below with Category B
& C prices shown in brackets:
|Braintree Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Official Programme: £2.|
|Record & Average Attendance|
4,000 v Tottenham Hotspur 1952
2012-2013: 674 (Conference National)
2011-2012: 896 (Conference National)
2010-2011: 661 (Conference South)
|Fans Reviews Of The Amlin Stadium|
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Last Updated: 14 July 2014