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Hereford United
Edgar Street

Capacity: 5,300 (1,761 Seated)
Address:
Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JU
Main Telephone No: 08442 761939
Fax No: 08442 761982
Pitch Size: 114 x 76 yards
Team Nickname: Bulls
Year Ground Opened: 1924*
Home Kit Colours: Black & White
Official Web Site:
www.herefordunited.co.uk
Unofficial Web Site:
Bulls News

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Contents

What's Edgar Street Like?
External View (photo)
Future Ground Developments
Cargill (Edgar Street) Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Merton Meadow Family Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Merton Meadow End
 (photo)
How To Get There & Where To Park
Blackfriars End (photo)

By Train
Ground Layout
Programme Price

Fixtures 2013-2014
Disabled Facilities
Record & Average Attendance

Hotel Accommodation
Edgar Street Location Map

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What's Edgar Street Like?
On one side is the Cargill (Edgar Street) Stand. which is a strange looking covered, two tiered affair. The upper tier which is all seated and overhangs the lower terrace, which has a number of supporting pillars. Part of this stand which was built in 1974 is given to away supporters. Opposite is the Merton Meadow Stand, which is a raised, covered single tier, all seated stand. This stand which was opened in 1968, is used as a Family Stand and has the team dugouts located in front.

The home end, the Merton Meadow Terrace, is a classic looking, partly covered (to the rear) stand. This stand is semi circular in shape, going out around the back of the goal and has a number of supporting pillars. Opposite is the Blackfriars End, another partly covered terrace, with a similar shape. This end is normally only used for larger games, where it can house both home and away fans. The ground also has a set of some large, unusual looking floodlights. 

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External View

Edgar Street View

Special thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photos for this page.

Future Ground Developments

The Club have announced plans to build a new seated stand at the Blackfriars End of the ground. With the existing terrace having to be closed for safety reasons, this has prompted the club to seek a replacement. The Club are seeking the permission of the ground landlords and local council to proceed, as well as hoping to partly fund the development with a grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund. The new terrace has a planned capacity of 2,000.

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Cargill (Edgar Street) Stand & Merton Meadow Terrace


  Edgar Street Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Away fans are mostly housed on one side (towards the Blackfriars End) of the Cargill (Edgar Street) Stand at one side of the pitch. This stand has an upper tier of seating that overhangs a lower tier of terracing. If demand requires it then a portion of terracing can be made available in the Blackfriars End. Facilities within the ground are basic and especially the toilets are showing their age. However on the plus side there are a good range of refreshments available, which are provided by a local catering company.

Visiting Hereford United is usually an enjoyable and relaxed occasion. For high profile games there is a sizeable presence around Edgar Street and in the town centre. In fact when I attended a local derby at the ground, I don't think I had seen so many Police, they seemed to be on every street corner and outside every pub!

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Merton Meadow Family Stand


Merton Meadow Family Stand

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Where To Drink?
There are two club bars at the ground, called Addisons and Radfords. They are both open before and after the game and normally welcome away fans, except for certain high profile games. Addisons is the larger and newer of the two bars and is situated behind the Merton Stand. Hand pulled real ales are available from the Wye Valley Brewery as well as real cider from Gwatkins. Radfords has the added benefit of enjoying views across the ground. Scott Lyndon adds, 'We found that the Oxford Arms on the edge of the main car park friendly. It has a beer garden and sky sports'. As the stadium is in the city centre, there are many pubs and chip shops around the stadium within short walking distances. These include a Wetherspoons outlet on Commercial Road, called the Kings Fee.

If you arrive at the ground early, then by turning left instead and following the ring road to its end, you will come to the Victory Tavern. A selection of real ales and a bar which resembles half an old sailing ship, complete with cannons!
Also a short walk away on St Owens Street (going towards the town centre) is the Barrels pub, which serves amongst other Wye Valley ales. Like the Victory it is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

Steve Meyer adds; 'I can heartily recommend The Lichfield Vaults as a good pre-match watering hole for the more mature drinker. It's in Church Street which is a narrow pedestrianised walk-through between the cathedral and the main shopping square. They serve a fine selection of well-kept ales - particularly Adnams Broadside - although the landlord does rotate the selection available, plus a good selection of hot snacks. From there it's about a 10 minute walk to the ground'. This pub is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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Merton Meadow End


  Merton Meadow End

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How To Get There & Where To Park
From The North
Leave the M5 at junction 8 and take the M50 towards South Wales. At junction 2, take the A417 towards Ledbury and then the A438 towards Hereford. Keep on the A438 into Hereford and after passing the Victory pub on the left, bear right onto the inner ring road that goes around the town centre. At the large roundabout, turn right onto the A49 Edgar Street and then right again into Blackfriars Street. The ground and car park entrance are down on the left.

From the South & London
Exit the M4 at junction 15 and take the A417 to Gloucester. Then follow the A49 to Ross-on-Wye and onto Hereford. At the roundabout, take the Grayfriars Bridge/Victoria Street road. At Steels Garage, keep left into Edgar Street. Take Blackfriars Street (right) immediately before the football stadium. Turn left for parking.

From the South West
M5 until junction 18a to take the M49. Join the M4 at junction 22 and turn left over the New Severn Bridge. At junction 24 take the A449 and follow until the Raglan roundabout. Take the Monmouth (A49 east) road and follow through first roundabout. At the roundabout, take the A4137. Join the A49 (left) and follow the signs for Hereford. At the second roundabout, take the Grayfriars Bridge/Victoria Street road. Then As South.

There is a large pay and display car park at the ground, which costs 1.50 or is free after 6pm.

Map showing the location of the Edgar Street football ground (at the bottom of this page).

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Blackfriars End


Blackfriars End

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By Train
Hereford Station is under a ten minute walk away. On leaving the station entrance turn left and walk up to the traffic lights, with a Morrisons supermarket on your right. Turn right into Commercial Road and walk down to the Merton Hotel. Just past the hotel on the right and immediately next to the traffic lights, walk up the steps, under the arch and go through the cemetery grounds, cross the road and into Coningsby Street.  At the end of the road cross over into Blackfriars Street and the football ground is about 200 hundred yards on your right.  Entrance to the away end for visiting fans is at the far end of the road at the junction with Edgar Street. Thanks to Esmond Collins for providing the directions.

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Ground Layout


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Admission Prices
Seating:
Adults 17, Concessions 14, Under 15's 5

Terrace:
Adults 12, Concessions 10, Under 15's 3


Concessions apply to Over 60's and Under 21's.

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Programme
Official Programme: 2.50

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Local Rivals
Shrewsbury Town, Kidderminster Harriers, plus any Welsh Club!

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

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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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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
18,114 v Sheffield Wednesday,
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 4th, 1958.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 1,758 (Conference Premier)
2012-2013: 1,756 (Conference Premier)
2010-2011: 2,516 (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 offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy 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. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the football ground.

A
ccess their Hereford 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 Edgar Street
Paul Willott (Luton Town) 28/9/13
Jordan Chorlton (Gillingham) 17/9/11
Gary Townley (Gillingham) 14/8/10

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Location map showing the location of Edgar Street, railway station and listed pubs.


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

* Hereford United moved into Edgar Street when the Club was formed in 1924. However the ground was already being used prior to that date by Hereford City Football Club.



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Last Updated: 4 May 2014