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Tamworth
The Lamb

Capacity: 4,065 (Seated 518)
Address: The Lamb Ground,
Kettlebrook, Tamworth, Staffs, B77 1AA
Main Telephone No: 01827 65798
Fax No:
01827 62236
Nickname: 
The Lambs
Year Ground Opened: 1934
Home Kit Colours: Red & White
Official Web Site:

www.thelambs.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites:
Heritage website
Tamworth fans message board



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Contents
What's The Lamb Ground Like?
Future Developments
Main Stand
(Photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?

Meadow Street End (Photo)
Where To Drink?

The Shed & Castle End (Photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park

By Train

Admission Prices

Programme Price

Local Rivals
Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance

Hotel Accommodation
The Lamb Ground Location Map


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What's The Lamb Ground Like?
Although the ground is on the small side, it is well maintained and it has a certain charm about it. The Main Stand is the most recent addition to the ground, being opened in 1996. It is a tidy little all seated covered stand that straddles the halfway line of the pitch. It has a capacity of 426 seats. The other side is a small covered terrace, known by the fans as 'The Shed' which runs nearly the full length of the pitch. This terrace is home to the 'The Shed Choir' (in reference to the Tamworth fans who sing in this stand). On its roof is a television gantry, complete with a large model owl to help deter the presence of other birds. The Castle End is an open terrace, whilst the other end is a partly covered terrace (to the rear). This end, the Meadow Street End, is given to away supporters. The pitch has a slope running up from the Castle End to the Meadow Street Terrace. The ground is overlooked in one corner by the sizeable Tamworth Snowdome. It gets its unusual name from a former public house called the Lamb Inn that used to be situated near to the entrance to the club car park.

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Future Developments

Scot Rowland informs me; 'The club have released plans for a new 1,800 all seater stand, which would replace the current Main Stand. The existing Main Stand would be dismantled and re-erected at the Castle End of the ground'.

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Main Stand


Main Stand

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What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
If fans are segregated, then away supporters are mostly housed in the Meadow End where around 850 supporters can be accommodated. This small terrace is partly covered and also comprises some flat standing areas. The good thing is that the fans are situated close to the playing action. The facilities are okay and refreshments are provided by the obligatory burger van. In addition to the terrace around 90 seats are made available to away supporters in the Main Stand. For teams with a larger following then in addition half the 'Shed' terrace can also be allocated.

If segregation is not in force then you can access the Club's catering outlet by the Club House, which offers amongst other things; 1/2 Pounder Cheeseburger (3), 1/2 Pounder Beefburger (2.80), 1/4 Pounder Cheeseburger (2.20), 1/4 Pounder Beefburger (2), Hot dogs (2), Pukka Pies (1.70), Chips (1), plus various sauces and gravy (50p).

Over the years I have attended a number of games at the Lamb, as Tamworth is fairly local to where I live. I have always been impressed with the good atmosphere at the games that I have been to. The small covered stands allow a lot of noise to be generated and this is taken advantage of by the supporters of both sides.

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The Meadow Street End


Meadow Street End

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Where To Drink?

Inside the ground there is a fair sized club house, which serves real ale. This is open to all fans, unless segregation is in force, when then it is only available to home supporters. The Club's main catering outlet is conveniently situated near its entrance and always seems to do a brisk trade throughout the game.

There are no pubs near the ground that I could find, so it is a case of getting there early and taking the 10-15 minute walk into town, where there are plenty of pubs to be found, including the CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed, Sir Robert Peel in Lower Gungate. There is also a Wetherspoons pub, called the Bole Bridge, which is popular with both home and away supporters. To find this pub, come out of the car park entrance at the ground and turn left. Before you get to the main road turn left along a path way and down to an underpass. Go through the underpass and out the other side an through another underpass. Then bear right and then up the pathway alongside the main road. Go straight on along this road passing a garage on your right and a UCI Cinema on your left. The pub is more or less right in front of you, just beyond a roundabout, on the edge of the town centre. 

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The Shed & Castle End


The Shed & Castle End

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How To Get There And Where To Park
Leave the M42 at Junction 10 and take the A5 towards Tamworth. Follow the A5 bypass into the town and take the turn for the town centre. Follow the signs towards the Snow Dome and Glascote/Amington. After passing the Snow Dome on your left, you should see the ground on your right. There is a fair sized car park at the ground, which costs 2 for cars, 5 minibuses and 10 for coaches. otherwise street parking.

Map showing the location of the Lamb Football Ground 
(at the bottom of this page).

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By Train
The station is a 10-15 minute walk away from the ground. Exit the station and walk down the station approach to the traffic island in front of it. Turn left along the dual carriageway and continue to follow it,  bearing around to the left at the next roundabout, which takes you past a garage. The floodlights and the red exterior of the ground can be seen in the distance in front of you. 

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Admission Prices
Like a number of Clubs, Tamworth operate a match category policy (A & B) whereby the ticket prices cost more for the most popular games (Category A). Category A prices are shown below with Category B prices shown in brackets:

Seating (enter through the terrace turnstiles and pay a transfer fee inside):
Adults 16 (B 14), Over 65's/Under 18's 11 (B 9), Under 16's 6 (B 5), Under 5's* 4
 (B 3)

Terrace:
Adults 14 (B 12), Over 65's/Under 18's 9 (B 7), Under 16's 4 (B 3), Under 5's* Free

* Must be accompanied by a paying adult or concession.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.50

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Local Rivals
Nuneaton Town.

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

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance: 
4,920 v Atherstone Town,
Birmingham Combination League 1948

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 1,019 (Blue Square Premier)
2011-2012: 1,097
(Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 1,086 (Blue Square Premier)

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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 useYes 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.

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ccess their Tamworth Hotels and Guest Houses page.

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Fans Reviews Of The Lamb
Christopher Mason (Cambridge United) 22/9/09
Jon Byrne (Stoke City) 17/1/06

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Map Showing The Location Of The Lamb Football Ground, 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 at: duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.



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Last Updated :
10 November 2013