Lamb Ground Like?
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
Record & Average Attendance
The Lamb Ground Location Map
|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.|
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'.
|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
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.
|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
|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).
|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.|
|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
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)
Adults £14 (B £12), Over 65's/Under 18's £9 (B £7), Under 16's £4 (B £3), Under 5's* Free
Category A matches: AFC Telford United, Cambridge United, Grimsby Town, Hereford United, Kidderminster Harriers, Lincoln City, Luton Town, Macclesfield Town, Mansfield Town, Nuneaton Town, Stockport County and Wrexham.
* Must be accompanied by a paying adult or concession.
|Official Programme £2.50|
|Tamworth FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
4,920 v Atherstone Town,
Birmingham Combination League 1948
2011-2012: 1,097 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 1,086 (Blue Square Premier)
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|Fans Reviews Of The Lamb|
(Cambridge United) 22/9/09
Jon Byrne (Stoke City) 17/1/06
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Last Updated : 11 January 2013