|What's The CNG Stadium Like?|
|A largely open ground which
is surrounded by a lot of greenery giving an overall
pleasant look. On one side is the newish looking
Main Stand. This covered seated stand comprises six
rows of seating and runs for around half the length
of the pitch. The view is good from this area as
there are no supporting pillars or floodlight pylons
to hinder your view. On one side of this stand is an
even smaller seated stand, which is used to house
Directors and Sponsors, whilst the other side has a
flat standing area. Opposite is a small covered
terrace that has a row of three floodlight pylons
situated in front of it. At the Hospital End of the
ground, a new covered terrace was opened in 2014.
Although it has developed that area of the stadium,
the terrace itself, although being practical, isn't
the most attractive of stands. At the other end
there are a couple of buildings that house the club
shop and team dressing rooms. In front of these
buildings there is a single step
of terracing, which is covered by a small
extended roof attached. In addition there is
also a small tarmac flat standing
area at this end for spectators to stand on by the
perimeter fence. Unusually the teams enter the
playing area from this end.
|Where To Drink?|
a Club House at the ground called ‘Nineteen
Nineteen Bar’ which allows in visiting fans.
Othwerwise the nearest pub is the Woodlands, which
is a short distance back down the A661 Wetherby
Road, heading away from town.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
the A1(M) at Junction 47 and take the A59 towards
Knaresborough. Then take the A658 towards
Bradford/Harrogate. At the second roundabout turn
right onto the A661 towards Harrogate. You will pass a
Sainsburys and then after the lights with the
Woodlands pub on one corner, then the entrance to the
ground is a just a bit further down on the right.
There is small car park at the ground (cost £1), behind one end of the ground. This may seem a convenient spot to park your car, but then you just spend the match watching to see if you car gets hit by a wayward shot! Otherwise there is a pay and display car park at the adjacent hospital. Please be aware that there is a residents only parking scheme in operation on roads close to the ground.
Map showing the location of CNG Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
Thanks to Adam Hodson for supplying the photo above.
Although there are two
local stations near to the ground; Hornbeam Park
Station (for Leeds) and Starbeck (for York) you are
more likely to end up at Harrogate station itself,
which is just over a mile away from the ground. It
is served by trains from Leeds and York.
Adam Hodson a visiting
Stockport County fan adds; 'The following Bus
Services; 770, 771 and X70 all run from Harrogate Town
Centre along Wetherby Road, passing the ground. You
can catch them from Stand 9 of Harrogate Bus Station
in the Town Centre. From the Railway Station, turn
right out of the main entrance and the Bus Station
is a short walk down on the right. The Bus journey
time to the ground, is no more than ten minutes'.
Remember if travelling by train then
you can save on the cost of fares by booking in
advance. Visit the the trainline website to
see how much you can
normally save. Click on the trainline
|Map showing the location of the CNG Stadium In Harrogate|
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