|What's Keys Park Like?|
|The club moved to Keys Park
in 1995, after leaving their former Cross Keys
ground, where they had been playing for 92 years.
The purpose built Keys Park is only a short distance
from their old home. The football ground is situated
on the edge of Hednesford in an industrial area. On
one side of the stadium is the Main Stand. This
covered all seated, single tierred stand, is raised
above pitch level with the team dugouts located out
front. It contains 710 seats and
roughly is half the length of the pitch in size,
straddling the half way line.
There are small portions of open terrace to either
side. At the back of the stand are some hospitality
Behind one goal at the Hednesford End is a small covered seated stand, which has a capacity of 300. Although situated directly behind the goal it doesn't extend to the full width of the end, having a portion of open terracing to one side (towards the Main Stand). The other two sides of the ground are similar sized terraces. When first built they were open to the elements by have since had roofs erected over them. There is also a small club shop, located at one corner within the ground (in-between the Main Stand and Hednesford End), that offers a good selection of programmes from local clubs.
If segregation is in force then away fans are mostly housed in the Hednesford End which has a mixture of covered seating and open terrace. In addition open terrace to one side of the Main Stand is also allocated. In total just under 800 fans can be accommodated in these areas.
Joesph Plant a visiting FC United fan adds; 'When we played there, our fans were also given half the side terrace, located opposite to the Main Stand. The atmosphere was good inside the ground with our fans really making some noise from the Hednesford End. My only gripe was that only two turnstiles were open for away fans, which led to long queues. However it was a record crowd of 4,412 on that day'.
|Where To Drink?|
are two bars inside the stadium, which are located
upstairs above the Main Stand, which welcome away
fans. Normally only one of these is open to fans
on matchdays. However if segregation is in force
then both bars are open, with one (Strikers Bar)
being specific for away fans. Both these bars have
excellent views across the ground.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
Leave the M6 at junction 12 and take the A5 towards Cannock. Proceed along the A5 for four miles until you reach a roundabout, where you take the A460 towards Rugeley/Hednesford. Go straight across four roundabouts and at the fifth (where there is a Texaco Garage and a McDonalds outlet) take the third exit onto Hemlock Way. At end of Hemlock Way go straight across at the roundabout and at the next roundabout turn right into the stadium approach road.
From the South:
Leave the M6 at junction 11 and take the A460 towards Cannock. Continue along the A460 and on passing a tall Ramada Hotel on your left you will reach a large roundabout. Take the A460 towards Rugeley/Hednesford, then as the North directions above.
From the East:
If approaching Hednesford along the A5 from the East, then on reaching the roundabout that has a Toby Carvery on the far right hand corner, then turn right onto the B4145 towards Hednesford. On reaching a roundabout take the second exit (in-between the Five Ways Inn and GEM Bedroom Furniture) continuing along the B4145. Go straight across the next roundabout and then at the next turn right into Keys Park Road. Then turn right at the next roundabout into the stadium approach road.
There is a fair sized car park at the ground which costs £1.
Map showing the location of Keys Park Hednesford (at the bottom of this page).
Station is situated just over a mile away from Keys
Park and should take around 20 minutes to walk. The
station is primarily served by trains from
Birmingham New Street.
Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.
The Club also offer
some Family Tickets for the terraced areas of
|Map showing the location of the Keys Park Football Ground|
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