Nuneaton Town

Liberty Way Stadium

Capacity: 4,500 (Seated 514)
Address: Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RR
Telephone: 024 7638 5738
Fax: 024 7637 2995
Pitch Size: 112 x 77 yards
Club Nickname: The Boro
Year Ground Opened: 2007
Home Kit: Blue and White

Main Stand
Main Stand
Britannia Tyres Stand
Britannia Tyres Stand
Loans 2 Go Stand
Loans 2 Go Stand
South Terrace
South Terrace
Main Stand Side
Main Stand Side

In 2007 Nuneaton Borough moved to the then called Liberty Way stadium, after spending 90 years at their former Manor Park home. The Club went into liquidation in 2008 and were subsequently reformed as Nuneaton Town. The stadium itself although new, is largely open and is rather bland in appearance. Three sides of the stadium are comprised of terracing, whilst the remaining side houses a small UK Flooring Direct Main Stand. This Main Stand was opened for the 2010/11 season. It is covered and all seated and houses 514 supporters. It runs for around a quarter of the length of the pitch and has a floodlight pylon to either side. Oddly this stand does not sit astride the half way line, but on one side towards the Loans 2 Go Stand at one end. This side also houses the team dugouts and towards the Britannia Tyres Stand has a couple of small structures that house a Directors/Corporate hospitality area.

Opposite is an open terrace, which has the Rugby Clubhouse situated at the back of it. This terrace is split into separate compartments and has four floodlight pylons situated in front of it. At one end is the Britannia Tyres Stand a covered terrace, which is the home end of the ground. This stand can hold up to 1,800 fans and unusually the terracing is comprised not of concrete steps, but metal ones instead. At the opposite end, is the Loans 2 Go Stand which is a similar looking covered terrace, but is smaller in size. In one corner of the stadium in-between the Loans 2 Go Stand and South Terrace is a Security Control Box which has a clock mounted next to it.

The Club have outlined plans to double the size of the existing Main Stand, by adding a further 500 seats.

Away supporters are mostly housed in the Loans 2 Go Stand at one end of the ground. This covered terrace can house up to 1,000 fans and normally a good amount of noise can be generated from this area. In addition around 50 seats are made available in the Main Stand. If ticketing is not available then these are accessed by first paying to go into the terrace and then paying an additional £2 transfer fee to enter the seating area. Refreshments are provided in-house by the Club and include the usual fayre of Beef Burgers (£3), Hot Dogs (£3), Pies (£3), Bacon Baps (£3.50) and Chips (£2). If you are really hungry you can go for a Bacon Double Cheeseburger (£5.50) with Chips and Curry Sauce (£2.50). A visit to Nuneaton is normally a relaxed day out.

Although the Football Club does have a Supporters Bar, this is only available to away fans when games are not segregated as the bar is located inside the stadium. However the Rugby Club has its own Clubhouse which can be accessed from the Liberty Way car park and welcomes away fans.  

The nearest pubs are the Crows Nest and the Acorn which are both about a ten minute walk away. The Crows Nest, which if coming from the M6 you will pass on your right, has Sky Sports television and also serves food. The Acorn also offers food. To find these pubs then at the entrance to the industrial estate (with it and the stadium behind you) then turn right at the roundabout and the Crows Nest is down on the left, whilst for the Acorn turn left at the roundabout and it is down on the left.

If you are arriving at Nuneaton Railway Station then more or less opposite the station entrance is the Crown pub. This pub is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and normally has 10 ales on tap. Otherwise in the nearby town centre are two Wetherspoons outlets; the 'William White' and the 'Felix Holt'.  

From the West & South

Leave the M6 at Junction 3 and follow the signposts for the A444 towards Nuneaton Town Centre, eventually passing the George Eliot Hospital entrance on your left. Continue straight on at the next island on the A444 towards Nuneaton Town Centre. As you go down the hill, at the next roundabout turn right taking the 2nd exit onto A4254 Avenue Road (going under the Coton Arches railway bridge). Continue straight along this road eventually going straight on (2nd exit) at the first roundabout, then over a railway bridge and then straight on again (1st exit) at the second island (this is a mini island with the Crows Nest pub on your right). At the next roundabout turn left into Townsend Drive (signposted Nuneaton RFC / Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate). Then turn first right into Liberty Way for the stadium.

From The North

Leave the M1 at Junction 21 and take the M69 towards Coventry. Leave the M69 at Junction 1 and take the A5 towards Nuneaton/Tamworth. Cross over three roundabouts and after passing an Aldi supermarket on the right and the Longshoot pub on the left, take the next left at the traffic lights onto A47 towards Nuneaton.  At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A4254 (signposted Coventry/Bedworth). Turn right at next roundabout into Townsend Drive and then right again into Liberty Way for the stadium. 

Car Parking

There is parking available at the stadium at a cost of £2 per car, £5 per minibus, £10 per coach. Otherwise there is street parking available in the surrounding industrial estate.

Nuneaton railway station is approximately two miles from the ground and it will take around 35 minutes to walk. The station is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston. Taxis are available from either outside Nuneaton station or from the taxi rank at the bus station in the nearby town centre.

Leave the station and turn left along Regent Street and where the road forks keep to the right, cross the road and go slightly down hill. At the next traffic lights turn left into Vicarage Street (signposted A444 Attleborough / Bulkington). Keep going along this road passing the Police Station / Justice Centre on your left. At the next roundabout with St.Nicholas Church on one corner turn left onto Church Street (signposted B4114 towards Attleborough). Proceed along Church Street passing a park on your right and then going under a railway bridge. Go straight on at the mini roundabout by the chinese takeaway into Attleborough Road, continue past the Rugger Tavern pub on your right and then the Attleborough Arms pub on your left as the road becomes Highfield Road. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A4254 towards Hinckley (also signposted Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate). You will go over a railway bridge and then go past the Crows Nest pub on your right. At the next roundabout turn left into Townsend Drive (signposted Nuneaton RFC / Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate). Then turn first right into Liberty Way for the stadium.

Thanks to Kevin Brown for supplying the directions.

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Adults £13 Under 18's £3 Children (Aged 10 and under) Free*

Stand transfer to the seated UK Flooring Stand is an additional £2 (payable inside the stadium at the entrance to the stand).

* Must be accompanied by an adult.

Official Programme: £2.50

Tamworth, Hinckley AFC, Bedworth United & Leamington.

Record Attendance
3,480 v Luton Town Conference Premier League, February 22nd 2014.

Average Attendance
2014-2015: 865 (Conference Premier)
2013-2014: 1,209 (Conference Premier)
2012-2013: 974 (Conference Premier)

For details of disabled facilities please visit the Nuneaton Town website.

Nuneaton Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Nuneaton Town v Bristol Rovers
Conference Premier League
Sunday, January 4th, 2015, 3pm
Tom Cook-Davies (Bristol Rovers fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

Another new stadium for me and not too far away from Bristol. Rovers were on a good run and early signs were that a good following from Rovers would make for a good atmosphere, so it was a must go to game.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I got a lift with a group of other Gasheads.  We left Bristol at 11am, but as we neared Nuneaton we were immersed in fog and frost was noticeable on the ground. We started getting worried that the game might get called off.

We stopped in a pub called the Lime Kilns, which was on the A5 near Hinckley just a couple of miles  from the ground to meet another group of Rovers fans. I cant recommend the place highly enough, great food and a stunning location right on the canal. We also enjoyed a few pints and as time drew on, the fog lifted a bit, as did worries of the game being postponed.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

We managed to park in the industrial estate right by the ground, which was only a couple of minutes  walk from the away turnstiles. As we had already had been watered and fed, we went straight into the ground. On arrival all the fans seemed friendly and the stewards welcoming.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

As expected the away end was very busy, but we managed to squeeze into a space behind the goal. We we under cover and the terrace had good acoustics. There was a small stand to our left which seemed to be full of away fans and a small uncovered terrace to the right holding a further few hundred Rovers supporters. Opposite us was a similar looking covered terrace with the home fans in. Overall a nice tidy ground more than adequate for conference footy and  it looked like that there was plenty of room around the stadium to expand further, if needed.

The official away attendance was given as 970, which seemed odd, as there appeared to be more Rovers fans than that inside the ground.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

Another freezing cold day and some mist remained present from kick off, getting worse again by the end. Rovers dominated the game and won 2-0, but in reality it could have been 5 or 6. There was a good atmosphere was created by the away fans who outnumbered the home fans. who were a bit subdued due the combination of events on the pitch and the freezing cold weather. Stewards were great and non-intrusive and the burger I had at half time was lovely and at £3.50 quite fairly priced. There was a brilliant sign in the toilets that said … “Caution – floor may become slippery  once everyone has pi**ed all over the floor”

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

There was a bit of a wait as there is only one road out of the industrial estate next to the stadium back to the main road. But we were off and running within ten minutes and back in Bristol not long after 7pm.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

An enjoyable game, a more than adequate stadium and another three points for my beloved gas. Friendly stewards who were happy to let you make the most of your day out. A fine place to watch your footy and a great day for the Gashead travelling army!

Nuneaton Town v Barnet
Conference Premier League
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 3pm
Steve Long (Barnet fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

Not a ground I had been to before and Barnet were having a good start to the season. Plus I was taking kids to the Ricoh Arena for the day so I knew I would be local and a chance I could sneak off to catch the game.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Journey was very straightforward using satnav and there was plenty of parking in the commercial estate that surrounds the ground without having to pay for parking.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

My son and I didn't go to a pubchippy before the game as we were already close by.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

Around the ground with 10 minutes to kick off was silent, you wouldn't have known there was a game on.  There is no big stands or floodlights to make the ground stand out from the surrounding area and the whole place felt very low key. On entering the clubs carpark there were a range of tents set up to the left of the ground, not sure why but I guess they had some bank holiday event going on. 

The away fans coach was parked next to the turnstiles which was good to see. The entry price was very reasonable and I was expecting to pay more for my teenage son. As the match wasn't segregated there was a pleasant atmosphere in the ground with home and away supporters mingling peacefully.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

A Nuneaton player stuck out an arm to block a cross after 8 minutes, resulting in MacDonald for the visitors scoring from the penalty spot. Four minutes later the Nuneaton defence missed a corner to the far post, that Macdonald put away to make it 2-0. The game was pretty much over as a contest after that with Barnet the better side but happy to settle on a two goal cushion. MacDonald had a chance to get his hat trick, but missed his second penalty. Nuneaton had a late chance that went narrowly wide but otherwise there was little sign of the home team getting back into the match.
The away fans made plenty of noise with the home fans rather subdued (probably due to the score) except for a small group of teenagers with a drum.  Home and away supporters changed ends at half time and there was some friendly banter as we passed each other.  Stewards were all pleasant and friendly with the one in front of where the away fans had gathered more than happy to chat.  Facilities fairly basic but acceptable, the changing rooms and other club offices are a group of portakabins next to the seated stand as far as I can tell.  

 6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Gates were opened by the away terrace and we were back in the car within 5 minutes and encountered no traffic or delays in leaving.

 7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Pleasant afternoon in a quiet and fairly basic non-league ground.  No trouble and no complaints with everything seemingly well organised. We played Nuneaton at a time when they were clearly struggling and I'm sure if there had been a bit more to shout about on the pitch then the atmosphere would've been noisier. 

Final score: Nuneaton 0 Barnet 2
Attendance: 863 (Including around 200 away fans)

Nuneaton Town v Coventry City
Pre-Season Friendly
Saturday, July 28th 2012, 3pm
Alex Smith (Coventry City fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

After a recent 8-0 thrashing of Hinckley Town I was hoping to see a few goals put past Nuneaton. I was looking forward to visiting Nuneaton because it was only a short trip from my home in Bedworth and the last time I went so see Cov at Nuneaton it was at their old ground Manor Park (which was a bit run down) and I was hoping that the Triton Showers Community stadium would be an improvement. 

2. How was your journey/finding the ground/car parking ?

It was a relatively short trip from Bedworth taking about 10 minutes in the car. The ground is right on the outskirts of Nuneaton on the Atherstone side. Finding the ground was a bit  tricky and as there were over one thousand Sky Blues fans making the short trip, car parking was fairly hard to find, but we managed to find quiet spot by a dancing school.

3. What did you do before the match, pub, chippy?

As there were a lot of Sky Blues fans and only one away turnstile, then this resulted in a huge queue. As it was 2:15pm we decided against going for a wander and joined the queue instead. This turned out to be a smart move as later Cov fans were being turned away as the visitors end was full. So I reccomend if your team takes a fairly big following to get there early. 

4. What you thourght on seeing the ground, first impressions of the away end and the other sides 

The stadium was a neat smart little ground better than the unappealing Manor Park. When we got in the whole place looked very smart and of a good standard for a club like Nuneaton.

5. Comment on game itself, pies, stewards, toilets, atmosphere ect

The stewards were no problem and didn't mind that we had banners or inflatables. I went to buy a portion of chips and they were delicious. The atmosphere was good from the Coventry fans but the outnumbered Nuneaton fans were silent throughout (presuming they were quiet cause its a friendly). 

The game started off brightly for Nuneaton with them having many chances, with out goalkeeper Chris Dunn keeping them at bay. We then had a decent spell with German trialist Ndiqim Hallili creating some openings, but still no goals by half time. 11 minutes into the second half Nuneaton took the lead through Kyle Perry. A pacey striker whi scored a easy tap-in after some schoolboy defending by City. We pushed for a equaliser but it didn't come and it ended 1-0. Still it was only a pre season friendly so I  wasn't too downhearted.

6. Comment from getting away from the ground:

As you would expect with a big crowd, the roads were pretty packed and it took about 20mins to get away from the area. Overall I enjoyed my day at Nuneaton and look forward to next years annual friendly at Liberty Way.

Updated 9th November 2015