Boreham Wood

Meadow Park

Capacity: 4,500 (Seats 1,400)
Address: Broughinge Rd, Boreham Wood, WD6 5AL
Telephone: 020 8953 5097
Fax: 020 8207 7982
Pitch Size: To be advised
Club Nickname: The Wood
Year Ground Opened: 1963
Home Kit: White and Black

West Stand
West Stand
Main Stand
Main Stand
Looking Towards The North Terrace
Looking Towards The North Terrace
South Terrace
South Terrace

In July 2014 the new West Stand was officially opened by Arsene Wenger. This great looking stand, has a capacity of 1,200 seats and is covered. It is quite steep, meaning that fans are kept close to the playing action. There is a 'plinth' area above the stand which is used as a television gantry, which gives the stand an interesting look. Opposite is the Main Stand, which again is a modern looking all seated stand, that has a capacity of 500 and is covered. It runs for around half the length of the pitch and sits astride the half way line. Like the new West Stand it is free on any supporting pillars, giving a good view of the playing action. The team dugouts are situated in front of this stand. Both ends have portions of open terrace and flat standing areas. In the South East corner of the stadium there is a rather tall and ugly looking mobile telephone mast, but it has been put to good use, serving also as one of the four floodlight pylons. Meadow Park is also used by Arsenal Ladies FC for their home games as well as Watford FC reserves.

Away fans are mostly housed in the South Terrace at one end of the ground. In addition half the new West Stand (towards the South Terrace) is also allocated to visiting supporters and around 600 fans can be seated in this area. The relatively new West Stand enjoys good views of the playing action and the spectator facilities are good too. Normally a relaxed and enjoyable day out, although with generally small attendances the atmosphere within the stadium can be lacking.

There is the Three Lions Bar at the ground, however this is for home fans only. Otherwise the ground is only a 5-10 minute walk from the town centre where there are plenty of pubs to be found, including a Wetherspoons outlet called the Hart and Spool, on Shenley Road.

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Leave the M25 at Junction 23 and take the A1 towards London. Then leave the A1 at the first turn off and take the A5135 towards Boreham Wood. Continue along the A5135 towards the town centre, going straight across at the first small roundabout and at the next large roundabout, take the second exit onto Brook Road (signposted Boreham Wood Football Club). Then take the next right into Broughinge Road and the ground entrance is down on the right.

Car Parking

There is a car park at the ground, but this is only for players and Club officials. A few minutes walk from Meadow Park is the Brook Road 'pay and display' car park, which costs £2 for three hours, £3 for four hours and £5 for over four hours. The car park is free after 6.30pm and on Sundays. Please be aware that in the streets around the stadium a residents only parking scheme is in operation, so please check lamp posts for warning signs of this before parking up.

The nearest railway station is Elstree & Boreham Wood which is located just under one mile away from Meadow Park. The station is served by trains from London St Pancras and Luton.

As you come out of the station entrance bear left and walk up to the main road. Turn right at the Crown pub and walk up Shenley Road and proceed along the High Street, until you reach a small roundabout. Turn left at the roundabout into Eldon Avenue (there is a McDonalds over on the right of this road). At the bottom of Eldon Avenue turn right into Brook Road and the entrance to the ground is down on the left. The journey from the station should take around 15-20 minutes.

Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance.

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Adults £18
OAP's £13
Under 16's £8
Under 12's £4

Official Programme £3

St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead.

Boreham Wood Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

Record Attendance

4,030 v Arsenal Pre-Season Friendly 13th July 2001

Average Attendance
2015-2016: 544 (Conference National)
2014-2015: 312 (Conference South)

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me at: duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.

Boreham Wood v Barrow AFC
Conference National League
Saturday 5th March 2016, 3pm
Steve Herbert (Barrow AFC fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Meadow Park?

It was a ground I hadn't been to.

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

I was on a supporters coach, the journey was long (as usual) but the coach was able to access the ground from the motorway quickly.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Away fans aren't allowed in the clubhouse, so we went in to the nearby town centre. The people were fine but the pubs were pretty terrible. The Wetherspoons was poky and full of Saturday afternoon families, the next two pubs didn't sell any ale and were packed with Arsenal and Spurs fans.

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

Meadow Park is neat and tidy in a modern way, you can see the work has gone in due to their link up with Arsenal. Views are fine. The away end was small but fine for our numbers, though why there had to segregation in a crowd of 330 odd is beyond me.

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

The food was good, from a catering van and the stewards were friendly enough. The atmosphere was poor, although the 100 plus from Barrow made a bit of noise as did a small group of 'Wood' fans at the other end of the stand.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Very easy to get away from, we were back on the motorway in minutes.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Reasonable modern ground, a bit soulless. For smallish away games where there is no prospect of trouble it's insane not to let away fans in the bar.

Boreham Wood v Barrow AFC
Conference National League
Saturday 5th March 2016, 3pm
Peter Laggan (Doing the 92 + Conference) 

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Meadow Park ground?

Another ground to tick off and to complete the Watford triangle (Watford, Barnet and Boreham Wood) as they all involve lengthy journeys on the M25 for me.

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

I travelled up from Fareham on the south coast. It is a two hour drive via the M27, M3 and M25 - with a short leg on the A1. However the eternal roadworks on the M3 and the equally ubiquitous congestion on the M25 adds at least 30 minutes onto this.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Traffic delays meant that we got to the ground just before kick off. I followed this guide's advice and tried to park at the ground but was turned away as I was not a member or a player. There is however a convenient pay and display car park adjacent to the North West corner of the ground. The cost is £2 for 3 hours. The away fans entrance is right next to this car park, but home and neutral fans have to walk right round the ground to gain access on the far side. Entrance was £17 for an adult and £3 for a programme.

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

The Meadow Park ground itself is of a reasonable standard for this league. It has two covered areas on the East and West sides. Away fans stand in the uncovered North Stand but, if it rains, they can walk through to the covered East Stand and get a seat.

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

The game was a clash between two teams skirting with relegation. Boreham Wood were disappointing and the few home fans had little to cheer. Barrow were more organised and threatening. They scored two good goals without reply and their 50+ travelling fans went away happy. Catering at the ground is at two portakabins. They do not sell pies (grump!) but do sell tasty burgers (£3.30), hotdogs and tea/coffee (£1.30). The toilet facilities are rudimentary, no hot water and the hand-dryer did not work.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Getting away from the ground is easy. It is a 5 minute drive through town before getting onto the A1 and another 10 minutes after that to the M25.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

I spoke to a 'loyal' (although he left at half time) Boreham Wood fan who was lamenting their poor home performances. I hope it was not people like him the Chairman was referring to in his programme notes when he says "I despise weak minded individuals who have selective memory and who play the blame game" (not quite a rallying call for a team in trouble?). However all is not looking well for Boreham Wood as only 2 of their 12 remaining fixtures are against teams below them and with only 250 regular home supporters, their stay in this league may well be short lived.

Boreham Wood v Grimsby Town
Conference National League
Saturday 5th September 2015, 3pm
Kevin Dixon (Grimsby Town fan)

Why were you looking forward to visiting the Meadow Park football ground?

Another new one to tick off the list, and hopefully pretty easy to get to.

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

It was a steady three and a half hour drive from Grimsby, down the A46 to Newark, then straight down the A1. The ground is then less than five minutes off the A1. It is well signposted for those of us not keen on Sat Nav. There is a reasonably sized car park near the ground, costing £3 for up to 4 hours.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

I wandered up the High Street to the Hart & Spool, which was full of Grimsby fans. It was a Wetherspoons pub, so a decent selection of ales, and not as expensive as some pubs down south. Food looked okay, standard Wetherspoons fayre. There are a number of food outlets in the High Street, catering for all tastes, and a large Tesco nearby if sandwiches and crisps is all you want. I didn't actually come across any home fans, although as there were only 500 or so of them, perhaps that's not surprising.

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

Tidy little ground, with a large new looking stand on one side, half of which was given over to our fans. Another covered seated stand opposite, and open terracing at each end, the South end of which housed the rest of us.

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

We took an early lead through a bizarre own goal, then proceeded to waste numerous chances, as we have done regularly so far this season, despite being top scorers in the league. Boreham Wood came out and gave it a good go for the first 15 minutes of the second half, but we then grabbed two more goals. We then conceded from a deep cross into the box, as is usual for this season, but held on for a 3-1 victory. A number of Town fans were sporting wigs and moustaches, and unfortunately one of them decided to run onto the pitch after our third goal, and was duly ejected from the ground. The stewards were very friendly though. I don't imagine they usually have any need for them, but as we had over 700 away fans there, they seemed to have got extras in. Didn't have any food, but it looked okay. Toilets were in a portakabin, new looking and very clean.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Straight out to the car park, and back on the A1 within five minutes. Back in Grimsby at 8.15pm.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Easy place to get to, locals welcoming, although it would be nice if the team had a bit more support.

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Updated 15th September 2016

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