Kidderminster Harriers

Aggborough Stadium

Capacity: 6,238 (Seated 3,140)
Address: Hoo Road, Kidderminster, DY10 1NB
Telephone: 01562 823 931
Fax: 01562 827 329
Pitch Size: 110 x 72 yards
Club Nickname: Harriers
Year Ground Opened: 1890
Home Kit: Red and White

Reynolds Stand
Reynolds Stand
East Stand
East Stand
South Terrace
South Terrace
North Terrace
North Terrace
External View
External View
Looking Towards The South Terrace
Looking Towards The South Terrace

On one side is the new smart looking East Stand, opened in 2003. This single tiered, cantilevered stand, replaced a former terrace and has greatly improved the overall look of the ground. Perspex panels have been incorporated into the front of its roof allowing sunlight to reach the pitch. Behind this stand can be seen puffs of white smoke from the steam trains running to and from the station, which certainly gives the ground a bit of character. Part of the East Stand is given to away supporters. Opposite is the Reynolds Stand. This single tiered stand, built in 1994, is all seated and covered, with an executive area to its rear. Both ends are small covered terraces. The ground is shared with Worcester City FC.

Away fans are housed in the covered South Stand Terrace at one end of the ground, where around 1,500 supporters can be accommodated. In addition a number of seats are also made available in the Bill Greaves East Stand, where the facilities are good. Adam Hodson a visiting Stockport County fan adds; 'I sat in the Bill Greaves Stand which is a nice modern stand with a decent amount of leg room'. The food available at Aggborough is almost legendary; superb home made soup (which is almost a meal in itself) at £1.50 and huge home made pies and cottage pies with gravy for £4.50. Be warned the latter will probably take you most of the half time interval to eat it! 

The ground generally has a good atmosphere, helped by the fact, that even a small number of supporters can make quite a noise from the covered terraces. I've always found Aggborough to be a pleasurable day out.

There is a supporters club at the ground, which allows away fans in, or behind the Reynolds Stand there is the Harriers Arms, a Banks's pub. Otherwise I would recommend a bar called the King & Castle located inside the Severn Valley Railway Station which is adjacent to Kidderminster mainline railway station. This pub serves an excellent range of local real ales including the locally produced Bathams Bitter, plus a range of pub snacks such as pork pies and filled rolls. Across the road from station is another pub called the Railway Bell, plus a good chippy called 'Captain Cod'. Coming out of the railway station and passing the Severn Valley Railway Station on the left than little further down the hill on the same side is the recently opened Weavers Real Ale House. As its name suggests this small pub specialises in real ale and it serves cider and wine too (but no lager or spirits). On my recent visit it served a cracking pint!

There are also a number of pubs in the town centre including a Wetherspoons called the Penny Black. However it is a good 15-20 minute walk away from the ground and it is mostly going uphill on the way back!

The trick to finding the ground is to follow signs for the 'Severn Valley Railway' (lots of steam trains if you are into that sort of thing!), which is well signposted. The ground is just behind the station. 

From Birmingham, Wolverhampton and North (M5):
Leave the M5 at Junction 3. Take the A456 towards Kidderminster. On entering the outskirts of Kidderminster, turn left at the traffic lights at the junction with the A449, by the Land Oak Public House. Turn right at the next lights and proceed towards the town centre, passing the Severn Valley Railway Station on your left. Turn left into Hoo Road which is just before the roundabout. The ground is up this road on the left. 

From Worcester and South (M5)
Exit M5 at junction 6 (signposted A449) and follow towards Kidderminster (approximately 15 miles).  At first roundabout, take third exit (signposted A449, Kidderminster & Wolverhampton), then take first turning on left before railway bridge. Go down Hoo Road, over railway bridge, and Aggborough Stadium is on the right hand side.

From South-East (M40 & M42)
Leave M5 at junction 4 (signposted A491 Stourbridge). After approximately 5 miles, turn left onto A456 and follow towards Kidderminster.  At roundabout on Kidderminster Ring Road, take first exit (signposted A451 Stourport).  At next roundabout, take first exit (signposted A448 Bromsgrove), then take first turning on right into Hoo Road for the ground.. 

There are two fair sized car parks at the ground, but it can sometimes be difficult to get away quickly after the game. It is worth noting that the car park behind the away terrace costs £5 for cars and £10 for mini buses, whilst the car park behind the opposite home end is free. Otherwise you can park at the Severn Valley Railway station for £3 and around to the ground.

The ground is walkable (10 minutes) from Kidderminster railway station, which is served by trains from Birmingham Snow Hill. Just come straight out of the station and go past the Severn Valley Railway station on your left. Go down the hill and turn left into Hoo Road and the ground is up this road on the left. 

Jon Hall adds; 'A simpler route involves cutting through the old cattle market. In fact the ground can be seen from outside the front of the station. When leaving the train station head down Comberton Hill. Take the first left turn into Comberton Place (the empty Farmers pub is on the corner). Walk along Comberton Place, past the law courts on the left hand side, and head down an alley towards the ground. This alley brings you out at the bottom of the car park behind the home (north) terrace and near the Kidderminster Harriers Social and Supporters Club. The ground is clearly visible once you pass the law courts'.

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Home Fans:
Reynolds Stand (Seating): Adults £17 Concessions £11, Under 16's £8, Under 8's Free
Bill Greaves East Stand (Seating): Adults £17 Concessions £11, Under 16's £8, Under 8's Free
Family Areas (Seating): Adults £17 Concessions £11, Under 16's £6, Under 8's Free
North Stand (Terrace): Adults £14 Concessions £8, Under 16's £5, Under 8's Free
Away Fans:
Bill Greaves East Stand (Seating): Adults £17 Concessions £11, Under 16's £8, Under 8's Free
South Stand (Terrace): Adults £14 Concessions £8, Under 16's £5, Under 8's Free

Concessions apply to Over 60's and Students (up to 22 years of age with a valid NUS card).

Official Programme: £3

Shrewsbury Town and Cheltenham Town.

Record Attendance: 9,155 v Hereford, November 27th, 1948

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 2,035 (Conference Premier)
2012-2013: 2,197 (Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 2,095 (Conference Premier)

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Special thanks to Owen Pavey for providing the photos of Aggborough for this page.

Kidderminster Harriers v Bristol Rovers
Conference Premier League
Monday 6th April 2015, 3pm
Thomas Cook-Davies (Bristol Rovers fan)

Why you were looking forward to going to Aggborough?
I had been before and always had a good day out there, with good pubs. It is generally a friendly club to visit. Add in Rovers pushing Barnet for the title and a positive result was hoped for.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking? 
Got the train from Bristol, arriving in Kidderminster at 11.10am. We knew the stadium was only 10 minutes walk away, so we hit the nearby pubs.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly? 
The Railway Belle Hotel opposite the railway station was welcoming and with the sunshining the garden was a nice spot. We then moved on into town to the Wetherspoons and then to 2 more pubs. One of these, the Redman looks odd from outside but it was great inside and had a terrific beer garden. The Redman was so good that we stayed there and actually ordered a cab to the ground at 2.45pm at a cost of £6 and only took five muntes. We didn't see many home fans but bumped into many wolves supporting locals who were all friendly enough.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the stadium?
Aggborough is a very tidy looking ground with good facilites, perfect for a size of club Kidderminster are. The away terrace is covered. Rovers fans also had to the half way line of both seated stands to each side.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc.. 
Rovers had sold out over 2600 tickets and a further 300 were sensibly allowed in despite arriving without tickets. The sun shone and the atmosphere from the travelling fans was excellent with singing and good humour the order of the day. Rovers ran out comfortable 3-0 winners to keep the pressure on Barnet and maintain 2nd place with four games to go. The stewards were excellent and had been provide by Stoke City to help with the large away support.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
After the game had finished we had an hour or so till the train home. So we enjoyed a few celebration pints at The Station Inn, which was behind the ground in a side street and then in Weavers Ale house on the main road by the station. Weavers was superb with no lager and a mass selection of real ales and rough ciders!

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A great day out from start to finish, exactly how football days should be, no intrusion from the police on duty, friendly stewards, a few ciders, sunshine and of course three points for my team!

Kidderminster Harriers v FC Halifax Town
Conference Premier League
Saturday, 28th February 2015, 3pm
Saul Brocklehurst (FC Halifax Town fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground: 

It was my first proper away game of the season and I'd heard positive things about the food at Kidderminster so with it only being a three hour journey away I thought 'Why not?'

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

I went on the official supporters club coach. However there was a problem on the motorway, which led to a lengthy detour and an additional tour to our journey time. Once in Kidderminster it seemed quite easy to get to Aggborough.

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

Due to our later than planned arrival, I didn’t really have time to wander around, so it was a case of going straight into the ground.

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

There is a choice for travelling fans, to either sit or stand. I and the majority of the 200 following Shaymen, chose to stand in the terrace behind one of the goals. Due to the roof of the stand being quite low down it was difficult at times to see the other end of the pitch. Plus it is only seven or eight steps high, so if you are standing behind someone you better hope you are taller than them!

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

The game was a dull affair finishing 0-0. But the food at the ground more than made up for the lack of entertainment. Kidderminster self proclaim that they have 'the best food in football' and this couldn't be more true. All the food (Cottage pie, curry, burgers) are home made. The general facilities were average for a non-league football ground, nothing special but far from poor.

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

Once again very straight forward just back on the coach and off in no time.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Apart from the game it was an okay day out, decent ground, decent atmosphere and at least we got a point. Overall I was very impressed with Aggborough and if we are in the same division next season I will definitely make the visit!

Kidderminster Harriers v Grimsby Town
Conference Premier League
Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 3pm
Glynn Sharkey (Grimsby Town fan)

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

I had never been to Kidderminster, so I was looking forward to this game as I heard good things about both the ground and the area in general. My other half had been a few times and was so looking forward to returning that we made a late booking for an overnight stay.

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

Setting off at 6.30am and having the odd doze all I can remember is the M180, M18, M1, A42 M6, M5 and various A roads getting us there courtesy of Ozzy Osbourne on the sat nav.

Even with M1 congestion and a couple of service station stops and Costalot coffee we were parked up at the ground for about 10am. The car park opposite the ground is free on match days but first come first served of course.

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

It was about a 15 minute walk into town where we found the Penny Black Wetherspoons for a breakfast, or so we thought. The beer was so good that we sank a few, the poor driver being on non alcohol Becks, and missed breakfast. So lunch menu it was.

As a matter of interest the Penny Black spoons is named in deference to Roland Hill who introduced the said stamp and therefore paved the way for the modern postal system. It is also great for people watching, a certain Mr Kyle would be in his element.

From here we walked the 15 minutes to Kidderminster railway station to meet up with arriving friends. The King and Castle pub being attached to the Severn Valley Railway station, next to Kidderminster Station, was a very pleasant meeting place with decent beers. Although police and doormen were in abundance we had no trouble getting in. Judging though by most of the clientele inside, it is probably advisable to have a large camera, grow a beard, wear a cardigan and bang on about blackberry hints in beer and chocolate after tastes. Listening to them nearly put me off beer and onto lager!

After a few there it was across the road to the Railway Bell for the remainder of our session. Another decent pub and once again very away fan friendly.
 
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

The walk to the ground was very pleasant and Aggborough is a nice, tidy and what I call proper, football ground. It's quite small with four separate single tiered stands the away fans being in one stand behind the goal.

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

Another large Grimsby following made for another decent atmosphere with the game being nothing to write home about, we managed to win 1-0 but to be fair it was a bit harsh on Kiddy. Being a bit err... tiddly, I know I used the toilets but for the life of me can't remember what they were like so can't comment.

The much talked about pies were a bit of a disappointment to me, I thought they were a bit bland but that's just personal taste. Others raved about them. But on the whole this is another friendly club that's a joy to visit.

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

After the game had ended, we dived into the Kidderminster Harriers supporters club, mainly to let the traffic disappear. It was very friendly and the locals didn't mind us being there at all. After a couple of beers and the other half stalking Town players for photos we crossed the road to the car park and were on our way to our hotel situated 3 miles outside of Kidderminster.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Park Hall near Blakedown village was a gem of a find, we even had a rooftop terrace to chill out on with a bottle of wine while watching the scenery. The village itself was a mile walk away with two decent food based pubs. The next day was a slow drive home calling in at Halesowen for a Wetherspoons breakfast with beetroot cider, I kid you not. All and all a brilliant short weekend away.   

Kidderminster Harriers v Grimsby Town
Conference Premier League
Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 3pm  
Nathan Hill (Grimsby Town fan)

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

Like Grimsby, Kidderminster used to be in League Two, so I assumed that Aggborough would be a decent ground. I had also not visited it before.

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

Journey was fine, but finding the ground was a little bit of a struggle. We used a SatNav and it failed to navigate us to the ground, instead just sending us around a roundabout. We sneakily parked in the 'home' car park which is free, saving £5 on parking in the 'away' car park.

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

When we arrived at the ground, an hour and a half before kick-off, we were greeted by some Kiddy fans, who were really friendly. They asked us if we had a good journey etc. and invited us to have a drink in the Kidderminster Harriers Supporters Trust Bar. It cost £1 to get in but the bar was very relaxed, with both home and away fans mixing without any trouble. There was a darts board and a pool table in a separate room, which everyone was allowed to enter. After paying the £1, it allowed us to come back after the game. 

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

The ground is one of the better grounds in the Conference, to be honest. The away end is terraced with a caging, separating away fans from each other, which seemed a bit pointless to me. Nevertheless, the two seating stands allocated to Kidderminster fans were decent enough.

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

Dull game for Grimsby fans, with chances few and far between but it was us that went home the happy set of fans thanks to a beautiful Alex Rodman 25 yard volley that dipped the keeper. As Grimsby always travel in numbers, that led to a great atmosphere coming from the away end. We didn't hear much coming from the Kidderminster fans though! Stewards were decent enough and we were able to have a little bit of banter. I was slightly disappointed with the famous Aggborough food. I ordered a Homemade Cottage Pie at half-time, only to find out they had ran out. I settled for a cheeseburger instead which was quite nice. I didn't use the toilets so can't comment on them.

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

After the game, we went back to the Supporters Trust bar, to let the traffic die down. This meant we had an easy ride getting away from Aggborough.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

The day out to Kidderminster was great! Would definitely recommend it to anyone considering visiting Aggborough. But if you are taking a flag with a stick in, the stewards will confiscate it and not give it back, in our case! 

Kidderminster Harriers v Gateshead
Conference Premier League
Saturday, August 10th 2013, 3pm 
Sam Walker (Neutral supporter)

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

With our team; Leicester City having their home game moved to a Sunday kick off to accommodate SKY Sports. me and my Dad were left wondering how to spend Saturday afternoon. So with that, we looked through the fixtures and decided to visit a new ground for us, with Kidderminster playing Gateshead.  

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

We left Norwich by train at around 8am, and via a change at Ely we arrived at Birmingham New Street at around 11:40. A short walk to Birmingham Moor Street allowed us to catch a delayed service to Kidderminster, and we arrived at 12:45.  

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?   With time on our hands we went into the town to have a look round. Some volunteers were painting the walls of an underpass, and the smell of the paint certainly improved the usual staleness. We eventually made our way to the ground at around 1:30pm.  

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

Though Aggborough has been redeveloped in recent years, it still retains its character. Both ends and the two side stands look fairly similar to its counterpart opposite. However the away end had a scoreboard on its roof.  

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

Kidderminster ended the previous season in exceptional form, winning something like 23 of their last 27 games and narrowly missing out on promotion. They promptly picked up where they left off, though they could count themselves fortunate not to concede a penalty for handball within the first two minutes. They took the lead on 12 minutes when Michael Gash headed in from a corner. Gateshead started slowly but did grab a (some would say undeserved) equaliser two minutes before half-time.

Kidderminster regained control in the3 second half and retook the lead on the hour mark after Callum Gittings fired a shot into the bottom corner from outside the box. Kidderminster could have gone 3-1 up after Marvin Johnson's magnificent solo effort hit the inside of the post before rolling back along the line into the grateful arms of Gateshead keeper Adam Bartlett. Kidderminster were awarded a penalty after a handball by Gateshead's Joe Tait, though Michael Gash could only fire against the bar. The home side did eventually score a third through Chey Dunkley's header. The attendance was 2,110, including 74 from Gateshead.  

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:   We left more or less on the final whistle, and with the ground being roughly around 600 yards from the station we arrived in plenty of time for the 5:05 train back to Birmingham. As we were staying overnight in Leicester we caught the 6:22 train and arrived back home at around 8pm.   

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A very enjoyable day out, made better by the £8 entry fee for me (being a student) and also by the food on offer. Aggborough's catering is regarded as 'legendary' and it certainly didn't disappoint, with the £4 cottage pie very tasty, as was the £4 lasagne (On judgement I think the pie just edges it). Both sets of fans were passionate but well-behaved, and it certainly compensated for the dull goalless draw Leicester and Leeds played out the next day.  

Kidderminster Harriers v AFC Barrow
Conference Premier League
Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 3pm 
Mike Kimberley (Ninety-Two Club)

The Aggborough ground is adjacent to Kidderminster station, which is ideal for travellers arriving from all directions via Birmingham, which is only twenty five minutes away. Kidderminster is also at one end of The Severn Valley heritage railway. I stayed Friday night in Bewdley (£7 in a cab from Kidderminster) which has an excellent selection of good pubs and restaurants.

On Saturday morning I caught the train from Bewdley  to Bridgnorth at 10:49 returning to Kidderminster at 13:16. As heritage railways go, the Severn Valley is an extremely pleasant place to visit. The railway is some sixteen miles long, and its several stations are all delightfully kept. There is a visitor centre and museum at Highley station which is well worth a look.

On arrival at Kidderminster The King and Castle pub in the station is excellent for a pre-match beer with a selection of real ale and cider. All locals were very friendly to well behaved visitors.

The group of Barrow fans that I was with, all having been to Aggborough before between two and four times, all agreed the highlight of the visit was the range of food available in the ground. The Aggborough soup is great value at £1.50. The burgers and cottage pies were good value and very tasty. The ground is comfortable and the stewarding very polite and low key all of which combines to make Aggborough a favourite venue for the away fans I spoke to.   Barrow managed another away win which made the day even more enjoyable. After the game and a brief ten minute walk, we had time for another pint in the King and Castle, before catching the train back to Birmingham and arriving back in London just before eight o’clock.  Obviously not all football fans are interested in heritage railways but for those that are, this is an ideal opportunity to combine two interests with one lot of travelling. 

This was my second visit to Aggborough but as before the highlight of the season and an entirely pleasant day out which I thoroughly recommend.

Updated 20th April 2015

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