Capacity: 3,500 (Seats 585)
Address: Beaver Close, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2BX
Telephone: 0208 979 2456
Pitch Size: 110 x 70 yards
Club Nickname: Beavers
Year Ground Opened: 1959
Home Kit: Red and Blue
The Beveree Stadium is on the small side, but is (mostly) well maintained and has real wooded feel to it, with a lot of large trees being visible around its perimeter. On the west side of the ground there are a mixture of stands. In the centre is the very small Main Stand that has 234 seats. The leg room is rather limited in places. It has three large supporting pillars along its front that help hold up a rather basic looking corrugated roof. An additional row of seats have been attached to the front wall at pitch level (included in the number above). Attached to the Main Stand in the south east corner is a shallow terrace, which has seven wide steps, and has a corrugated roof that covers most of the area. Again it has a number of supports running across its middle. On the other side of the Main Stand is a small covered seated stand, with 251 seats. Although it is temporary in nature, it looks as though it has been there for some time as the green seats look faded and some of the seats are not in the best condition! The corrugated iron roof only covers the back few rows of seats. There are also some standing areas on this side of the pitch.
Opposite on the school side, it is mostly open flat, or slightly stepped standing, although there is a small cover around the half way line. The team dugouts are also located on this side of the ground which makes it very difficult for those on the ‘bench’ to see the action on a sunny day. At the south end behind the goal is the small covered seated Alan Simpson Stand. This simple looking stand runs for around a quarter of the width of the pitch, with standing at the front and small terraces on either side. There are 100 seats in four rows and it is raised above the playing area, meaning that spectators need to climb a small set of stairs to access it. This stand is covered and is free of any supporting pillars, ensuring an uninterrupted view of the game. There is good leg room and the seats are comfortable. This end also has the Social Club to one side and the club’s dressing rooms, meaning that the teams come onto the pitch from that end. As the team dugouts are located along the far side of the pitch this leads to a bit of a procession of players and club staff at half and full time. At the opposite, North End is a small covered terrace which sits directly behind the goal, with open terrace to either side. This has been named The Keith Hussey Stand. It is rather a ramshackle affair with 20 scaffold poles along the front holding up the roof, but some roof is better than none. The stadium has a set of eight small floodlight pylons, four of which run down each side of the pitch. As well as toilets in the club house there is a separate toilet block in the small car park.
Normally a friendly welcome awaits the visitor to the Beveree Stadium. It is testament to the hospitality of the Club, that no one can really remember the last time that fans were segregated at the ground.
At the ground is the club house called Hammonds Bar, which at one time used to be known as the Beaver Bar! This bar also shows televised sports. Probably the closest pub to the ground is the Jolly Cross which is around a five minute walk away on the High Street. To find this pub, then with the ground and Beaver Close, turn left along Station Road. Then at the bottom of Station Road turn left onto the High Street and the Jolly Cross is over on the right hand side. About a ten minute walk away on Station Road (in the opposite direction to the Jolly Cross) and near to Hampton Railway Station, is the Railway Bell pub. Opposite this pub is a handy fish and chip shop called Marinis.
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Leave the M25 at Junction 12 and take the M3 Junction towards Central London. Leave the M3 at Junction 1 and take the A308 towards Kingston. After approximately two miles and on reaching Hampton, turn left onto the High Street, then immediately turn left into Station Road. Take the next right into Beaver Close for the Beveree Stadium entrance.
There is only a small car park at the ground itself, so it is a case of street parking.
Hampton Railway Station is located less than half a mile away from the ground. It is served by trains from London Waterloo, two per hour throughout the day on the line to Shepperton. On exiting the station turn left along Station Road. Beaver Close and the entrance to the Beveree Stadium are half a mile down Station Road on the left.
Please note that Hampton Wick and Hampton Court are different stations on the network. Although Hampton Court is just over a mile away from the Stadium, Hampton is closer.
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Under 16’s £3
Under 5’s Free
Concessions apply to Over 60's, students the the disabled. Plus Premier and Football League Clubs Season Tickets holders, members of the military, emergency services, hospital staff and local council employees.
Official matchday programme: £2
Staines Town and Wealdstone.
3,225 v AFC Wimbledon, Conference South, 18th April 2009.
2015-2016: 523 (Isthmian League)
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Hampton & Richmond v Dartford
National League South
Monday 29th August 2016, 3pm
Brian Scott (Neutral fan - Doing the 202)
Why were you looking forward to this game and Beveree Stadium?
Hampton & Richmond had recently been promoted to the National League South so I decided to pay them a visit to add to my list in my quest to complete the 92, Scotland's four leagues and the whole of the National League to make up the 202.
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
I travelled by train from Ipswich to Stratford and then took the Jubilee underground line to London Waterloo. With a stop off at Clapham Junction for an hour to watch trains go by! There are trains every half an hour that go to Shepperton stopping at Hampton. It a rather slow journey as the trains stop at every station. Finding the ground was no problem thanks to this guide.
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
I arrived early and once I had found the Beveree ground I walked a short distance and found the river Thames. Bought an ice cream and the chap who sold it to me offered to take me in his ferry boat to the other side of the river. I declined as I told him I had other things planned for the afternoon. I could just see the bridge over the river near Hampton Court, but could not see the Palace itself. I walked round the outside of the church which is right beside a pub which I did not use.
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Beveree Stadium?
On returning to the ground and entering, I had a good look around, noting details of the stands and counting the seats to help Duncan update this excellent guide. There is no away end or away area as such. Many of the roofs to the stands are held up with scaffold poles, but this type of roof is better than no roof, so we mustn't criticise at this level of the game. However I was very surprised to note just how many seats were damaged or missing in the "green seat stand". For the first half I sat in the Main Stand and I found myself in amongst some Dartford fans. They were very friendly indeed and during the game there was some light hearted banter between them and some home supporters. Many of the seats in this stand have a restricted view of one or other of the goals, as the supporting pillars are quite thick. At half time I moved to the Alan Simpson Stand and had a very comfortable seat with an excellent view of the pitch. As is normal at this level of the game the home and away fans swapped ends at half time, this meant me sitting with another group of Dartford fans.
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
I have been to hundreds of games in my life and seen many balls land on the roof of stands or go right over and have to be retrieved. But this is the first time that I have seen a match ball caught up in the branches of a tree! A short while after a new ball had been provided the stuck ball fell down and onto the pitch. The home team started well and on eight minutes it was 1-0. The Dartford keeper kicked the ball out only for it to hit a Hampton & Richmond player and rebound into the goal. In their first serious attack in the 17th minutes Dartford equalised. After 29 minutes the Dartford number 4 gave away a free kick which resulted in a goal and about 10 minutes after that the same player scored an own goal. The Dartford fans who I was sitting with said that he had only recently returned from a suspension and they were not pleased with him. Not long into the second half and it was 4-1 and the game was now beyond Dartford.
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
Getting away at the end of the game was no problem with a half mile walk back up Station Road to the Railway Station and the 17.20 train back to Waterloo.
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A very relaxed day out to south west London in the sunshine in my shorts. There's no tension when you are not particularly bothered about the final result. I've now done 183 different grounds at all levels, but my number is paltry compared to the man I met outside Hampton railway station. He was looking for the ground so we walked down Station Road together and he went in probably to the club house. I met him again later on inside the ground and then at the station. He told me he was from Switzerland and he has been to well over 1,000 different grounds in the UK and Europe. After the game he was staying with a friend in Manchester before going up to Inverness the next day to attend a match in the Highland League. Wow what dedication to football stadia!
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