Barry Town United

Jenner Park Stadium

Capacity: 2,200 (All Seated)
Address: Barry Road, Barry, CF62 9BG
Telephone: 07557 665 847
Pitch Type: Artificial 3G
Club Nickname: Town, Linnets or Dragons
Year Ground Opened: 1913
Home Kit: Yellow and Blue

External View From Gladstone Road
External View From Gladstone Road
East Stand
East Stand
Gladstone Road End
Gladstone Road End
Barry Road/Social Club End
Barry Road/Social Club End
Grandstand
Grandstand

Jenner Park SignAlthough Jenner Park Stadium was first opened in 1913, the present ground is fairly modern with two stands being built in the 1990's. Primarily an athletics stadium it has a running track surrounding the pitch area. On one side is the Grandstand, which is a covered seated stand. This stand has an unusual looking roof that contains a number of semi-circular arches. The roof is situated quite high above the spectator area and has a large transparent windshield to one side, on the sea facing side. The dugouts (which are small movable ones) are placed on the running track in front of this stand. On the other side of the stadium is the smaller East Stand, which although basic in design, is a tidy looking all seated covered stand. Like the Grandstand it runs for more or less the full length of the pitch and being cantilevered is free of any supporting pillars. Both ends are unused for spectators as such, with the Gladstone Road End just having a small walkway around the running track perimeter. Opposite at the Barry Road End there is the Social Club which has an elevated position above the ground. The Stadium has four very tall modern looking floodlights.

Although the stands have no obstructing pillars you are still quite well set back from the playing action due to the surrounding athletics track. Generally, the facilities are fine and the Social Club is popular with visiting fans.Normally fans are not segregated for matches but if this needed to be put in place then the East Stand on one side could be allocated to away supporters.

There is a Social Club at the ground which welcomes visiting supporters.Otherwise, there is the Witchell Hotel on Barry Road which has a public bar. It is about a five minute walk away going down Barry Road. A little further away (about a 10-15 minute walk) and in the opposite direction on Tynewydd Road (going up Barry Road and turning left at the mini roundabout) is the Tynewydd inn which is a Brains pub. If arriving at Barry Railway Station then close by on St Nicholas Road is the Barry West End Club, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, as well as a Wetherspoons pub called the Sir Samuel Romilly on Broad Street.

Leave the M4 at Junction 33 and take the A4232 towards Cardiff (West) and Barry. After three and a half miles leave the A4232 and take the A4050 towards Barry. After five miles you will pass Brynhill Golf Club on your right and at the next roundabout take the first exit (still the A4050) towards Barry and Barry Hospital. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Barry Road (signposted Town Centre) and after going straight across at the next roundabout you will reach Jenner Park on your right.

There is no parking for visiting supporters at the stadium, but there is plenty of street parking available in the local area.

The closest railway station is probably Cadoxton which is just under a mile or a twenty minute walk from Jenner Park. Barry Docks Station is a similar distance but is the next stop on the line. Barry Railway Station is one and a half miles away. These stations are served by Cardiff Central and Bridgend.

As you come out of Cadoxton station proceed through the car park and up the station approach road. At the top turn left onto Vere Street which bends sharply to the left and then proceed down the hill. At the bottom of Vere Street there is a roundabout where you turn right onto Gladstone Street. Continue straight along Gladstone Street for a half a mile and after the next roundabout, you will reach Jenner Park on the right.

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Adults £7
Concessions £5
Accompanied Child £3

Concessions apply to Senior Citizens and Students.

Official Matchday Programme £1.50.

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Wales C v England C
International Friendly
Tuesday 20th March 2018, 7.30pm
John Hague (Wales)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Jenner Park?
 
I'm firmly in the anyone but England camp but when Blyth Spartans, Dan Maguire was selected for England and didn't have to pull-out of the squad through injury it was an easy decision to make the long trip from Leicester to Barry. Another Coventry Spartan, Mark Wilkinson, booked a day off (I was already on annual leave) and so off we were jolly well going. Mark is married to a Welsh girl and my Nan was a Bennett so supporting Wales was easy but we were also there to support Dan.
 
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
We set off from Mark's at 13:30 and even with a stop were in Barry by 16:45. Jenner Park is pretty easy to find, just off the main road in from Cardiff. There was plenty of on street parking for a quick getaway too.
 
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
 
We headed off to Morrison's for dinner, steak and ale pie for me but vegetarian Mark was gutted to learn that in Barry, land of Gavin and Stacey, they had sold out of omelettes... what would Uncle Bryn say? With a couple of hours to kill we decided against a fishing trip and headed off to find Nessa's Slots, again to be met with utter disappointment as I wanted to buy my girlfriend a 'Sugar Tits' mug as a present. Disappointed we headed to the ground in time for the teams to arrive. Grabbing a few shots of Nipa (Dan Maguire) for the media teams at Blyth and a selfie with him we bought Welsh scarves and pin badges and headed into the clubhouse. A very friendly bunch happy to chat, except for one guy who just scowled at us all night. To be fair he seemed to be scowling at everyone. Mark had a pint of Doom Bar that was off, though I'm not sure anyone would know these days as it's unrecognisable from when it was brewed in Cornwall. I had a cider...
 
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Jenner Park?
 
Parc Jenner is a tidy enough ground though I'm no fan of football in athletics stadiums. The Main Stand gave me fond memories of stands at Maine Road and Highfield Road with it's peculiar scalloped or crimped roof. There was a good view stood behind the main seating bank which is where most of the noisy Wales fan congregated. I'm not normally a fan of 3G pitches but this was superb with a very true bounce so maybe one day I will be a convert. One local said the old pitch was a real mud bath.
 
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
A superb game played in very good spirits by both teams. England racing to a 0-3 lead before Wales pulled it back to 2-3. Sadly there was to be no equaliser. Dan Maguire had a great game for England which was some consolation though it's going to be increasingly difficult for Blyth to hold on to him this summer. Stewards, police and fans were all really friendly. It would be nice to go back for a League of Wales game someday.
 
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
We parked on the main road just outside the ground so we were away quickly and on the road to Leicestershire.
 
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
A grand day (and night) out. A good game of football devoid of all the trappings of arrogance that comes with the full England side. No idiotic Ingerland fans either which was a plus.

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Updated 23rd March 2018

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