Parade Newport County v
Saturday, March 16th
Steve Ellis (Exeter
1. Why were you looking
forward to going to this ground?
This is a new ground to visit in the
Football League and like Exeter City they
are a supporter owned club
2. How easy was your journey?
The journey was straight forward,
travelling up on the supporters coach
leaving Exeter at 11am, arriving in
Newport just after 1pm.
3. What did you do before the game?
On arrival at the ground went through the
turnstiles, picked up my match day
programme for £3.50 before heading up to
the away supporters bar at the back of the
Bisley stand which gives good views of the
stadium and has sky sports on a few
screens. Pints of lager or cider priced at
£3.80, glasses of wine I was told at just
4. First impressions on seeing the ground?
The Bisley Stand looks very modern and
runs the length of the pitch, the Hazells
Stand opposite is old with supporting
beams at the front, then there is the old
style open terracing at the North End. The
Synter away stand at the opposite end, is
all seated and open to the elements and
set on unsteady staging. The pitch looked
quite well cut up in places and the line
markings from the rugby were not properly
5. Comment on the game, atmosphere,
refreshments, stewards and toilets?
The game was fairly even and at the end
the 1-1 draw was about right. The
refreshments are on sale in a wooden hut
behind the Synter Stand offered amongst
other fayre, burgers priced from £3. The
toilets for visiting fans are under the
away section of the Bisley Stand and were
clean and modern. Some of the stewards
were friendly and helpful but most were
very heavy handed.
6. Comments on getting away after the
Very easy walk back to where the coach
dropped us off and a straight forward
7. Summary of the day out?
A good day out but would of been better
with the win that we needed.