|What's The Ground
Main Entrance (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
MET Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
South Stand (photo)
Unused North End (photo)
Video Tour Of The Ground
Google Area Map
|What's The Ground Like?|
Shamrock Park is located
one mile west of Portadown town centre, close to the
A3 Armagh Road. The main entrance to the ground on the
corner of Brownstone Road boasts an impressive new
brick facade with the club crest high above a gateway,
replicating a feature of the old Shamrock Park .The
ground is in a transitional period at the moment,
being halfway through an ambitious rebuilding program
which has seen the removal of terracing and a speedway
|There are long term plans to replace the old main stand with a new 2,000 seat single tier stand with executive facilities at the rear. It is uncertain at present whether this proposed new main stand on the west side of the ground will be built in the same position as the old main stand. If this is the case the club has the option of putting the speedway or a new athletics circuit back in place should the club need to increase its revenue from other sources.|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Visitors enter the ground through the main entrance gate on the corner of Brownstown Road ,a new turnstile block to the right leads out onto the new South stand. Views from the stand are excellent and the cantilever roof is both low enough to keep out the rain, and acoustically ideal for getting a good atmosphere going.|
|Where To Drink?|
|There is little on offer in the immediate vicinity of the ground however there is plenty of pubs in Portadown Town Centre.|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Exit the M1 at Junction 11 and take the M12 to Portadown. At the Kernan Loop follow the A3 Northway
Road towards Portadown and Armagh. Once past the railway station and town centre take a left turn into Brownstown Road,the ground is at the end of the street on the right hand side.
Take the A4 into Charles Street and Corcain Road. At the A3 Junction turn right into Northway, then a left into Brownstown Road. The ground is at the end of the street on the right hand side.
Take the A27 into Portadown, turn right into the A3 Armagh Road, then take the first left at Brownstown
Road. The ground entrance is on the left hand side.
Take the A50 Gilford Road into Portadown. Continue over the river bridge and into the High Street. At the church take a left turn and follow the A3 Armagh Road over the railway bridge. Take a right turn into Brownstown Road, the ground entrance is on the left hand side.
|Portadown benefits from an
excellent regular train service from Bangor, Belfast,
Dublin and the surrounding area. The railway station is
2 minutes walk north of the town centre. There are also
local bus services from Armagh, Lurgan, Lisburn and
Banbridge which stop and pick up on both sides of the
Directions to the ground from the railway station:
Come out of the railway station on the ticket office platform, take a left turn at the bottom of the steps, under the A3 Northway Road. Follow the footpath into the town centre, then turn right in the High Street. At the church road junction take the left fork into Church Street. This leads into Armagh Road and a bridge over the railway line. After a 5 minute walk you will see the ground on your right hand side. Turn right into Brownstown Road, the main entrance is on the left hand side.
OAPS/Under 16's: £6
|Official Programme £2|
Lurgan club Glenavon are the nearest Premier League rivals. Portadown club Annagh United as well as Loughgall and Armagh City are all local rivals.
|Northern Ireland Premier league fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|If you require hotel
accommodation in the area then first try a hotel
booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer
all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and
pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed &
Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and
Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is
straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will
earn a small commission if you book through them,
but it will go to help with the running costs of
keeping the Guide going.
Access their Portadown Hotels and Guest Houses page.
Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.
|Video Tour Of The Ground|
The Ulster Groundhopper provides us with this excellent video about Shamrock Park on YouTube, which also includes some history and background about the area.
|Google Area Map|
|If anything is incorrect
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me and I'll update the guide.
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