Park Avenue Stadium Like?
Welcome Sign And Entrance (photo)
Park Avenue (photo)
Dias Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Main Stand (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Media Tower Side (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Park Avenue Stadium Location Map
|What's Park Avenue Stadium Like?|
Park Avenue is located close to
Aberystwyth Railway Station, 5-10 minutes walk south
of the town centre, castle, pier and promenade. The
main entrance to the ground is approached from a
narrow road, with the view of the ground partly
obscured by a large Arriva Bus Depot on the left
hand side. Once past the bus depot boundary wall,
the road opens up into a car park which ends at the
riverside with a modern steel footbridge allowing
the public an overview of the ground. Stepping back
onto the car park we enter the ground in one corner,
through the small red bricked ticket office, with
its green painted pitched roof. Looking direct ahead
of us the Main Stand sits proud on the pitch centre
line, on the river walk side of the stadium. This
tall and narrow stand is a unique structure in the
Welsh Premier League, the raised seating deck of 250
dark green plastic seats contrasts with the white
roof and glazed side panels with ABER FC written in
black on the gently sloped roof. Considering the
stand is so narrow is seems strange that the roof
needs to be supported by two columns, despite this
the view of the pitch over the dug outs is very
good. This side of the ground also has a number of
single storey buildings around its boundary, the
club house, tea hut, club shop and a small enclosed
training pitch which is used by the community during
|Welcome Sign And Entrance|
|Park Avenue is one
of two Premier League venues being considered to be
upgraded to become a regional welsh international
venue. A 3,000 seat capacity is the minimum required
for U18 games at International Level. If Park Avenue
is chosen space will need to be found to install an
additional 2000 seats. Funding for such a rebuild
would come from the UEFA hat-trick scheme.
are allocated the section of uncovered seats on the
media centre side of the ground. This section of
seating is reached by a separate turnstile block along
the Coedian Y Parc road. See the ground layout below.
|Where To Drink?|
At the ground itself is the
John Charles Longe Bar, which welcomes all
supporters. The town centre is only 10 minutes walk
away where there are a wealth of pubs, clubs and of
course fish and chip shops in the town centre. On
Alexandra Road, there is a Wetherpoons outlet called
the 'Yr Hen Orsaf' or 'The Old Station.'
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|From South Wales:
Follow the A487 into the south east side of Aberystwyth, after joining the A4120 continue following the road to the right at the A487 roundabout, then once over the river take a left turn into Boulevard Saint Brieuc. After a mile look for the Arriva Bus Depot on the left hand side, take the narrow lane just past the depot, this leads to the car park and ground entrance by the riverside.
From North Wales:
Follow the A487 into the north east side of Aberystwyth. You then have a choice of routes into the ground. For games at 3pm Saturday afternoon I would recommend option 1, for midweek evening games the town centre option should present less of a problem with traffic.
Option 1 (Avoiding town centre)
Two miles before reaching Aberystwyth Town Centre you will approach the University of Wales buildings, take a left turn into Cefnllan. This will lead out to the A44 junction ,you will then need to follow the A4120 Heol Y Bont Road over the railway bridge, then at the next roundabout take the road to the right into Boulevard Saint Brieuc. After a mile look for the Arriva Bus Depot on the left hand side, take the narrow lane just past the depot, this leads to the car park and ground entrance by the riverside.
Option 2 (through the town centre)
Follow the A487 past the University of Wales buildings, once in the town centre take a left turn into Ffordd Y Mur,this will bring you out directly in front of the railway station. Take a right turn into Dan Dre, then once past the bus halts take a left turn into Coedian Y Parc,and on the right hand side of the road, opposite the retail park you will see a depot for Arriva Buses, take the narrow road to the right, this road leads to a car park and footbridge by the riverside, and the main entrance to the ground.
From Mid Wales
Follow the A44 into the east side of Aberystwyth. Two miles before reaching the town centre take a left turn into the A4120 Heol Y Bont Road, follow the road over the railway bridge, then at the next roundabout take the road to the right into Boulevard Saint Brieuc. After a mile look for the Arriva Bus Depot on the left hand side, take the narrow lane just past the depot, this leads to the car park and ground entrance by the riverside.
There is a car park along the riverside, next to the main entrance as well as a pay an display car park (Cost £2.60) at the top of the stadium entrance road on Park Avenue.
Map showing the location of the Park Avenue Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
|Media Tower Side|
|Aberystwyth town centre
railway station is 5-10 minutes walk from Park Avenue,
and can be reached by the following train services:
From England and Mid Wales: "Cambrian Main Line" Shrewsbury-Newtown-Machynlleth-Aberystwyth
From North West Wales: "Cambrian Coast Line" Pwllheli-Barmouth-Dovey Junction-Shrewsbury
(change at Machynlleth to catch the Cambrian Main line service onto Aberystwyth)
Please note that since both these routes are single rail branch lines they run every two hours in each direction-not exactly ideal if you miss your connection!
See 'By Bus' below for walking directions from the station to the ground.
|Aberystwyth bus station sits to one side of
the main railway station building and is also 5-10
minutes walk from Park Avenue. Here is a list of
bus services to the town centre from the surrounding
From North West Wales
From South West Wales
Directions to Park Avenue:
A straightforward 5 minute walk. Come out of the railway station/bus station exit and take the first left turn past the railway station building, into Coedian Y Parc.Follow this road for two minutes. On the right side of the road, opposite a large retail park you will see a depot for Arriva Buses, take the narrow road to the right, this road leads to a car park and footbridge by the riverside, and the main entrance to the ground.
|Official Programme £1-£1.50|
|Newtown, Carmarthen and Bangor
|Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record And Average Attendance|
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|Map Showing The Location Of The Park Avenue Stadium|
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Last Updated : 15 June 2013