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Afan Lido
Marston Stadium

Capacity: 4,200 (Seats 500)
Address: P
rincess Margaret Way, Port Talbot, SA12 7PE
Main Telephone No: 01639 892 960
Team Nickname: Seasiders
Home Kit Colours: Red & White
Official Web Site:
www.pitchero.com/clubs/afanlidofootballclub





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Contents
What's The Marston Stadium Like?
Main Stand 
(photo)
Visiting Supporters
Where To Drink?
Dugout Side 
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Open End 
(photo)
By Train
By Bus
Admission Prices

Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Marston Stadium Location Map

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What's The Marston Stadium Like?

Port Talbot has three stadiums of note, of which the Marston Stadium is the smallest and the furthest away from the town centre. The ground sits barely half a mile beyond Victoria Park, the home of Port Talbot fc, and nestles between a housing estate, the Afon Lido sports and leisure centre and the beach front, around on and a half miles west of the town centre.

The ground is entered through the large Afan Lido leisure centre car park, here we find two modest buildings which lead out behind the goal of the beach end of the ground. This side consists of a brick construction changing room building, a clubhouse building, separated by an expanse of flat standing concrete. Looking directly across the pitch to the far end a flat expanse of concrete and grass leads to the boundary wall with a row of houses appearing over the top. Looking to the left to the training pitch side, the Football Trust stand takes pride in place, with its neat modern cantilever roof supporting a single tier of around 350 red plastic seats. This stand is flanked by flat standing areas leading to the corners. Looking to the right also on the pitch centre line is a curious looking structure, a narrow multi-columned stand which has 3 rows of around 150 plastic seats on a deck raised above the dug outs. The stand supports a tv and commentary gantry on its roof and is also flanked by flat standing areas leading to the corners.

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Main Stand

Main Stand

Visiting Supporters
As far as we are aware there is no segregation in the ground, except for big local games. If anybody knows any different please get in touch. 

Where To Drink?

There are plenty of pubs, food and drink along Victoria Road on the approach to the Afan Lido area, alternatively there is a retail park north of the ground alongside the beach front.

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Dugout Side


  Dugout Side

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How To Get There And Where To Park
From the West:

Follow the M4 towards Port Talbot, exit at Junction 41 where the motorway merges with the A48,follow the A48 Heilbronn Way as it passes over the railway line. At the roundabout take the third exit into Water Street. Follow Afan Way as it turns to the right, then after passing under a footbridge take a left turn into Victoria Road, follow this road towards the beach and at the mini roundabout take a right turn and follow the beach north. Take a right turn into Channel View, the Afan Lido leisure centre car park and Afan Lido fc ground is immediately to the left.

From the East:

Follow the M4 towards Port Talbot, exit at Junction 38 and take the A48 into Port Talbot, follow the road past Port Talbot Parkway Railway Station. A bridge over both railway and river leads to a large roundabout, take the second exit into Water Street, follow Afan Way as it turns to the right, then after passing under a footbridge take a left turn into Victoria Road, follow this road towards the beach and at the mini roundabout take a right turn and follow the beach north. Take a right turn into Channel View, the Afan Lido leisure centre car park and Afan Lido fc ground is immediately to the left.

Map showing the location of the Marston Stadium
(at the bottom of this page).

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Open Flat Standing End

Open End

By Train
There is a excellent weekend and evening train service, with Port Talbot Parkway being on the main line between Swansea, Cardiff & London. The town is also served by trains from Holyhead via Chester, Shrewsbury & Hereford.

There are a number of different routes that will take you from the Railway Station to the Afon Lido area. The description below is probably the quickest at around about 25-30 minutes walk, and avoids the town centre and heaviest traffic.

When you exit the station, turn right and walk past the car park. Beyond this follow Oakwood Road back over the railway line. At the first roundabout take the third exit and follow Dock Road past the allotments.
At the first big roundabout continue along the dual A4241 highway. This leads to a large roundabout over the river. Follow the left bridge over the river and take a left turn into Afan Way. You will then see a
footbridge over the road, once past the footbridge take a left turn into Victoria Road. Follow this road towards the beach and at the mini roundabout take a right turn and follow the beach north. Take a right
turn into Channel View, the Afan Lido leisure centre car park and Afan Lido FC ground is immediately to the left.

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By Bus
The town is also well served by National Express Coaches between London and Swansea as well as the following local hourly services:

X1 Swansea-Bridgend
X40 Aberystwyth-Cardiff


Admission Prices

Adults 7
OAP/Under 18s 3
Child 2

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2

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Local Rivals
Port Talbot, and local rival from non league years, Goytre United.

Ground Layout

Marstons Stadium Ground
                    Plan

Fixtures 2013-2014
Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance:
3,200 v Swansea City
Pre-Season Friendly, July 23rd 2011.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 180
2011-2012: 250

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward 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 Port Talbot 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.



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Map Showing The Location Of The Marston Stadium

Instructions for using the map:
- Use the bar on the left of the map to zoom in / out using the + / - keys.
- Click and drag an area of the map to move around or use the up/down, left/right arrows 
- Click the Satellite button to see aerial view photograph.



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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide



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Last Updated :
3 March 2014