The Marston Stadium Like?
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Dugout Side (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Open End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
|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 1.5 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
|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
|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.
|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).
|Open Flat Standing End
|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 &
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.
town is also well served by National Express Coaches
between London and Swansea as well as the following
local hourly services:
|Official Programme £2|
|Port Talbot, and local rival from non league
years, Goytre United.
|Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record And Average Attendance|
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Last Updated : 18 January 2013