|What's The Airfield Like?
External View And Turnstiles (photo)
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
2New Stand (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Social Club Side (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Airfield Football Ground Location Map
|What's The Airfield Like?|
Standing in the shadow of the adjacent
Airbus UK factory, is the the Airfield stadium,
located in the small town of Broughton. The ground
can be entered through one of two modern wooden
turnstiles blocks immediately before the factory
entrance barriers. On one side of the stadium is a
modern Main Stand that sits on the pitch centre line
with a shallow concrete seating deck holding 6 rows
of 300 seats. Apparently the seats were salvaged
from the old Maine Road Ground in Manchester. This
stand is flanked by wide flat standing areas and two
sets of floodlights. Looking across the pitch to the
factory side of the ground the low modern clubhouse
sits on the pitch centre line, with its shallow
bungalow style pitched roof overlooked by the tall
factory building. The structure incorporates
changing rooms, a bar with and bowling club to one
side. There is a single line of blue plastic seats
either side of the players tunnel, which are bolted
to the ground, and these are at least partially
covered by the overhang of the building. The
building mirrors the Main Stand side in wide but
exposed flat standing areas, two sets of
floodlights, in addition to a pair of dug outs. At
the far side of the ground, the runway end currently
has a narrow concrete pathway or standing
spectators, with a wide and shallow grass verge
which leads to the perimeter fencing of the airfield
runway. At the opposite end new 200 seat covered
stand was opened in 2015. It sits directly behind
the goal and runs for about half the width of the
pitch. Unlike the Main Stand, it is free of any
supporting pillars giving an unobstructed view of
the playing action. One interesting feature is that
some of the floodlight pylons are retractable, due
to their close proximity to the aircraft runway. The
stadium also has an artificial 3G playing surface.
In 2012 the Airfield was renamed the
Hollingsworth Group Stadium in a corporate sponsorship
|External View And
|Long term plans to
increase the seating capacity to over 500 by
introducing either a temporary uncovered seating block
or a permanent structure at the runway end.
|As far as we are aware there is currently no
segregation in the ground, away fans have the option
of using the seating or standing, however there are a
number of columns to the main stand which may impede
|Where To Drink?|
There is a Social Club
at the ground which welcomes all fans. Unfortunately
there does not seem to much else close by.
thanks to John Spooner for providing the photo
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|From The East:
Follow the A55 South of Chester, heading towards North Wales. Exit junction 35a,at the small roundabout take the 1st exit, turning left into Chester Road. At the next big roundabout take the 3rd exit. You will see the floodlights of the ground on the left hand side. Take a left turn into Fairford Road, the car park is to the left, the stadium lies in front of the Airbus factory entrance gates.
From The West:
Follow the A55 from North Wales towards the outskirts of Chester. Exit at Junction 35a and at the small roundabout take the 1st exit, turning left into the A5104 Mold Road. At the end of the road you will see a big roundabout. Take the 2nd exit into Chester Road. You will see the floodlights of the ground on the left hand side. Take a left turn into Fairford Road, the car park is to the left, the stadium lies in front of the Airbus factory entrance gates.
Map showing the location of the Airfield Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).
|Social Club Side|
railway station is Hawarden, which is around two miles
away. To reach Hawarden take the "Borderlands line"
service from Wrexham General to Bidston Services run
once every hour. Please note that Hawarden is a
Alternatively, take a train to Chester station (around six miles way) and then catching a local bus from outside Chester Railway Station to either Broughton Chester Road, which is directly outside the stadium, or alight at Broughton Shopping Park, which is half a mile away from the ground. See below for bus routes.
If you decide to walk from Hawarden, then it will take at least 30 minutes. Exit the railway station and bare left, following Station Road. At the junction turn right and follow the B5125 through the town centre. After 20 minutes walk the road becomes more rural as it heads towards Broughton. At the first big roundabout take the 1st exit left into Chester Road. You will see the floodlights of the ground on the left hand side. Take a left turn into Fairford Road, the stadium is to the left in front of the Airbus factory entrance gates.
|Broughton has a regular supply of buses
since the town is fairly close to Chester.
The Airfield sits to the north of the town centre.
X44 Chester Railway Station-Chester-Broughton-Ewloe-Mold (one every hour)
X55 Chester Railway Station-Chester-Broughton-Buckley-Mold (one every hour)
24 Chester-Broughton (Every 15 mins)
If you alight at the Broughton Shopping Centre bus stop, then with Tescos on your right and McDonalds on your left you will see a roundabout with a large white factory behind it in the distance. This is the Airbus factory. Head towards the roundabout and take the 1st exit left into Chester Road. After a 3 minute walk you will see the ground floodlights emerge on the right hand side. Take a right turn into Fairford Road, the stadium is to the left in front of the Airbus factory entrance gates.
|Official Programme £1.50|
|Chester FC is actually the nearest football
club, however Connah's Quay is the nearest rival Welsh
|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 Airfield Football Ground|
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Last Updated : 30 September 2015