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Bala Town
Maes Tegid

Capacity: 2,000 (Seats 504)
Address:
Castle Street, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7UY
Main Telephone No: 01678 520348
Team Nickname: Lakesiders
Home Kit Colours: Black and White Stripes Black Shorts
Official Web Site: www.balatownfc.co.uk





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Contents
What's Maes Tegid  Like?
Welcome Sign And Plaque 
(photo)
Visiting Supporters
Maes Tegid (photo)
Where To Drink?
Main Seated Stands
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Town End (photo)
By Train Or Bus
Admission Prices
Dugouts & TV Gantry
(photo)
Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Maes Tegid Location Map

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What's Maes Tegid Like?

Maes Tigid has to be one of the most pleasant settings to watch a game of football in the UK, yet the ground is only three minutes walk from the busy Bala town centre. Approaching the ground from a narrow lane to the north of the town the grounds profile is low and unassuming.

A large car park leads towards the single storey social club and changing room building (which also doubles up for the adjacent cricket ground).A turnstile leading out into the south-west corner of the football ground. Starting at the south, or town end this is essentially a flat expanse of grass and gravel, with a tarmac path surrounding the pitch perimeter fence. There is a small and narrow shelter behind the goal, providing shelter for around 50 people.

Looking to the far right to the Castle Street side of the ground is currently a wedge shape area of land, mainly grassed, with a boundary formed by a hedge. This side houses the home and away dug outs as well as a tv and commentary gantry on the pitch centre line. The north end of the ground also consists of a wedge shape of grass, which slopes up towards Castle Street. The border is formed by bushes and trees of a private dwelling. This leaves all the facilities on the west side of the ground. Looking back from the turnstiles on the south west corner there is a swiss style tea hut, a large brick build plaque and an array of three separate lightweight prefabricated stands, each with three rows of light blue plastic seats given the grounds combined seating capacity of around 500. Behind these stands is a farmers field of roaming sheep, giving the ground a distinctly rural feel.

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Welcome Sign & Plaque

Welcome Sign &
                    Plaque

Visiting Supporters
As far as we are aware there is no segregation in the ground, away supporters can use the same facilities as home supporters.

Maes Tegid


  Maes Tegid

Where To Drink?

There are a number of pubs, food and drink shops on the main Bala town centre High Street, Heol Yr Orsaf, five minutes walk from the ground. Located on the High Street is the Olde Bull's Head which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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Main Seated Stands


  Main Stand

Thanks to Hannah Gwenllian for providing photos for this page.

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How To Get There And Where To Park
From The East:

Follow the A5 from Llangollen then take the A494 from Corwen towards Bala. Continue into Bala Town centre and take a right turn into the narrow Cambrian Terrace. Take the next road immediately to the left, Castle Street for the ground down on the left.

From The West:

Follow the A494 from Barmouth and Dolgellau. Continue into Bala town centre, and take a left turn into the narrow Cambrian Terrace. Take the next road immediately to the left, Castle Street, for the ground down on the left.

Car Parking

There is a car park at the ground which holds around 100 cars.

Map showing the location of the Maes Tegid Football Ground
(at the bottom of this page).

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Town End

Town End
 
By Train Or Bus
There is no train services to Bala, the nearest stations being Betws-y-coed, Barmouth and Ruobon, all of which are at least 15 miles away. The best option is to catch the X94 Wrexham Bus Station to Barmouth bus service, this service is hourly and stops in Bala town centre.

The nearest bus stops are on the main A434 road which passes through the centre of the town. The ground is 5 minutes walk north of the town centre. Once at the southbound or northbound bus stops look for the town hall building with the clock on its roof. Take the narrow lane Cambrian Terrace directly opposite, then at the next junction take the next road immediately to the left, Castle Street, the ground is on the left
hand side.

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Admission Prices

Adults  6
OAP/Under 18s 3.50
Child 1

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Dugouts & TV Gantry

Dugouts and TV gantry

Programme Price
Official Programme 1.50

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Local Rivals
Porthmadog & Caersws are the nearest local rivals, with Bangor, Newtown and Prestatyn  being the nearest Premier League rivals.

Ground Layout

Maes Tegid Layout

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

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance:
938 v Bangor City
Welsh Premier League, August 14th 2009.


Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 200 (Welsh Premier League)
2012-2013: 215
(Welsh Premier League)
2011-2012: 326

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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.

Visit
their Bala 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 Maes Tegid Football Ground

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 :
18 July 2014