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Bangor City
Nantporth Stadium

Capacity: 3,400 (Seats 1,400)
Address:
Holyhead Road, Bangor
Main Telephone No: 01248 725 745
Team Nickname: Citizens
Home Kit Colours: Blue and White
Year Ground Opened: 2012
Pitch Size: 118 x 75 yards
Official Website:
www.bangorcityfc.com
Unofficial Websites:
Bangor Citizens
The Citizens Choice






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Contents
What's The Nantporth Stadium Like?
Main Stand 
(photo)
Future Developments
Visiting Supporters
City End 
(photo)
Where To Drink?
Menai Bridge End
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Menai Straits Side
(photo)
By Train
By Bus
Admission Prices

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


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What's The Nantporth Stadium Like?

Bangor's new stadium is located around 1.5 miles to the West of Bangor town centre. The ground is set in pleasant sloping woodlands alongside Holyhead Road, around about halfway between Upper Bangor and the famous Menai Suspension Bridge. Entering from the Georges Roundabout on Holyhead Road the new approach road slopes downhill with the vast Menai Straits and distant shoreline of Anglesey dominating the horizon, with the Suspension Bridge visible on the far left. Continuing down the approach road there are two car parks set into the landscape on the right hand side with a floodlit all weather training pitch in the background. The road leads down to the rear of the Main Stand with its club offices and reception flanked by turnstile and toilet blocks.

The road continues round to the right of the Main Stand and finishes at a small car park at the Bangor City End. Entering through turnstiles next to the Police Control box we enter the ground behind the goal on shallow concrete steps which form the City End. This side will become the traditional home end over time but is currently lacking any spectator cover.

To the right running along pitch side is the Menai Straits side, which has a pleasing backdrop of woodland. There are two separate stands, which hold 600 blue seats. These two low stands lead back to the Menai Bridge end, which mirrors the dimensions of the City End and also currently lacks spectator cover. The tv gantry is also situated on this side.

 
Looking to the left from the City End the Main Stand holds pride of place on the pitch centre line, with a single tier of 800 blue plastic seats raised on a concrete deck, with windows for the executive viewing facilities at the rear. Unusually considering the stand does not run full pitch length, the stand roof runs flat and is not cantilvered,with three columns supporting the front edge.This means that if it rains you stay dry but you have a partly obstructed view of the pitch. The roof also does not cover the whole of the seating area, meaning that 100 seats on each wing are open to the elements. This side of the ground is currently landscaped with grass banks flanking the Main Stand leading back to the corners of the ground.

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Main Stand

Main Stand, Nantporth
                    Stadium

Special thanks to Dave Hayes of the Bangor Citizens website for providing the photos for this page.

Future Ground Developments
Barry Jones informs me; 'Planning applications have been submitted to add covered terraces behind both goals. With a larger one to be constructed behind the Menai End. This is to be named the Citizens Terrace, due to the fact that the supporters association is raising a large sum of money to help pay for it.'

Visiting Supporters
Visiting supporters have been allocated the City End which is a shallow open concrete terrace behind the goal. It is not known at this stage if part of the prefabricated seated stand on the Menai Straits side nearest to the away end will also be allocated to away fans. For visiting supporters walking down to the stadium, then please note that the away turnstile entrance is on the near right corner of the ground.

City End


  Bangor City End, Nantporth Stadium

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Where To Drink?

There is a club house at the stadium that welcomes away fans. Otherwise there are no pubs, or eating establishments in the immediate vicinity of the ground. The nearest pub is the Antelope Inn, situated next to the Menai Bridge Suspension Bridge. This is around a ten minute walk from the stadium along Holyhead Road, heading further away from the town centre. If arriving by train, then there are plenty of the pubs in the town centre, which is around a 20 minute walk away. On the High Street is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Black Bull Inn as well as the Fat Cat Cafe Bar, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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Menai Bridge End


  Menai Bridge End, Nantporth Stadium

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

Take the A55 towards Holyhead. Exit at Junction 9 just before the Britannia Bridge, and follow signposts for A487/A5 towards Bangor Town. Continue along the A487 and on reaching the roundabout with the Antelope Inn and the Menai Bridge on the left, continue straight on along the A5 towards Bangor. This road becomes  Holyhead Road and after passing the University Of Wales Campus, you will reach the stadium entrance at the Georges Roundabout on your left.

From The West:

Take the A55 from Holyhead over Britannia Bridge, then exit at Junction 9 and follow signposts for A5 towards Bangor. Then as East above.

Car Parking

There are
two small car parks behind the Main Stand, which hold around 150 cars between them. It is unclear at the moment whether the nearby college will also offer parking on matchdays.

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

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Menai Straits Side

Menai Straits Seated
                    Side, Nantporth Stadium

By Train
Bangor Railway Station is served by train services provided by the South Wales-Chester-Holyhead service.

Around a 20 minute walk, but mostly uphill. As you come out of the railway station entrance you will see signposts pointing directly ahead to the town centre (and the former ground site along Farrar Road) But instead of carrying on, turn to your left and follow Station Road, walking up the hill passing Morrisons on your right hand side. Go straight across the mini roundabout and follow the road as it curves around to the left as it approaches Upper Bangor. After 10 minutes walk the road straightens out onto Holyhead Road with woodlands to your left and right hand side.At the Georges Roundabout take the right turn and walk into the new stadium approach road. The road leads down slope towards the Menai Straits with the car parks and training pitch to your right, with the ground at the end of the road.

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By Bus
The town is well connected to surrounding towns in the area by the local Arriva bus network.

1 Barmouth-Bangor
5, X5  Llundudno-Bangor-Caernarfon
X32 Aberystwyth-Bangor TrawsCambria Service

Bangorís Bus Station lies on a curved road corner opposite Debenhams in the town centre. The ground is around 30 minutes walk from here. Take the road past Subway leading into the town centre,then turn right into the High Street. As you walk past Bangor Cathedral take a left turn and keep following the High Street towards the railway station. Turn right into Station Road just before you get to the railway bridge and walk past the railway station entrance. Continue walking up the hill with Morrisons on your right hand side. The road curves round to the left as it approaches Upper Bangor.After 10 minutes walk the road straightens out onto Holyhead Road with woodlands to your left and right hand side. At the Georges Roundabout take the right turn and walk into the new stadium approach road. The road leads down slope towards the Menai Straits with the car parks and training pitch to your right, with the ground at the end of the road.

Welsh public transport provider Arriva offer a number of combined bus and rail tickets for those interested in sight-seeing as well as football. Bangor is covered by the 8 day "North and Mid Wales" flexi pass (£57) and the 8 day all Wales "freedom of Wales" flexi pass (£84). For more details see www.walesflexipass.co.uk

For bus and train timetables call Traveline Wales on 0871 200 22 33.


Admission Prices

Adults: £8
OAP/Under 18's: £5

Child £3.

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Programme Price
Official Programme £1-1.50

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Local Rivals
The nearest Premier League rivals are Prestatyn & Rhyl. Further down the league, Llundudno, Conwy United, Holyhead Hotspur & Caenarfon Town.

Ground Layout


Nantporth Stadium
                      Layout Bangor City FC

Fixtures 2013-2014
Bangor City FC Fixture List (takes you to the official Bangor City Website)

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance

At Nantporth Stadium:
1,707 v The New Saints
Welsh Premier League, April 30th, 2012.

At Farrar Road:
10,000 v Wrexham
Welsh Cup Final, 1979.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 589
2011-2012: 728
2010-2011: 797

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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 Bangor 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 Nantporth 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@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide



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Last Updated :
2 January 2014