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Carmarthen Town FC
Richmond Park

Capacity: 2,300 (Seats 1,000)
Address:
Priory Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LR
Main Telephone No: 07814 262 656
Team Nickname: Old Gold
Year Ground Opened:
1952
Home Kit Colours: Gold With Black Trim
Official Web Site:
www.carmarthentownafc.com




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Contents
What's Richmond Park Like?
External View 
(photo)
Visiting Supporters
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Social Club Side 
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Flat Standing End
(photo)
By Train
By Bus
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Location Map

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What's Richmond Park Like?

Richmond Park is located just 5 minutes walk from Carmarthenís attractive old town centre, and is squeezed in between two car parks, a bowling green, suburban houses and High Street buildings. Approaching the ground from the spacious council owned car park the rear of the modern main stand appears featureless with its grey cladding towering over the neighbouring bowling green. Once past the 7ft high wooden boundary fence and the turnstile next to the large welcome sign we find the Clay Shaw Butler Stand is far more impressive on the inside than the outside. The stand has 1,000 yellow and black seats on a single tier concrete deck, with a cantilever roof offering fine unobstructed views of the pitch. Looking to the right of this stand, behind the goal at the Priory Street end is a flat standing area alongside the portakabin club shop and tea hut. Looking to the left to the Richmond terrace end, this area of the ground is currently open to the wooden boundary fence, with a row of suburban houses peering over in the distance. This leaves a combination of structures on the far side of the ground, a number of new single storey buildings form the new study centre leading from the Richmond terrace end to the pitch centre line, with the large impressive 2 storey white clad clubhouse taking up the space between the centre line and the Priory Street end. The building has a metal stairway leading the 1st floor social club, with impressive views offered of the ground from the glazed lounge. This side of the ground also has flat standing areas either side of the modern plastic dug outs.

Please note that the club house side of the ground can be reached externally either by following a narrow path round the back of the Richmond terrace boundary fence, or by a second driveway entrance
behind Denzil Evans garage, further along Priory Street.

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External View

External View

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

Clay Shaw Butler (Main) Stand


  Main Stand

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Where To Drink?

There is a club house at the ground which welcomes away supporters. Otherwise, there are plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants in the town centre within 5-10 minutes walk of the ground. On the High Street there is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Hen Dderwen, which is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Near to the ground on Priory Road (A484) is the New King George Pub. A couple of doors away from this pub, is a cafe that also does takeaway fish and chips.

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Social Club Side


  Social Club Side

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

Take the A48 towards Camarthen, then at the A40 take the third exit at the roundabout. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit into A484 Heol Llangynnwr. Follow the road over the river and past the Carmarthen County Council building leading into Priory Street. As you pass a church on the left hand side you will come to a mini roundabout, take the left turn around the church into St Peters Street, and then the next right turn will take you into the large council car park. The ground is on the right hand side behind the bowling green.

From The West:

Take the A40 towards Carmarthen. Continue over the first big riverside roundabout  and pass onto the A4242. Continue over the next roundabout then as you approach the town centre you will see a red dragon wire statue, continue over the roundabout then at the junction turn left into Priory Street. As you pass a church on the left hand side you will come to a mini roundabout, take the left turn around the church into St Peters Street, and then the next right turn will take you into the large council car park. The ground is on the right hand side behind the bowling green.

Map showing the location of the Richmond Park Football Ground
(at the bottom of this page).

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Flat Standing End

Flat Standing End

By Train
Carmarthen is serviced by the long distance Arriva Trains Wales Milford Haven-Cardiff-Chester-Holyhead service. There is also a branch line from Pembroke Docks that terminates at Carmarthen via Tenby.

When you exit the railway station building, turn left and walk over the new river bridge. Continue walking across the red dragon roundabout and pass the bus station. As the road bears round sharply to the left cross over the road and follow the Hall Street pedestrian pathway to the right. At the top of the hill you will see a n old castle gatehouse and the statue of Nott, turn left into Maes Nott. Follow the road as it leads into Priory Street. Once alongside the church turn left into the large council owned car park and the main stand is on the right hand side behind the bowling green. Alternatively, to reach the clubhouse side of the ground continue along Priory Street and take a left turn behind the Denzil Evans garage, this leads to a small car park, training pitch and the club house entrance.

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By Bus
There are also a number of local and long distance bus routes serving the town, Arriva X40 TrawsCambria  Aberystwyth-Carmarthen-Cardiff 100  Swansea-Gwendraeth Valley-Swansea.

When you step off the bus go to your right (if you have headed towards the Red Dragon roundabout you are going in the wrong direction), follow the road way from the bus station. As the road bears round sharply to the left cross over the road and follow the Hall Street pedestrian pathway to the right. At the top of the hill you will see an old castle gatehouse and the statue of Nott, turn left into Maes Nott. Follow the road as it leads into Priory Street. Once alongside the church turn left into the large council owned car park and the main stand and entrance is on the right hand side behind the bowling green. Alternatively,to reach the clubhouse side of the ground continue along Priory Street and take a left turn behind Denzil Evans garage, this leads to a small car park, training pitch and the club house entrance.


Admission Prices

Adults  £7
OAP/Under 18s  £5
Child £1

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Programme Price
Official Programme £2

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Local Rivals
Llanelli & Aberystwyth in the Premier League. Haverfordwest County further down the league.

Ground Layout


Richmond Park, Ground Plan

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

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance:
911 v Barry Town
September 10th 1997

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 275
2012-2013: 296
2011-2012: 327

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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 Carmarthen 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 Richmond Park 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@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide



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Last Updated : 20
July 2014