is the Rock Stadium Like?
Main Stand (photo)
West Side (photo)
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The North End (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Record & Average Attendance
Rock Stadium Location Map
|What is the Rock Stadium Like?|
The stadium which was opened in 2010
is situated in the village of Rhosymedre, not far
off the A5 near Llangollen. It was built near a
disused quarry and this has given it a unique and
memorable look. Although there is only one stand at
the ground, the pitch sits in the shadow of a
sizeable rock face which is located just beyond the
ground perimeter on the West Side. With a number of
trees surrounding the rock face then you have quite
a picturesque setting for a football match to be
played in. The Main Stand on the East side of the
stadium, is a small all seated stand, that is
covered and has a capacity of 500 seats. It does not
run the full length of the pitch being around a
quarter of the length, sitting astride the half way
line. Disappointingly for a new stand it has a
couple of supporting pillars. On one side of this
stand there is a separate large building which
houses the Club house, dressing rooms etc.., whilst
the other side is empty. The other three sides of
the stadium do not have facilities for spectators as
such, just a flat pathway around the perimeter of
the playing area. Oddly the team dugouts are located
on the other side the pitch to the Main Stand and
dressing rooms. They are situated to either side of
a covered elevated platform which is used as a
television gantry. The stadium has a set of eight
floodlights, four of which are spaced down each side
of the ground.
As a point of interest Cefn Druids
came about in 1992 after the amalgamation of two
clubs; Cefn Albion and Druids United. Druids United
were formed in a previous amalgamation in 1923 of
Druids FC and another club. Druids FC are thought to
be one of the oldest surviving Clubs in Wales, being
originally formed as Plasmadoc FC in 1869, before
changing their name to Druids in 1872.
Thanks to Iain Badger for providing photos for this page.
Although it is a small ground in terms of spectator facilities, it more than makes up for this in the warm and friendly welcome that visitors receive and the unique setting that the stadium is set in. You don't see many grounds like this! Although the ground is open the Main Stand can normally accommodate most fans if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
|Where To Drink?|
There is a club
house bar at the ground that welcomes all fans.
The nearest pub is the Jolly Masons on Rock Road.
It is only a five minute walk away from the
stadium; as you come out of the stadium entrance
turn right and the pub is down on the left. If you
are arriving by train, then only a few minutes
walk from Ruabon Railway Station is the Bridge End
Inn. A regular in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide (it
was even voted the CAMRA National Pub of the Year
in 2011), thus traditional pub offers seven real
ales, including at least one from its own
McGivern Brewery which is located at the back of
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|From the South:
From Oswestry take the A5 northbound towards Wrexham. On reaching a roundabout that is the junction with the A483, take the first exit, continuing on the A5 towards Llangollen. Continue straight across at the next roundabout and then take the next available right hand turn (that is not a dead end) onto the B5605 (Signposted Newbridge, Cefn Mawr). After passing through Newbridge, passing the Newbridge Arms and the Bakery on your left, take a left hand turn onto B5096 towards Cefn Mawr) and then take the second right into Rock Road. After passing the Jolly Masons Arms pub on the right, you will reach the entrance to the ground further up on the left.
From the North:
From the West:
There is a free car park at the ground that has space for 100 cars.
Map showing the location of the Rock Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
|The nearest railway
station is Ruabon, which is located around a mile and
a half away from the stadium. It is served by
trains from Cardiff Central, Chester and Birmingham
The stadium is around a 25 minute walk away; 'As you exit the station building, turn left and walk up the station approach road. At the top of this road turn right (or turn left for the Bridge End Inn pub!) onto Bridge Street. You will then reach a roundabout, which you go straight across onto the B5096 towards Rhosymedre. After another 3/4's of a mile turn right onto the B5096 towards Cefn Mawr and then turn immediately right into Chapel Street. At the top of Chapel Street you will reach a T-junction where you turn right into Rock Road. The stadium entrance is up on the left.
|Official Programme £2|
|The nearest Premier League team are the New
|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 Rock Stadium|
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Last Updated : 26 August 2014