The Deeside College Stadium Like?
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Deeside College Stadium (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
TV Gantry Side (photo)
By Train Or Bus
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
|What's The Deeside College Stadium Like?|
Deeside College Stadium is essentially
an athletics stadium located next to the A548 North
Wales coast road around a mile west of Connahs Quay
High Street. The stadium site can be reached by an
approach road leading off the A548 and it shares its
surroundings with the various buildings of Dee
College as well as a number of local businesses. As
you would expect from an athletics stadium the
grounds only seated spectator accommodation is set
back a long way from the pitch but in compensation
the view on offer from the seating deck of the Main
Stand is actually very good due to it being placed
directly above the dressing rooms and toilets. The
concrete seating deck, holding six rows of 420
maroon coloured plastic seats is reached by two wide
maroon painted steel stairwells either side of the
players pitchside entrance at the front of the
stand. The white "goalpost" column design supports a
distinctive line of curved roof trusses, with a row
of 12 floodlights arranged on the front face. The
stand is flanked by a pair of modern floodlights
|Visitors are allocated around a third
of the seating deck in the main stand and enjoy the
same facilities as home supporters. The view of the
pitch is excellent however on a wet and windy day
you may find the roofline too high to keep anybody
dry. Nevertheless with both sets of supporters in
one stand it does give you a chance to get a good
|Where To Drink?|
sits on a College Complex although there is no
pubs or food bars in the immediate area
surrounding the College, however there is plenty
on offer in Connah's Quay High Street. This a 15
minute walk east of the ground along the B5129
Kelsterton Road leading back into Church Street
then the main town centre High Street.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|From The South:
Follow the A550 North of Wrexham then join the A55 at junction 35 and head West towards Northop. Turn off at Junction 33A and head towards Connah's Quay on the B5126. After a couple of miles take a left turn into Ffrord Llanarth then at the end of the junction turn left onto the B5129 Kelsterton Road. After less than a minute you will see the Dee College signposted, take a left turn into the College Grounds then at the mini roundabout turn left. Follow the road as it turns sharply to the right. You will then pass the stadium main stand on your left hand side with entrances to the car parks beyond the stadium on the left and right hand side. The home and away turnstiles for the ground are situated to the left hand side of the Main Stand.
From The West: (Holyhead & Bangor)
Follow the A55 towards Northop then turn off at Junction 33 and turn right onto the A5119 Northop Road, then turn left into the B5126 Connahs Quay Road to take you back over the A55. After a couple of miles take a left turn into Ffrord Llanarth then at the end of the junction turn left onto the B5129 Kelsterton Road. Then as From The South.
From The East: (Chester)
Follow the A55 South of Chester towards Northop. Turn off at Junction 33A and head towards Connah's Quay on the B5126.After a couple of miles take a left turn into Ffrord Llanarth then at the end of the junction turn left onto the B5129 Kelsterton Road. Then as From The South.
Map showing the location of the Deeside College Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
|By Train Or Bus|
|Connah's Quay is well
served by main line North Wales Arriva train services
between Holyhead and Chester, as well as the hourly
"Borderlands line" South to North running service
between Wrexham General and Bidston. Confusingly
though, both separate lines pass through the Connah's
Quay area with stations called Shotton, though they
are in fact only around 150 metres apart. In both
cases the ground is around 20 minutes walk along the
B5129 High Street through the town from these
stations. See directions below.
Arriva Bus Services 10 and 12 from Chester Lower Bus Exchange go direct to Connah's Quay High Street whilst Arriva Bus Service 11, also starting at Chester Lower Bus Exchange stops off at Deeside College on the way to Prestatyn and Rhyl.If you arrive on Bus 10 or 12 into Connah's Quay High Street bus stop the ground is 15 minutes walk to the west, towards Flint. See directions below:
Directions from Shotton Stations To Deeside College Stadium:
Come out of the Shotton HOLYHEAD-CHESTER MAIN LINE station and walk into the Victoria Cul-de-sac Alexandra Street. You will see the car park and entrance to Shotton WREXHAM-BILSTON BORDERLANDS LINE station on your left hand side. Follow the road to the end of the junction then turn right into the main shopping street Chester Road West.Cross over to the left hand side of the road besides Boots and Natwest Bank. After 5 minutes walk you will pass Connah's Quay Town Council Building and Bus Stops next to a shopping centre on your left hand side. Keep following the B5129 road and after 10 more minutes you will see the A-frame tower of the A548 road suspension bridge on your far right hand side as it crosses the River Dee. Continue walking towards the signposted A548 Junction, once you have passed Golftyn Lane on your left hand side you are approaching the stadium. At the next left turn into the signposted Dee College grounds, then left again at the mini roundabout. Follow the narrow road round to the right and the rear
of the Main Stand will emerge in front of you, with the turnstile block to the left hand side of the players entrance.
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