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Deeside College Stadium

Capacity: 1,500 (Seats 420)
Address:
Kelsterton Road, Connah's Quay, Flintshire, CH5 4BR
Stadium Telephone No: 01244 834546
Team Nickname: The Nomads
Year Stadium Opened: 1998
Home Kit Colours: Red and Black
Official Web Site: www.the-nomads.co.uk





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Contents
What's The Deeside College Stadium Like?
Main Stand (photo)
Visiting Supporters
Where To Drink?
Deeside College Stadium
(photo)   
How To Get There And Where To Park
TV Gantry Side
(photo)   
By Train Or Bus
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Desside College Stadium Location Map

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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 Colleg Cambria 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 pitch side 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
which have the benefit of being level with the front of the stand and therefore not interrupting the view
of the pitch from any of the seats.

On the ground in front of the stand spectators can get a standing view of the pitch however this is regarded more as an access walkway than a paddock, with the roof line of the stand not overhanging enough to be able to provide any cover from the elements. There is an additional low cover to one side provided shelter for disabled supporters. Looking out from the seating deck across the pitch the eye is drawn off to the left with the impressive sight of the modern A548 River Dee Road bridge with its tall angular A-frame towers and supporting cables amongst a foreground of semi-detached houses and weaving electricity pylons. The far side of the stadium is more mundane in comparison with narrow two storey media centre and tv gantry on the pitch centre line flanked by a pair of matching floodlight pylons. Both ends are curved to suit the athletics track and though you could in theory stand on the grass behind the metal barriers to watch the action the view on offer of the pitch would be pretty poor.

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Main Stand

Main Stand
                    Connah's Quay

Visiting Supporters
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 roof line 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 atmosphere going.
Where To Drink?

The stadium 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.

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Deeside College Stadium

Deeside College Stadium

How To Get There And Where To Park
From The South: (Wrexham)
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).

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TV Gantry Side

Tv Gantry

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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Admission Prices

Adults: 5
Concessions 3
Under 12's 1

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Programme Price
Official Programme 1.50

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Local Rivals

Wales Premier League clubs Airbus UK Broughton and The New Saints. Further down the league; Flint Town United and Cefn Druids.

Ground Layout

Deeside
                    Stadium College Layout

Fixtures 2013-2014
Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record Attendance

Record Attendance:
688 v Barry Town
April 29th 2000

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 239

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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 Flintshire 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 Deeside College Stadium


 

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