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Llanelli AFC

Stebonheath Park

Capacity: 3,700 (Seats 1,000)
Address:
Penallt Road, Llanelli, SA15 1EY
Main Telephone No: 01554 772 973
Team Nickname: The Reds
Home Kit Colours: Red & White
Official Web Site:
www.llanelliafc.org






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Contents
What's Stebonheath Park Like?
Stebonheath Park
(photo)
Future Developments
Visiting Supporters
Robbie James Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Gilbert Lloyd Stand
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Unused End 
(photo)
By Train
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2012-2013
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Location Map

What's Stebonheath Park Like?

Stebonheath Park is located one mile to the North East of Llanelli town centre. It is situated at the top of a hill, but even with its prominent position, it can be easy to miss, as it is partly hidden by surrounding houses. Entering the ground on Penallt Road through the car park entrance and social club side it soon becomes apparent that external appearances can be deceptive. Rather than being hemmed in by the housing estate, Stebonheath Park actually feels rather spacious. This is probably due to the oval shape that is formed by the athletics track which surrounds the pitch. Unusually the athletic is mostly only two lanes wide, with only the social club side being separated from the pitch by a four lane 100m sprint straight.

Looking across the pitch to the Bradford Street side, the Robbie James Stand takes pride of place on the pitch centre line. The stand is named after a former Llanelli player, who tragically passed away at Stebonheath Park whilst playing for the reds. It has a unique modern design with its angular roof and central gable has 700 plastic seats on a concrete deck which is raised above pitch level, with the ground floor dressing room and club offices situated below. The structure is flanked on the left and right by a tea hut and toilets which also continue the stadium design, having semi circular gables on their roofs. On the right is the Jock Stein Bar (Jock Stein played for the Club early during the 1950-51 season), which is reserved for club patrons and visiting officials.

Looking to the right, the athletics track takes a rather unusual path. Despite all the space within the ground for a football pitch the track itself is not a true oval, with space restricted at this end due to the proximity of the A484 road beyond the row of trees. The two lane track is in fact elliptical, so when balls go out of play it doesn’t take a long to retrieve them as you might think.

The same cannot be said for the track at the other end, where a full half circle athletic track and training area leads to a steep grass bank, which leads back to the corner of the social club. The social club side is essentially a former open terrace which was converted to seating to allow the club to fulfill European fixtures, which were up to then having to be played at other venues. This side is known as the Gilbert Lloyd Stand (named after a former player and manager) and has a capacity of 300 seats.

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Stebonheath Park

Stebonheath Park

Future Developments
It has been suggested the athletics club who currently share the stadium may move to the purpose built athletics ground next to Parc Y Scarlet rugby ground. If this happens the club will have more space for additional seating, perhaps temporary stands behind both ends though this would only be needed if the club was playing a big club in a European fixture or if the ground was being considered to regularly host Wales Under 21 international games.

Visiting Supporters
There is no segregation in force for visiting supporters, so all spectator areas are made available.

Robbie James Stand


  Robbie James Main Stand

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Where To Drink?

There is a social club at the ground which admits away supporters. As the ground is in a suburban area there doesn’t seem to be much else on offer. The town centre is around a 10 minute walk away.

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Gilbert Lloyd Stand


  Gilbert Lloyd Stand

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

Follow the A484 North of Llanelli. At the large roundabout take the 3rd exit and turn into Frondeg Terrace. The road bears round to the right. Take a right turn into Penallt Road, follow over bridge back over the A484, the entrance is on the right hand side, with the car park leading to the social club side of the ground.

From The West:

Follow the A484 North of Llanelli. On the outskirts of the town centre take the 1st exit at the big roundabout and continue north. At the second big roundabout take the 2nd exit and turn into Frondeg Terrace. The road bears round to the right. Take a right turn into Penallt Road, follow over bridge back over the A484, the entrance is on the right hand side, with the car park leading to the social club side of the ground.

Map showing the location of Stebonheath Park
(at the bottom of this page).

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Unused End

Open End
By Train
Llanelli railway station is around 1.5 miles from the ground and has an excellent weekend and weekday evening service for services between Swansea-Cardiff and London Paddington as well at the South to North Wales service from Milford Haven to Holyhead.

A 30-45 minute walk. When you come out of the station building turn right into the approach road then turn left at the junction opposite the level crossing. Walk towards the town centre and after 10 minutes you will see a small park on your right hand aside in front of the magistrates court. Take the road to the right to lead you into the pedestrianised High Street. Follow into Park Street then just before the road ends in a row of houses take a right turn to lead you to the bus station. Look to your left and you will see a large roundabout. Take the 3rd exit leading into College Square, this will lead you into a suburban area, follow
the road as is bares left into Glenalla Road, then at the crossroads turn right into Glenvering Street. Continue on the road for 5 minutes, go past the church and at the end of the junction turn left into Penallt Road. The car park and social club side of the ground is on the left hand side.

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By Bus
110 Swansea-Llanelli
195 Carmarthen-Llanelli

National Express 508 service London Victoria-Llanelli-Haverfordwest runs once a day
.

A 20 minute walk. When you come out of the bus station turn opposite to the supermarket and you will see the large A484 roundabout. Take the 3rd exit leading into College Square, this will lead you into a suburban area, follow the road as is bares left into Glenalla Road, then at the crossroads turn right into Glenvering Street. Continue on the road for 5 minutes, go past the church and at the end of the junction turn left into Penallt Road. The car park and social club side of the ground is on the left hand side.


Admission Prices

Adults £7
OAP/Under 18s  £5
Child £2

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Programme Price
Official Programme £ To be advised

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Local Rivals
South Wales clubs Carmarthen, Neath, Afan Lido & Port Talbot.

Ground Layout

Stebonheath Park
                    Llanelli Layout

Fixtures 2012-2013
Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance:
1,410 v Barry Town
January 14th 2000

Average Attendance:
2011-2012: 205 (Welsh Premier League)
2010-2011: 224
(Welsh Premier League)

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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.

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Map Showing The Location Of Stebonheath Park

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Last Updated :
18 January 2013