Latham Park Like?
Entrance Gate (photo)
Latham Park (photo)
Main Stand Side (photo)
Where To Drink?
Police Station Side (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Housing Estate End (photo)
Main Entrance End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Latham Park Location Map
|What's Latham Park Like?|
Latham Park is a bizarre ground, one
of which is far easier to show in pictures than
describe In detail. The stadium is located half a
mile to the west of the town centre, and is
sandwiched between two housing estates, a police
station and a rolling hillside. Entering the ground
through the gates at the Park Lane/North end to the
left we find a combination of two stands squeezed
between the corner post and the pitch centre line. A
low, narrow modern cantilever stand holds 200 blue
seats on a single tier. This leads to a wooden
turnstile block and a further narrow seated stand
with the tv and commentary gantry perched on its
Latham Park with its seating capacity of around 1300
is easily sufficient for the Welsh Premier League and
its overall capacity of 3000 meets UEFA requirements
for Wales U21 as well as European fixtures.
far as we are aware visitors are allocated the open
seating at the South/Llanidloes Road end of the
ground. To reach this side of the ground from the
north end follow the footpath down the side of the
police station and then the path at the edge of the
housing estate. The temporary seating is behind the
goal, and despite being open to the elements is
fairly well sheltered from wind and rain thanks to a
row of trees at the rear. Refreshments available
inside the ground include; Burgers (£2), Sausage or
Bacon Bap (£2), Pasties (£1.80), Pies (£1.20),
Sausage Rolls (£1.20), Hot Dogs (£1) and Chips (£1).
|Main Stand Side|
|Where To Drink?|
There is a Clubhouse at the ground which welcomes visiting supporters and serves amongst other drinks; Guinness (£3.10), Magners (£3.10) Thatchers Gold Cider (£3), Carlsberg or Tuborg Lager (£2.90), Tetley Smooth (£2.70) and Bombardier real ale (£2.70).There are also plenty of pubs located in the town centre, which is about a 5-10 minute walk away from the ground.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|From The East:
Follow the A483 Pool Road towards Newtown town centre. When you reach a set of traffic lights with the large St Davids Church on the left, turn right at these lights into New Church Street. Turn left just past the United Reform Church into Park Street. Then take the second right into Park Lane which leads up to the ground entrance and car park.
From The West:
Follow the A470 Llanidloes Road towards Newtown town centre. The road merges with the A483,just past this fork junction take a left turn into Park Street, then left again into the narrow Park Lane. The lane leads to a car park and entrance gate at the northern end of the ground.
From The South:
Follow the A483 towards Newtown into Dolfor Road. The road merges with Llanidloes Road on the approach to the town. Just past the junction, turn left into Park Street then left again into the narrow Park Lane. The lane leads to a car park and entrance gate at the northern end of the ground.
Map showing the location of Latham Park (at the bottom of this page).
|Housing Estate End|
|Newtown is situated on
the mid-wales forked branch lines
Shrewsbury-Machynlleth Aberyswyth service and the
Since both routes are single lines services are restricted to every 2 hours.
10-15 minutes walk. When you come out of the station building turn left and follow the narrow lane alongside the railway line. You will pass the church on the right hand side, take the first right turn off the narrow lane and at the end of this short road turn left into New Road. After a minute cross over the road and turn right into Park Street than take the narrow lane left into Park Lane. Follow this lane as it leads round the rear of the Police Station entrance and as the road ends in a car park the ground entrance gates are on the left hand side.
|There are also local bus services between
Shrewsbury, Newtown & Aberystwyth. However these
services also only run every two hours:
X75 Shrewsbury-Newtown-Caersws-Llanidloes (then 525 Llanidloes-Aberystwyth)
A pleasant 10 minute walk. Follow the cul-de-sac bus stop road away from Iceland food store, at the Welsey Street junction turn right into the B4568 Back Lane,. After 2 minutes walk turn right at the crossroads into Park Street, then after a further 2 minutes walk turn right into Park Lane and follow the narrow lane round the back of the police station. The road ends in a car park with the entrance on the left hand side and a pathway leading round to the other sides of the ground.
|Official Programme £1.50|
|Aberystwyth & Bala Town are the nearest Premier League rivals. Further down the league Caersws & Welshpool are also local rivals.|
|Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record And Average Attendance|
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Last Updated : 18 January 2013