The GenQuip Stadium Like?
Wall Art (photo)
GenQuip Stadium (photo)
Where To Drink?
Main Stand (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Seated Stand (photo)
Beach End (photo)
Social Club End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Genquip Stadium Location Map
|What's The GenQuip Stadium Like?|
Out of the three stadiums in the Port
Talbot & Aberavon area the Genquip Stadium is
the most modern, and lies 1 mile to the west of the
town centre and only half a mile from Marstonís
Stadium, the home of fierce rivals Afan Lido. The
ground is surrounded by a housing estate on all four
sides, a short approach road leads off Victoria
Road, here the ground is partly obscured by the
Victorian houses back alleyways, it is here we find
the social club and dressing room building. Entering
the ground through a single gateway in the corner we
find ourselves on the Ruskin Avenue / social club
end, a bank of flat and dry earth raised around 6ft
above the pitch level. The bank offers a good,
spacious view of the pitch though is currently
without crush barriers, and is used mainly as an
access for fans getting to an from the main stand
from the social club facilities. Looking across the
pitch to the far side, this low flat terrace looking
towards the beach end of the town is known as the
Burns End and is well known for housing the clubs
most vocal support. This
The Club have announced that they are looking into the possibility of building a new stadium, in the Docks area of the town. The proposed scheme is very much at an early stage and would depend on the necessary funding to be put in place first. An artists impression of how the new stadium might look can be found on the South Wales Evening Post website.
far as we are aware visiting fans are allocated the
seated stand on the Victoria Road side of the
ground, next to the control tower. The stand has 4
rows of seating under a low lightweight sloping roof
and slim columns. One of the floodlight pylons
pierces the roof of the stand, which may obstruct
|Where To Drink?|
There is a
Social Club at the ground, which welcomes visiting
supporters. There are a good selection of pubs,
bars, food and drink along Victoria Road, only two
minutes walk from the ground as well as in the
town centre, 15 minutes walk from the stadium.
Near to the railway station is a Wetherpoons
outlet called the Lord Caradoc, which is also
listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|From The West:
Follow the M4 towards Port Talbot, exit at Junction 41 where the motorway merges with the A48,follow the A48 Heilbronn Way as it passes over the railway line.
At the roundabout take the third exit into Water Street. Follow Afan Way as it turns to the right, then after passing under a footbridge take a left turn into Victoria Road. At the 3rd crossroads turn left into Ruskin Avenue. At the end of the junction turn right into Lake Road and then take the next right into Webb Place. This road leads to the car park at the rear of the main stand. Take a left turn to lead into the car park. If you wish to visit the social club and access the away supporters section on Victoria Road trace your path back to Ruskin Avenue and just before you reach Victoria Road follow the left hand alleyway around the rear of the houses, this will lead to the social club.
From The East:
Follow the M4 towards Port Talbot, exit at Junction 38 and take the A48 into Port Talbot, follow the road past Port Talbot Parkway Railway Station. A bridge over both railway and river leads to a large roundabout, take the second exit into Water Street, follow Afan Way as it turns to the right, then after passing under a footbridge take a left turn into Victoria Road, At the 3rd crossroads turn left into Ruskin Avenue. At the end of the junction turn right into Lake Road and then take the next right into Webb Place. This road leads to the car park at the rear of the main stand. Take a left turn to lead into the car park. If you wish to visit the social club and access the away supporters section on Victoria Road trace your path back to Ruskin Avenue and just before you reach Victoria Road follow the left hand alleyway around the rear of the houses, this will lead to the social club.
Map showing the location of the GenQuip Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
|By Train Or Bus|
|There is a excellent
weekend and evening train service, with Port Talbot
Parkway being on the main line between Swansea,
Cardiff & London. The town is also served by
trains from Holyhead via Chester, Shrewsbury &
The town is also well served by National Express Coaches between London & Swansea as well as the following local hourly services:
There are at least three different routes that will take you from the Railway Station to the
ground-the description below is probably the quickest at around about 25-30 minutes walk, and avoids the town centre and heaviest traffic.
When you exit the station, turn right and walk past the car park. Beyond this follow Oakwood Road back over the railway line. At the first roundabout take the third exit and follow Dock Road past the allotments. At the first big roundabout continue along the dual A4241 carriageway. This leads to a large roundabout over the river. Follow the left bridge over the river and take a left turn into Afan Way. You will then see a footbridge over the road, once past the footbridge take a left turn into Victoria Road. Continue on the left hand side of Victoria Road for 5 minutes and after the 4th crossroad turn left into Sandown Road. The social club and main entrance is to the left of the housing rear driveway.
|Social Club End|
|Official Programme £2|
rivalry is with Afan Lido, but Neath & Llanelli
are also close by.
|Welsh Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record And Average Attendance|
require hotel accommodation in the area then first
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Last Updated : 4 August 2014