Welsh Premier
                    League Football Ground Guide


Rhyl FC

Corbett Sports Stadium

(But still known to many fans as Belle Vue)
Capacity:
3,000 (1,720 seated)
Address:
Grange Road, Rhyl, LL18 4BY
Main Telephone No: 01745 338 327
Team Nickname: The Lilywhites
Year Ground Opened: 1892
Pitch Size: 110 x 75 yards

Home Kit Colours: Black and White
Official Web Site:
www.rhylfc.co.uk

 





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Contents
What's The Corbett Sports Stadium Like?
Future Developments
External View 
(photo)
Visiting Supporters
George James Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Arriva Stand 
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Coronation Gardens End
(photo)
By Train
Grange Road End (photo)
By Bus
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Belle Vue Location Map

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What's The Corbett Sports Stadium Like?

Itís a welcome return to Rhyl who last were in the Welsh Premier League in 2009. Belle Vue is located in the Southern suburbs of the town, around 10-15 minutes walk from the sea front and town centre. Walking to the ground from the town centre along the B5119 Grange Road the first thing you see on the right hand side is a large white-washed wall in front of a tarmaced car park, which forms the rear of the Grange Road End. This wall bears the football club name in bold black letters, reflecting the club colours. The ground site itself
is hemmed in by Industrial buildings on both sides, with the far end backing onto Coronation Gardens. Consequently turnstiles for all parts of the ground are accessed at the Grange Road End.

Heading through the turnstiles next to the club shop we emerge on a bizarre looking former terrace which has an office block perched above 4 rows of sky blue plastic seats taking up the width of the penalty area. The seating is flanked by a wide canteen bar and club shop. This leads into the corner of the George James Stand side which has open terracing either side of the low cover, under which is a tidy 3 rows of green and yellow seats, with a gangway at the rear to stop people's view being obstructed, however the stand roof is supported by a row of columns which may impede your view.

The stand is completed with a television gantry perched above its roof on the pitch centre line. Following the open terrace round to the far side we come to the Coronation Gardens End. The stand has a roof of a similar height to the George James Stand but with slimmer supporting columns. The cover runs the full width of the pitch and has three rows of blue plastic seats.This leads us around the corner post to the main stand side which is in fact comprised of two stands-the Arriva Stand which leads from the corner towards the pitch centre line. This new stand also has a row of slim columns along its front, though it is deeper, with 6 rows of green plastic seats offering the most elevated view of the pitch. The stand nicely joins onto the older Don Spendlove Stand taking us back to the Grange Road End. The stand has a couple of low narrow dug outs jutting out towards the touchline and has four rows of blue plastic seating, again with a line of slim columns along its front edge. The players dressing rooms, toilets and refreshment bars are to the rear of the stand.

In 2013 the ground was renamed the Corbett Sports Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal.

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Future Developments
Belle Vue's seating capacity was expanded to allow the club to play European fixtures,and is consequently one of the largest in the Premier League. Space is limited on three sides of the ground however there is scope to rebuild the Grange Road End but we are not aware of any future plans.

External View

Belle Vue External View
Visiting Supporters
As far as we are aware there is no segregation at Belle Vue apart from local derbies and the rivalry
with Bangor City. In this case visiting fans are allocated the George James Stand which is accessible from turnstiles to the far left of the Grange Road end.


George James Stand


  Belle Vue George James Stand

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Where To Drink?
The Club has its own bar at the ground called the Legends Lounge Bar, which welcomes away fans on matchdays. A few minutes walk along Grange Road (in the direction of the town centre) is the Miillbank Inn, which is a Thwaites pub. In the town centre itself on Sussex Street is a Wetherspoons pub. The latter is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Othwerwise there are plenty of pubs in the centre of Rhyl which is about a ten minute walk away.

Arriva And Don Spendlove Stands


  Belle Vue Arriva Stand

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How To Get There And Where To Park
From the East
Follow the A55 towards North Wales, then exit at Junction 27 and head towards Rhuddlan on the A525.
Continue on the A525 into the South suburbs of Rhyl then just before the Railway line turn right into Prince Edward Avenue. At the B5119 Crossroads turn right into Grange Road, the ground is on the right hand side.

From the South
Follow the A525 North from Ruthin, across the A55 Junction into Rhuddlan. Continue into the South suburbs of Rhyl then just before the Railway line turn right into Prince Edward Avenue. At the B5119 Crossroads turn right onto Grange Road,the ground is on the right hand side.

From the West
Follow the A55 towards Chester then exit at Junction 27 and head towards Rhuddlan on the A525.
Continue on the A525 into the South suburbs of Rhyl then just before the Railway line turn right into Prince Edward Avenue. At the B5119 Crossroads turn right into Grange Road,the ground is on the right hand side.

Parking
There is a car park behind the Grange Road End. Otherwise there is plenty of on-street parking in the area.

Map showing the location of the Belle Vue Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).

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Coronation Gardens End

Belle Vue Coronation
                    Gardens End

By Train
Rhyl Railway Station is located around a half a mile away from Belle Vue. The station benefits from being on the Arriva Trains Wales Birmingham-Shrewsbury-Chester-Holyhead Service, which links up with the busy ferry services to the Irish Republic. Because of this trains services are frequent between 5am and 10pm. Rhyl can also be reached by Arriva Train Wales South Wales-North Wales Service from Cardiff via Hereford & Shrewsbury. Once you have arrived at Rhyl Railway Station it will take you around 10 minutes to walk to the Belle Vue football ground.

Walking directions from the railway station to the Belle Vue:

You need to head away from the town centre and seafront and walk towards the town's Southern  suburbs.To do this walk over the Vale Road Railway bridge which is right next to the Bus and Railway Station, following the A525 into Vale Road. After around five minutes turn left into Prince Edward Avenue.Then after a further 2-3 minutes you will come to the B5119 crossroads, turn right into Grange Road. The ground is on the right hand side, with all parts of the ground accessible from turnstiles at the Grange Road End.   

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Grange Road End


Belle Vue Grange Road End

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By Bus
There are a number of local Arriva Wales Bus Services running to Rhyl Bus Station:
 
51/52 Ruthin-Denbigh-Rhuddlan-Rhyl
12 Llundudno-Colwyn Bay-Rhyl
34 Holywell-Prestayn-Rhyl  
    
Rhyl is also served by two long distance National Express Coach Services-380 Newcastle-Pwllheli and 545 London-Pwllheli however these services are far less frequent.

Once you have arrived at Rhyl Bus Station it will take you around 10 minutes to walk to Belle Vue. As it adjacent to the railway station then see the walking directions from the railway station above.


Admission Prices

Adults £6
OAP's £4
Under 16's £2

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Programme Price
Official Programme £2

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Local Rivals
Geographically speaking Prestatyn Town are the nearest Premier League rivals, just 3 miles way along the North Wales coast.Colwyn Bay might be seen as a rival if they didn't play in the English League Pyramid.Welsh League Pyramid Clubs Llandudno, Conwy United & Fllint Town United are also not too far away. However the historic rivalry,and the game which draws the biggest crowds, is with Bangor City despite the two clubs being 35 miles apart. 

Fans Reviews
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Belle Vue Ground Layout

Belle Vue Rhyl Stadium
                    Layout

Fixtures
League Of Wales Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance:
2,741 v TNS
Welsh Premier, April 11th, 2004

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 594

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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. Hotels are listed giving details of their distance from the ground.

Access their Rhyl 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. 
 

Map Showing The Location Of Belle Vue Football Ground, Rhyl Railway Station & Listed Pubs


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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide



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Last Updated : 15 July 2014