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The New Saints
Park Hall Stadium

Capacity: 2,000 (Seats 1,000)
Address: B
urma Road, Oswestry, SY11 4AS
Main Telephone No: 01691 684 840
Team Nickname: Saints
Home Kit Colours: Green & White Hoops
Official Web Site:
www.tnsfc.co.uk






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Contents
What's Park Hall Stadium Like?
Venue Side
(photo)
Future Developments
Visiting Supporters
East End (photo)
Where To Drink?
North Side
(photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
West (Car Park) End 
(photo)
By Train Or Bus
Admission Prices
Programme Price
Local Rivals
Ground Layout
Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Park Hall Stadium Location Map


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What's Park Hall Stadium Like?

Park Hall is situated around one and half miles north east of the English town of Oswestry, and a similar distance south of the small town of Gobowen. To be honest, if feels like it is in the middle of nowhere.

Park Hall, was the former home of Oswestry Town and was until a few years ago an athletics circuit with a small stand on the south side. This stand has now been replaced by a sprawling 2 level complex called The Venue, which consists of a large car park, a bowling alley, and a fitness centre on the top floor, and the football club offices, dressing rooms on the lower floor leading out to pitchside. The former athletics circuit has been removed and replaced by an artificial playing surface and modern corner floodlights which can be adjusted to community use on non matchdays. Two sides of the ground look out onto a countryside setting, sheltered by a row of trees that once surrounding the oval shape of the athletics circuit. The ground itself does have a perimeter fence, but not of the type you would normally associate at a football ground, as the whole pitch is visible from the football traffic car park at the Burma Road end.

The North and West sides of Park Hall are essentially the same, a narrow strip of flat standing tarmac surrounds the pitch with the remains of the athletics circuit now outside the borders of the ground. This leads all eyes to focus on the facilities on the south side or The Venue side of the ground. The structures from the outside rather give the impression that Park Hall is a well developed stadium, but this is not the case. There is a temporary seating structure on the South side. A narrow all seated stand with a canvas roof, with a capacity of just under 300 sits towards the East End. For bigger games then additional temporary seating can be brought in to sit
directly in front of the bare wall of the Venue. Above this area is a viewing balcony which is accessed by a metal staircase at the side of the players entrance.

However the stadium has been improved recently with the opening in 2012 of a new semi-permanent structure at the East End. This covered all seated stand has a capacity of 500. Currently it only runs for half the width of the pitch ending just behind the goal, but it is hoped that at some point it can be doubled in size to fill the whole end and have corporate hospitality boxes incorporated at the back of it.

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Venue Side

Venue Side Park Hall

Future Developments
There are plans to increase the capacity of the stadium to 3,000 by further extending the East End Stand installing more temporary seats on the Venue side and perhaps adding a more permanent structure on the opposite North side of the ground.

Visiting Supporters
As far as we are aware away supporters are allocated the Burma Road end of the ground, which is a narrow open flat standing area behind the goal. This side of the ground currently lacks covered accommodation, with away supporters able to use the toilets and refreshment facilities of The Venue side of the stadium.

East End


  East End New Stand Park Hall

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Where To Drink?

There is a bar at the ground, however due to its rather sheltered setting there is no pubs, bars or restaurants in the surrounding area of the ground. If you are walking to Park Lane from Gobowen railway station there is very also little on offer before you set off for the ground but far more on offer in Oswestry town centre, 30 minutes walk from the ground.

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North Side


  Park Hall North Side

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

Take the A495 from Ellesmere, through the village of Whittington. Once over the railway line turn right into Burma Road. The ground is on the right hand side, with the football traffic car park being behind the Burma Road end, on the former athletics circuit.

From The West:

Take the A495 from Oswestry town centre, travel north along the B5069 Gobowen Road then turn right into the B4580 Whitington Road.At the A5 roundabout continue along the A495 road towards Ellesmere, turn left into Burma Road. The ground is on the right hand side, with the football traffic car park being behind the Burma Road end, on the former athletics circuit.

From The South:

Follow the A5 Oswestry bypass towards Gobowen, turn right at the roundabout into the A495 and head towards Ellesmere. Turn left into Burma Road. The ground is on the right hand side, with the football traffic car park being behind the Burma Road end, on the former athletics circuit.

Additional Car Parking:

Is sometimes made available in an adjacent field, just off the entrance road to Park Hall.

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

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West (Car Park) End

Park Hall West
                    End

By Train Or Bus
Oswestry is the nearest town to Park Hall Stadium, sadly it no longer has a railway station. Oswestry can be reached by buses from Shrewsbury and Wrexham. The nearest railway station is actually Gobowen, which is on the Shrewsbury-Wrexham-Chester line. The line has a regular hourly service on a weekend and weekday evening.

Directions from Gobowen Railway Station:

Walk along the railway station platform and exit next to the level crossing. At the junction ahead of you turn right into Old Whittington Road, going past the fish and chip shop of your right hand side. Follow this road for 20 minutes then once you have passed the entrance of Derwen College on the right hand side, turn right into a country lane, this will take you back over the railway line and towards a hospital complex. Once opposite the hospital building turn left into North Drive. The ground entrance is 10 minutes walk on the left hand side.
Around a 30 to 40 minute walk.

Directions from Oswestry Bus Station:

When you come out of the bus station look for the old railway station building. Follow Oswald Road away from the town centre towards Gobowen.At the junction continue into Gobowen Road then after 5 minutes walk take a left turn into Whitington Road to lead you onto the A5.At the A5 roundabout continue walking along the A495 and after another 5 minutes take a left turn into Burma Road. The ground is 5-10 minutes walk from this point, on the right hand side. Around a 30 minute walk.

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Admission Prices

Adults 8
OAP/Under 18's 3
Child Free

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Programme Price
Official Programme 2.50

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Local Rivals
Airbus Uk Broughton, Bala Town & Newtown are the nearest Premier League Clubs. Further down the league, Cefn Druids & Welshpool.

Ground Layout

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

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Record And Average Attendance

Record Attendance:
At Park Hall:
1,468 v Bangor City
Welsh Premier League, April 21st 2012

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 324
2011-2012: 436
2010-2011: 341

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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 Oswestry 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 Park Hall Stadium

Instructions for using the map:
- Use the bar on the left of the map to zoom in / out using the + / - keys.
- Click and drag an area of the map to move around or use the up/down, left/right arrows 
- Click the Satellite button to see aerial view photograph.



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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 :
16 June 2013