Football Ground Guide

Workington AFC
Borough Park

Capacity: 3,100 (Seated 500)
Borough Park,  Workington, CA14 2DT
Telephone No:
01900 602871
Team Nickname:
The Reds
Year Ground Opened:
Home Kit Colours:
Red and White
Official Web Site:
Unofficial Web Site:
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What Is Borough Park  Like?
The ground looks as if really needs some tender TLC and is clearly showing its age. The good news is that it looks far better on the inside than it does from the outside. The one side is a strange looking affair. A small terrace, runs along ¾’s the length  of the pitch and has a small covered area astride the half way line. Behind this terrace is the large brightly painted red roof of the Club’s offices. This odd looking structure, is the remnants of the Club’s old Main Stand. The stand once had a seated upper tier and roof. However after the Bradford City Fire in 1985, the stand was condemned as being unsafe, so the club removed the upper portions, just leaving the terrace in front, the Club offices including the changing rooms. A new roof was added, thus leaving what we see today. The team’s dugouts are also located on this side of the pitch.

Opposite is the Popular Side. This is mainly a covered, seated stand, that has terracing to the front and to each side. Along the front of the seated area is a row of supporting pillars. At one end is a fair sized open terrace, which has a grass bank to its rear. The other end is a rather old but quaint looking covered terrace. The covered area is towards the rear of the terrace and extends around one corner. It has a large number of supporting pillars across its front, giving away its age.

For those older supporters out there, then you will remember that Workington were once a Football League Club, but were voted out of the League in 1977. They were  replaced by Wimbledon. Now whatever happened to them?

Popular Side

  Popular Side

Where To Drink?

Inside the ground there is a Club House called Shankly’s Bar, named after the legendary Bill Shankly who managed the club in the early 1950’s. Otherwise there is little in the way of pubs near to the ground.

The town centre is around a 15 minute walk away where there are plenty of pubs to be found, including the 'Henry Bessemer' a Wetherspoons outlet located on New Oxford Street.

Borough Park

Borough Park

Please note that since this photo was taken the floodlights have been replaced with a more modern set.

How To Get There And Where To Park
Leave the M6 at Junction 40 and take the A66 towards Workington. On reaching Workington Town Centre you will come to a T junction, where you need to turn right towards Maryport (A596). At the second roundabout you take the 3rd exit (so that you are almost coming back on yourself) onto the A597 (signposted Town Centre & Station). Down on the right you will see quite an attractive stadium, unfortunately that is not the football ground, but Derwent Park, the home of Workington Town Rugby League Club. Further on you will come to a Tesco’s superstore on your right and the Borough Park entrance is opposite.

There is some car parking available at the ground which is free. Otherwise there is some street parking in the nearby vicinity. There is the Tesco's store located opposite to the ground but I am unaware if there are parking restrictions in force so please check before parking there.

Map showing the location of the Borough Park football ground
(at the bottom of this page).


By Train

Workington Railway Station is located a half a mile away from the ground, and is around a 10 minute walk away from Borough Park. It is served by trains from Carlisle.

Come out of station entrance, cross the road in front and then follow the road around to the left. At the bottom of this road turn right into New Bridge Road. Continue straight along this road and you will reach the ground on the right.

Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.

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Admission Prices

Adult £12
Concessions £7
Under 16's £5

Map showing the location of Borough Park

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

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Last Updated : 15 February 2014