|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?
|Where To Drink?|
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
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.
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|
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
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).
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.
|Map showing the location of Borough Park|
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