|What's Huish Park
Future Ground Developments
Screwfix Community Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Thatchers Gold Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Programme & Fanzine
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Huish Park Location Map
|What's Huish Park Like?|
Yeovil is predominantly remembered for some classic 'giant killing' deeds in the FA Cup and the famous slope of the pitch. With the move to a new ground in 1990, that slope has gone, but the team have continued to impress. Generally the ground is a tidy looking one, in a pleasant setting, with lots of trees visible behind the stands. Both sides of the ground are similar looking stands and are of the same height. They are both cantilevered, covered single tiered stands that are all seated. Each stand has windshields to either side. The only differences between these stands, is that the Tamburino Stand has some executive boxes running across the back of it, plus the dug outs and players tunnel, whilst the Screwfix Community Stand has a press box suspended from beneath its roof and a small simple looking electric scoreboard. At one end is the medium sized Thatchers Gold Stand Terrace, which is covered and for home supporters and again has windshields to either side. Opposite is the Copse Road Terrace, which is given to away fans. This is smaller and uncovered. Oddly the steel work is in place at the back of this stand to incorporate more terrace space, but the concrete rows have so far not been added. Perched above the rear of this stand is a large electric scoreboard. The ground is completed with a set four modern floodlight pylons, one in each corner of the ground.
|Future Ground Developments|
The Club are investigating the possibility of building a new 3,500 capacity seated stand at the Copse Road End of the stadium. It is believed that this would be dependant on selling some land adjacent to Huish Park for retail development.
Screwfix Community Stand
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are situated in the Copse
Road open terrace at one end of the ground. This
is uncovered, so hope for a dry day. Up to 1,500
supporters can be housed in this area.
Additionally just under 600 seats are allocated to away
fans in the Screwfix Community
Stand, which is covered. However tickets are only
made available in this area to families
with young children, senior citizens and
Normally a visit to Huish Park is enjoyable, and the atmosphere good. This is boosted by a very vocal crowd in the home terrace as well as the presence of a drummer and trumpeter in that end (on my last visit the trumpeter was even imitating an ambulance siren as the trainer ran on to treat an injured player!). If Yeovil score then 'Glad All Over' by the Dave Clark Five blasts out around the ground. Food on offer inside include Pasties (meat or vegetable £3), a range of pies; Chicken Curry, Chicken & Mushroom, Steak & Kidney (all £3), Hot Dogs (£3) and Sausage Rolls (£2).
On my last visit I was five minutes late getting to the game and had missed the kick off. Unbelievably the turnstiles had already closed at the away end. Myself and a number of other away fans had to run around the ground to try and find and someone who could get us in. We managed this, and I have to say that the stewards were particularly helpful and friendly. I found the large police presence in and around the ground perturbing. In my mind I was not at a high profile game, so I was somewhat surprised at the amount of local constabulary there.
|Where To Drink?|
I was pleasantly surprised
to find a large marquee outside of the ground, that
had been set up as a make shift beer tent. There was
a large sign outside the marquee which announced
that 'Everyone Is Welcome!' Just a pity that wasn't
quite correct as any away fans in colours were
turned away at the entrance by a couple of burly
looking bouncers. Some visiting fans did refer the
bouncers to the said sign, but to no avail.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
ground is located on the very outskirts of Yeovil
and is signposted from the A303. Leave the A303 at the Cartgate roundabout and
take the A3088 towards
Yeovil. Follow the road for around
four miles until you reach a roundabout on
the outskirts of Yeovil with the Westlands Airfield
directly in front of you. Turn
left at this roundabout and then
continue straight on, crossing a number of
roundabouts. As you pass the entrance to an Asda
superstore, take the next left for the ground, which
can be seen from the road.
Post Code for SAT NAV: BA22 8YF
|Yeovil has two
railway stations; Yeovil Junction and Pen Mill
Junction. Both of these stations are located quite
a distance from the ground, with Pen Mill
Junction just under three miles away and Yeovil
Junction almost five miles away. From both stations it
is advised to get a taxi to the stadium or alternatively if you arrive at Yeovil Junction,
then you can catch the ‘Hopper’ minibus to the bus station in the town centre. I have been
informed that for night games taxis can be scarce
at Yeovil Junction, so if you intend going by
taxi to the ground it may be an idea to look up the
number of a local taxi firm and pre-book one.
Remember if travelling by train then you
can save on the cost of fares
by booking in advance.
Visit the the trainline
website to see how much you
can normally save. Click on the trainline
Tamburino Stand (Centre): Adults £23, Over 65's £20, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £9
Tamburino Stand (Wings): Adults £21, Over 65's £18, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8
Screwfix Community Stand (Centre): Adults £22, Over 65's £18, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £9
Screwfix Community Stand (Wings): Adults £20, Over 65's £16, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8
Thatchers Gold Stand (Terrace): Adults £20, Over 65's £15, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8
Screwfix Community Stand (Seating): Adults £20, Over 65's £16, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8
Copse Road Terrace: Adults £20, Over 65's £15, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8
*The ticket prices quoted above are for tickets purchased prior to matchday via the internet. Tickets purchased before the day of the match by phone or in person can cost up to £3 more. Tickets bought on the day of the game can then cost an additional £2 more (i.e an Adult ticket bought on the day of the game can cost £5 more than if it had been earlier in the week via the internet). Members of the Junior Glovers Club can obtain further discounts on the Under 16's ticket price.
** The ticket prices quoted above are for tickets purchased prior to matchday Tickets bought on the day of the game can cost up to £5 more.
|Programme & Fanzine|
Onto Victory Fanzine £1
|The nearest league club is Bournemouth, whilst there is also a rivalry with both the Bristol Clubs.|
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Yeovil Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
At the original Huish Park:
16,318 v Sunderland,
FA Cup 4th Round, January 29th, 1949
At the current Huish Park:
9,527 v Leeds United
League One, April 25th 2008.
2013-2014: 6,616 (Championship League)
2012-2013: 4,072 (League One)
2011-2012: 3,984 (League One)
|Fans Reviews Of Huish Park|
Atkins (Blackburn Rovers) 21/12/13
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