Nuneaton Borough

Liberty Way Stadium

Capacity: 4,500 (Seated 514)
Address: Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RR
Telephone: 024 7638 5738
Fax: 024 7637 2995
Pitch Size: 112 x 77 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Boro
Year Ground Opened: 2007
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Blue and White

Main Stand
Main Stand
Britannia Tyres Stand
Britannia Tyres Stand
Loans 2 Go Stand
Loans 2 Go Stand
South Terrace
South Terrace
Main Stand Side
Main Stand Side

In 2007 Nuneaton Borough moved to the Liberty Way Stadium, after spending 90 years at their former Manor Park home. The Club went into liquidation in 2008 and were subsequently reformed as Nuneaton Town. The stadium itself although new, is largely open and is rather bland in appearance. Three sides of the stadium are comprised of terracing, whilst the remaining side houses a small UK Flooring Direct Main Stand. This Main Stand was opened for the 2010/11 season. It is covered and all seated and houses 514 supporters. It runs for around a quarter of the length of the pitch and has a floodlight pylon to either side. Oddly this stand does not sit astride the half way line, but on one side towards the Loans 2 Go Stand at one end. This side also houses the team dugouts and towards the Britannia Tyres Stand has a couple of small structures that house a Directors/Corporate hospitality area.

Opposite is an open terrace, which has the Rugby Clubhouse situated at the back of it. This terrace is split into separate compartments and has four floodlight pylons situated in front of it. At one end is the Britannia Tyres Stand a covered terrace, which is the home end of the ground. This stand can hold up to 1,800 fans and unusually the terracing is comprised not of concrete steps, but metal ones instead. At the opposite end, is the Loans 2 Go Stand which is a similar looking covered terrace, but is smaller in size. In one corner of the stadium in-between the Loans 2 Go Stand and South Terrace is a Security Control Box which has a clock mounted next to it.

The Club have outlined plans to double the size of the existing Main Stand, by adding a further 500 seats.

If segregation is in force then away supporters are mostly housed in the Loans 2 Go Stand at one end of the ground. This covered terrace can house up to 1,000 fans and normally a good amount of noise can be generated from this area. In addition around 50 seats are made available in the Main Stand. If ticketing is not available then these are accessed by first paying to go into the terrace and then paying an additional £2 transfer fee to enter the seating area. Refreshments are provided in-house by the Club and include the usual fayre of Beef Burgers (£3.50), Hot Dogs (£3.50), Steak Pies (£3), Bacon Baps (£3.50) and Chips (£2.50). If you are really hungry you can go for a Bacon Double Cheeseburger (£5.50) with Chips and Curry Sauce (£3). A visit to Nuneaton is normally a relaxed day out and as the club are well supported, there is normally a good atmosphere generated within the ground.

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There is a large Supporters Bar inside the ground which welcomes away fans. When the match is being played, then this is shown live on a large screen inside the Club Bar, which is handy for knowing when the teams are about to kick off. For some bigger games where segregation of fans is put into force, then this bar is not available to visiting supporters. Normally on such occassions the Rugby Club, who share the stadium and who have their own Clubhouse, open their doors to away fans. The entrance to the Rugby Clubhouse is located outside the stadium in the car park.

The nearest pubs are the Crows Nest and the Acorn which are both about a ten minute walk away. The Crows Nest, which if coming from the M6 you will pass on your right, has Sky Sports television and also serves food. The Acorn also offers food. To find these pubs then at the entrance to the industrial estate (with it and the stadium behind you) then turn right at the roundabout and the Crows Nest is down on the left, whilst for the Acorn turn left at the roundabout and it is down on the left. A little further on from the Crows Nest on Highfield Road is the Attleborough Arms. This spacious and comfortable Marstons pub, offers five real ales and is popular also for food. It is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. If you are walking from Nuneaton Town Centre to Liberty Way, then you are likely to pass this pub on the way (see By Train walking directions below).

If you are arriving at Nuneaton Railway Station then more or less opposite the station entrance is the Crown pub. This pub normally has 7 ales on tap as well as a number of ciders. Otherwise in the nearby town centre there is a Wetherspoons outlet called the 'Felix Holt'. Both the Crown and the Felix Holt are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 

From the West & South

Leave the M6 at Junction 3 and follow the signposts for the A444 towards Nuneaton Town Centre, eventually passing the George Eliot Hospital entrance on your left. Continue straight on at the next island on the A444 towards Nuneaton Town Centre. As you go down the hill, at the next roundabout turn right taking the 2nd exit onto A4254 Avenue Road (going under the Coton Arches railway bridge). Continue straight along this road eventually going straight on (2nd exit) at the first roundabout, then over a railway bridge and then straight on again (1st exit) at the second island (this is a mini island with the Crows Nest pub on your right). At the next roundabout turn left into Townsend Drive (signposted Nuneaton RFC / Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate). Then turn first right into Liberty Way for the stadium.

From The North

Leave the M1 at Junction 21 and take the M69 towards Coventry. Leave the M69 at Junction 1 and take the A5 towards Nuneaton/Tamworth. Cross over three roundabouts and after passing an Aldi supermarket on the right and the Longshoot pub on the left, take the next left at the traffic lights onto A47 towards Nuneaton.  At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A4254 (signposted Coventry/Bedworth). Turn right at next roundabout into Townsend Drive and then right again into Liberty Way for the stadium. 

Car Parking

There is parking available at the stadium at a cost of £2 per car, £5 per minibus, £10 per coach. Otherwise there is street parking available in the surrounding industrial estate.

Nuneaton Railway Station is approximately one and a half miles away from the ground and it will take you around 25-30 minutes to walk. The station is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Stansted Airport and London Euston. Taxis are available from either outside Nuneaton station or from the taxi rank at the bus station in the nearby town centre. There is also a taxi company close to the ground who could be booked for the return journey.

Leave the station and turn left along Regent Street and where the road forks keep to the right, cross the road and go slightly downhill. At the next traffic lights turn left into Vicarage Street (signposted A444 Attleborough/Bulkington). Keep going along this road passing the Police Station/Justice Centre on your left. At the next roundabout with St Nicholas Church on one corner turn left into Church Street (signposted B4114 towards Attleborough). Proceed along Church Street passing Riversley Park on your right and then go under the railway bridge. This becomes Attleborough Road. This road bends slightly to the right and you turn left into Park Street, which is the third road on the left after the railway bridge. In Park Street at a four way junction bear left into William Street. Go through the underpass of the Midland Main Line Railway. Keep straight on into Kelsey Close. Despite its name it is an industrial estate. At the end of the road turn left into Townsend Drive which bends to the right. Then turn left into Liberty Way. Go straight on and the gates to the ground are in front of you. When inside the gates turn right and if segregation is in force the away end is directly in front of you. If those turnstiles are not open keep walking to the right passing behind the Rugby Clubhouse to find the other entry point.

Thanks to Brian Scott for supplying the directions.

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Terrace
Adults £12
Over 60's/NUS Students £10 (proof of status may be required)
11-16’s £3
Under 11's Free with accompanied by an adult

Seating 

Stand transfer to the Main Stand is an additional £2 (payable inside the stadium at the entrance to the stand).

* Must be accompanied by an adult.

Official Programme: £3

Tamworth, Hinckley AFC, Bedworth United & Leamington.

For details of disabled facilities please visit the Nuneaton Town website.

Nuneaton Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

Record Attendance
3,480 v Luton Town
Conference Premier League, 22nd February 2014.

Average Attendance
2017-2018: 594 (National League North)
2016-2017: 617 (National League North)
2015-2016: 788 (National League North)

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Nuneaton Town v Blyth Spartans
National League North
Saturday 28th April 2018, 3pm
John Hague (Blyth Spartans fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Liberty Way Stadium?
 
I had mixed emotions about this game as I think what the owners have done to Nuneaton Town and the poor communication with their fans is a disgrace. I did want to go and support Blyth as, after weeks of trying to avoid the playoffs we had one last tilt at stealing seventh place from Spennymoor. Nuneaton would also have completed the League (if I could have been bothered by going to see us get battered at Harrogate and then been bothered to be stuck in Bank Holiday traffic jams).
 
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
From my home  it's only 30 minutes and the ground is easy if you follow signs for Nuneaton RFC. Parked in the industrial estate with no problems.
 
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
 
As I was driving I eschewed the chance to join other Spartans in ecclesiastical attire in town... well it was billed by The Green Army as NUNeaton. After paying the frankly extortionate (at National League North level) £14 we headed into a dark clubhouse. I couldn't see the model of the Cock and Bear end and I wasn't tempted by any of the poor choice on sale behind the bar. It seems the owners can't pay for electric but they will power the tills and beer pumps. Sorry but that's no way to treat fans or run a club.
 
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Liberty Way Stadium?
 
I was very underwhelmed and it's pretty obvious why I hadn't been before. Prefabricated rubbish.
 
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
The Blyth fans were in fine voice and despite the result, other results went against us anyway, we had a fabulous time. The sight of a Nun falling over the advertising hoardings made the £14 worth every penny. Please enjoy the video below of the Blyth fans in 'NUN' costumes:
 

The video above was produced by BSAFC TV and made publicly available via YouTube

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Very easy. I was home well before the end of Sports Report which is something of a record in this league.
 
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
The Blyth fans were superb as were the team on the day. As a fan, I think heroic failure is better than winning as it's the hope that kills. I felt sad for the Nuneaton fans who might not have a club soon and I was pleased at least one lad had gone to the trouble of getting a 'We want our club back banner' made. Good luck lads.

Nuneaton Town vs Guiseley
FA Trophy Second Round
Saturday 14th January 2017, 3pm
Paul Dickinson (Neutral fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Liberty Way Stadium?

With Sky TV moving yet another United Leeds game and still buzzing from Elland Road the previous night, this game seemed a good one to notch up new ground 306 as it was a cup match and featured my local non league team, Guiseley.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Straightforward trip from Leeds, pretty much all motorway. We had a great lunch at the Blue Pig in Wolvey approximately 5 miles from the ground and then parked in the industrial estate, where the ground is.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Having already eaten, we went straight in, although not before taking some pictures of the huge industrial skips that the rugby club had strategically placed across some of the emergency exits! It appears there's some dispute between them and the football cub and this was their rather unorthodox way of trying to resolve it.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Liberty Way Stadium?

The Main Stand is unusual in that its not over the halfway line but apart from that, this was a pretty nondescript ground. We stood behind the goal for one half and then down the side for the other, good views from both.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

The game certainly didn't go as planned from a Guiseley perspective. Despite playing in a higher league, Nuneaton thumped them 6-1 with one of their players scoring five of the goals  There were also two missed penalties so plenty to keep us interested during a very cold afternoon.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Straight out and onto the M69.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

We decided to have a night out in Loughborough after the game and found a couple of nice real ale pubs there, so all in all another top weekend of football.

Nuneaton Town v Bristol Rovers
Conference Premier League
Sunday, January 4th, 2015, 3pm
Tom Cook-Davies (Bristol Rovers fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

Another new stadium for me and not too far away from Bristol. Rovers were on a good run and early signs were that a good following from Rovers would make for a good atmosphere, so it was a must go to game.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I got a lift with a group of other Gasheads.  We left Bristol at 11am, but as we neared Nuneaton we were immersed in fog and frost was noticeable on the ground. We started getting worried that the game might get called off.

We stopped in a pub called the Lime Kilns, which was on the A5 near Hinckley just a couple of miles  from the ground to meet another group of Rovers fans. I cant recommend the place highly enough, great food and a stunning location right on the canal. We also enjoyed a few pints and as time drew on, the fog lifted a bit, as did worries of the game being postponed.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

We managed to park in the industrial estate right by the ground, which was only a couple of minutes  walk from the away turnstiles. As we had already had been watered and fed, we went straight into the ground. On arrival all the fans seemed friendly and the stewards welcoming.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

As expected the away end was very busy, but we managed to squeeze into a space behind the goal. We we under cover and the terrace had good acoustics. There was a small stand to our left which seemed to be full of away fans and a small uncovered terrace to the right holding a further few hundred Rovers supporters. Opposite us was a similar looking covered terrace with the home fans in. Overall a nice tidy ground more than adequate for conference footy and  it looked like that there was plenty of room around the stadium to expand further, if needed.

The official away attendance was given as 970, which seemed odd, as there appeared to be more Rovers fans than that inside the ground.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

Another freezing cold day and some mist remained present from kick off, getting worse again by the end. Rovers dominated the game and won 2-0, but in reality it could have been 5 or 6. There was a good atmosphere was created by the away fans who outnumbered the home fans. who were a bit subdued due the combination of events on the pitch and the freezing cold weather. Stewards were great and non-intrusive and the burger I had at half time was lovely and at £3.50 quite fairly priced. There was a brilliant sign in the toilets that said … “Caution – floor may become slippery  once everyone has pi**ed all over the floor”

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

There was a bit of a wait as there is only one road out of the industrial estate next to the stadium back to the main road. But we were off and running within ten minutes and back in Bristol not long after 7pm.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

An enjoyable game, a more than adequate stadium and another three points for my beloved gas. Friendly stewards who were happy to let you make the most of your day out. A fine place to watch your footy and a great day for the Gashead travelling army!

Nuneaton Town v Barnet
Conference Premier League
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, 3pm
Steve Long (Barnet fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

Not a ground I had been to before and Barnet were having a good start to the season. Plus I was taking kids to the Ricoh Arena for the day so I knew I would be local and a chance I could sneak off to catch the game.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Journey was very straightforward using satnav and there was plenty of parking in the commercial estate that surrounds the ground without having to pay for parking.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

My son and I didn't go to a pubchippy before the game as we were already close by.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

Around the ground with 10 minutes to kick off was silent, you wouldn't have known there was a game on.  There is no big stands or floodlights to make the ground stand out from the surrounding area and the whole place felt very low key. On entering the clubs carpark there were a range of tents set up to the left of the ground, not sure why but I guess they had some bank holiday event going on. 

The away fans coach was parked next to the turnstiles which was good to see. The entry price was very reasonable and I was expecting to pay more for my teenage son. As the match wasn't segregated there was a pleasant atmosphere in the ground with home and away supporters mingling peacefully.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

A Nuneaton player stuck out an arm to block a cross after 8 minutes, resulting in MacDonald for the visitors scoring from the penalty spot. Four minutes later the Nuneaton defence missed a corner to the far post, that Macdonald put away to make it 2-0. The game was pretty much over as a contest after that with Barnet the better side but happy to settle on a two goal cushion. MacDonald had a chance to get his hat trick, but missed his second penalty. Nuneaton had a late chance that went narrowly wide but otherwise there was little sign of the home team getting back into the match.
 
The away fans made plenty of noise with the home fans rather subdued (probably due to the score) except for a small group of teenagers with a drum.  Home and away supporters changed ends at half time and there was some friendly banter as we passed each other.  Stewards were all pleasant and friendly with the one in front of where the away fans had gathered more than happy to chat.  Facilities fairly basic but acceptable, the changing rooms and other club offices are a group of portakabins next to the seated stand as far as I can tell.  

 6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Gates were opened by the away terrace and we were back in the car within 5 minutes and encountered no traffic or delays in leaving.

 7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Pleasant afternoon in a quiet and fairly basic non-league ground.  No trouble and no complaints with everything seemingly well organised. We played Nuneaton at a time when they were clearly struggling and I'm sure if there had been a bit more to shout about on the pitch then the atmosphere would've been noisier. 

Final score: Nuneaton 0 Barnet 2
Attendance: 863 (Including around 200 away fans)

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Updated 12th September 2018

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