Gloucester City

Jubilee Stadium

Capacity: 3,000 (Seats 300)
Address: Cheltenham Road, Evesham, WR11 2LZ
Telephone: 01386 442303
Pitch Size: To be advised
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Tigers
Year Ground Opened: 2012
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Amber and Black Stripes

Main Stand
Main Stand
Social Club End
Social Club End
South End
South End
West Side
West Side
A Closer Look At The Social Club End
A Closer Look At The Social Club End
A Closer look At The South End
A Closer look At The South End

Following a period of ground-sharing with Cheltenham Town, the Club now share the Jubilee Stadium, the home of Evesham United FC. Although located 23 miles from Gloucester it is hoped that their stay will be just one season, whilst their new Meadow Park Stadium in Gloucester is being built.

Although Evesham United play two leagues below Gloucester City in the Evo-Stik Southern League, the ground is a modern and tidy one, being first opened in 2012. Located on the very Southern edge of Evesham it enjoys a semi-rural location with fine views of hills in the distance beyond the West side of the stadium. On the East Side of the ground straddling the half way line is a small Main Stand. Running for around a quarter of the length of the pitch, this simple prefabricated stand contains 300 seats in seven rows and is covered. It has a small enclosed glassed area at the back, for the stadium announcer and is free of any supporting pillars. It is though quite set well back from the pitch. There are flat standing areas to either side of this Main Stand. Oddly the team dugouts are not located in front of this stand but on the opposite East side. This side has no spectator facilities as such, just a pathway running alongside the pitch perimeter fence.

At the Social Club or Town End there is a small covered standing area behind the goal. Set back from pitch side, this flat standing area has a number of supporting pillars running along the front of it. At the opposite South End, there is a prefabricated open terrace, which was installed in 2017. It is comprised of six steps and although like the other stands at the ground it is set back from the pitch it at least provides an elevated view of the match. The Jubilee Stadium has a set of eight floodlights four of which run down each side of the ground.

In a corporate sponsorship deal the stadium is officially known as the Spiers & Hartwell Jubilee Stadium.

The Club were forced to leave their Meadow Park ground in July 2007, after some of the worst flooding recorded in the area, engulfed the stadium, with water almost reaching the height of the crossbars! The Club have been desperately trying to return to Meadow Park, but only recently have received planning permission to build a new stadium on the Meadow Park site and the building has been slowed due to the presence of a large telephone mast onsite, which has now been removed. In October 2018 the Club announced that they were scaling down plans for the new stadium, which they hope to move into early in the 2019/20 season. The capacity will now be 3,100 and instead of a 1,000 seat Main Stand, two 250 seat stands will be built either side of the halfway line.

On the rare occasion that visiting fans will be segregated at the Jubilee Stadium, then away supporters are housed in the South End of the ground. This open end has a small terrace with flat standing areas to either side. It has a capacity of 400 fans. Entrance to this end is via a new turnstile block, located to one side of the Main Stand. Normally a relaxed and friendly day out.

There is a fair sized Social Club at the stadium which normally welcomes visiting fans. The nearest pub is the Strawberry Field, located just under a mile away alongside the A46. This pub which is part of the Hungry Horse chain also offers food and is family friendly. On the same retail complex is a Frankie & Benny's, McDonalds and a Morrisons Supermarket. Otherwise, there is not much else near to the stadium. Evesham Town Centre is one and half miles away (and probably a bit too far to walk from the ground before the match), where there are a number of pubs to be found including a Wetherspoons outlet located on the High Street.

From The North and Midlands M42

Leave the M42 at junction 3 and take the A435 towards Evesham. Follow the A435 and then as it becomes the A46, for 19 miles to reach the outskirts of Evesham. At the roundabout that is the Junction with the A44 and has a services area on one side, take the second exit to continue along the A46 (signposted M5 South/Oxford). Continue straight across at the next three roundabouts and at the fourth take the second exit into the Club Car Park.

From The South and M5

Leave the M5 at Junction 9 and take the A46 towards Evesham. Follow the A46 for ten miles, until you reach a roundabout on the very outskirts of Evesham, where you take the first exit into the Club car Park.

Car Parking

There is a fair sized car park at the ground which is free.

Post Code for SAT NAV: WR11 2LS

Evesham Railway Station is located around two miles from the Jubilee Stadium, so best to jump in a taxi. The station is served by trains from London Paddington and Worcester Foregate. 

If you do want to walk, then it is a fairly straight route which should take around 35-40 minutes. On leaving the station walk up to the main road and turn right, towards the town centre. Keeping the Station Hotel on your left, proceed along the High Street and through the town centre. On reaching the end of the High Street and with the 'Ye Olde Red House' pub on your right, then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Abbey Road. Follow this road around the outskirts of the park and then over the River Avon. Once across the River, the road becomes Cheltenham Road. Keep straight along Cheltenham Road for one mile and you will reach the Jubilee Stadium on your right.

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All areas of the stadium:

Adults £13
Concessions £7  
Under 13's Free

Official Matchday Programme £2.50.

Gloucester City FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

Cheltenham Town.

Average Attendance

At Jubilee Stadium, Evesham:
2017-2018: 284 (National League South) 

At Whaddon Road Cheltenham:
2016-2017: 494 (National League South)
2015-2016: 443 (National League South)

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Gloucester City v Eastbourne Borough
National League South
Saturday 29th September 2018, 3pm
Brian Scott (Neutral)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Jubilee Stadium?
 
My wife and I had decided to go to an event near Malvern on the Sunday which would require going by car. Naturally, my thoughts turned to where I could go to watch football in the locality. Evesham fitted the bill nicely, so I booked a B&B in the country nearby. I can highly recommend Brookleys at Bidford on Avon.
 
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
We travelled on the Friday cross country from Ipswich having to avoid both the M42 and the M40 due to major incidents. I don’t know how I would have found my way through the villages without my Satnav! The short journey on the day of the match was easy.
 
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
 
We had plenty of time to explore Evesham and have a meal in a cafe on the Main Street.
 
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Jubilee Stadium?
 
Parking was easy in the large car park. There is no other alternative because the ground is rural at present, but the urban sprawl is coming! There’s not an awful lot to look at around the ground. The “Main Stand” is adequate but I can’t understand why it is set so far back from the pitch. However, the covered accommodation at the north end of the ground is totally useless as a football “stand”. I can’t really describe it as a stand as it’s just like a long shed with no terracing at all. Also, it’s set back from the perimeter fence so unless there’s a big crowd the majority of people will stand outside in the open, leaning on the plastic fence. However, all the other facilities such as the turnstiles, clubhouse, toilets etc were all good.
 
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
Eastbourne totally dominated the first half an hour, so it was a shock for Gloucester to go ahead in the 32nd minute, through a goalkeeping error! After that, the play was much more even but Eastbourne got a goal back in the 72nd minute. Five minutes from the end a Gloucester player got a red card and from the free kick, Eastbourne scored what seemed like the winner. However, in the very last seconds, Gloucester levelled at 2-2.
 
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
The football scores hadn’t finished on Radio 5 before we were back at the B&B.
 
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
A good day out in the glorious autumn sunshine in the Vale of Evesham.

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Updated 19th October 2018

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