Accrington Stanley FC - Wham Stadium
The stadium itself is relatively small but generates a real football atmosphere. The main stand is fully seated but with the exception of a small row of seats at the from of the Clayton Terrace, all 3 others are terracing. The 'Stanley Ultras' stand behind the goal opposite the away fans and generate a lot of noise.
Visiting supporters are situated in the Coppice Terrace behind one of the goals and are open to the elements as the stand has no roof. The Whinney Hill Stand is also allocated to away fans if demand for tickets is high. Both are standing only.
Crown Ground seating plan:
Where To Drink
The main away fanís pub which is a few minutes from the ground and is called The Whittakers Arms. It is situated just 200 yards away from the old Peel Park ground from the 1960ís era of Stanley, so you football historians out there may want to take a peek at that. They do a selection of home-cooked meals in the pub or restaurant and have great facilities including pool table, beer garden, sky sports, darts and lots more besides. Walking distance from the ground us about 20 minutes, in a car around 5 minutes.
The Crown Inn on Whalley Road which virtually overlooks the ground offers a warm welcome to all supporters. The Crown'ís lease has recently been taken over by Accrington Stanley and has undergone redecoration and will at some point in the near future become a Stanley themed pub, featuring memorabilia and photographs from the past to present day.
There are 300 spaces available at the stadium, though the entrance is tight and is very slow getting in and out. There is off street parking all around the ground, but right next door is a large field which is available for match day parking. At £2 a pop it's not a bad bet if you're in a rush or not interested in walking in from a distance on one of the busier days.
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The nearest / closest train station to the Crown Ground, is Accrington. This is approx 20 minutes walk from the ground. Leave the station and proceed down the hill passing the main Blackburn road, follow the road down the hill passing the King Street Pub on your left, follow the road down to the main roundabout, cross over the road and head up the hill passing the Aldi supermarket still on your left.
At the top of the hill turn left into Whalley Road. Follow this road straight on through the traffic lights, the Grey Horse and the Oaklea pubs are 300 metres through the lights. Carry on straight along Whalley Road over the mini roundabout for approx 200 metres. Livingstone Road is on your right, turn down Livingstone Road and the ground is on your left.
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