Bristol City FC - Ashton Gate
Capacity at Ashton Gate is now an impressive 27,000 after the completion of all recent building work. Two stands have been completely rebuilt whilst the Dolman Stand has been renovated. The new Lansdown Stand on the west side of the stadium is the biggest of all now and is a very striking size. The stadium is not completely pillar free meaning there are no restricted views throughout Ashton Gate. The only stand left untouched in recent building work was the Ateyo Stand. However, it's still a very reasonable build and all stands have ample legroom with very good facilities.
Visiting supporters are housed at one end of the Atyeo stand. Views are unrestricted and as a result you should have superb views of the plating surface from all areas. Unless the away section is large/sold out, a 'sit anywhere' policy is generally in play. Therefore I advise arriving at the ground early enough to pick your seats.
Ashton Gate seating plan:
Where To Drink
Away fans are advised to steer clear of the Hen & Chicken and BS3 Bar which are in the immediate vicinity of the ground and instead head to the north of the ground and over the Plimsoll bridge over the River Avon. In between the various stretches of water there are a couple of really nice pubs which welcome away fans and are only within 10 minutes walk of the away turnstiles. On the very far side of the bridge is the Pumphouse and the Rose of Denmark. The Pumphouse is a rather nice pub which overlooks the harbour and has a pleasant outdoor seating area. As an alternative, try the Nova Scotia.
Bedminster Cricket Club (BS3 2EJ) is the designated car park for the stadium on match days and is priced at £5 per car and is approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the stadium. However, there is plenty of street parking available if you arrive early enough to claim a space.
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The nearest / closest train station to Bristol City's Ashton Gate Stadium is Bristol Temple Meads mainline station which is well served by trains from London and the South, but also with regular connections from the North and Midlands. The station is just over two miles from the ground, so walking isn't advised! The city centre is to the northeast of the station – up Victoria Street and across Bristol Bridge.
The easiest way is to get up to the ground by bus. Service ‘A’ buses pick up an hour before kick off costing a flat rate £1 from Temple Meads station and then from several other stops along the way finally picking up at Hotwells Road before dropping off at the ground. Buses make the return journey after the game from Ashton Road, (behind the Atyeo Stand) by the Greville Smyth Park.
If you arrive a little further away from the stadium and require transportation, try Bristol Cabs - 0117 369 9880
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