What's The Impact Arena Like?
|What's The Impact Arena Like?|
small ground that does have a bit of character but
seems to have a disproportionate amount of seating for
its size. On one side is the small Main Stand that
runs for about a two thirds of the length of the
pitch. It is comprised of three small structures, with
a small covered seated stand at its centre, with
covered standing area the; "Tommie Bradley Terrace" on
one side and another small seated area the; 'Lottie
Bradley Hospitality Area" on the other side. There are
a number of supporting pillars running across the
front of this side. The team dugouts are also located
on this side of the pitch.
Opposite is a similar looking covered all seated Tom McRoy stand, however this around twice the size in terms of length. One end, the Bentley Close End is a small seated area that is open to the elements. It looks like that this end was a former terrace that has had seats bolted onto to it. Opposite is a small steep terrace, known as the 'Tin End'. This has a small covered area at the back towards the centre. There is a noticeable slope to the pitch which runs down from this end to the other. The ground has a set of four modern floodlights.
|The Club have announced
plans to build a new stand to replace the current Tom
McRoy Stand. This development would also see the
relocation of the team changing rooms, tunnel etc..
which would make it the new Main Stand at the ground.
Both ends will also be redeveloped with new covered
terraced stands. No timescales have been given as to
when this will happen. A video clip showing a virtual
tour around the proposed developments can be viewed on
In the short term the Club intend to put a roof on the
Bentley Close Terrace as well as cover the sections of
open seating in the Tom McRoy Stand.
Towards The Bentley Close End
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
Away fans are mostly housed in the mostly open 'Tin End' terrace at one end of the ground. This end can accommodate around 1,200 supporters. In addition a small amount of seats are also made available in the covered seating area on one side of the pitch. This area though does have a number of supporting pillars that may impede your view. At the back of the open terrace there is a small covered area, which can provide some shelter but only for a relatively small number of fans, plus again there are a number of supporting pillars to contend with. I enjoyed my visit to the stadium and found it to be a friendly one.
|Where To Drink?|
Inside the stadium
there is a bar, but this is for home supporters
only. However, located just outside the entrance to
the ground is the Alfreton Town Supporters Club,
which does admit away fans. I personally preferred
the Victoria pub on Nottingham Road, which is a only
a few minutes walk away, going back up onto the main
road. The Victoria serves two real ales (both
of which are guest beers which vary) and also
shows SKY Sports. A little further along
Nottingham Road going towards the town centre is
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
Leave the M1 at
junction 28 and take the A38 towards Derby. After
around two miles take the B600 towards Alfreton. A
half a mile further on you will see a Total Garage
on your right and a Catholic Church on your left.
Turn left just after the church into North Street.
The ground is down the bottom of this street on the
right. There is a small car park at the ground,
otherwise there is plenty of street parking.
Alfreton station is
located just over one mile away from the
ground and is about a 20-25 minute walk away
from the ground. It is served by trains from
Nottingham & Chesterfield.
of the stadium*:
prices are for tickets purchased prior to matchday.
Entrance on the day of the game costs up to £2
more per adult ticket and £1 more per
|Official Programme £2.50|
|Matlock Town & Ilkeston Town.|
|Alfreton Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).|
|Record & Average Attendance|
5,023 v Matlock Town 1960.
2011-2012: 1,063 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 760 (Blue Square North)
|Fans Reviews Of The Impact Arena|
Glynn Sharkey (Grimsby Town) 7/1/12
Jake Bruce (Wrexham) 27/8/11
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Last Updated: 20 January 2013