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Yeovil Town
Huish Park

Capacity: 9,665 (Seating 5,212)
Address:

Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF
Main Telephone No: 01935 423 662
Fax No:
01935 473 956
Pitch Size: 115 x 72 yards
Team Nickname:
Glovers
Year Ground Opened: 1990
Shirt Sponsors:
W+S Recycling Services
Home Kit Colours:
Green & White Hoops
Away Kit Colours:
Lime Green & Black
Kit Manufacturers: Sondico

Official Web Site: 
www.ytfc.net
Unofficial Web Sites:
Cider Space
Pride of Somerset

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Contents
What's Huish Park Like?
Future Ground Developments
Screwfix Community Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Thatchers Gold Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Admission Prices
Ground Layout

Programme & Fanzine

Local Rivals

Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Huish Park Location Map


 

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What's Huish Park Like?

Yeovil is predominantly remembered for some classic 'giant killing' deeds in the FA Cup and the famous slope of the pitch. With the move to a new ground in 1990, that slope has gone, but the team have continued to impress. Generally the ground is a tidy looking one, in a pleasant setting, with lots of trees visible behind the stands. Both sides of the ground are similar looking stands and are of the same height. They are both cantilevered, covered single tiered stands that are all seated. Each stand has windshields to either side. The only differences between these stands, is that the Augusta Westland Community Stand has some executive boxes running across the back of it, plus the dug outs and players tunnel, whilst the Screwfix Community Stand has a press box suspended from beneath its roof and a small simple looking electric scoreboard. At one end is the medium sized Thatchers Gold Stand Terrace, which is covered and for home supporters and again has windshields to either side. Opposite is the Copse Road Terrace, which is given to away fans. This is smaller and uncovered. Oddly the steel work is in place at the back of this stand to incorporate more terrace space, but the concrete rows have so far not been added. Perched above the rear of this stand is a large electric scoreboard. The ground is completed with a set four modern floodlight pylons, one in each corner of the ground.

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Future Ground Developments

The Club are investigating the possibility of building a new 3,500 capacity seated stand at the Copse Road End of the stadium. It is believed that this would be dependant on selling some land adjacent to Huish Park for retail development.

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Screwfix Community Stand


 Screwfix Community Stand

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Away fans are situated in the Copse Road open terrace at one end of the ground. This is uncovered, so hope for a dry day. Up to 1,500 supporters can be housed in this area. Additionally just under 600 seats are allocated to away fans in the Screwfix Community Stand, which is covered. However tickets are only made available in this area to families with young children, senior citizens and ambulant disabled.

Normally a visit to Huish Park is enjoyable, and the atmosphere good. This is boosted by a very vocal crowd in the home terrace as well as the presence of a drummer and trumpeter in that end (on my last visit the trumpeter was even imitating an ambulance siren as the trainer ran on to treat an injured player!). If Yeovil score then 'Glad All Over' by the Dave Clark Five blasts out around the ground. Food on offer inside include Pasties (meat or vegetable £3), a range of pies; Chicken Curry, Chicken & Mushroom, Steak & Kidney (all £3), Hot Dogs (£3) and Sausage Rolls (£2).

On my last visit I was five minutes late getting to the game and had missed the kick off. Unbelievably the turnstiles had already closed at the away end. Myself and a number of other away fans had to run around the ground to try and find and someone who could get us in. We managed this, and I have to say that the stewards were particularly helpful and friendly. I found the large police presence in and around the ground perturbing. In my mind I was not at a high profile game, so I was somewhat surprised at the amount of local constabulary there. 

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Thatchers Gold Stand Terrace


Thatchers Gold Stand
                  Terrace

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Where To Drink?

I was pleasantly surprised to find a large marquee outside of the ground, that had been set up as a make shift beer tent. There was a large sign outside the marquee which announced that 'Everyone Is Welcome!' Just a pity that wasn't quite correct as any away fans in colours were turned away at the entrance by a couple of burly looking bouncers. Some visiting fans did refer the bouncers to the said sign, but to no avail.

T
here are a couple of pubs within about 10-15 minutes walk of the ground; 'The Arrow' and 'The Airfield Tavern' (formerly 'Brewsters', which according to Stephen Pugsley also has a handy fish and chip shop next door called Palmers).
Richard Reardon a visiting Carlisle fan adds; 'The Arrow is only 10-15 minutes walk away. The weather was excellent so most of our substantial following sat outside at a number of picnic tables. Not a wide choice of beers but one real ale available. Both sets of supporters mixed well and Sky TV.  Police presence outside but it was all very friendly'. Rob Laight a visiting Birmingham City fan informs me; 'As we were early for the game we drove to the Arrow and parked in their large car park and then decided to leave our car there during the match. The Arrow is a great pub to visit, very friendly and the home supporters were easy to talk to. Incidentally, The Arrow serves excellent food at prices that were easily lower than any local chippy'.

To find this pub, from the ground car park, walk back up the road past the ground to the top of it and turn right. At the end of this road, turn left onto the main road and after a short distance take the first right. Go straight down this road through the new looking residential area and after about ten minutes of walking, you will see a clearing on your right and just beyond this there are some shops and the Arrow pub in the middle.

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

The ground is located on the very outskirts of Yeovil and is signposted from the A303. Leave the A303 at the Cartgate roundabout and take the A3088 towards Yeovil. Follow the road for around four miles until you reach a roundabout on the outskirts of Yeovil with the Westlands Airfield directly in front of you. Turn left at this roundabout and then continue straight on, crossing a number of roundabouts. As you pass the entrance to an Asda superstore, take the next left for the ground, which can be seen from the road.

There is a fair sized car park at the ground (located behind the away end) which costs £2. However as can be expected, it can take quite sometime after the game has ended to exit. Otherwise there is plenty of street car parking to be had on the roads leading down to the ground. Tim Porter a visiting Torquay United fan informs me; 'make sure you arrive at the official car park, early in winter as otherwise you will end up in the overspill car park, which actually is a field which doesn't drain nearly as well as the pitch!'  Richard Reardon adds; '
Getting away from the ground was a bit of nightmare as there is only one road out of the official car park. It took 35 minutes to travel the half mile to the Preston Road roundabout'. 

Map showing the location of the Huish Park football ground (at the bottom of this page).

Post Code for SAT NAV: BA22 8YF

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By Train
Yeovil has two railway stations; Yeovil Junction and Pen Mill Junction. Both of these stations are located quite a distance from the ground, with Pen Mill Junction just under three miles away and Yeovil Junction almost five miles away. From both stations it is advised to get a taxi to the stadium or alternatively if you arrive at Yeovil Junction, then you can catch the ‘Hopper’ minibus to the bus station in the town centre. I have been informed that for night games taxis can be scarce at Yeovil Junction, so if you intend going by taxi to the ground it may be an idea to look up the number of a local taxi firm and pre-book one.
John Midgley a visiting Huddersfield Town fan adds; 'Bus No.68 runs from both Yeovil Junction & Yeovil Pen Mill stations to the town centre. You can then take the regular First Traveller No.1 service (every 15 minutes), which drops you near the stadium at the Abbey Manor Park Housing Estate. The No.68 connects with the No.1 at the Lloyds TSB Bank, located on the town centre High Street (make sure you catch the No.1 with 'Abbey Manor Park' on the front). Just a few yards away from this changing point is the Mermaid pub which I can recommend for excellent food and beer. Anybody coming in by rail can buy a "Plus Bus" ticket with their rail ticket for an additional £2.80 which is valid on both the 68 and 1 services'. For bus timetables see the First Traveller website.

Remember if travelling by train then you can save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the the trainline website to see how much you can normally save. Click on the trainline logo below:

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Admission Prices
Home Fans*:
Augusta Westland Community Stand (Centre): Adults £23, Over 65's £20, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £9
Augusta Westland Community Stand (Wings): Adults £21, Over 65's £18, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8
Screwfix Community Stand (Centre): Adults £22, Over 65's £18, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £9
Screwfix Community Stand (Wings): Adults £20, Over 65's £16, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8
Thatchers Gold Stand (Terrace): Adults £20, Over 65's £15, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8

Away Fans*
Screwfix Community Stand (Seating):
Adults £20, Over 65's £16, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8
Copse Road Terrace:
Adults £20, Over 65's £15, Under 22's £13, Under 16's £8

*The ticket prices quoted above are for tickets purchased prior to matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the game can cost up to £2 more. Members of the Junior Glovers Club can obtain further discounts on the Under 16's ticket price.

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Ground Layout



Ground layout

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Programme & Fanzine
Official Programme £3
Onto Victory Fanzine £1

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Local Rivals
The nearest league club is Bournemouth, whilst there is also a rivalry with both the Bristol Clubs.

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field
website.

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Yeovil Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
At the original Huish Park:
16,318 v Sunderland,
FA Cup 4th Round, January 29th, 1949

At the current Huish Park:
9,527 v Leeds United
League One, April 25th 2008.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 4,072 (League One)
2011-2012: 3,984 (League One)
2010-2011: 4,291 (League One)

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Fans Reviews Of Huish Park

Callum Atkins (Blackburn Rovers) 21/12/13
Peter Walker (Nottingham Forest) 26/10/13
Andy Tilley (Birmingham City) 10/8/13
Jake Wykes (Scunthorpe United) 16/2/13
Paul Willott (Preston North End) 28/1/12
John Midgley (Huddersfield Town) 5/3/11
Joe Selfe (Doing The 92) 23/1/09

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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the football ground.

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Map showing the location of Huish Park, railway stations and listed pubs



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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me at duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.


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Last Updated: 30 March 2014