Liberty Way Stadium
4,500 (Seated 514)
Address: Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RR
Telephone: 024 7634 9690
Fax: 024 7637 2995
Pitch Size: 112 x 77 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Boro
Year Ground Opened: 2007
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Blue and White
In 2007 Nuneaton Borough moved to the Liberty Way Stadium, after spending 90 years at their former Manor Park home. The Club went into liquidation in 2008 and were subsequently reformed as Nuneaton Town. The stadium itself although new is largely open and is rather bland in appearance. Three sides of the stadium are comprised of terracing, whilst the remaining side houses a small UK Flooring Direct Main Stand. This Main Stand was opened for the 2010/11 season. It is covered and all seated and houses 514 supporters. It runs for around a quarter of the length of the pitch and has a floodlight pylon to either side. Oddly this stand does not sit astride the halfway line, but on one side towards the Loans 2 Go Stand at one end. This side also houses the team dugouts and towards the Britannia Tyres Stand has a couple of small structures that house a Directors/Corporate hospitality area.
Opposite is an open terrace, which has the Rugby Clubhouse situated at the back of it. This terrace is split into separate compartments and has four floodlight pylons situated in front of it. At one end is the Britannia Tyres Stand a covered terrace, which is the home end of the ground. This stand can hold up to 1,800 fans and unusually the terracing is comprised not of concrete steps, but metal ones instead. At the opposite end, is the Loans 2 Go Stand which is a similar looking covered terrace, but is smaller in size. In one corner of the stadium in-between the Loans 2 Go Stand and South Terrace is a Security Control Box which has a clock mounted next to it.
Nuneaton Borough plays in the BetVictor Southern League Premier Division Central. Which is at Step 3 below the Football League and one League below the National Leagues North and South.
The Club have outlined plans to double the size of the existing Main Stand, by adding a further 500 seats.
If segregation is in force then away supporters are mostly housed in the Loans 2 Go Stand at one end of the ground. This covered terrace can house up to 1,000 fans and normally a good amount of noise can be generated from this area. In addition around 50 seats are made available in the Main Stand. If ticketing is not available then these are accessed by first paying to go into the terrace and then paying an additional £2 transfer fee to enter the seating area. Refreshments are provided in-house by the Club and include the usual fayre of Beef Burgers (£3.50), Hot Dogs (£3.50), Steak Pies (£3), Bacon Baps (£3.50) and Chips (£2.50). If you are really hungry you can go for a Bacon Double Cheeseburger (£5.50) with Chips and Curry Sauce (£3). A visit to Nuneaton is normally a relaxed day out and as the club are well supported, there is normally a good atmosphere generated within the ground.
There is a large Supporters Bar inside the ground which welcomes away fans. When the match is being played, then this is shown live on a large screen inside the Club Bar, which is handy for knowing when the teams are about to kick off. For some bigger games where segregation of fans is put into force, then this bar is not available to visiting supporters. Normally on such occasions, the Rugby Club, who share the stadium and who have their own Clubhouse, open their doors to away fans. The entrance to the Rugby Clubhouse is located outside the stadium in the car park.
The nearest pubs are the Crows Nest and the Acorn which are both about a ten minute walk away. The Crows Nest, which if coming from the M6 you will pass on your right, has Sky Sports television and also serves food. The Acorn also offers food. To find these pubs then at the entrance to the industrial estate (with it and the stadium behind you) then turn right at the roundabout and the Crows Nest is down on the left, whilst for the Acorn turn left at the roundabout and it is down on the left. A little further on from the Crows Nest on Highfield Road is the Attleborough Arms. This spacious and comfortable Marstons pub offers five real ales and is popular also for food. It is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. If you are walking from Nuneaton Town Centre to Liberty Way, then you are likely to pass this pub on the way (see By Train walking directions below).
If you are arriving at Nuneaton Railway Station then are a number of pubs located in the nearby town centre. The pick of these are the Wetherspoons outlet called the Felix Holt on Stratford Street and the Lord Hop micropub on Queens Road. Both these pubs are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide
From the West & South
Leave the M6 at Junction 3 and follow the signposts for the A444 towards Nuneaton Town Centre, eventually passing the George Eliot Hospital entrance on your left. Continue straight on at the next island on the A444 towards Nuneaton Town Centre. As you go down the hill, at the next roundabout turn right taking the 2nd exit onto A4254 Avenue Road (going under the Coton Arches railway bridge). Continue straight along this road eventually going straight on (2nd exit) at the first roundabout, then over a railway bridge and then straight on again (1st exit) at the second island (this is a mini island with the Crows Nest pub on your right). At the next roundabout turn left into Townsend Drive (signposted Nuneaton RFC / Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate). Then turn first right into Liberty Way for the stadium.
From The North
Leave the M1 at Junction 21 and take the M69 towards Coventry. Leave the M69 at Junction 1 and take the A5 towards Nuneaton/Tamworth. Cross over three roundabouts and after passing an Aldi supermarket on the right and the Longshoot pub on the left, take the next left at the traffic lights onto A47 towards Nuneaton. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A4254 (signposted Coventry/Bedworth). Turn right at the next roundabout into Townsend Drive and then right again into Liberty Way for the stadium.
There is parking available at the stadium at a cost of £3 per car, £13 per minibus or coach. Otherwise there is street parking available in the surrounding industrial estate.
Nuneaton Railway Station is approximately one and a half miles away from the ground and it will take you around 25-30 minutes to walk. The station is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, Crewe, Stansted Airport and London Euston. Taxis are available from either outside Nuneaton station or from the taxi rank at the bus station in the nearby town centre. There is also a taxi company close to the ground who could be booked for the return journey.
Leave the station and turn left along Regent Street and where the road forks keep to the right, cross the road and go slightly downhill. At the next traffic lights turn left into Vicarage Street (signposted A444 Attleborough/Bulkington). Keep going along this road passing the Police Station/Justice Centre on your left. At the next roundabout with St Nicholas Church on one corner turn left into Church Street (signposted B4114 towards Attleborough). Proceed along Church Street passing Riversley Park on your right and then go under the railway bridge. This becomes Attleborough Road. This road bends slightly to the right and you turn left into Park Street, which is the third road on the left after the railway bridge. In Park Street at a four way junction bear left into William Street. Go through the underpass of the Midland Main Line Railway. Keep straight on into Kelsey Close. Despite its name it is an industrial estate. At the end of the road turn left into Townsend Drive which bends to the right. Then turn left into Liberty Way. Go straight on and the gates to the ground are in front of you. When inside the gates turn right and if segregation is in force the away end is directly in front of you. If those turnstiles are not open keep walking to the right passing behind the Rugby Clubhouse to find the other entry point.
Thanks to Brian Scott for supplying the directions.
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Concessions £7 (proof of status may be required)
Under 16’s £3
Under 11’s Free with accompanied by an adult
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Under 16’s) £20
Stand transfer to the Main Stand is an additional £2 (payable inside the stadium at the entrance to the stand).
Concessions apply to Over 60’s, NUS Students, Serving Members of the Armed Forces and NHS.
* Must be accompanied by an adult.
Official Programme: £3
Tamworth, Hinckley AFC, Bedworth United & Leamington.
For details of disabled facilities please visit the Nuneaton Town website.
4,054 v Stockport County
National League North, 27th April 2019.
2018-2019: 805 (National League North)
2017-2018: 594 (National League North)
2016-2017: 617 (National League North)
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