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Farnborough

Easy As HGV Stadium

Capacity: 6,500 (Seats 1,927)
Club Nickname: The Boro
Year Opened: 1976
Pitch Size: 115 x 77 yards
Address: Cherrywood Rd, Farnborough, GU14 8UD
Phone: 01252 541469
Shirt Sponsors: Tratch Consulting
Undersoil Heating: No
Manufacturer: O'neills
Home Kit: Yellow and Blue
Away Kit: White and Pink
Last Update : 30th April 2024

What's Is The Easy As HGV Stadium Like?

The ground has been transformed in recent years, with some much-needed investment. Not only has a new seated stand been constructed at the Prospect Road End, but the stadium has had a complete makeover to reflect the clubs’ blue colours (whereas the colours for the former Farnborough Town club were predominantly red).

On one side is the strange-looking Charles Mortimore Stand (Main) Stand. It looks a little odd as one side of it looks different to the other side, as it was at some point it was extended. The stand comprises covered seating (to the rear), some of which have been elevated above pitch level. There are a few supporting pillars along the front of the older side of the stand, whilst the newer side is obstruction-free. The front portion of the stand contains uncovered seating and has the team dugouts integrated into it. The total length of the stand is around half the length of the pitch and hence there are small terraced areas to either side.

Opposite is a small covered stand, that runs for around 2/3rds the length of the pitch and again there are several supporting pillars running along the front of it. Originally this was a covered terrace, but was subsequently made all seated. It does not have an official name, although it does sit on the East side of the ground. One fan suggested to me that it was nicknamed the S.W.A.N Stand. S.W.A.N stands for Stand Without A Name!

At one end is the latest addition to the stadium, the Prospect Road End. Opened in 2011, this covered all seated stands and has a capacity of 1,300. Comprising 13 rows, it is quite a smart-looking stand, with its high back wall and roof. There is not a supporting pillar in sight, meaning that spectators can enjoy a great view of the playing area. It also incorporates facilities for disabled supporters. At the other end of the ground is the Moor Road End, which is a terrace, with cover at the rear and an open terrace to its front. If segregation is in place then this is where away fans are housed. Around 1,000 fans can be accommodated in this area. On one side it is completely open, whilst the Prospect Road End is partly covered (behind the goal). On one side of the roof is a fair-sized electric scoreboard. The ground has eight floodlight pylons, four of which run down each side.

In 2018 the Cherrywood Road ground was renamed the Easy As HGV Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal.

What is it like for away fans?

As with most non-league stadiums, this stadium allows away fans to sit wherever they want. Fans tend to stand/sit behind one goal and then change ends at halftime to make sure they are always behind the goal their team are shooting towards.

Where to drink?

  • The Hawley Arms – Churchill Crescent, GU14 8EL
  • The Ship Inn – Ship Lane, GU14 8BE
  • New Inn – Hawley Road, GU17 9ES

Food

Directions and car parking

Leave the M3 at Junction 4 and take the A331 towards Farnborough. At the bottom of the slip road, you will reach a roundabout where you take the exit towards Farnborough. Continue along this road for a short distance, ignoring the first turn-off, but then take the next turn-off towards Farnborough (A325). At the top of the slip road, you will reach a roundabout where you take the right-hand exit towards Farnborough. Then straight across the next roundabout continuing towards Farnborough/Frimley.

At the next roundabout take the left-hand filter lane continuing on the A325 (from this point Farnborough FC is signposted). You will pass a Shell Garage on your left and at the next set of traffic lights turn right into Prospect Avenue and then at the bottom of the Avenue take the 3rd exit at the roundabout into Cherrywood Road. Go straight across at the next roundabout and the entrance to the ground is a little further down on the right.

There is a small car park at the ground, which costs £2, otherwise, there is plenty of street parking available.

By Train

Frimley Railway Station is the nearest to the ground, being around a 15-minute walk away. However, this station is on a local line and if you are coming from London Waterloo then you will end up instead at Farnborough Main station, which is around one and a half miles away from the ground (around a 25-minute walk away). It is probably best to jump in a taxi. If you do decide to walk then as you come out of the station turn right along Union Street. At the end of Union Street turn right into Prospect Road. This road leads into Cherrywood Road for the ground.

Admission Prices

Adult: £15
Concession: £10
14-17: £5
U14: FREE

Programme Price

Official Matchday Programme £2.

Record and Average Attendance

Record attendance
4,267 vs Ebbsfleet United, May 2011

Average attendance
2023-2024: 845 (National League South)
2022-2023: 602 (National League South)
2021-2022: 456 (Southern Premier South)
2020-2021: 0 (Covid) (Southern Premier South)
2019-2020: 294 (Southern Premier South)

Map showing the location of the Cherrywood Road Ground

Club Links

Official Website: www.farnboroughfc.co.uk

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If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, then please e-mail me at: [email protected] and I’ll update the guide.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Dom Lloyd of Farnborough FC for providing the photos of the Prospect Road End and Moor Road End.

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