Capacity: 3,009 (Seats 300)
Address: Wheatsheaf Lane, Staines, TW18 2PD
Telephone: 01784 469240
Fax: 01784 454735
Club Nickname: The Swans
Year Ground Opened: 1952
Home Kit: Yellow and Blue
Wheatsheaf Park is a largely open ground. It is dominated on one side by a large bricked building which houses the Thames Leisure and Fitness Club. Onto one side of this, a large block of seating has been put in place, with the roof of the Thames Club being extended outwards, so that it overhangs the seated area, providing some cover. This seated area has an elevated position, meaning that fans need to climb a small flight of stairs to access it. This elevated position and lack of any supporting pillars means that fans can enjoy a great view of the playing area. Next to this stand on one side is the entrance to the players changing rooms and club shop.
Opposite on the North side of the ground is a small covered terrace which runs for nearly the full length of the pitch. Unusually the terrace, which is six rows high, is set back from the pitch. On its roof is a scaffolded area that serves as a television gantry. The team dugouts are situated in front of this terrace. As the changing rooms are on the other side of the ground, then this leads to quite a procession of players and officials, at half and full time. Both ends are open with flat narrow walkways. This is particularly tight at the West End of the ground where the presence of a row of large conifers, hems it in. At the other end, the most notable feature is a large ugly looking mobile telephone mast, which sits just behind it. The ground has a set of four modern looking floodlights.
Staines Town currently plays in the BetVictor Isthmian League South Central Division, which is at Step 8 of the English Football Pyramid System and two leagues below the National League South.
There is a bar at the stadium itself which welcomes visiting fans.. Otherwise a five minute walk away on Wheatsheaf Lane is the 'Wheatsheaf and Pigeon' pub, which serves real ale and also does food. To find this pub; theh from the main stadium entrance turn left and the pub is straight down this road on the right.
Leave the M25 at Junction 13 and take the A30 towards Staines. After passing a Homebase store on your left, go straight across the next small roundabout. You will then reach a much larger roundabout, where you take the first exit (sign posted Staines Town Centre). After crossing the bridge over the River Thames, bear right at the traffic lights into Clarence Street. Follow this road through the town centre. Then continue straight along this road a further one mile, where you then turn right (look out for the Thames/Staines Football Club signpost) into Wheatsheaf Lane. The entrance to the Club is just down on the left. There is a fair sized car park at the ground, otherwise there is plenty of street parking in the local area.
Staines Railway Station is situated one and half miles way from Wheatsheaf Park. The station is served by trains from London Waterloo and Reading.
There are two exits to the station, the main entrance and a rear entrance. Outside the main entrance there is a taxi rank, whilst these walking directions are from the rear entrance; As you come out of the station turn right onto Gresham Road. Go straight across the mini roundabout and then at the bottom of Gresham Road, turn left into Laleham Road. Continue straight along this road for about mile, where you then turn right (look out for the Thames/Staines Football Club signpost) into Wheatsheaf Lane. The entrance to the Club is just down on the left.
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Current serving members of the Armed Forces (with ID) Free
Official Matchday Programme: £2.50.
2,285 v AFC Wimbledon
Isthmian League Premier Division
2nd January 2006
2018-2019: 189 (Southern Football League Premier Division South)
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Special thanks to Yves Koks for providing the photos of Wheatsheaf Park.