3,000 (500 Seats)
Address: Llangewydd Road, Bridgend CF31 4JU
Pitch Type: Artificial 3G
Club Nickname: The Bont
Home Kit: Royal Blue & White
The ground is a largely open one, located on the outskirts of Bridgend. It is built onto a slight hillside and this has meant that it has an unusual feature, in that it has a raised stand on one side. Known as the Llangewydd Road side this prefabricated stand has four rows of seating. It is covered and has windshields to either side. It is of a reasonable size, running for around half the length of the pitch and contains around 300 seats. It is perched on a grass bank and supporters need to climb a set of stairs or use a ramp to access it. The stand itself is free of supporting pillars, although there are the bases of two floodlight pylons located in front of it at the edge of the pitch.
Opposite located above the halfway line is a large tower which houses a television gantry. In front of this and to either side are the team dugouts. There are two small covered prefabricated seated stands, one on each half. Whilst the rest of this side is comprised of open flat standing areas. Both ends are open to the elements and have a flat pathway running behind the pitch perimeter fence. The ground has a set of eight tall modern floodlights, four of which run down each side of the ground. The stadium also has an artificial 3G pitch.
The ground was originally known as Bryntirion Park but has been renamed the Kymco Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal. Pen-y-Bont FC were formed in 2013 after the of Bridgend Town and Bryntirion Athletic. Bridgend Town played at the Brewery Field the home of Bridgend Rugby.
Normally a warm welcome awaits visitors at the Kymco Stadium. A testament to this is that segregation of fans is rarely needed. If segregation is put in place then away supporters fans are allocated the Llangewydd Road side. This side contains a covered seated stand that contains around 300 seats. This stand is elevated quite above the pitch on a grass bank, meaning that fans get a good view of the playing action as well as a picturesque view beyond, of the rolling hills in the distance. Below the stand, there is a flat standing area running along the perimeter fence of the pitch which can also be used by visiting fans. The catering inside the ground is reasonably priced and includes; Cheeseburgers (£2.20), Pies (£1.30), Pasties (£1.30), Sausage Rolls (£1), Hot Dogs (£1), Chips (£1), Chips and Curry Sauce (£1.50).
There is a sizeable and comfortable clubhouse at the ground, which normally admits away supporters. The clubhouse shows Sky Sports. Otherwise as the ground is on the outskirts of Bridgend, there is not much around in terms of pubs. Probably the closest is the West House on West House Road, but that is around a mile away. If arriving by train there are plenty of pubs to be found in Bridgend Town Centre, including a Wetherspoons outlet called the Windham Arms on Dunraven Place.
Please note that this route is not suitable for high sided vehicles:
Leave the M4 at Junction 36. Ignoring the signs for Bridgend/Pen-y-Bont take the A4063 towards Maesteg. At the next roundabout with turn offs for Pyle and Maesteg take the first exit onto the A4063 towards Bridgend/Pen-y-Bont. Go under the M4 Bridge and then take the next right (signposted Court Colman/Dog Rehoming Centre). After passing the Pheasant pub on the left, bear right at the church. Go under the bridge, then at the T-Junction turn right onto Merlin Crescent. Continue along Merlin Crescent for around a mile and after passing some school patrol signs turn right into Llangewydd Road. The ground is further up on the right.
There is a fair-sized car park at the ground which is free, otherwise street parking.
Bridgend Railway Station is located just under two miles from the Kymco Stadium. And is probably a bit too far for most to walk comfortably especially considering that the walk is mostly uphill. Probably best to get a taxi up to the ground (around £5). Bridgend Station is served by trains from Swansea, Manchester Piccadilly and London Paddington.
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Under 15's Free
Official Matchday Programme £2.50
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Penybont v Cardiff Met
Friday 6th March 2020, 7.45pm
Keith Barry (Neutral)
Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Kymco Stadium?
I was visiting Swansea City's Liberty Stadium the next day and was staying at the local Travelodge. This was my first Cymru Premier game and I was interested to compare the standard against what we see at my club Welling.
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
I followed Google Maps from the hotel to the ground, which made things easy. There was a decent free car park which was quite busy 45 minutes before kick off.
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
I went into the large clubhouse for a pint (Glamorgan ale for a very reasonable £3.30) and chatted with a couple of local supporters who were enjoying the club's first season at this level.
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Kymco Stadium?
The Main Stand is the usual 4 row prefab, but benefits from being at the top of a slope which makes the view a decent one. The other side has 2 small prefabs either side of the dugouts which didn't have a great view.
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The clubhouse serves the usual burgers & chips but also serves a wide range of Sri Lankan dishes. The bhajis were particularly good.
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
I followed Google Maps back to the hotel with no great difficulty.
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
An enjoyable diversion on the way to my penultimate Football League ground.