Hayes Lane - Bromley FC Ground Guide


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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
I took a train to Bromley South from Blackfriars, which was a quick 25 minute ride. There are frequent trains from Bromley South to Blackfriars, Kings Cross and Victoria. Once you are arrived at Bromley South, turn left out of the station and then right at the junction onto Masons Hill. Turn left onto Hayes Road, go all the way to the end of that road and you will be on Hayes Lane. The ground is down a track on the left of Hayes Lane with the away turnstiles at the far end.
If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
There is a car park at the ground with some spaces available for £2. There's a few other sports grounds in the vicinity of the ground and they have car parks too. I’d imagine that there is some street parking available too.
Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
Seating at the ground is very limited until the Norman Road end is redeveloped and I'm not sure of its availability for away fans. It seems that segregation is usually in force now (it was for our visit). We got half of the Cricket Club side terrace and a tiny bit of the end terrace. The cricket side has proper concrete terracing on earth banking with a decent view at the top but is uncovered while the end terrace has a very old cover at the back. Thankfully it was a dry and warm evening for my visit but I'd imagine that it wouldn't be so pleasant in winter. In summer and spring, the leafy rural setting of the ground is quite attractive.
How Were The Stewards on The Day?

Absolutely fine. There was a cursory bag search at the entrance but that was the limit of my interaction with them. It was nice of the club to put up posters welcoming us and hoping that we enjoy our visit.
If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
There was a wide variety of cooked food on offer although nothing out of the usual pies and burgers range. My veggie burger and chips were freshly made and tasted good. As the tea bar is not within sight of the pitch, they are able to sell alcohol as well, which you can consume in a seated covered bar area.
How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
Most of the ground is either open or being redeveloped, which doesn't produce the most electric of atmospheres. The home fans did produce a bit noise from the covered end but they weren't given many opportunities to do so because of our dominant display!
How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
Bromley is a very suburban residential area so I saw very little in the immediate vicinity of the ground. There is your usual range of high-street eateries and pubs around Bromley South station though.
Overall Score Out of 10?
7/10. Certainly a pleasant enough visit. It will be interesting to see what the ground is like when the new stand is completed.
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