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Crown Ground- Accrington Stanley FC Ground Guide

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
The ground is signposted as soon as you leave the M65

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
Absolutely loads of free street parking as you approach the ground

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
The away terrace is uncovered, so the view unobscured. It's fairly steep as well for such a small terrace. Ive also been in the home terrace down the side (though it has since been seated) I wouldnt recommend that side, as it is painfully shallow and only about 3 steps deep, loads of pillars, and the roof leaks so bad, you might as well not have a roof!

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
No problems. Though the time I went in the home end, it was free entry as they were trying to get a big crowd in for a 6 pointer. They let us in the Main Stand, but when we got in, all the seats were full, so we asked the steward to let us transfer to the terrace. He actually refused to let us, and told us to go back out and come in another turnstile!

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
Never ate

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
Awful on my first visit, though understandable give both ends were uncovered at the time. They have since covered the home terrace and so it was much better on my second visit.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
There is a nice pub on the main road called the Greyhound that also do food!

Overall Score Out of 10?
Still very non league standard despite recent improvements.
4/10
 

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
Train fares from London usually average around £30 with a railcard, usually having to change at Leeds or Preston before getting a Northern Rail service to Accrington Station which isn't plush as you can imagine. From the station go over the footbridge, towards the roundabout and up the hill and just continue on for around 15-20 minutes when the road to the ground will be visible on your right. If all else fails, stop when you notice the Crown Pub.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
Street parking available, parking at the ground looks as though it could do with some tarmacing!

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
The away terrace offers an unobstructed view of proceedings, and differs from granite/stone flooring to plastic and metal flooring at the back (parts that have been introduced to allow bigger away attendances, something that is not an issue when we visit). The terrace is also uncovered, and conveniently on all three of my visits the rain has lashed down upon us. Still, it has character, and I'd have it any day of the week over identikit stadiums.

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
Stewards were fine as always, we're not exactly a problem club.

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
Food is pretty good, although they didn't do gravy with chips which was very distressing. They also serve alcohol in a little hut if you fancy a pint before the match or at half-time.

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
Atmosphere is pretty non-existent mainly due to the low numbers, games that I've been to have just about pushed 1000 supporters. We try our best but in an uncovered terrace it doesn't really get across.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
The Crown is a decent little pub, as is the Grey Horse which serves Strongbow Dark Fruit on tap. ON TAP! Not to be sneezed at.

Overall Score Out of 10?
Meh, some may hate it, but I love Accrington.

7/10.
 

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