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Silverlake Stadium | Eastleigh football ground guide

Silverlake Stadium guide

Silverlake Stadium, formerly known as Ten Acres, is a football stadium in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. It has been the home of Eastleigh F.C. since 1957. The ground’s record attendance is 5,025 for an FA Cup third round match against Bolton Wanderers on 9 January 2016.

The stadium has a capacity of 5,500, with 3,210 seats. It has four stands: the Main Stand on the west side, the East Stand, the South Stand, and the Silverlake Stand on the north side. The Main Stand is the largest stand, with a capacity of 1,500. The East and South Stands are both semi-permanent stands, with capacities of 1,000 and 700 respectively. The Silverlake Stand is the smallest stand, with a capacity of 510.

The stadium has undergone a number of renovations in recent years. In 2004, a new 352-seat grandstand was built on the halfway line, stretching for just under a third of the pitch. In 2006, the roof of the Silverlake Stand was widened to cover the whole width of the pitch. In 2013, the East Stand was built, and in 2014, the South Stand was built.

The stadium is located on Stoneham Lane, just off the M27 motorway. It is easily accessible by car, bus, and train. There is a large car park at the stadium, and there are also regular bus services from Southampton and Eastleigh. The nearest train station is Eastleigh railway station, which is a short walk from the stadium.

Silverlake Stadium is a modern and well-equipped stadium. It is a popular venue for both football and non-football events. In addition to hosting Eastleigh F.C. matches, the stadium has also hosted concerts, conferences, and other events.

Pubs near Silverlake Stadium, home of Eastleigh FC

  • The Cricketers Arms is a traditional British pub with a white picket fence and a menu of pub classics. It is located at 232 Chestnut Avenue, about a 10-minute walk from the stadium. Address: 232 Chestnut Ave, North Stoneham, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh SO53 3HN. Phone: 023 8062 9878.
  • The Hangar is a bar located inside the Silverlake Stadium. It is open to both home and away fans on match days. Address: Eastleigh Football Club, SO50 9HT, Stoneham Ln., Eastleigh. Phone: 023 8061 3361.
  • Sherwoods Restaurant is located inside the Silverlake Stadium and serves carvery lunches on weekdays and Sundays. Address: Football Club, Stoneham Ln., Eastleigh SO50 9HT. Phone: 023 8061 3361.

If you have a bit of time on your hands, you could also take a short walk into Eastleigh town centre, where there are more pubs to choose from.

Here are some of the pubs in Eastleigh town centre:

  • The Wagon Works is a Wetherspoons pub located just across the road from Eastleigh Railway Station. Address: 28 Southampton Rd, Eastleigh SO50 9FJ. Phone: 023 8062 2670.

Hotels near Silverlake Stadium in Eastleigh, Hampshire

  • Premier Inn Southampton Airport hotel: Basic en suite rooms in a contemporary budget hotel with an on-site restaurant & bar.
  • The Concorde: Modern rooms with free WiFi plus a bistro at an entertainment hotel in a former school house.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton: Down-to-earth hotel with a bright restaurant and a bar, plus a gym & meeting space.
  • Premier Inn Southampton (Eastleigh) hotel: Modern budget hotel with en suite rooms, plus an on-site restaurant & free parking.

They are all between 1.5 and 2 miles from the stadium, and can be easily reached by taxi or bus.

How to get to the Silverlake Stadium, Eastleigh football ground

The Silverlake Stadium is located in Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. It is the home of Eastleigh Football Club and Eastleigh Rugby Club.

  • By car: Take the M27 motorway to junction 5. Exit the motorway and follow the signs for Eastleigh. The stadium is located on Stoneham Lane, just outside of the town centre.
  • By train: The nearest train station is Eastleigh, which is about a 20-minute walk from the stadium. There is also a direct train service from Southampton Airport to Eastleigh, which takes about 10 minutes.
  • By bus: There are several bus routes that stop near the Silverlake Stadium. The number 2 Blue Star bus goes from Southampton to Winchester and stops outside the stadium. The number 11 bus goes from Eastleigh town centre to Chandler’s Ford and also stops near the stadium.

Once you arrive at the Silverlake Stadium, there is a large car park located next to the ground. There is also a disabled car park available.

Here are some additional tips for getting to the Silverlake Stadium:

  • If you are driving, be aware that there can be heavy traffic on Stoneham Lane on matchdays. It is advisable to arrive early to avoid getting stuck in traffic.
  • If you are taking the train, be aware that the trains can be very busy on matchdays. It is advisable to book your tickets in advance.
  • If you are taking the bus, be aware that the buses can also be very busy on matchdays. It is advisable to arrive early to avoid having to wait too long for a bus.
  • The Silverlake Stadium is located in a residential area. Please be respectful of the local residents and park your car responsibly.

Things to do near Silverlake Stadium in Eastleigh

  • Watch a football match. Eastleigh FC play at the Silverlake Stadium, so you can catch a game of non-league football.
  • Visit the Concorde Club. This social club is located just north of the stadium and has a public bar with real ale.
  • Play mini golf. Pirate Island Adventure Golf is located a short drive from the stadium and has two 18-hole mini golf courses.
  • Go go-karting. TeamSport Indoor Go Karting Southampton is located a few miles from the stadium and offers indoor go-karting for all ages.
  • Visit the Eastleigh Museum. This museum tells the story of Eastleigh’s history, from its early days as a Roman settlement to its role in the development of aviation.
  • Take a walk in Eastleigh Park. This park is located next to the stadium and has a variety of facilities, including a playground, a skate park, and a lake.
  • Visit the Spitfire Restaurant. This restaurant is located in a former Spitfire factory and offers a unique dining experience.
  • Visit Winchester. The historic city of Winchester is located a short drive from Eastleigh and has a variety of attractions, including Winchester Cathedral, Winchester Castle, and the Great Hall.

If you are looking for things to do further afield, here are a few suggestions:

  • Visit Southampton. Southampton is a major port city located a few miles from Eastleigh and has a variety of attractions, including Southampton Cruise Terminal, the SeaCity Museum, and the Titanic Trail.
  • Visit Portsmouth. Portsmouth is a historic port city located a short drive from Southampton and has a variety of attractions, including the HMS Victory, the Spinnaker Tower, and the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
  • Visit the New Forest. The New Forest is a national park located a short drive from Eastleigh and offers a variety of activities, including walking, cycling, and horse riding.