York Road stadium guide
York Road Stadium is a football stadium in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. It is the home ground of Maidenhead United F.C. and is acknowledged by The Football Association and FIFA to be the oldest continuously-used senior association football ground in the world by the same club, having been home to the club since 1871. A blue plaque commemorating this is placed just inside the home turnstiles on the York Road side of the ground.
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The current capacity of the ground is 4,500 (550 seated) and holds an “A” grading. The club’s record attendance is 7,989 for the 1936 FA Amateur Cup quarter-final against Southall. A further 2,000 spectators are estimated to have watched the match from the adjacent railway embankment. The ground record attendance was set on Easter Monday 1947 when 8,277 people paid total receipts of £494 to watch the Berks & Bucks Senior Cup Final between Slough Town and Wycombe Wanderers. The ground facilitates fans in a mixture of covered all-seater stands, covered and uncovered traditional terraces and flat concrete by the side of the pitch.
York Road Stadium has undergone a number of renovations over the years, most recently in 2017 when the East Stand was redeveloped into a new 550-seater stand. The stadium also has two tea bars, a large club shop and a Maidenhead United Stripes Bar.
The stadium is located in a central location in Maidenhead, just a short walk from the town centre and railway station. There is also a car park adjacent to the stadium.
York Road Stadium is a popular venue for football matches and other events, such as concerts and festivals. It is also used by the local community for a variety of activities, such as youth football and athletics.
Pubs near York Road Stadium, home of Maidenhead United FC
- The Stripes Bar is located at the stadium itself, and is a popular spot for fans to gather before and after matches.
- The Conservative Club is located next door to the stadium, and is a members-only club that also serves drinks and food to the public. Address: Conservative Club, 32 York Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1SF. Phone: 01628 620579.
- The Corner House is located in the town centre, a short walk from the stadium. It is a craft beer pub with a wide selection of beers on tap, as well as a food menu. Address: 43 Queen St, Maidenhead SL6 1LT.
- O’Neill’s is another pub located in the town centre. It is a relaxed chain pub with big-screen sport, live music and Irish-influenced food and drink menus. Address: 95-97 King St, Maidenhead SL6 1DP. Phone: 01628 624409.
- The Bear is also located in the town centre. It is a popular Wetherspoons pub with a wide range of food and drink options at reasonable prices. Address: 8-10 High St, Maidenhead SL6 1QJ. Phone: 01628 763030.
Hotels near York Road Stadium in Maidenhead, England
- Travelodge Maidenhead Central – This budget hotel is located in the town centre. just a short walk from the stadium. It features streamlined rooms with custom-designed beds, plus a restaurant/bar.
- Premier Inn Maidenhead Town Centre – This hotel is also located in the town centre, close to the stadium and other attractions. It offers warmly decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi and a relaxed restaurant.
- Fredrick’s Hotel & Spa – This upscale hotel is located in a quiet area, just a short drive from the stadium. It features elegant rooms and suites, a restaurant, spa with pools, and other amenities.
- The Lord Grenfell – This traditional pub with rooms is located in a quiet area, about a 15-minute walk from the stadium. It offers cozy rooms, a restaurant, and a garden terrace.
How to get to York Road Stadium, Maidenhead United football ground
York Road Stadium is the home of Maidenhead United Football Club, and is located in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. It is approximately 30 miles west of central London.
From London, take the M4 motorway west towards Reading. At junction 8/9, take the A404(M)/A308(M) exit to High Wycombe/Maidenhead. Merge onto Holyport Interchange and keep right to stay on Holyport Interchange. Keep right at the fork to stay on Holyport Interchange and keep left at the fork to continue on A308(M), following signs for Maidenhead Central. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Windsor Rd/A308. Continue to follow A308 and at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Stafferton Way. Go through 1 roundabout and continue onto Stafferton Link. Take a sharp left onto Forlease Rd and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto York Rd. York Road Stadium will be on your left.
The nearest railway station to York Road Stadium is Maidenhead Station. The station is served by trains from London Paddington, Oxford, and Reading. From the station, it is a short walk to the stadium. Exit the station and turn right onto Queen Street. Then take the next right turn onto York Road. York Road Stadium will be on your left.
There are a number of bus routes that serve York Road Stadium. The most convenient bus route is the 17, which runs from Maidenhead Town Centre to the stadium. The bus stop outside the stadium is called “York Road Stadium”.
If you are staying in Maidenhead town centre, you can easily walk to York Road Stadium. The walk takes approximately 20 minutes. Head west on High Street and then turn left onto Queen Street. Then take the next right turn onto York Road. York Road Stadium will be on your left.
Things to do near York Road Stadium, Maidenhead
- Maidenhead Heritage Centre: This museum tells the story of Maidenhead from pre-Roman times to the present day, with a focus on the town’s aviation heritage.
- Ray Mill Island: This park on an island in the River Thames is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. There are picnic tables, a seasonal cafe, a playground, and an aviary.
- Riverside Gardens: These gardens on the banks of the River Thames offer stunning views of the water and the surrounding countryside.
- Windsor Castle: This world-famous castle is just a short drive from York Road Stadium. Visitors can tour the State Rooms, St George’s Chapel, and Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
- LEGOLAND Windsor Resort: This theme park is perfect for families with children of all ages. There are rides, shows, and attractions based on all of your favorite LEGO characters and sets.
- Bray Lake: This man-made lake is a popular spot for swimming, boating, and fishing. There are also several restaurants and bars located on the lakeshore.
If you’re looking for something to do in the evening, there are a number of pubs, restaurants, and bars located within walking distance of York Road Stadium. You can also catch a show at the Maidenhead Little Theatre or the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts.