The Snoop took a peek around the facilities at Walsall for us at the Papa Johns Trophy match.
Have a look to see how the Saddlers team rated.
|First Impressions of the stadium, parking, ease of entry.||6||Coaches park outside the away end, with limited car parking for away fans also available behind the ground. Small club shop with a variety of merchandise.|
|Food & Drink, range, quality, price.||7||A large burger van outside providing a large array of food & drink for reasonable prices . Inside the ground was the standard range of food & drink which was reasonably priced too.|
|View from your seat, any poles in the way, obstructed view, seat broken?||7||Away fans are located behind the goal but for the PJT we were housed in the far right side of the main stand. A few thin pillars obstruct the view at times depending on where you are seated. Wheelchair users were located in the same stand at the front by the pitch.|
|Home team support, was it a library, good banter between the fans?||4||The attendance for this fixture was 1,070 (57 MK Dons). The home support didn’t make much noise. There were two groups of home support, one behind the opposite goal (Poundland Stand) and the second smaller group in the left side of the main stand. Both had no drum and very little noise until near the end. There wasn’t much banter between home and away support. At the end of the match some of them came to abuse the away fans coach sadly.|
|What were the stewards like, helpful and friendly or jobsworths?||7||The stewards on duty who were polite and helpful.|
|Toilet facilities, clean and well equipped with hot water, disgusting.||6||Not much to say here standard set up but basic. The toilets were fairly well maintained.|
|Ticket pricing, did the price reflect the facilities of the ground?||9||An adult ticket was £5 for PJT, so difficult to compare to standard pricing but reasonable for this tournament.|
|Ground facilities, half time service, did they let fans outside at halftime?||5||Fans were not allowed out for a half-time smoke. I don’t recall any half-time entertainment.|
|Match atmosphere, did the Dons fans give good support?||6||There were 57 Dons fans present. The fans did their best to to make some noise and plenty more than the home supporters.|
|Ease of exit, did the carpark clear quickly, traffic around the stadium?||9||Our exit from the ground and car park was pretty quick given low attendance for this one.|
|Any other observations or comments that may have affected your scoring?|
|Name – Groundhopper||Total Score out of 100||66/100|