The Snoop took a peek around the facilities at Cheltenham for us, at our league 1 fixture.
Have a look to see how The Robins rated.
|First Impressions of the stadium, parking, ease of entry.||7||A sunny Saturday at Whaddon Road, known as the Completely-Suzuki Stadium. The ground, which has a capacity of 7,066, is in a built up area with club car parking & a nearby community centre offering parking for £8. The railway station is 2 mile walk with a regular bus service to the ground.|
Coaches usually park just in front of the ground on the road with a short 2 min walk to the away end. Away fans are allocated the Hazlewoods Stand which is located behind a goal.
|Food & Drink, range, quality, price.||7||The kiosk still serves an array of food, burgers, hot dogs, pies & Sausage rolls. Also sweets & hot & cold drinks which was all reasonably priced. The kiosk is in an open concourse area.|
|View from your seat, any poles in the way, obstructed view, seat broken?||8||The view from the Hazelwood’s Stand behind the goal is close to the action & offers great views, with a low roof so there is noise can be generated to create an atmosphere. Wheelchair users are located within the same stand on the concourse.|
|Home team support, was it a library, good banter between the fans?||5||The attendance for this fixture was 3,655. The home fans at the far end of the Colin Farmer Stand, in block 1, were the vocal fans mostly. They created some limited noise mainly singing of their dislike of Forest Green. The rest of their fans were pretty quiet during the game.|
|What were the stewards like, helpful and friendly or jobsworths?||7||The stewards were generally pleasant & were in the main polite & friendly, except for one incident seeing one of their Stewards being sent out of the away area for some disruption, by the other Stewards.|
|Toilet facilities, clean and well equipped with hot water, disgusting.||7||The toilet blocks were clean and well maintained on arrival. Standard facilities.|
|Ticket pricing, did the price reflect the facilities of the ground?||7||An adult ticket was £26 which is a little higher than we paid for Charlton this week by £3.|
|Ground facilities, half time service, did they let fans outside at halftime?||6||The concourse area by the kiosk is open to the elements and fairly small for a stand which can accommodate 1,100 fans. It does get very busy with only one refreshment kiosk, so expect a wait.|
|Match atmosphere, did the Dons fans give good support?||8||There were 425 Dons fans at the game. The drum did travel this time & our fans made a fair bit of noise as usual, certainly more than the home fans did!|
|Ease of exit, did the carpark clear quickly, traffic around the stadium?||8||The coach was waiting outside the away end and departure from the area was relatively quick & the car park was also fairly free moving for a built up area.|
|Any other observations or comments that may have affected your scoring?|
|Name – Groundhopper||Total Score out of 100||70/100|