The Snoop took a peek around the facilities at London Road for us, at the League One
Have a look to see how Peterborough rated.
|First Impressions of the stadium, parking, ease of entry.||6||This was our first trip since 2017 to the currently named Weston Homes Stadium which has a capacity of 13,511. Coaches and cars park in the car park which is a short walk from the ground. There’s now an away fans area which is located in a small fenced off section by the turnstiles with a burger van and a hut selling alcohol. The area is open to the elements.|
|Food & Drink, range, quality, price.||7||There was a burger van and alcohol hut outside. Inside the ground was the standard range of food & drink which was reasonably priced. No alcohol available inside. The snack bar inside the ground is located under the stand in an area with limited room and so it gets quite congested. |
There was a sign for another snack bar which was located near the ladies toilets. Unfortunately this snack bar was closed but there was a constant flow of fans heading that way only to be turned around by stewards. Perhaps covering the sign would have helped.
|View from your seat, any poles in the way, obstructed view, seat broken?||6||Away fans were located at one end of the Main North Stand with an option of tickets in the upper or lower areas. I understand that tickets for the lower area sold out first but on arrival we were all initially directed to the upper area. Those of you that are familiar with this stand will not be surprised to learn that nothing has changed. The wooden seats are still present and the view from the back of the stand is limited due to the roof. There are a couple of pillars that restrict your view.|
Wheelchair users are located at the front of the same stand.
|Home team support, was it a library, good banter between the fans?||7||The attendance for this fixture was 8,391. The home support didn’t make a lot of noise although a drum could be heard occasionally. |
There was some banter but this was very much one sided coming from the Dons support.
|What were the stewards like, helpful and friendly or jobsworths?||7||There were plenty of stewards on duty who on the whole were polite and helpful. They were seen to help a fan who was under the influence.|
|Toilet facilities, clean and well equipped with hot water, disgusting.||5||Peterborough still have their awful stainless steel toilets which are located under the stand where there is limited space. There was hot water for hand washing but there was a leak in one of the cubicles.|
|Ticket pricing, did the price reflect the facilities of the ground?||5||An adult ticket was £27 and very expensive for the standard of the facilities on offer.|
|Ground facilities, half time service, did they let fans outside at halftime?||7||I believe that fans were allowed out for a half-time smoke. There was some half-time entertainment involving the sponsors skip.|
|Match atmosphere, did the Dons fans give good support?||7|
There were 699 Dons fans present who made plenty of noise. The drum was allowed but didn’t travel.
|Ease of exit, did the carpark clear quickly, traffic around the stadium?||8|
Our exit from the ground was swift but delayed slightly by the queues from the car park.
|Any other observations or comments that may have affected your scoring?|
|Name – Groundhopper||Total Score out of 100||65/100|