Josh’s Ground Guide Swindon Town

By Josh Ellis, MK Fellas

The home of Swindon Town Fc is known as The County Ground.
It has been home to Swindon since 1896 and possesses an all seated capacity of 15,726.

A record attendance of 32,000 was set on 15 January 1972 against Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup.

The stadium consists of 4 all seater stands, here is some information on all of them.

1. Arkells John Trollop Stand.

It is located on the north side of the pitch. The majority of this stand was constructed in 1971, with extra seating being added near the pitch-side in late 1992. The west corner of this stand is allocated to away fans. 1,200 of the total 3,300 away allocation is here. It has a capacity of roughly 5,800.

2. Stratton Bank.

This is at the east end of the pitch. It is a former terrace, now with seats bolted on, and has no roof. Stratton Bank stand makes up the remaining 2,200 of the away allocation.

3. Don Rogers Stand

This stand, on the south of the pitch was built in 1994 as the Intel stand. From the start of the 2007/08 season, the stand was renamed as the Don Rogers stand. It currently has a capacity of around 4,868.

4. Alan McLoughlin Town End

At the west end of the pitch, this stand is named for its being closest to the town centre. Since the mid-2000s it has become popular with the more vocal fans, and therefore has what is considered to be the best atmosphere in the stadium on a match day. In August 2021, the club renamed the stand after late player and academy director Alan McLoughlin. The Town End holds approximately 1,846.

There is a dedicated kiosk located with the away stand which is stocked with a variety of hot and cold refreshments, pasties and sausage rolls. Away fans can access a burger or greek streetfood van located within the main car park, while there is a Fish & Chips shop just across the road and roundabout from the ground.

Travelling from the East and West:

Leave the M4 at Junction 15. Take the Commonhead Roundabout. Turn left onto the A4259 Marlborough Road.

Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto Queens Drive. At the next set of roundabouts take the 3rd exit onto County Road – the entrance to the ground is on the first right.

Travelling from the Midlands:

Take the M40 to Junction 9. Then take the A43, A34 and then the A420 into Swindon.

At Drakes’ Roundabout turn onto Queen’s Drive. At the next set of roundabouts take 3rd exit onto County Road, the entrance to the stadium is the first right.

Travelling by train

From the front of the station, facing the The Great Western Hotel, turn left onto Station Road and then head right onto Corporation Street.

At the traffic lights turn left onto Manchester Road. At the end of Manchester Road turn right onto County Road.

The entrance to the stadium is the second left. This walk should take approximately 10 minutes.

Parking is located at multiple locations. Supporters can park at St Joseph’s School behind the Ground on Ocotal Way.

Alternatively, you can park at Drove Primary School or Swindon Cricket Club, spaces cost £5 and are on a first come, first served basis.

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