Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Walsall FC- Bescot Stadium

Visits: 1
Walsall 0-0 Dagenham & Redbridge AET 2-3 on Penalties (FA Cup 2nd Round Replay, December 13th 2011)
Stands I’ve Been in: Floors2Go Stand Lower
Ticket Price (1st Visit): £12
Attendance (1st Visit): 1,802
Address: Bescot Crescent, Walsall WS1 4SA

Transport

Well known for being so clearly visible from the M6, you’re off the motorway literally minutes to get there and its signposted all the way. Big car park at the ground for £3, cant go wrong.

Ground exterior

Food & Drink

Chicken & mushroom Pukka pie…yes please! They dont seem to believe in forks at Walsall though so its a messy eat! Outside the ground, theres only really a McDonalds on the retail park, and to drink there are two bars at the ground. Just as well really, as being one of the first ‘new’ out of town grounds, along with Scunthorpe, it suffers hugely from its location.

The Floors 2 Go Stand

Inside the Ground

The three tiered Floors2Go Stand has been redeveloped in recent years, dwarfing the rest of the ground, which has three pretty much matching stands, similar height and with a few pillars, while the Floors2Go has perfect views all around.

The Fellows Stand

Atmosphere

Dreadful first half, the Walsall fans seemed to be a pretty pessimistic bunch, not sure if thats a regular thing or it was just the absolute soul destroying nature of their tactics and performance in the first half, but it picked up hugely in the second half, and despite a reduced crowd, was alright really.With only 96 Dagenham fans in attendance, they didnt make much of an impression from so far away.

A penalty shootout in front of the William Sharp Stand

Anything Else


The Banks' Stand

Overall

Like so many new grounds that came after it, it suffers hugely from its out of town location.

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