Monday, 13 October 2014

Bamber Bridge FC- Irongate Sir Tom Finney Stadium

Visits: 1
Bamber Bridge 1-4 Chorley (FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round, October 11th 2014)
Stands I’ve Been in: All sides
Ticket Price (1st Visit): £7
Attendance (1st Visit):2,214
Address: Irongate, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6UU

Transport

The ground is just off the M6 at the junction of the M65. All street parking, but fortunately for me, my dad works in the area and knew a good little place on the industrial estate next to Sainsbury's. Just a short walk down a little path under the smallest railway bridge probably in the world!


Unprecedented queues to get in!

Food & Drink

Didnt eat inside the ground, good clubhouse at the ground, though very slow getting served with there being such a massive crowd for this game.


View from the covered end

Inside the Ground

Not bad for Evo-Stik level. Uncovered end in front of the clubhouse, and the uncovered grass bank down one side. The seated Main Stand is opposite, while the other end has a covered terrace.


Teams lining up in front of the Main Stand

Atmosphere

Huge crowd for Brig, they had to shut the turnstiles 10 minutes before kick off, the crowd understandably swelled due to Chorley being a local rival, an international break, and even Preston not playing. And for a mostly uncovered non league ground, the atmosphere was great. I doubt it's like that every week though!


The covered end in the second half

Anything Else


The clubhouse end of the ground

Overall

Decent little ground for their level.

Irongate Photos 

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