Vanarama Conference Premier
Saturday 23rd August 2014
Stadium: Liberty Way Stadium, Liberty Way, Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6RR
Telephone: 024 7638 5738
Club Colours: Blue and White
Official Website: www.nuneatontownfc.com
Brief Directions by Road:
M1 and then M6 to junction 3 and take the A444 towards Nuneaton. Continue towards the town centre after passing the George Eliot Hospital on your left. On reaching a roundabout turn right at the 2nd exit on to Avenue Road A254. Continue along this road going across one roundabout (the road becomes Eastborough Road although still the A254), over the railway lines and then a second roundabout (with the Crows Nest pub on your right). At the next roundabout turn left into Townsend Drive (signposted Nuneaton RFC/Attleborough Fields Industrial Estate). Then turn right into Liberty Way for the stadium.
There is car parking available at the ground for £2, but this is limited. The Industrial estate opposite also offers the same deal.
Directions by Train:
Nuneaton Railway Station is about a 30 minutes’ walk from the ground, gotta be a cab ride, made for sharing. The station is served by trains from London Euston.
Eating and Drinking Locally:
The Crows Nest on Crowhill Way is the nearest pub to the ground and is a good 10 minute walk away. The Acorn is another safe bet. Although the Football Club does have a Bar, it is only available to home fans. The adjacent Rugby Club has its own Clubhouse which can be accessed from the Liberty Way car park and welcomes away fans.
Question: Why did the Liberty snack bars throw lots of pies away last week? Answer: Because there was Nuneaton.
In 2007 Nuneaton Borough moved to this new home after spending 90 years at their former Manor Park home. The Club went into liquidation in 2008 and were subsequently reformed as Nuneaton Town.
The ground has a fairly basic lay out with a main stand that holds a shade over 500. The remainder of the round is terracing with two small covered areas at both ends, very similar to the Hive in fact. The Loans 2 Go Stand will be our home and holds up to 1,000. Opposite the main stand is a shallow uncovered terrace bringing the capacity to around 4,500.
Adults £14, U17s £3. Transfer to seating additional £2.
Previous Meetings and Memories:
Last season’s visit in April 2014 featured a winning goal from loanee defender Valentin Gjokaj.
Author George Elliot (Mary Ann Evans) lived in Nuneaton as did Larry Grayson the camp comic. Olympic athlete Tessa Sanderson lived just a javelin throw away from the old Manor Park ground. English social activist Mary Whitehouse was born here while rock chick and actress Patsy Kensit supports Nuneaton.