AFC Telford United's New Bucks Head stadium is considered to be amongst the best non-league grounds in the country, and holds a football league 'A' grading.
Construction of the new stadium commenced in 2000, replacing the Bucks Head ground which had been home to Wellington Town and Telford United for over a century. Although the Bucks Head held a special place in the hearts of many supporters, it was in desperate need of renovation. The terraces were a mixture of concrete steps and cinder banking, one of the stands was built from wood and the toilet facilities left a lot to be desired
In the 1999/2000 season, demolition work began on the Railway End terraces, albeit slowly at first. The following season, the new stadium slowly began to take shape. Telford United played with only two terraces in operation, with a small temporary stand situated on what is now the Jack Bentley Terrace and portacabins in the car park were used for changing rooms.
The stadium was finally completed in 2003 and can hold 6300 supporters, with seating for 2200 and further covered accomodation for 2600.
The stadium development was complemented by the construction of the AFC Telford United Learning Centre, positioned behind the Jack Bentley Terrace, which is where the club offices, bar, meeting and education rooms are housed.
AFC Telford United is a community club and is fully committed to providing equal access to all. The New Bucks Head stadium has the following disabled facilities:
The club normally operates a single disabled entrance, which is located in the corner of the ground where the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand and the David Hutchinson Stand meet. The entrance can be found between the club shop and the control tower.
On certain occasions, the club will operate a second disabled entrance at the A5 end of the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand, which will give access to the disabled area of the Frank Nagington Stand where visiting supporters are housed during segregated games.
There are two areas of the ground which are set aside for wheelchair users. These are at pitch level and are located at the western ends of the David Hutchinson Stand and the Frank Nagington Stand.
There are two disabled toilets in the stadium, located beneath the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand and the control tower.
Corporate Area and Vice Presidents Club
The corporate area and Vice Presidents Club are situated at the top of the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand. A lift is available in the lobby between Joshuas bar and the hotel's fitness club.
We appreciate that there may be circumstances when there are additional requirements that are not provided for by the above. In these instances, please contact the club on 01952 640064 and we will endeavour to provide appropiate assistance.
The following information may be helpful to supporters who will be visiting our ground for a forthcoming fixture.
Parking facilities comprise 290 spaces at the stadium (entrance via Haybridge Road) and some 500 at Telford College of Arts and Technology, which is situated on the opposite side of Haybridge Road. There is surveillance by stewards and CCTV. The fee is £3 per car.
Away Fans The accommodation for standing visiting supporters is in the Frank Nagington Stand, with access via turnstiles I and J. The prices of admission can be found here.
A limited number of seats will be made available for visitors in the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand. Spectators should again enter via gates I/J and then approach a steward for arranging a transfer to the seating area. Seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, and priority will be given to elderly people, those with limited mobility and to families with young children.
Anyone who has limited mobility, and who is unable to enter via a turnstile, should report to the assisted-entry gate, which is between turnstiles P and A in the north-west corner of the ground.
As to refreshments, we can cater for your supporters in the concourses behind the Budget Gas Frank Nagington Stand, Acoustafoam North Stand and in the Sir Stephen Roberts Stand, where there are bars providing a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. The concourses also have separate licensed bars for alcoholic drinks. The Learning Centre Bar on the Simmonds Transport Jack Bentley Terrace is also open before every game
The Railway Inn (free house) a fully refurbished pub only 5 minutes walk from the New Bucks Head. The Railway shows all major sporting events on 5 TV's and 1 6ft projector.
They have a variety of drinks available including 4 REAL ALES and rotating Guest Beers.
There are 2 dart boards 1 in lounge and 1 in bar, also there is a beer garden and car parking to the rear of the pub.
The Railway is well worth a visit for both home and away fans and you’re always assured of a warm welcome from owners Sue, John and their friendly team of staff. They also sponsor AFC Telford United.
You can check the Railway out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/railwayinnwellington?sk=info and twitter @railway_inn
If you need any further information about arrangements for your club’s visit, please contact our club office on 01952 640064 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org