Ground name: Nantporth, or for sponsorship reasons The VSM Bangor Stadium
By car: Google Maps – Bangor City Football Club
Parking: Plenty of free parking at the ground, otherwise the University Normal site next door
Nearest train station: Bangor – 1.2 miles away
Bangor City moved to their new stadium above the Menai Straits in 2012, following 92 years at the much loved Farrar Road. The new ground is situated away from the city centre and is a good 20-25 minute walk from the train station. There is parking available at the ground should you choose to travel by car.
The ground does have very good facilities, including a refreshment kiosk selling the burgers, hot dogs, chips, sausage rolls and hot and cold drinks, and a very good supporters’ bar inside the main stand.
On entering the ground you will find yourself down the side of the main stand. This smart stand accommodates 800 seated spectators, although the two end blocks of seating are not under cover. The supporters bar has views of the ground up until kick off, and Sky Sports News is usually on for you to enjoy with your drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, and hot drinks also).
Opposite the main stand are two small covered seated stands with approximately 150 seats in each which are on one side of a TV gantry. The rest of this side is hard, flat standing.
Behind both goals are small, open, three-stepped terraces which some Bangor fans congregate in depending on which way the home team is shooting.
If you choose to have a drink near to the ground, the closest pubs are Patrick’s Bar, Y Glôb, and The Belle View, all a 15 minute walk away in Upper Bangor, and 15 minutes in the opposite direction is The Antelope, situated at the end of the impressive Menai Suspension Bridge.