Ground name: The Oval
By car: Google Maps – Caernarfon Town Football Club
Parking: On-street parking outside the ground
Nearest train station: Bangor – 9.5 miles away
After a 10 year absence, Caernarfon Town will once again play in the Welsh Premier League in the 2018/19 season following their promotion as champions of the Huws Gary Alliance.
The Oval is situated a 10-15 minute walk away from the centre of historic Caernarfon, and while there is a car park at the ground, it fills up very quickly, but there is plenty of on-street parking nearby.
On entering the ground you will find a small clubshop selling club merchandise, before coming across the part-covered terrace behind one of the goals that tends to house the more vocal Caernarfon fans.
Moving around the ground you will next come across a small covered area of standing in the corner with ‘Tanner Lodge’ on its roof, I assume this is its name rather than a sponsor of this small building?
Next, down one side you have the main stand that has approximately 250 seats and no supporting pillars, and from this stand the teams emerge from the dressing rooms. Also on this side is a snack bar selling the usual football food.
On the opposite side is a slightly raised area of hard standing with the two dugouts and a TV gantry in the middle.
Behind the other goal is the Rondo Stand, covered seating which attracts some Caernarfon fans when the team is shooting that way.
All in all The Oval is a decent enough ground by Welsh standards, but has a fair slope on the pitch, with the side housing the dugouts being higher than the side from which the teams emerge.
Refreshments are available at the ground, and there are plenty of places to eat in the town centre. There is a supporters’ club at the ground which sells alcoholic and soft drinks, and also shows live football should you have time to kill before the game.