Ground name: The New Oval
By car: Google Maps – Holyhead Hotspur F C
Parking: Ample parking at the ground and leisure centre
Nearest train station: Holyhead – 1.4 miles away
Holyhead Hotspur opened their new ground, The New Oval, in 2007. It is situated just off the A55 and next to the club’s old ground, and the nearby leisure centre. Due to being in this location, there is ample parking around the ground for your visit.
On entering the ground, you will first come across the clubhouse, which serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and has a television next to the bar which on my visit was showing football.
Separate to the clubhouse at the entrance to the ground is a snack bar serving chocolate, crisps, hot and cold drinks and also hot food if I remember rightly.
Down the clubhouse side of the ground is a smart, modern stand with plastic seats. Most fans tend to choose to sit in this stand as it offers the most protection. It always seems to be freezing whenever I visit this ground! Next to this stand is a small covered flat standing area which completes this side of the ground.
The rest of the ground is hard standing behind pitch railings, save for the dugouts on the opposite side of the ground to the main stand and clubhouse, and a building which houses the dressing rooms and toilets behind one goal next to the main entrance.
The New Oval is a decent ground for level 2 of the Welsh pyramid, and wouldn’t look out of place in the Welsh Premier League. The facilities are good, but do wrap up warm if your visit is outside of August!