Ground name: Y Traeth
By car: Google Maps – Porthmadog FC
Parking: Large, free car park outside the ground
Nearest train station: Porthmadog – 1 mile away
Y Traeth is a ground with pretty good facilities for Welsh domestic football, and certainly at the level they play in. On entering the ground you immediately find yourself in front of a very good bar/clubhouse, probably only second to the bar at Bangor City’s Nantporth in terms of how modern it is and what the bar has to offer.
Also on this side of the ground is a tiny but very well set up club shop stocking some very good club merchandise, and judging by the amount of Porthmadog shirts on show about the town on matchday and in the ground, the club shop, I would imagine, deservedly does very well.
Also down this side you have a modern looking food kiosk, I’m not sure what is on offer here but the chips (looked more like French Fries) definitely seemed popular. The rest of this side of the ground is made up of three different, old looking, but very cool stands. One sits more or less on the halfway line, is all seated, and is three or four rows high. Next to it is a strange one with a mixture of two very small standing areas and a few seats in the centre. Then finally, at the very end, you have another all seated stand.
Moving around the ground you then come behind one of the goals which houses a covered all seated stand with large areas of hard standing either side of it.
Down the other side of the ground is a whole side of hard standing with a TV gantry on its halfway line.
Behind the other goal is another covered stand, this time mainly seated which is kind of quirky in that the areas of seating are all sectioned off and slightly separate from each other, very unique!
I really like Y Traeth, it has pretty much all the facilities you can ask at this level, and possibly even at Welsh Premier League level. It’s also very easy to get parked up and being on the Porthmadog bypass, you should get away pretty sharpish after the match too, great ground!