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"Good Ground, Little Cover"

has rated Haig Avenue (Merseyrail Community Stadium) 3.0 out of 5.

Sandgrounder1996's review of Haig Avenue (Merseyrail Community Stadium)

Southport's Haig Aenue ground is not a disappointment if you are comparing it with other non league teams. It has an old feel about it, adding to the atmosphere and feel of the place. It has stands on all for sides. The 'home' end is the Jack Carr Stand a big stand with no seats, which takes up the majority of one end of the ground. Down one side is the main grandstand. 2,000 seats and impressive enough for anyone in non league and probably League 2 as well. The opposite side is the disappointment, a few steps and no cover. This is mirrored by the equally disappointing away end. However if the heavens open away fans can take cover in the last few columns of the grandstand.

Inside the ground there are two refreshment stalls serving decent grub. The Southport Grandstand Bar also provides any drinks wanted. Around the ground are a few pubs, and chippies to satisfy your needs. A downside to Haig Avenue is there is no car park whatsoever, so parking can sometimes be a problem. Fans will have to park on the streets around the ground, however there are always spaces with a 10 minute walk of the stadium.

Location

No car park, in the middle of a housing estate, not easy to find. However it is near to the train station.

View

No problems here, seats are good, and there is a good height difference between rows so even if Peter Crouch sits in front you can still see.

Facilities

Two sets of toilets, not the best. The food is your average football ground grub.

Food & Drink

Prices are pretty ordinary, however there can be long queues if you leave it until half time.

Police & Stewards

You'll only see police inside the ground if there is a big game on, otherwise they stay away. The stewards are friendly and easy going.

Atmosphere

The Jack Carr Stand can really get going in big matches, and is a great place to be. However when attacking the away end it can get quiet as there is no roof down the other end, so a lot of the noise is lost.

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Ratings for Haig Avenue (Merseyrail Community Stadium)

ApsectRating
LocationAspect 1 rating: 2.0 stars
ViewAspect 2 rating: 4.0 stars
FacilitiesAspect 3 rating: 2.5 stars
Food & DrinkAspect 4 rating: 3.0 stars
Police & StewardsAspect 5 rating: 4.0 stars
AtmosphereAspect 6 rating: 3.0 stars
OverallOverall rating: 4.0 stars

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