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"Punching above their weight - so don't knock it!"

has rated The Crown Ground 3.0 out of 5.

smithybridge-blue's review of The Crown Ground

Unfortunately, as most visitors to this ground are used to more up-to-date and modern Football League facilities, the reviews of this stadium can appear to be unfair due to its size and lack of amenities.
This club has come back from its death in 1962. Reformed in 1968, the club moved into the Crown Ground in the early 1970's and have remained here since, having stood on its own two feet, with no help from anybody but the local community and a few small investors.
What a club of this size has achieved is immense to get into the Football League. Visitors need to be made aware of this and take it for what it is!
Small, friendly and likeable club with no heirs and graces.


Accrington is only a small town so the ground is easy to find and is well signposted from both the M65 motorway and the Town Centre. There is plenty of side street parking on the housing estate behind the Visitors terracing or it is just a 2 donation to park of the amateur football teams car park behind the Coppice Terrace. The train station is about a 20 minute walk away, towards the town centre. There are a couple of local pubs in the immediate vicinity, The Crown and The Oak Lea, on the main road which runs past the ground.


As the stands are only small, and the club have not had the finances to do any major redevelopment work, most of the views from around the stadium are a pitch level.


Facilities are basic. Food and hot drinks are available from vans situated behind the stands. Toilets small but clean. One plus point though. If you decide to sit in the main stand then you can enter the social club that serves local beers and pies at reasonable prices.

Food & Drink

Burger van food.

Police & Stewards

Low key.


The Stanley Ultras, although only few in number, are very enthusiastic and never stop singing. The visitors terrace does not have a roof so loses any volume and atmosphere.

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Ratings for The Crown Ground

LocationAspect 1 rating: 3.0 stars
ViewAspect 2 rating: 1.5 stars
FacilitiesAspect 3 rating: 2.0 stars
Food & DrinkAspect 4 rating: 2.0 stars
Police & StewardsAspect 5 rating: 2.5 stars
AtmosphereAspect 6 rating: 2.5 stars
OverallOverall rating: 2.5 stars

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