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Walsall


Current LeagueEngland » League 2
Current GroundThe Bescot
Previous GroundsFellows Park
Walsall Fans542
Average Number of Grounds Visited62.22
Formed1888
Websitewww.saddlers.co.uk
NicknameThe Saddlers
Previous NameWalsall Town Swifts
Facebookofficialwalsallfc
Twitter@WFCOfficial
Instagram@officialwalsallfc

New stadium effect

Walsall moved into the Bescot over 30 years ago, so it's really not a very new stadium at all. The impact of moving from Fellows Park has been a negative one though, in both of the areas we're evaluating.

Walsall's average attendance dropped over 7% from 4,706 to 4,362. However there were signs that fans are returning as the 6,779 average in the 10th year at the Bescot was higher than any average in the previous 19 years.

But most importantly, the new ground has had no positive effect on the pitch. The Saddlers have fallen an average of 11 places since moving to the Bescot - from 55th to 66th, although much of this damage was done in the first few seasons. The team finished 84th and 85th in those first two years before climbing to finishes as high as 46th and 42nd in years 9 and 10 at the Bescot.

Old stadium: Fellows Park (1896 - 1990, 94 years)
New stadium: The Bescot (Opened 1990, £5m)

Old stadium average attendance: 4,706
New stadium average attendance: 4,362
Difference: -344 (-7%)

Old stadium average league position: 55
New stadium average league position: 66
Difference: +11

Average attendance

Fellows Park
1980/19814,265
1981/19823,744
1982/19833,243
1983/19843,243
1984/19854,812
1985/19864,891
1986/19875,313
1987/19885,598
1988/19896,104
1989/19904,077
The Bescot
1990/19914,149
1991/19923,367
1992/19933,628
1993/19944,237
1994/19954,071
1995/19963,982
1996/19973,892
1997/19984,062
1998/19995,457
1999/20006,779

League position

Fellows Park
1980/198164
1981/198264
1982/198354
1983/198454
1984/198555
1985/198650
1986/198752
1987/198847
1988/198944
1989/199068
The Bescot
1990/199184
1991/199285
1992/199375
1993/199480
1994/199572
1995/199655
1996/199756
1997/199863
1998/199946
1999/200042

See how Walsall compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


Saturday 3pm kick-off stats

How often do Walsall play at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon?

Overall Saturday 3pm stats

62%
of league matches kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday
(61/98)
60%
of league home matches
(30/50)
65%
of league away matches
(31/48)

Next and last Saturday 3pms

Next Saturday 3pm home match
10th Aug 2024
vs Morecambe
17 days away
Last Saturday 3pm home match
95 days ago
20th Apr 2024 vs Bradford City
Next Saturday 3pm away match
17th Aug 2024
vs Swindon Town
24 days away
Last Saturday 3pm away match
88 days ago
27th Apr 2024 vs AFC Wimbledon

Kick-off days and times

Saturday 15:00
61/98 - 62%
Tuesday 19:45
23/98 - 23%
Monday 15:00
4/98 - 4%
Friday 19:45
3/98 - 3%
Friday 15:00
2/98 - 2%
Saturday 13:00
1/98 - 1%
Thursday 19:45
1/98 - 1%
Sunday 15:00
1/98 - 1%
Monday 12:30
1/98 - 1%
Tuesday 15:00
1/98 - 1%

Fixture data gathered from multiple sources. Based on all matches played since the start of the 2022/2023 season.
See how Walsall compare to other teams with our full Saturday 3pm analysis of all the top teams in England and Scotland.


Upcoming Walsall fixtures

Sat 10th August 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 17th August 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The County Ground
Sat 24th August 2024   12:30   Sky Bet League Two at Prenton Park
Sat 31st August 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 7th September 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Stadium:MK
Sat 14th September 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 21st September 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Moor Lane
Sat 28th September 2024   12:30   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Tue 1st October 2024   19:45   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 5th October 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at SMH Group Stadium
Sat 12th October 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 19th October 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Blundell Park
Tue 22nd October 2024   19:45   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 9th November 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 16th November 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 23rd November 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Plough Lane
Tue 3rd December 2024   19:45   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 7th December 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Vale Park
Sat 14th December 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 21st December 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The EnviroVent Stadium
Thu 26th December 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sun 29th December 2024   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Wed 1st January 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Meadow Lane
Sat 4th January 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Whaddon Road
Sat 11th January 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 18th January 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 25th January 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Valley Parade
Tue 28th January 2025   19:45   Sky Bet League Two at Highbury Stadium
Sat 1st February 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 15th February 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 22nd February 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Globe Arena
Sat 1st March 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Tue 4th March 2025   19:45   Sky Bet League Two at Brunton Park
Sat 8th March 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 22nd March 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Priestfield
Sat 29th March 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 5th April 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Sat 12th April 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Holker Street
Fri 18th April 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at The Bescot
Mon 21st April 2025   15:00   Sky Bet League Two at Rodney Parade

Fixture data compiled from multiple sources, please check before travelling.


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