Away Ground Guide - AFC Telford United ( Tuesday 12 September 2017)

AFC Telford United
New Bucks Head Stadium
Watling Street

The stadium can hold 6300 supporters, with seating for 2200 and further covered accommodation for 2600.

Tickets & Admission
AFC Telford United operate the following admission price policy for league games.

Adult £14
Concession £10
Youth (16-19) £5
Under 16 £3

When segregation is in operation, away fans are housed in the Frank Nagington (South) Stand, providing covered terraced accommodation for 1200. Seating is usually available for away fans in block A of the West Stand on request.

You can purchase tickets in advance for a game. You can call 01952 640064 for further information.


The New Bucks Head is situated to the northwest of Telford in the Wellington area, and is easily accessible by road and rail. The stadium is well signposted from Junction 6 of the M54 (Wellington/Telford West). The nearest railway station is Wellington(Shropshire). Regular buses run past the New Bucks Head from Telford town centre and Wellington bus stations.Details of route via M6 is below.

Car Parking

The main car park is situated behind the East Terrace and David Hutchinson Stand, and is accessed via the Haybridge Road entrance.

The club has good relations with the Telford College of Arts and Technology and addiitonal car parking is often made available on their car park, again accessed from Haybridge Road.

The cost of Match day parking is £3 per vehicle


The New Bucks is a decent stadium, with an away end offering a good view allied to top notch acoustics thanks to a relatively low roof. The toilets…bar….eatery are all under cover , and there are ample seats available for those seeking them so what’s not to like…well possibly the ridiculous `cordon sanitare’ that separated standing County fans from the seated variety.


Telford  are fast learners, and the crush of season 2015/16 under the stand was totally absent this term. They had used their loaf and separated the eatery from the bar which was moved 50 yards to the left. 

This made perfect sense and totally worked! It also meant queues were absent.
I took advantage of the absence of competing elbows to order a hot dog, the meat of which poked precociously way beyond the outer extremes of the bap, nestling on a bed of slightly under done onions. I was happy with that, and from what I witnessed so were most others.

In a relatively tranquil affair last season,  it was disconcerting to see one of our number encroach on the pitch attracting the attention of the constabulary who hitherto had been in snooze mode. No repeat this time around please.  

Directions via M6;-

M6 to J15

take the A500 exit to A50/Stoke-on-Trent/Stone/Derby
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Newcastle Rd/A519
Turn right onto Whitmore Rd/A5182
Continue to follow A5182  1.9 mi3 mins
.At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Whitmore Rd/A53
continue to follow A53  3.7 mi /6 mins
Turn right onto A51 0.2 mi< 1 min
Slight left onto Newcastle Rd/A53 2.8 mi4 mins
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Newcastle Rd/A53
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Market Drayton Rd/A53
Continue to follow A53  4.3 mi/6 mins
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A53 1.8 mi3 mins
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A53 4.5 mi6 mins
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A442 9.4 mi12 mins
At the roundabout, continue straight onto Whitchurch Dr/A5223 0.8 mi2 mins
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Apley Ave 0.4 mi< 1 min
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Whitchurch Rd 0.2 mi< 1 min
Continue onto King St
Go through 1 roundabout 0.4 mi/1 min
Turn left onto Regent St Wellington,
Ground on the right

Estimated Journey Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Post Code for SAT Nav:   TF1 2TU

Real Ale Pubs in the vicinity:-

0.3 km away , is the Swan Hotel........

then a further km on is the Cock Hotel......


Coach Travel.....

The Fingerpost Flyer will get you there, details to follow.....

Phone Lou on 07896 536757 to book.

Ian Brown


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