Our Impressions of King's Marsh Stadium
AFC Sudbury was formed on 1st June 1999 from the amalgamation of Sudbury Town and Sudbury Wanderers. AFC Sudbury now plays at the King's Marsh Stadium, following a short spell at the Priory Stadium. The King's Marsh Stadium
boasts two pitches, a training area, and large car park.
The ground itself has two covered stands, one that offers seating for approx 200 fans (main stand), and the other that offers standing for an additional 300 fans (The shed). These two stand are located at either side of the pitch. The Floodlights are excellent for this level of football, and were only added during the 1992-1993 season.
The clubhouse was opened in 1985, and is now somewhat dated compared to others in this league (Wroxham and Needham Market for example). There is also a disabled wc, and a clean toilet block.
On the day we visited, we found the home fans very welcoming, and the atmosphere very good, so we recommend that you visit for a highly entertaining day/night out.
Directions to King's Marsh Stadium
Take A131 through Halstead to Sudbury. On descending hill into Sudbury turn left at first Traffic lights and then take first right into Brundon Lane. Road narrows before reaching ground.
From Colchester, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich
Enter Sudbury and follow signs for Halstead. Cross River bridge and go under rail bridge then take first right at traffic lights and first right again into Brundon Lane.
Ballingdon Bridge Reconstruction
The above route will be subject to long delays at times for 12 months from Feb. 2002.
Take right turn off A143 to Long Melford, when travelling from Bury St. Edmunds and follow road through village until right hand turn and sign for Rodbridge pic-nic site and Foxearth. Continue over the narrow bridge and turn left to Borley. From Borley turn left after church towards Bulmer, and then follow this road until a left turn signposted Bulmer & Sudbury. Follow this road to the 'T' junction and turn left. On entering Sudbury, turn left at the bottom of the hill into Brundon Lane which leads to King's Marsh.
Travel towards Long Melford turn left at Rodbridge/Foxearth sign, then as above.
Chambers coaches provide service from Colchester and Bury St Edmunds to Sudbury. Beestons provide service from Ipswich to Sudbury
The nearst train station is obviously Sudbury, and is approx 1 and a half miles from the ground. Check www.ger.co.uk for further details
Local Area around King's Marsh Stadium
There is a good sized car park at the ground, but that said, on the night we visited this was full!
Sudbury is one of the large town within the Jewson Premier, and as such all the major high street banks can in the found, with most of them in Market Square.