Kingsway has been the home of Bishop Auckland FC since the 1880s.? Plans to relocate have been in place since around 1995, and as a result, very little money has been spent on the current ground since that date.
The facilities are shared with the town's cricket club, and as a result has only three sides.
Apart from for the very few games when segregation is thought necessary, you will enter the ground through turnstiles alongside the clubhouse. As you pass through the turnstiles the 'tea hut' is on your right, social club is immediately ahead, and in front of the social club is a small area of covered terracing.
To your left the ground opens out with the Kingsway terrace running parallel to the road, and the club shop is situated at the near end of this terrace. Ahead of you is the Lightfoot terrace, Grandstand, and Dellwood terrace.
Supporters tend to congregate on the Dellwood terrace, or the Kingsway end depending on which way the team is kicking.
The views from the wooden stand are spoilt by the floodlight pylons, and the struts holding the roof up.? Seats with an unobstructed view of both goals are limited.? The views from under the stand are even worse, with the new fire exits blocking the view.
Above data supplied by John From The Bishop Auckland Web Site
- 2nd January 2001