Bishop Auckland Football Club - Kingsway

Kingsway, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England, DL14 7JN

Enquiries:

01388-604403

Official Website:

www.bishopafc.com

Nick Name:

Bishops

Our Impressions of Kingsway

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

Directions to Kingsway

By Road

From North or South

Leave the A1 at Junction 60 (signs for Durham Services).? Follow signs to Bishop Auckland.? On approach to Bishop Auckland follow road down into a small valley passing Park Head Hotel on left, and BP services on right.? At the roundabout at the top of the hill turn right. Go straight on down 'Durham Road' and as the road rises back up into the town centre, follow the main road round to the left.? Continue on this road and you will see the ground on your left.? At the traffic lights just past the ground, turn left and park on either side of the road alongside King James school, or in the streets opposite.

From West

Turn off A66 onto A688 through Barnard Castle, and continue to follow signs to Bishop Auckland.? You will pass through Staindrop and West Auckland. Carry on to the outskirts of Bishop Auckland.? Just past Kwik Save (on your right) turn left at the roundabout down Watling Road.? Continue straight on over lights and keep going straight on over roundabout opposite Morrissons. At next lights (in Newgate Street) turn right. The ground is ahead on your left, but go straight over next lights and park on either side of the road alongside King James school, or in the streets opposite. Above data supplied by John From The Bishop Auckland Web Site - 2nd January 2001

Local Area around Kingsway

Car Parking


There are some car parks close to the ground, including one immediately opposite, but these are usually full especially on Saturdays.? Street parking is available near the ground as noted in the directions.
Above data supplied by
John From
The Bishop Auckland Web Site

-
2nd January 2001
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