Our Impressions of Town Ground
The club only has a small car park and in the summer months this is shared with the local cricket club (whose members invariably get there first). Consequently you will almost certainly have to park your car (or whatever) along Dellwood Avenue or a nearby street.
The clubhouse and changing rooms are immediately in front of you near the entrance, although the entrance is on the opposite side. The clubhouse contains a bar and a television can be found in one corner.
The pitch itself is to the east of the clubhouse a hundred yards or so away.
There is a moderately sized stand but as only about half of it is fitted with seats and the other half unusable by spectators, it has limited capacity. Next to the stand is a shed used as the courtesy suite for club officials and guests.
Hot food and drink is normally available via a mobile burger van. Don't let this put you off as he offers a wide choice of very good hot fast food and drink.
Toilets are normally only available via (or just behind) the clubhouse. For larger games (FACup, Vase etc), the club will bring in Portaloos alongside the pitch.
All data supplied by Richard from Ipswich - 07th September 2000
Directions to Town Ground
From London and the South East
Travel north up the A12 (off the M25 Junction 28). The A12 meets the A14 (Felixstowe to M1/M6 trunk road) at Copdock interchange, just to the South of Ipswich. For Felixstowe take the A14 heading east over the impressive Orwell Bridge. Follow the A14, for approx. 14 miles until you come to a large roundabout with a large water tower on your right, take the 1st exit off the roundabout, which is straight on. Take the first exit at the next roundabout, straight ahead again. At the next roundabout take the fourth exit onto Beatrice Avenue, take the first left into Dellwood Avenue. The ground is 100 yards down on the left behind tall wooden fencing. There is small car park, which is shared with the Cricket & Hockey clubs, and plenty of street parking. The club house is on the right as you go through the gate, with the pitch about 40 yards further on down a tree lined path.
From the North and the Midlands
From the M1 or M6 head south towards Daventry (the M1/M6) interchange. The A14 starts here and will take you all the way to Felixstowe (127 miles). Follow the directions as above.
There is a regular train service to Ipswich from London Euston and from Peterborough. The train service to Felixstowe from Ipswich is at best once an hour - please check before travelling. The Station at Felixstowe is approx 100 yards from the ground: Walk out of the Station car park onto the main road and turn right, with the fire station on your right. At the roundabout turn left onto Beatrice Avenue. Take the first right onto Dellwood Avenue and the ground is on your left.
Local Area around Town Ground
With the merger of Felixstowe Port and Town and Walton United there is no longer a second senior club in Felixstowe. Other football can be found, however, at Walton Recreation Ground (where Walton United used to play) and is now the home of new Suffolk and Ipswich League (SIL) club Golden Hind Rangers. Trimley Sports and Social Club, along the main road in the western side of Trimley St Martin is home to SIL club Felixstowe United (and their reserves). In Back Lane in the nearby village of Kirton (just north of the A14 at the Trimley exit) can be found the SIL Kirton White Horse club.
If you arrive and find the match is off the nearest Jewson League Clubs are Ipswich Wanderers (between Ipswich and Kesgrave on the A1214), Woodbridge Town and Whitton United (on the far side of Ipswich).
All data supplied by
Richard from Ipswich
07th September 2000