Edgar Street has been the home of Hereford United since the Club was formed in 1924.
The Merton Stand, with covered seating, offices, changing rooms and dugouts, runs along one side of the pitch. With windows close to the playing surface, it’s amazing the glass doesn’t get broken more often. Opposite is the cantilevered Cargill Stand (formerly called the Floors 2 Go Stand, earlier the Len Weston Stand) with terracing on the lower tier (views obscured by supporting pillars) and seating on the upper tier. Squeezed between the pitch and Edgar Street, it has just five rows of seats on the upper tier, all with limited legroom. The stand’s closeness to the pitch makes it difficult to see play close to the near touchline from the upper tier
The Meadow and Blackfriars ends behind the goals contain partly-covered terraces. The terracing is curved, a relict from the days when Edgar Street had an athletics track around the pitch. The Blackfriars end is falling into a state of disrepair with its capacity now reduced
Away fans are located on both tiers of the Cargill Stand, at the end next to the Blackfriars Terrace. If additional capacity is needed, Away fans are located in the Blackfriars Terrace, near to the Cargill Stand. This fragmentation doesn’t help Away fans trying to sing as one unit.
The pitch is one of the largest in the country, increased from its original size by turfing over the athletics track.
With the ground well past its prime, plans to move to a new ground were considered but dropped in favour of redevelopment. The current economic climate and small crowds mean progress is slow – only a new clock in the Cargill Stand so far.
All data supplied by Ian Townsend - 10th May 2009