Ipswich - Foxhall Heath Stadium

Foxhall Heath Stadium, Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, IP4 5TL





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Our Impressions of Foxhall Heath Stadium

This is a 'compact' stadium, ideally located in the rural Suffolk country side and heathland, just outside Ipswich. There are ample facilities with several bars, including Di's Diner and The Gardeners Bar, that serves snacks, beers, and soft drinks. There are also small snack bars located around the open air section of the stadium, that sell Burgers, Kebabs, Beers, etc.
The only real 'down-point' for this stadium was the actual grand stand. This is rather small and run-down, and does not do the rest of the stadium justice. But, most people who attend this sport like to watch in the open air to add to the atmosphere, so we have over-looked this.

The speedway track is surrounded by a Stock/Banger car track, so is rather isolated from the stadium. The terraces themselves, are sufficiently banked to improve viewing and made from concrete (...as opposed to the usual grass banks), so they don't turn into a mud bath if it rains!

All data supplied by Fanzone research team - 3th August 2000

Dave has e-mailed us, and says 'A historical point about the Foxhall Stadium. The Main Grandstand used to be the East Stand at
Ipswich Town's Portman Road Ground, but was extensively damaged during the 1987 Hurricane. On the subject of Public Transport
Ipswich buses were running a race night service to the stadium from Tower Ramparts Bus Station, but it would be worth contacting the to confirm this.'

Directions to Foxhall Heath Stadium

By Road

From the South

Travel to Ipswich on the A12. The A12 crosses the A14 a at a large roundabout, with a large 'Toys-R-Us' located on it. At this roundabout, exit the A12 onto the A14. Travel around Ipswich on the A14, over the Orwell bridge, and then take the second exit signposted A12 Lowestoft / Woodbridge. Travel along the A12 towards Lowestoft. At the first roundabout, take the first exit, Foxhall Road (...signposted 'Foxhall'). The Foxhall Heath stadium is located two miles along this road, on right hand side.

From The North

Travel to Ipswich on the A14. You will need to travel around Ipswich on the A14, as the stadium is located to the south, Therefore, stay on the A14 until you cross the Orwell Bridge. Then follow the direction as above. All data supplied by Fanzone research team - 3th August 2000

Local Area around Foxhall Heath Stadium

Car Parking

There is ample car parking at the stadium. But (... I bet you were waiting for that!) if you park here don't expect a fast exit, as the service roads are very limited. They are only single track roads, and there are only two of them, so expect to queue.
This stadium is set in the Suffolk countryside, in the middle of a wooded area, and is a real joy to visit. It's location makes travelling by car easy, but to travel by other means may be difficult as it's a good taxi ride from the town centre, and the bus service is limited. On saying that, we thought that this rural setting far out-weighs any shortfalls.
All data supplied by
Fanzone research team
3th August 2000
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