Needham Market Football Club - Bloomfields

Bloomfields, Quintons Road, Needham Market, Suffolk, England, IP6 8DA

Enquiries:

01449-721000

Official Website:

www.needhammarketfc.co.uk

Our Impressions of Bloomfields

The ground was built in 1996, following the allocation of a lottery grant, so therefore, the clubhouse etc are very modern, well thought out, and well worth a visit.

The ground boasts 2 pitches (1 first team, 1 training/reserves), 4 dressing rooms, a function room, modern toilets [no portaloos here, unlike Gillingham], and a bar. There is also a covered stand [see photo] that offers seating for around 250 people, and thankfully is no-smoking. A smaller stand is also offered on the far side of the ground, which offers cover for some 25-30 people.

There is also a tea stall, just inside the entrance to the ground, which serves teas, coffees, choccies etc. The bar contains a pool table, excellent beers, and a very friendly atmosphere, and is well worth a visit prior to, and following the game.
The pitch itself was in excellent condition when we visited, but we understand that during prolonged rain, the conditions do get rather heavy.

And Finally...


We would like to thanks Alan Sparkes (Chairman), and everyone else at Needham Market FC, for offering us such a warm welcome, on what was a difficult day for the club.

Directions to Bloomfields

By Road

From East

Exit the A14 at the junction with the A140, and follow the signs for Needham Market, continuing past Needham lake, underneath the railway bridge, and past the station. At the junction with the High street, turn right, and continue to the Barclays Bank. Turn left here into Barratts Lane, and then follow this to the junction with Quinton Road. The ground entrance is located 1/2 a mile along, on the right hand side, and is signposted.

From West

Exit the A14 at the Stowmarket, and follow the signs for Needham Market. You will approach Needham Market on the B1113, (High Street), continue until you find the Barclays Bank. Turn right here into Barratts Lane, and then follow this to the junction with Quinton Road. The ground entrance is located 1/2 a mile along, on the right hand side, and is signposted.

By Rail

There is a train station in Needham, that is served from the Norwich to Ipswich line. The main problem, is that not many trains actually stop at Needham.

Local Area around Bloomfields

Car Parking


There is a large car park at the ground, which hold 100-150 cars, so therefore, parking is not really a problem.

Cash Machines


There is a Barclays bank on the high street, with an ATM at the corners of the high street & Barratts Lane.
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