Newport Stadium, also known as Spytty Park, is an association football and athletics stadium in Newport, South Wales. It is the home of Newport City Football Club and Newport Harriers Athletic Club. It was previously also used for home matches by Newport County and Albion Rovers football clubs. Newport County continue to use the stadium as a base for youth teams and senior squad training.
|Location||Lliswerry, Newport NP19 4PT|
|Owner||Newport City Council|
|Operator||Newport City Council|
|Capacity||5,058 (3,246 seated)|
|Construction cost||£7 million|
Newport Harriers A.C.
Newport County A.F.C. (1994–2012)
The stadium has two covered stands along the touchlines of the pitch. The west stand is all-seated with a capacity of 1,100 spectators. The east stand is a 1,600-capacity covered standing terrace, commonly referred to as The Shed. An uncovered standing terrace also exists at the north end.
The stadium is approached from Spytty Road and has a large spectator car park.
Temporary and demountable standsEdit
When Newport County played Blackpool in the 2001–02 FA Cup, a temporary all-seated stand was erected behind the goal at the north end in front of the terrace – at that time there was only the west stand and a very small north terrace. When Newport County played Swansea City in the 2006–07 FA Cup, a temporary stand was erected behind the goal at the south end.
In 2011 further all-seated uncovered demountable stands were erected behind each goal: A 949-seater stand at the south end and a 1,197-seater stand in front of the north terrace. This took the total capacity of the stadium to 5,058 with 3,246 seated.
Football attendance recordsEdit
The record attendance at the ground without temporary stands is 4,300 (a capacity crowd at the time) against Manchester United in the 2003–04 season. With the addition of a temporary stand, the record attendance stands at 4,616, set for a FA Cup match against Swansea City on 11 November 2006.
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