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Inside Rodney Parade

16 August 2019

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RODNEY Parade has been the home of Newport since the beginning of the 2012-13 season after they had spent eighteen years at Newport Stadium.

The ground is situated on the East bank of the River Usk, which means that the transport time from Home Park to Rodney Parade is roughly two hours and 10 minutes by car (but please be wary of traffic congestion on Saturday), or three hours by train. There is a 274-mile round trip for this away fixture.

The ground consists of the Bisley Stand on one side, an eye-catching, “polka dot” effect stand which includes the executive boxes that run along the back of the stand. On the opposite side there is a much older looking, classic stand called the Hazell Stand. This covered stand has both seating, located at the rear, and terracing, at the front.

The North or Town End, as it is also known, is a small open terrace which is quite set-back from the playing area. As it is small and uncovered, it allows some good views across the centre of Newport and the countryside behind.

Away fans are situated in a small temporary block of open seating at the South End, with a capacity of just over 400, as well as being allocated some seating in the Bisley Stand, segregated from the home fans by some netting. The allocation for away fans is usually around 580 in this stand.

The full capacity of Rodney Parade totals to 7.850, with just under 1,000 away fans able to be seated.

Last season Newport made it into the play-off finals after finishing seventh in the league, but were unable to beat Tranmere in the final push which resulted in them staying in Sky Bet League Two.

The mascot for Newport County is called Spotty the Dog. The traditional club colours for Newport are amber and black. The club rivalry for Newport are Forest Green Rovers from League Two and Cardiff City otherwise.

There are food and drink facilities both inside and outside the ground, with a Clubhouse at the ground (inside the home main entrance) which admits away supporters. Next door to the clubhouse is a hot food area available to fans. Alternatively, there is a pub 10 minutes away from the away turnstiles called the Godfrey Morgan or it takes 15 minutes to walk to the city centre where there’s more variety of pubs and restaurants.

There is no parking available at the ground for supporters and there is a 'residents only' parking scheme in operation in the street around the stadium. However, street parking is possible but please pay attention to any parking restriction signs.


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