Wham Stadium (capacity 5,057)
Accrington Stanley moved into the Wham Stadium (known to many as the Crown Ground) in 1970, and it is currently one of the smallest stadiums in the football league. However, the club have recently replaced the Whinney Hill stand with a single tiered covered stand which will house around 1,500 supporters, now known as the Eric Whalley Stand.
An unusual feature of the stadium is that on one side of the pitch is actually two stands, the Main Stand and the John Smith’s Stand, which are separated by an open gap. The ‘Stanley Ultras’ are in the William Dyer Electrical Stand and provide a great atmosphere.
Away fans visiting the Wham Stadium are located in the Coppice Terrace, with a typical allocation of around 1,800. There is also space in the newly opened Eric Whalley Stand if required.
There is a car park at the stadium itself although it is quite small so fills up quickly. Otherwise there is a large field right next to the stadium that operates as a matchday car park, and also some street parking nearby.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Wham Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Wham Stadium Car Park||BB5 5BX||£5||0.1km||The car park at the stadium holds 300 cars so get there early to avoid disappointment. There can also be a delay in leaving the stadium when the match is finished, so don’t expect a quick escape if parking here.|
|Livingstone Road Sports Ground||BB5 5BX||£2||0.2km||There is a large playing field next to Accrington’s stadium which is used as a match day car park and is a popular option for visiting supporters.|
Accrington railway station is around a 20 minute walk away from the Wham Stadium, and is served by trains from Manchester and Leeds. Exit the station and travel down the hill across Blackburn Road on to King Street. Continue until you reach a roundabout, and cross over taking the Milnshaw Lane exit. At the top of this road turn left onto Whalley Road, and continue for around half a mile before turning right into Livingstone Road where you will see the stadium on your left.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Wham Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited the Wham Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Accrington Stanley, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Accrington Stanley’s Wham Stadium in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Accrington Stanley perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!