Ashton Gate (capacity 27,000)
Ashton Gate has been home to Bristol City since 1904, after the club merged with Bedminster FC. Since 2014, it has also been home to Bristol Rugby. The stadium has undergone redevelopment over the years, becoming all seater in the 1990’s. The Lansdown Stand, opened in 2016, is the largest and most recent and holds around 11,000 fans.
The South Stand, opened in August 2015, replaced the old Wedlock End. This is a good sized single tiered stand, with a capacity of around 6,000. The Perspex panels built into the roof allow more sunlight to reach the playing surface.
Away fans visiting Ashton Gate are located on one side of the Atyeo Stand, named after former playing legend John Atyeo. This is situated near the Lansdown Stand and has a typical allocation for visiting supporters of around 2,500.
Parking at the stadium is restricted to permit holders, and many of the surrounding streets have double yellow lines, so parking options are limited. However, there are a couple of preferred parking sites for away fans including Bedminster Cricket Club, and a large car park on Ashton Vale Road.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Ashton Gate for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Ashton Vale Road Car Park||BS3 2AX||£5||0.5km||The large car park on Ashton Vale Road is popular with away fans due to it’s location so close to the stadium, which is only a 5 minute walk away.|
|Bedminster Cricket Club||BS3 2JX||£5||0.8km||There is limited machday parking at Bedminster Cricket Club though this fills up quickly so make sure to get there early. It’s around a 10 minute walk to the stadium.|
The nearest railway station to Ashton Gate is Parson Street, which is served by Bristol Temple Meads on the mainline. Trains run twice an hour in this direction in the two hours leading up to the game, and it’s just a five minute journey.
Bristol Temple Meads itself is too far a walk from Ashton Gate so best to jump in a taxi which will cost you around £8. Alternatively, there is a shuttle bus, operated by ‘A Bus’ which leaves from the exit of the station an hour before kick off and returns from outside the away end after the full time whistle. This is a popular option with away fans and only costs £2.
If walking from Parson Street Station, turn left out of the station on to Parson Street, and take a first left on to Bedminster Down then bear right on to Winterstoke Road. Follow this road up about half a a mile until you reach a roundabout and then turn right onto Wedlock Way where you will find Ashton Gate in front of you
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Ashton Gate, 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 Ashton Gate.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Bristol City, 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 Bristol City’s Ashton Gate 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 Bristol City 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!