Rodney Parade (capacity 7,850)
Originally founded in 1912, Newport County reformed in 1989 after going out of business following relegation from the Football League. The club moved into Rodney Parade in 2012, and share the stadium with Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons. It is actually the second oldest football stadium in the country, behind Preston’s Deepdale.
The stadium is a mix of seating and terraced stands, with the Bisley Stand being an all-seater covered single tier stand. Opposite is the Hazell Stand, which has seating at the back, and terracing at the front. The North or Town End is uncovered standing, while the South End of the stadium houses the players’ changing rooms. The capacity of the stadium is reduced for football matches.
Away fans visiting Rodney Parade are located in the Bisley Stand, with a typical allocation of just under 600.
There is no parking at the stadium itself, so fans are encouraged to park at the local shopping centre or at the NCP just over the bridge from the stadium. Otherwise, street parking is the only option but be careful about the residents only parking scheme in operation.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Rodney Parade for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Kingsway Shopping Centre||NP20 1EW||£2||0.7km||A popular choice with away fans is to park at the Kingsway Shopping Centre which is just a 5-10 minute walk from the stadium. It costs just £2 for five hours parking.|
|Newport High Street NCP||NP20 4AX||£5||0.8km||This NCP is just a 5 minute walk across the bridge to the stadium, which is why it is a popular option for away fans. It costs £5 for between 4 and 8 hours parking.|
Newport (South Wales) is the nearest station to Rodney Parade and is just a short walk for visiting supporters. Exit the station to your left and walk along Queensway until you reach a roundabout. Use the pedestrian underpass to cross the roundabout and take the Clarence Place exit, over the River Usk. Once you cross the river, take an immediate right onto Rodney Road where you will see the stadium approaching in front of you.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Rodney Parade, 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 Rodney Parade.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Newport County, 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 Newport County’s Rodney Parade 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 Newport County 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!