Energy Check County Ground (capacity 15,728)
Swindon Town have played at the County Ground, currently known as the Energy Check County Ground, since 1896. The first stand was built using £300 donated by a local brewery, owned by Thomas Arkell, who the modern day Arkell’s Stand is named after.
The Don Rogers Stand is the newest stand, opened in 1994. It is a cantilever stand, with a large upper tier and a smaller lower tier. The Arkell’s Stand is opposite and is a single tiered all seater stand. Both end stands are also all seater but are much smaller in comparison, and only one of them is covered.
Away fans visiting the Energy Check County Ground are located in the Arkell’s Stand, with a typical allocation of around 1,200. For larger away followings, the Stratton Bank Stand can be allocated, which holds 2,100.
There is parking at the stadium, as well as a number of matchday car parks. There is also street parking available in the surrounding area of the County Ground.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Energy Check County Ground for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|County Ground Car Park||SN1 2ED||£10||0.1km||There is limited parking at the stadium, but at £10 a space, it is on the expensive side. However, if you don’t mind paying then it is a really convenient option.|
|Swindon Cricket Club||SN1 2ED||£5||0.2km||Swindon Cricket Club is a popular parking option for away fans. Drive past the ‘Magic Roundabout’, you will then pass the County Hotel on your right, and then will soon see sign further down on your right for ‘Football Parking’.|
|St Joseph’s Catholic College Matchday Car Park||SN3 3LR||£5||0.9km||The local college offers matchday parking for £5, and this is a 10 minute walk from the stadium.|
Swindon Railway Station is just less than a mile away from the stadium, and will take around 15-20 minutes to walk. Exit the station to your left and walk along Station Road. Keep going until you reach the roundabout and then turn right on to County Road. Continue down this road and you will eventually see the stadium approaching on your left.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Energy Check County Ground, 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 Energy Check County Ground.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Swindon Town, 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 Swindon Town’s Energy Check County Ground 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 Swindon Town 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!