Banks’s Stadium (capacity 11,300)
After spending 94 years at Fellows Park, Walsall moved to the Bescot Stadium in 1990 and was officially opened by Sir Stanley Matthews. Since then a sponsorship deal has seen the stadium renamed Banks’s Stadium. The stadium has played host to England Women’s Internationals as well as an Elton John concert.
Following an extension to the Tile Choice Stand in 2003, the stadium is now all seater. The remaining three stands are all identical in style and height. The atmosphere inside the stadium is really good due to the corners all being filled in.
Away fans visiting Banks’s Stadium are located in the University of Wolverhampton Stand, with a typical allocation of around 2,000.
There is a large car park at Banks’s Stadium itself which proves popular for away fans. There are also other parking options nearby meaning that parking shouldn’t be a problem for visiting supporters.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Banks’s Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Banks’s Stadium Car Park||WS1 4SA||£4||0.1km||The stadium itself has a large car park, which is a popular option for visiting fans. It is signed ‘Blue Zone’ and is accessed off Bescot Crescent next to the Park Inn Hotel.|
|Bescot Stadium Railway Station||WS1 4NH||£2||0.2km||Just opposite the stadium is Bescot Stadium Railway Station. This offers pay and display parking at just £2, but arrive early to avoid disappointment.|
|Wallows Lane (street parking)||WS2 9BY||Free||1.0km||Street parking is available on Wallows Lane, just off Bescot Crescent, which is around a 5 minute walk to the stadium. Please note, however, that this is not patrolled and so cars are left at your own risk.|
Fans visiting Banks’s Stadium are fortunate enough that the stadium has a railway station within just 5 minutes walk form the Stadium. Bescot Stadium Railway Station is served by trains from Birmingham New Street, with a regular service on Saturdays.
Simply exit the stadium and cross the River Tame by footbridge and then across the M6, where you’ll see the stadium straight in front of you.
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 Banks’s 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 Banks’s Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Walsall, 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 Walsall’s Banks’s 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 Walsall 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!