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Keys Park

Ground Address: Keys Park Road, Hednesford, Staffs, WS12 2DZ

Ground Capacity: 6,039


Has the first team played there before?

Date Competition Opposition H / A Result Attendance
15:00 Sat 21 Mar 2009UniBond PremierHednesford TownA2-2D1,077
15:00 Sat 17 Mar 2012EvoStik PremierHednesford TownA1-2W1,228
15:00 Sat 8 Dec 2012EvoStik PremierHednesford TownA1-0L929
15:00 Sat 11 May 2013Evo Prem - Play OffsHednesford TownA2-1L4,412
15:00 Sat 29 Aug 2015National League NorthHednesford TownA0-3W927

What's the ground like?

Hednesford have played at Keys Park since 1994, when they moved just 300 yards from their old premises at the Cross Keys ground. The late Sir Stanley Matthews officially opened the ground on the 6th November 1995, after work was completed on the 3,500 capacity stadium that cost £1.3 million to build.

Keys Park has since been developed to become one of the biggest and best grounds in the league, boasting a capacity of 6,039 with A-rated Football Association facilities that include two disabled-friendly seated stands, large covered terraces and five toilet blocks.

The Wimblebury Terrace runs along the length of the pitch and holds 2,572 spectators, opposite this is the Main Stand that provides seating for 710. Either side of the stand you can find the club shop, toilets, and refreshment outlets. The Main Stand and the Hednesford End also have disabled access and seating.

The smaller of the two seated stands is the Hednesford End behind one of the goals and has a capacity of 301. At the other end of the pitch is the Heath Hayes Terrace which provides large covered standing for 1,752 spectators.

You can grab a pint in either the Strikers Bar or the Chase Suite, but according to Hednesford Town FC’s website, only one bar is usually open for supporters on match day unless the game is segregated.

Ground review by FC United fan - Richard Jones.


Getting to the ground by public transport

The nearest railway station is Hednesford, about 1.2 miles from the ground, head south along Market Street and A460, then B5154 until you reach the roundabout, turning left into Keys Park Road.

From Manchester it’s a 2.5 - 3 hour journey changing once at Birmingham New Street, other quicker routes are also available but with more changes.


Getting to the ground by car

From the North and West: Leave the M6 at Junction 12 and follow the A5 signposted Cannock. On reaching Longford Island, (McDonalds on right), continue along the A5 towards Brownhills. Proceed along the A5, through the traffic lights and under the railway bridge to Churchbridge Island. Turn left onto the A460 signposted Rugeley and follow this road over five traffic islands. At the sixth traffic island by a ’Texaco’ petrol station turn right past another McDonalds restaurant and follow this road to the next island which is ’Cross Keys Island’. Go over this island to the next small island and turn right. Keys Park football ground is on the left.

From the South: Leave the M6 at Junction 11 and follow the A460 towards Cannock. On reaching Longford Island,(McDonalds on right), take the right turn onto the A5 signposted Brownhills. Proceed along the A5, through the traffic lights and under the railway bridge to Churchbridge Island. Turn left onto the A460 signposted Rugeley and follow this road over five traffic islands. At the sixth traffic island by a ’Texaco’ petrol station turn right past another McDonalds restaurant and follow this road to the next island which is ’Cross Keys Island’. Go over this island to the next small island and turn right. Keys Park football ground is on the left.

From the East: From the A38 or M42 join the A5 and head towards Brownhills passing a restaurant called The Terrace on the left. Continue along A5 towards Cannock going straight over one large island. At the next island take the right exit signposted ’Hednesford’ passing a large pub called ’The Turf’ on the left. Follow this road until reaching an island, (Five Ways Island), take the second exit, the B4154, through Heath Hayes village and straight over a small island. On reaching the next island, ’Cross Keys Island’, take the right turn signposted ’Keys Park’. At the next island turn right and Keys Park football ground is on the left.


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