Kingfield Stadium

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Kingfield Stadium
Kingfield Stadium - geograph-1779642.jpg
Full name Kingfield Stadium
Location Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AA
Coordinates 51°18′22.80″N 0°33′31.72″W / 51.3063333°N 0.5588111°W / 51.3063333; -0.5588111Coordinates: 51°18′22.80″N 0°33′31.72″W / 51.3063333°N 0.5588111°W / 51.3063333; -0.5588111
Owner Chris Ingram
Operator Woking F.C.
Record attendance 7,020
Field size 109 x 76 yards
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1921
Opened 5 June 1922[1]
Renovated 1942, 1995
Tenants
Woking F.C. (1922–)
Hayes & Yeading United F.C. (2011–2014)

Kingfield Stadium, also known as Laithwaite Community Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home of Woking F.C. in the Kingfield area of Woking, Surrey which has a capacity of 6,036 of which 2,500 are seated on grandstands.

Stands[edit]

The main stand, called the Leslie Gosden Stand, is much higher than the others with entirely covered seating. Opposite this stand is the Kingfield Road End, which is a covered terrace. One side of the ground has two small seated stands and a small open terrace known as "moaners' corner". The other side is a long open terrace, called The Chris Lane Terrace, which is reserved for away fans when a match requires crowd segregation but can be used by anybody when there is no segregation in place. Above the Chris Lane Terrace there is a camera tower where the highlights are filmed from.

Attendances[edit]

The record official attendance at the ground is 7,020 for the FA Amateur Cup match between Woking and Finchley in the 1957-58 season. Unofficial reports suggest as many as 8,100 were present when Woking played Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup 1st Round on November 27, 1926 but the official attendance that day is recorded as 5,593.

All-time highest attendance 7,020 v Finchley, FA Amateur Cup.

Average attendance - Woking F.C.

2016-17: 1,430 (National League)
2015–16: 1,634 (National League)
2014–15: 1,912 (Conference Premier)
2013–14: 1,601 (Conference Premier)
2012–13: 1,608 (Conference Premier)
2011–12: 1,833 (Conference South)
2010–11: 1,167 (Conference South)
2009–10: 1,335 (Conference South)
2008–09: 1,727 (Conference Premier)
2007–08: 1,757 (Conference Premier)
2006–07: 1,774 (Conference National)
2005–06: 1,949 (Conference National)
2004–05: 2,172 (Conference National)
2003–04: 2,321 (Conference National)

Other uses[edit]

Hayes & Yeading shared the use of the stadium for three seasons; 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013-14.

As well as hosting Woking F.C. games, matches have also been played at Kingfield by the English National Game XI and the England women's U17 team.[2] The ground also hosted an FA Women's cup semi-final in 2014.[3]

Nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stadium History wokingfc.co.uk
  2. ^ "Woking to host U17s". The Football Association. 
  3. ^ "FA Women’s Cup". The Football Association. 

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