Richmond Park (Carmarthen)

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Richmond Park
Parc Waun Dew (Welsh)
A single-tiered stand which has nine rows of alternating gold and black seats. In front of the stand is a field of grass upon which a solitary football sits.
UEFA Category 1 Stadium[1]
Location Richmond Park
Priory Street
SA31 1HZ
Coordinates 51°51′36″N 4°18′08″W / 51.859936°N 4.302218°W / 51.859936; -4.302218Coordinates: 51°51′36″N 4°18′08″W / 51.859936°N 4.302218°W / 51.859936; -4.302218
Capacity 3000 (1000 Seated)[2]
Field size 103 by 65 metres (113 by 71 yd)
Surface Grass
Built 1952
Renovated 2003, 2012
Carmarthen Town A.F.C. (1952-present)

Richmond Park is a Welsh Premier League stadium in Carmarthen, Wales. Situated on Priory Street, it is currently used for football matches and is the home ground of Carmarthen Town AFC. The stadium holds 3,000 people with 1,000 seats in the Clay Shaw Butler stand.[3]


In December 1998, Barry Town F.C. goalkeeper Andy Dibble was scarred by chemical burns from hydrated lime used as pitch markings. He received £20,000 compensation from the public liability insurance of Carmarthen Town Council, who maintained the pitch.[4]

Other uses[edit]

International football matches[edit]

Richmond Park has also been used for a number of international matches most of which have featured Wales national football team sides. The first match was against Scotland on 20 May 2003 which ended in a 2–1 victory for Wales.[5]


The highest attendance recorded at Richmond Park is 911, for Carmarthen's League of Wales match against Barry Town, on 10 September 1997.[6]

The stadium hosted its first European football match in July 2007 when Carmarthen Town entertained Norwegian side SK Brann in a UEFA Cup qualification match.[7]


A map of Carmarthen Town and surrounding connections to Richmond Park.

Richmond Park is located to the north east of Carmarthen town centre and is easily accessible on foot, by road or by rail.[8] Directly adjacent to the ground, on either side, are two public car parks; St Peter's car park has 435 parking spaces and Priory Street car park (situated next to the club house) has 53 spaces.[9][10]

Carmarthen railway station is approximately 0.6 miles (1 km)[11] from Richmond Park and serves trains from Manchester, Swansea, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock and Milford Haven.[12] Carmarthen bus station is also approximately 0.6 miles (1 km)[13] from the ground and serves many bus routes that operate throughout South Wales and beyond.[14]


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  1. ^ "UEFA Stadium Infrastructure Regulations" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Parc Waun Dew / Richmond Park". Carmarthen Town A.F.C. Archived from the original on 1 December 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Official Carmarthen Town AFC Website". Carmarthen Town AFC. Archived from the original on 1 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Goalkeeper given burns damages". BBC Online. 4 July 2001. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Garin, Erik (18 October 2012). "Four Nations Semi-professional Tournament 2003 Results". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. RSSSF. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Carmarthen Town: Richmond Park". Welsh Premier Football. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Carmarthen 0-8 SK Brann Bergen". BBC Sport Wales. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2007. 
  8. ^ "Getting to Richmond Park". Carmarthen Town AFC. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "St. Peter's Car Park Details". Parkopedia. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Priory Street Car Park Details". Parkopedia. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Route from Carmarthen Train Station to Richmond Park". Automobile Association Developments Limited 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Carmarthen Railway Station". National Rail. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Route from Carmarthen Bus Station to Richmond Park". Automobile Association Developments Limited 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Carmarthenshire bus routes and timetables". Carmarthenshire County Council. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 

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