|Address||Sixfields, Northampton, NN5 5QA|
|Telephone No.||01604 683 700|
|Fax No.||01604 751 613|
|Ground Facilities||Club House, Club Shop|
|Capacity||7,798 (all seated)|
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From The South
Leave the M1 at Junction 15A and take the A43 towards Northampton and you will come to the ground on your right.
From The North
Leave the M1 at Junction 16 and take the A45 towards Northampton and you will come to the ground on your right.
Sixfields stadium is well signposted around the area. There is a fair sized car park located at the ground, which costs £4. Make sure though that you arrive early as it has been known for it to get full for the more popular games. Parking in the nearby cinema and restaurant car parks is not allowed, and parking there will probably result in your car being given a £60 ticket! So make sure that you only use the official football parking provided at the ground. Near to the stadium, off the roundabout by TGI Fridays is a hard standing area, known as Duston Mill. On matchdays it is used as a car park, which is manned and costs £4 per car.
Steve Riches adds; 'If Northampton Saints rugby club are also at home at the same time as Northampton Town, then the parking can get critical as the Saints play just down the road, so allow extra time on those occasions.'
Northampton Railway Station is over two miles from the PTS Academy Stadium, so it is probably best to hire a taxi. To find the taxi tank then when you go through the ticket barriers keep to the left and go down the steps in front of Starbucks (there is also a lift if needed) to the ground floor go out of the doors. The taxi rank is across the road.
However, if you feel like braving the 25-30 minute walk then Paul Beckett provides the following directions; 'After proceeding through the ticket barriers keep to the right passing W H Smiths. Go down the steps and at the bottom turn right onto the road. Keep going past the BP garage and at the lights, with the Thomas a Beckett pub on the opposite corner, turn left into St James Mill Road. Continue down to the traffic lights with Travis Perkins on the left and turn right into Harvey Reeves Road which becomes Edgar Mobbs Way. Continue on here until you come to the Sixfields Stadium. It brings you out at the away turnstiles.'
You can also get the Number 15 bus from outside the railway station as Paul Beckett advises; 'To get to the Number 15 bus stop you come out of the main entrance onto the road (after going through the ticket barriers keep straight ahead at W.H Smiths and proceed down the steps) once out of this entrance walk straight ahead and the bus stop is 100 yards away. Make sure you go to the one across on the opposite side of the road but don't cross the road until you get to the bus stop or preferably use the crossing at the traffic lights a few yards away from the bus stop. Don't cross at the lights immediately outside the station. The Number 15 bus runs every 20 minutes and you should get off at the stop near 'Bella Italia' It is a very short walk to the Sixfields Stadium the away end being at the other side. Buses D1, D2 and D3 also stop here and run every hour respectively. The number 50 bus will take you to a stop opposite the away end but only runs every hour. The bus journey time is around 10-15 minutes. See the Stagecoach website for timetables.
The Club moved from their old County Ground to the then called
Sixfields Stadium in October 1994. This neat all seater ground is located on the
outskirts of Northampton. On one side is the new East Stand which was first
opened to supporters in 2016, however it still has works to be completed. This
covered stand has a current capacity of 1,900 seats housed in a single tier. The
rest of the stand is still very much of a shell, with large areas above the
lower seating tier still to be put in place. It is hoped that when the building
is completed it will house Executive Boxes and other Corporate facilities. On
the other side of the ground is the large West (Main) Stand. This two-tiered
affair is all seated and covered and is free of any supporting pillars. The team
dugouts are located at the front of it.
Both ends are smaller stands and are of similar size to one another. Again both are all seated and covered. The South end of the stadium is allocated to away supporters. A large hill overlooks the ground, where small numbers congregate to watch the game free, even though they can only see half the pitch!
In 2018 the Sixfields Stadium was renamed the PTS Academy Stadium in a five-year corporate sponsorship deal.
Match day Admission 2018/19:
All areas of Sixfields Stadium*
Under 18's £10
Concessions apply to over 65's. Under 21's can also be admitted at the concessionary price, providing that their ticket is bought prior to matchday.
* Please note that these prices are for tickets purchased prior to matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the game cost £2 more.
Official Programme £3
Last Season: 22nd , Football League One
Average Attendance: 5,830
A Fans View:
Away fans are located in the Moulton College at
one end of the pitch, where 800 supporters can be accommodated. If demand
requires it then an additional 423 seats can be allocated in the East Stand. One
slight pain about Sixfields is that you can't pay at the turnstiles. You have to
buy your ticket first from a Portakabin and then you have to queue again. Some
away fans have got caught out by this when arriving late. However, I have
received a number of reports complementing the standard of stewarding, other
club officials and the Northampton fans themselves. Please note that if your
club has a large away following to make sure that you have a ticket before
travelling as it has not been unknown for away fans turning up on the day, to
find that the away section has sold out. Food on sale inside the ground
includes; Cheeseburgers £4.20, Burgers £4, Hot Dogs £3.70, Various Pies £3.30
and Sausage Rolls £3.30.
Having lived in Northampton for a year and watched Northampton Town win the old fourth division (giving away my age now...), I have a soft spot for them. The fans themselves are quite passionate and this makes for a great atmosphere especially at cup games. Robert Dunkley informs me; 'outside the West Stand there is a used programme stall stocking a wide range of programmes from different clubs and seasons.'