The Avenue Stadium

Description –

The Avenue Stadium is a football ground in Dorchester, Dorset. It is the home of Southern League Premier Division side Dorchester Town and has an official attendance of 5,229, 710 of which are seated.

The stadium was officially opened in 1990 and cost an estimated £3m to construct. Dorchester Town have had a ground-share agreement in place with Dorchester Sports since 2016.

Around the ground –

There are several pubs and restaurants within close proximity of the ground, with Trumpet Major, Brewhouse and Kitchen and The Royal Oak all serving a range of hot and cold food.

Aside from places to eat, there are plenty history to enjoy with the Dorset County Museum, Keep Military Museum and Bones Museum all within driving distance of the stadium.

Getting there –

By car from the M27: At Junction 1, the M27 becomes the A31. Remain on this road for approximately 25 miles, until Bere Regis roundabout. Here you take the A35 Tolpuddle Bypass to Dorchester. After the dual carriageway section of the bypass, you will come to Kingston Maurward roundabout. Continue across the roundabout along the A35. Turn right at the next roundabout and right again into the Tesco complex. At the roundabout inside the complex, turn right again past the entrance to the petrol station and take the left hand fork to the stadium parking area. Terrace entrances are situated adjacent to this, whilst the bar and stand entrances are on the opposite side of the ground.

By car From the M5: Take Junction 23, and then the A39 towards Glastonbury. At Street, take the B3151 through Somerton to Ilchester and then the A37 into Yeovil. Continue on through Yeovil on the A37, following signs for Dorchester. On the approach to Dorchester, follow signs for Park and Ride, turning right onto the bypass. At the next roundabout take the second exit and continue to the next roundabout. The ground is in front of you at this roundabout.

There is parking available at the stadium, at a price of £2 per car. However, should that be full, the 24-hour Fairfield Long Stay Car Park is only down the road from the ground and costs £2.60 for up to three hours or £4 for the full day.

By train: Dorchester South railway station is the nearest to the ground, serving trains travelling between London Waterloo and Weymouth. Taxis are available from outside the station although the stadium is within 10 minutes walking distance. Dorchester West station serves trains travelling between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth but is slightly further away to walk.

Records –

The record league attendance at the stadium is 4,129, set on 1 January 1999 during a league match between Dorchester Town and local rivals Weymouth.

Local Area –

Situated between Poole and Bridgeport, Dorchester is a town full of character and great local attractions. Surrounding Dorchester, you’ll find cycling and walking routes, quad biking and archery – plenty to keep you active. For those who prefer to curl up with a good book then Dorchester is widely referenced in a number of Thomas Hardy novels. The author was born there, and his cottage and townhouse are now National Trust properties, open to the public.

Located to the South of Dorchester is the Avenue Stadium – home to Dorchester Town football club. It was opened in 1990 and was designed and is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then The Property Buying Company can help. From period homes in Fordington to terraces in Poundbury, they can buy your property for a fair cash sum and will work to a timescale that suits you. So, whether your property has been on the market for over 6 months or you’re relocating and need to sell your house fast, The Property Buying Company can help. All legal fees are included so there’s no hidden costs.

Description –

The Avenue Stadium is a football ground in Dorchester, Dorset. It is the home of Southern League Premier Division side Dorchester Town and has an official attendance of 5,229, 710 of which are seated.

The stadium was officially opened in 1990 and cost an estimated £3m to construct. Dorchester Town have had a ground-share agreement in place with Dorchester Sports since 2016.

Around the ground –

There are several pubs and restaurants within close proximity of the ground, with Trumpet Major, Brewhouse and Kitchen and The Royal Oak all serving a range of hot and cold food.

Aside from places to eat, there are plenty history to enjoy with the Dorset County Museum, Keep Military Museum and Bones Museum all within driving distance of the stadium.

Getting there –

By car from the M27: At Junction 1, the M27 becomes the A31. Remain on this road for approximately 25 miles, until Bere Regis roundabout. Here you take the A35 Tolpuddle Bypass to Dorchester. After the dual carriageway section of the bypass, you will come to Kingston Maurward roundabout. Continue across the roundabout along the A35. Turn right at the next roundabout and right again into the Tesco complex. At the roundabout inside the complex, turn right again past the entrance to the petrol station and take the left hand fork to the stadium parking area. Terrace entrances are situated adjacent to this, whilst the bar and stand entrances are on the opposite side of the ground.

By car From the M5: Take Junction 23, and then the A39 towards Glastonbury. At Street, take the B3151 through Somerton to Ilchester and then the A37 into Yeovil. Continue on through Yeovil on the A37, following signs for Dorchester. On the approach to Dorchester, follow signs for Park and Ride, turning right onto the bypass. At the next roundabout take the second exit and continue to the next roundabout. The ground is in front of you at this roundabout.

There is parking available at the stadium, at a price of £2 per car. However, should that be full, the 24-hour Fairfield Long Stay Car Park is only down the road from the ground and costs £2.60 for up to three hours or £4 for the full day.

By train: Dorchester South railway station is the nearest to the ground, serving trains travelling between London Waterloo and Weymouth. Taxis are available from outside the station although the stadium is within 10 minutes walking distance. Dorchester West station serves trains travelling between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth but is slightly further away to walk.

Records –

The record league attendance at the stadium is 4,129, set on 1 January 1999 during a league match between Dorchester Town and local rivals Weymouth.

Local Area –

Situated between Poole and Bridgeport, Dorchester is a town full of character and great local attractions. Surrounding Dorchester, you’ll find cycling and walking routes, quad biking and archery – plenty to keep you active. For those who prefer to curl up with a good book then Dorchester is widely referenced in a number of Thomas Hardy novels. The author was born there, and his cottage and townhouse are now National Trust properties, open to the public.

Located to the South of Dorchester is the Avenue Stadium – home to Dorchester Town football club. It was opened in 1990 and was designed and is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.

If you’re looking to sell your property quickly then The Property Buying Company can help. From period homes in Fordington to terraces in Poundbury, they can buy your property for a fair cash sum and will work to a timescale that suits you. So, whether your property has been on the market for over 6 months or you’re relocating and need to sell your house fast, The Property Buying Company can help. All legal fees are included so there’s no hidden costs.

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