Huish Park
(Yeovil Town)

Address: Lufton Way,
Houndstone,
Yeovil,
Somerset,
England,
BA22 8YF

Capacity: 9,565 (5,212 Seated)

Yeovil Town

A ground that’s a real challenge to get to if you can’t get there by car.

Opened in 1990, it has been the home of Yeovil Town Football Club ever since.

Yeovil had previously first played at the Pen Mill Athletic Ground and had then been based at the Huish Athletic Ground since 1920.
By the mid-1980s, Yeovil had begun negotiations to sell Huish as it was known and move to a new stadium in the Houndstone area on the site of what was once an army camp. The project was eventually approved, and work began in May 1989, being completed less than a year later.
More than 500 Yeovil supporters were in attendance to view the new stadium that would become known as Huish Park.

The new ground was officially opened on 4th August 1990 with a friendly between Yeovil Town and Newcastle United that finished 2-1 to the visitors. Two weeks later came the first competitive game at Huish Park, a 2-0 win for Yeovil Town over Colchester United in the Football Conference (the fifth tier of English football).

Huish Park additionally played host to Yeovil Town Ladies Football Club, now known as Yeovil United Football Club, between 2016 and 2018.
Several England Youth, England Schools and England Women Internationals have been held at the ground over the years.

Location and Getting There

Huish Park is located in Houndstone, around 2.5 miles west of Yeovil Town Centre. The Lufton Trading Estate is a few hundred metres away to the northwest, and Yeovil/Westland Airport is within a mile to the southeast.

Getting to Huish Park by car is certainly possible.
Yeovil Town offer parking spaces immediately around the ground’s vicinity at a cost of £3 per vehicle.
They do also recommend however that you make use of the large industrial estate to the west, including the Lufton Trading Estate. Free parking can be found within here and Yeovil Town recommend doing so rather than heading into the residential areas to the east. The walk from within the industrial estate to Huish Park can vary depending on where you park but will not take exceptionally long overall.

Coming to Huish Park by train is trickier.
The town has two railway stations, Yeovil Junction, served by South Western Railway, and Yeovil Pen Mill, served by South Western Railway and Great Western Railway. Both stations are very far away from Huish Park, with Yeovil Pen Mill some three miles away to the west and Yeovil Junction almost five miles away to the southeast. You can walk from here if you wish, but the journey will take you over an hour from either station.
Yeovil Town personally recommend making use of taxis to get to the ground from either station, though an alternative can be to get to Yeovil Town Centre and then take the Number 11 bus service from the bus station. The Number 11 eventually brings you to the Forde Park stop on Stourton Way which is a short walk northeast of Huish Park.
You can get to Yeovil Town Centre from Yeovil Junction by taking the Number 68 bus from outside the station. The Number 58 or X11 bus service can get you from Yeovil Pen Mill to Yeovil Town Centre.

If you are able to get to Huish Park by car, that would certainly be my recommendation.

Outside the Stadium

The main road entrance into Huish Park, Gerry Lock Avenue, can be found a little northeast of the ground.

Heading all the way along here will eventually bring you in line with the West Stand, considered the Main Stand and known for sponsorship reasons as the Tamburino Stand.
Its exterior uses a green base with white corrugated iron higher up and a cantilever roof on top. Part of the corrugated iron hangs overhead and its underneath here that you can find the Main Ticket Office, Ticket Collection Point, as well as Gate 2 for entry into the Tamburino Stand. Further along the green base is the Yeovil Town Club Shop, Main Reception, Hospitality Entrance, and the Players and Match Officials Entrance. Head to the far end of the Tamburino Stand’s exterior, over by the ground’s southwest corner, and you can find a Kids Zone as this is located near to the Family Area inside.
There are four turnstiles on this side of Huish Park. Gate 1 is by the ground’s northwest corner, Gate 2 is under the exterior by the Main Ticket Office, Gate 3 is at the opposite end of the protruded exterior, and Gate 4 is by the ground’s southwest corner.
The Directors Car Park and Executive Car park is immediately outside the Tamburino Stand’s exterior, with a large 3G pitch in place beyond there.

Heading round in a clockwise direction, past portacabins for the Yeovil Town Academy, brings you to the North Stand. It is known for sponsorship reasons as the Radio Cabs Stand but is otherwise known as the Copse Road Stand after the street located out beyond it.
An uncovered terrace, its exterior is mostly green in colour and is accessible via large gates from off Gerry Lock Avenue.
There are four turnstiles in place on this side of Huish Park. Gate 16 is near to the ground’s northwest corner, Gates 15 and 14 are along the outer wall, and Gate 13 is near the ground’s northeast corner.
The space immediately outside the Radio Cabs Stand is for coaches and disabled parking, with the field out beyond there housing a large football pitch. The space around this football pitch is often made available as overspill and away parking.

The East Stand at Huish Park is better known for sponsorship reasons as the Screwfix Community Stand.
Its exterior uses a green base with white corrugated iron higher up and a cantilever coming down from the top. The exterior does not protrude out as far as the Tamburino Stand does however, and this is because the major club offices are not housed on this side.
There are four turnstiles on this side of Huish Park. Gate 12 is by the ground’s northeast corner, Gate 11 is towards one end of the outer wall, Gate 10 is towards the other end of the outer wall, and Gate 9 is by the ground’s southeast corner.
There are disabled car parking spaces immediately in front of the Screwfix Community Stand, with the main home car and coach park being based out beyond here on the other side of Memorial Avenue. This car park is accessed by Gate B off Copse Road to the north of Huish Park.

Huish Park’s South Stand is better known for sponsorship reasons as the Thatchers Gold Stand.
Its exterior is similar to the adjacent Screwfix Community Stand, using a mostly green base with white corrugated iron higher up and cantilever coming down from the top.
There are four turnstiles in place on this side of Huish Park. Gate 8 is near to the ground’s southeast corner, Gates 7 and 6 are along the outer wall, and Gate 5 is near the ground’s southwest corner.
Memorial Road is in place outside the Thatchers Gold Stand, on the other side of a tall hedge. There is a small gate in place along this hedge that is sometimes open for access.

Heading round the ground’s southwest corner and past the Kids Zone brings you back to the Tamburino Stand.

Inside the Stadium

The Tamburino Stand consists of a single tier of green seating with the letters YTFC spelt out in white across the blocks. There are executive boxes and hospitality suites up behind the back row, and the area holding the matchday camera can also be found up here. The very central seating block is for directors and executives, whilst blocks G and GG by the ground’s southwest corner form the designated Family Area.
Huish Park’s dugouts and tunnel are located down at the very front, with the changing rooms housed inside the stand. There is also a small electronics scoreboard housed within this side of the ground.
Your view from anywhere inside the Tamburino Stand is perfectly clear because of the cantilever roof above, and large windshields at either end provide protection to every row inside.

The Radio Cabs Stand is a single tier of uncovered standing terrace which has several rows of green metal bars running along it for fans to lean on. You can find an electronic scoreboard in place above the back wall which can best be seen by those at the opposite end of the stand.
Your view from anywhere inside the Radio Cabs Stand is perfectly clear, but with no roof overhead you can be left very exposed to any wind or rain that is present. Only the walls at the back and ends of the stand can provide protection to those inside.

The Screwfix Community Stand is similar in design to the Tamburino Stand opposite.
It consists of a single tier of green seating with the letters YTFC spelt out in white across the blocks. There are no executive boxes or dugouts present in this stand, though you can find a press box in place right up at the back. There are also a few covered platforms down at the very front of the stand for disabled supporters to use. These are based in pairs either side of the outermost concourse entrances.
Your view from anywhere inside the Screwfix Community Stand is perfectly clear because of the cantilever roof above, and large windshields at either end provide protection to every row inside.

The Thatchers Gold Stand is a single tier of covered standing terrace which has several rows of green metal bars running along it for fans to lean on. These metal bars are also coloured white rather than green at the edges next to each staircase.
Your view from anywhere inside the Thatchers Gold Stand is perfectly clear, and large windshields at either end provide protection to every row inside.

Away Fans

Away fans are mostly housed behind the goal in the Radio Cabs Stand.
This is a single tier of uncovered standing terrace which has rows of metal bars running along it for fans to lean on and an electronic scoreboard up above the back row.
Views from inside here are clear, but protection from any wind or rain is minimal as there is no roof in place overhead. Only the back and side walls can provide limited protection for those stood inside.
Gates 13-16 allow access into the Radio Cabs Stand.

Yeovil Town can also offer blocks P and PP in the adjacent Screwfix Community Stand.
This is a single tier of covered seating that offers perfectly clear views and a large windshield to offer protection from the side. A covered platform for disabled supporters is also available down the front, with rows of stewards used to segregate this away crowd from any home supporters sat nearby.
Around 600 seats in total are made available in this away section, coupled with the roughly 1,500 people who can be housed in the Radio Cabs Stand.
Gate 12 provides access into this seating away section from the outside.

Matchday Pubs

Pubs available to supporters on a matchday include*:
-The Airfield Tavern Table Table (Alvington Lane, BA22 8UX) (Home and Away Supporters)

-The Armoury Inn (1 The Park, BA20 1DY) (Typically Home and Away Supporters) (Located in more central Yeovil)

-The Arrow (The Forum, BA21 3TL) (Home and Away Supporters) (Located east of Huish Park)

-The Bell Inn (207 Preston Road, BA20 2EW) (Typically Home and Away Supporters)

-The Royal Oak, Stoford (13 The Green, BA22 9UD) (Typically Home and Away Supporters) (Located south of Yeovil Junction Station)

-The Royal Standard (Larkhill Road, BA21 3HW) (Typically Home and Away Supporters)

-The William Dampier (97 Middle Street, BA20 1LN) (A JD Wetherspoon Pub, Typically Home and Away Supporters) (Located near more central Yeovil)

*The location of Huish Park means that there aren't really any pubs within very close distance of it. The recommendation is to find a drink in more central Yeovil before making your way to the stadium.

Overview

Huish Park is a decent quality football ground. All but one of its stands are fully protected by a roof and large windshields, though views are perfectly clear from all four sides.
Offering a good mix of standing behind the goals and seating along the length of the pitch, a large number of away fans can also be accommodated at the ground.

The main negative around Huish Park comes with its location. With both of Yeovil’s train stations a minimum of three miles away, they require at least two buses to get close to reaching, and even then, these bus services do not always run at a regular rate.
Huish Park is certainly a venue where those with cars will find it easier to get to.

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