Accrington Stanley

Saturday 21st January 2017, kick-off 3 p.m.
Ground Name: Crown Ground
Capacity: 5,057 (2,000 seated)
Address: Livingstone Road, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5BX
Main Telephone No: 0871 4341968
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Nickname: Stanley
Year ground opened: 1968
Pitch size: 111 by 72 yards
Home kit colours: Red and white
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Latest News

TDS will be in operation for this fixture and you would like to order a ticket please email Ken Hullock on by noon on Friday 13th January. Carlisle United have been allocated 1,500 terraced tickets and 339 seated tickets.
Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £15 for concessions.
Travel has been pre-booked for the trip and a number of members will be travelling on the 7.30 a.m. from Euston returning to London at 9.38 p.m.

Meeting Place

Pub: The Grey Horse Hotel
Address: 263 Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5AD
A Thwaites boozer within about a five minute walk of the Crown Ground.

Other Boozers and Food Outlets Worth a Visit

The Crown Inn, Whalley Road, Accrington, BB5 5DQ
A decent pub that has served as Branch meeting pub in recent years. A relatively small place that does get very busy on match days but service is generally efficient and usually has a few real ales on. Located right next to the ground.

What's The Ground Like?

Small ground with a view of fields and hills from the Coppice Terrace at one end where away supporters are usually required to stand. Cumbrians will feel at home then.

How To Get There

By Train
Virgin Trains to Preston then Northern to Accrington. From Euston expect the journey to take just over three hours. The station is about a mile away from the ground.
By Car & Where To Park
Leave the M65 at Junction 7 then take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A6185 towards Clitheroe. At the first set of traffic lights turn right onto the A678, towards Padiham, and then at the next lights turn right onto the A680 towards Accrington. After about half a mile you will pass The Crown Inn on your left. Take the next left into Livingstone Road and then an immediate left for the Club car park. The car park is of a reasonable size and is free although it is likely to fill up quickly. The alternative is street parking.

When Have We Played There Before?

Having met rarely between the 1960s and 2000s we've been to the Crown Ground a few times over recent seasons. Our most recent trip was in February 2016, a one all draw most memorable for Jabo Ibehre's red card after just 34 seconds. The previous trip was on Easter Monday memorable only for the sunshine and dire performance in a three one defeat. Kyle Dempsey scored a 90th minute consolation.


Accrington Stanley were formed in 1968 after the original Club's demise in 1966. For older supporters, 'Accrington Stanley, who are they?' was a slogan used in an advert for milk in the 1980's. David Lloyd (Bumble) is a non-executive director of the Club.