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First Time Visitors

A Guide to Walsall Football Club...

Walsall FC moved to the Banks's Stadium, originally known as Bescot Stadium, in August 1990 from Fellows Park, our home of 94 years. 

The ground has an all-seater capacity of 11,300 and comprises four stands: the HomeServe Stand (Green Sector), which was extended in 2003 and holds just under 5,000; Main Stand (Red Sector); St Francis Group Community Stand (Yellow Sector); and University of Wolverhampton Stand (Blue Sector).

Corporate hospitality areas are available in the HomeServe and Main Stands, with disabled facilities at the front of the Community Stand. Visiting supporters are housed in the University of Wolverhampton Stand, complete with a licensed bar and TV's.

Refreshment kiosks are located in the corners, with a large TV screen situated between the Community and University of Wolverhampton Stands.

The Banks’s Stadium is less than a mile from junction 9 of the M6.

Postcode: WS1 4SA

By Road

From M6 North: leave the M6 at junction 9 and take the A461 towards Walsall, turn right onto the A4148 (Wallowes Lane) and right again at the second set of traffic lights. The ground will appear on your left.

From M6 South: leave the M6 at junction 7 and take the A34 towards Walsall. At the end of the dual carriageway, turn left at the Bell Inn pub into Walstead Road and continue straight on this road for two miles. The stadium will appear on your right.

Postcode: WS1 4SA

Latest Traffic Information

 

By Bus

The Banks's Stadium is well served by buses. All buses leave from the Bradford Place Bus Station. Service number 401E, operated by Diamond, runs every 15 minutes during the daytime on Monday to Friday and stops on Bescot Crescent outside the ground. The 45 runs every 20 minutes during Monday to Friday daytime, as well as Saturdays, and every hour after 9pm. The 4 service runs every eight minutes and stops on West Bromwich Road, a short walk from the ground.

Network West Midlands Bus Information

Service number 45

 

By Rail

Bescot Stadium Railway Station, just a two-minute walk from the stadium, is served by trains from Birmingham Grand Central (New Street) and Wolverhampton.

West Midlands Railway

Car parking is available at the stadium at a cost of £4 per car, £6 per minibus and £12 per coach, including disabled supporters.

The Green Zone car park is locked two hours after the final whistle; any vehicles left on the car park after this time will be locked in.

Parking is also available at the nearby Bescot Stadium Railway Station for £2. 

There are free parking facilities for cyclists outside the Main Stand.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Banks's Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone by calling 01922 651 414/416 or online via our e-ticketing website.

The Ticket Office, located at the front of the Main Stand, is open Monday to Friday from 9.15am to 4.30pm.

On Saturday home matchdays, the Ticket Office is open from 10.00am to 3.00pm, and 4.45pm to 5.15pm. From 2.00pm to 3.00pm, only tickets for that day's game are available.

Cash turnstiles are in operation on turnstiles 13 and 14, with 340 seats in Block 6 of the HomeServe Stand Lower Tier available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Savings are available if you purchase tickets in advance. There is a £1 charge if ticket(s) are posted out.

Away supporters must purchase Family Tickets (1 Parent/Guardian & 1 Child) through the Ticket Office.

Ticket Prices

Free Football for Under-18s

Located at the front of the Main Stand, the Banks's Stadium Club Shop is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm,

On Saturday home matchdays, the Club Shop is open from 10.00am to 3.00pm, and 4.45pm to 5.15pm.

A plethora of official Saddlers memorabilia is available in store, including replica kit, training gear, DVD's, books and car accessories.

You can also shop online by visiting walsallfcstore.co.uk

The Stadium Suite is open to all Saddlers fans before every home match, with entry free of charge, from midday for a 3pm Saturday fixture and 6pm for a 7.45pm Tuesday night game.

Both bars and kiosk areas are available for supporters wishing to eat or drink, with live televised matches shown on the TV's around the room and interviews with former players from 2pm. The bars close 15 minutes before kick-off.

Supporters with a ticket for the HomeServe Stand Middle or Upper gain access through the turnstiles, while those sitting in other areas of the ground enter through the main Stadium Suite entrance.

Fans not sitting in the HomeServe Stand exit through the main Stadium Suite entrance and re-enter the ground through their designated turnstile.

The Stadium Suite is for home supporters only.

Visiting supporters are housed behind one goal in the University of Wolverhampton Stand, which is complete with a licensed bar and TV's.

There are 10 pitch-level wheelchair bays in the Community Stand for away supporters.

Our official matchday programme can be purchased around the ground, and from the Banks's Stadium Ticket Office and Club Shop, for just £3.

The programme was voted runner-up for League One by the Midlands Programme Club for 2018/19. They said: “The quality of the matchday programme for the 2018/19 season is excellent. However, yours stood out from the others and received some excellent feedback from the panel of judges for its layout, informative articles, pages with plenty of reading material, great use of colour, eye-catching first impression of the cover. Pages dedicated to the younger fan, features of the opposition and inclusion of community feature. Overall, a brilliant issue and great value for money at only £3.”

Stadium Policy

Supporters are reminded that only food and drink purchased from the Banks's Stadium can be consumed inside the ground. We have had problems with supporters bringing in their own food and drink, which is not allowed under our ground regulations and we ask for your cooperation. Certain items can be seen as a missile threat, therefore any food and drink that is attempted to be brought into the stadium will be confiscated by our stewards.

 

Menu

Hot Food: Chicken Balti Pie £3.20, All Steak Pie £3.20, Cornish Pasty £2.70, Jumbo Sausage Roll £2.20, Cheese and Onion Pie (V) £2.70, Beefburger £3.40, Cheeseburger £3.60, Hotdog £3.60

Cold Food: Yorkie £1.00, Aero £1.00, Kit Kat Chunky £1.00, Crisps £1.00.

Drinks: Pepsi £2.20, Pepsi Max £2.20, Tango Orange £2.20, Water £1.20, Fruit Shoot £1.00, Coffee £2.20, Tea £2.20, Hot Chocolate £2.20, Bovril £2.20.

Kids Snack Box: £3.50 for a Small Hotdog, Pom Bears, Fruit Shoot and a Freddo

 

Kiosk 7 (HomeServe Stand Upper and Middle tiers)

All products from the above menu are available, as well as the following:

Portion of Chips £2.50, Chips and Curry Sauce/Mushy Peas £3.00, Pie with Chips and Curry Sauce/Mushy Peas: £5.50, Jumbo Sausage and Chips: £3.50

Filming and Photography

By entering the ground, all persons are acknowledging that photographic images and/or audio, visual and/or audio-visual recordings and/or feeds (and/or stills taken therefrom) may be taken of them and may also be used, by way of example and without limitation, in televised coverage of the game and/or for promotional, training, editorial or marketing purposes by the club, the EFL or others (including commercial partners and accredited media organisations) and entry into the ground constitutes consent to such use.

You further acknowledge that photographic images and/or audio, visual and/or audio-visual recordings and/or feeds (and/or stills taken therefrom) may be used (by the club or by a third party, such as a law enforcement body) to identify you as an individual, where permitted by data protection laws, for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime, or any breach of these ground regulations.

 

Flag, Banner and Drum Policy

Anyone looking to bring a flag or banner to a Walsall FC game should email safety@walsallfc.co.uk for prior consent.

No drums are allowed inside the Banks's Stadium.

 

Food and Drink

Supporters are reminded that only food and drink purchased from the Banks's Stadium can be consumed inside the ground. We have had problems with supporters bringing in their own food and drink, which is not allowed under our ground regulations and we ask for your cooperation. Certain items can be seen as a missile threat, therefore any food and drink that is attempted to be brought into the stadium will be confiscated by our stewards.

Pubs

All supporters are welcome at the King George V (WS2 9BZ) and New Fullbrook (WS1 3HL) pubs - both of which are within walking distance of the ground.

 

Bescot Retail Park

The retail park is adjacent to the Banks's Stadium, with key tennants including Matalan, Halfords and McDonald's.

 

Saddlers Shopping Centre

Situated on Park Street, the Saddlers Shopping Centre is the ideal place to meet friends and family with over 50 stores, including a variety of cafes and eateries. Postcode: WS2 9NW.

 

Walsall Leather Museum 

Discover why Walsall became the British leather goods capital in this fascinating working museum, housed in a restored leather factory. For 200 years, Walsall people have been making some of the world's finest saddles and leather goods. Walsall Leather Museum celebrates this great tradition and reflect the achievements of the leather craftsmen and women of Walsall.

 

Walsall Arboretum

The Arboretum is the premier park within Walsall, located immediately adjacent to the town centre. It is one of the oldest parks in the borough, having been originally developed around two flooded limestone quarries, opening as a public park in 1874.

 

The New Art Gallery Walsall

The New Art Gallery Walsall presents, collects and interprets historic, modern and contemporary art in innovative and challenging ways, welcoming visitors from all over the globe, as well as their immediate locality.

Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham Walsall (0.03 miles from the Banks’s Stadium)

Located just off the M6 motorway and a two-minute walk from the Banks's Stadium, the Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham Walsall is an inviting accommodation in an ideal location. It's just 14.5 kilometres from Birmingham city centre and within walking distance of the Bescot Stadium railway station, as well as a 30-minute drive from Birmingham Airport (BHX).

 

The Bescot Hotel (0.57 miles)

Just off junction 9 of the M6 motorway, with great access to Walsall, Birmingham and the rest of the West Midlands, this small family-run hotel provides clean, good-value accommodation.

 

Metro Inns Walsall (1.27 miles)

Metro Inns Walsall is just 24 minutes from the National Exhibition Centre and an eight-minute drive from the centre of Walsall, with the Birmingham International Airport 18 miles away.

 

Premier Inn Walsall Town Centre (1.46 miles)

A fantastic central location just moments from the New Art Gallery Walsall and the train station.

 

Holiday Inn Express Walsall M6, J10 (1.6 miles) 

A comfortable hotel offering free WiFi and an inclusive breakfast, with easy access to Birmingham city centre and the NEC, close to the M6 motorway and two miles from Walsall town centre, as well as a 20-minute drive to the shops and theatres in central Birmingham.

 

Village Urban Resort Birmingham Walsall (1.63 miles)

With a health and fitness club, Village Hotel Birmingham Walsall is packed with facilities and just a short drive from Birmingham city centre and one minute from junction 10 of the M6 motorway.