Capacity: 6,500 (Seats 5,356)
Address: Camrose Avenue, Edgware, HA8 6AG
Telephone: 020 8381 3800
Pitch Size: 102m x 65.5m
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: Bees
Year Ground Opened: 2013
Undersoil Heating: No
The Hive Stadium was opened in July 2013 and is located in a pleasant setting, within a sizeable park/playing fields area, that also has a London Underground line running behind one side of the ground on a raised embankment. If walking down through the park towards the stadium from the direction of Canons Park Station, then you can also see the Arch over Wembley Stadium in the distance.
The stadium has seen some investment recently with the building of a new stand at the North End of the ground. Replacing a small terrace, the Stand ’66 as it is now called was constructed in only four months during the Summer of 2016. The stand is covered, all seated and is of a good size, having a capacity of 1,922. Pleasingly it is of the same height as the Main Stand and has a very similar design. This end is given to away fans. The Main or Legends Stand as it is now known, on the West side of the stadium, is like Stand ’66, single tiered and covered. It does though have a larger all seated capacity of 2,684 fans. On the opposite side is the Hive Stand, which incorporates the Bumble’s Family Area. This is currently a rather plain looking affair, as essentially it is an office building that has had its roof extended outwards towards the pitch, and then had six rows of seats installed in front of it, leaving a large back wall exposed of the office building. Oddly the roof doesn’t extend the whole length of the stand, meaning that some of these seats are uncovered. This area has 750 seats, some of which (in the wing area) are not under cover. Both sides of the stadium have small electronic scoreboards mounted at the back. At the South End of the ground is the small covered Bees Terrace which is only a few rows high and has a capacity of 1,000. The Hive Stadium is completed with a set of odd-looking floodlights.
For some odd reason, the teams emerge from near one corner of the stadium between the Stand ’66 and Hive Stands, to “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns and Roses, which is played over the rather loud public address system. Not that I am complaining, I am in fact a big fan of the former Guns and Roses lead guitarist Slash!
After spending 106 years at their old Underhill ground, the Club moved to the Hive Stadium in 2013. Originally envisioned as a site for a new ground for Wealdstone FC, Barnet were able to take over the project, when Wealdstone encountered financial difficulties. The Hive Complex which is also home to the Club’s training facility is situated in Edgware, which is just under six miles away from the site of the Underhill Stadium.
Legends (Main) Stand: Adults £22, Concessions £14, Under 17’s £5
Hive Stand: Adults £22, Concessions £14, Under 17’s £5
Hive Stand (Bumble’s Family Area): Adults £15, Concessions £10, Under 17’s £1
Bees Terrace: Adults £10, Concessions £5, Under 17’s £1
Stand ’66: Adults £20, Concessions £13, Under 17’s £5
Concessions apply to Under 21’s and those aged 65 and over.
At The Hive
6,215 v Brentford
FA Cup 4th Round, 28th January 2019.
11,026 v Wycombe Wanderers
FA Amateur Cup, 23rd February 1952.
2017-2018: 2,113 (League Two)
2016-2017: 2,260 (League Two)
2015-2016: 2,358 (League Two)
Away supporters are treated to their own bar within the stadium, which is located behind the North Stand. This spacious bar has a large screen showing Sky Sports. The bar is open throughout the game and for a short time after the final whistle. The only downside is that the beer is served in plastic glasses.
There is also the Hive Bar at the stadium but this is for home fans only. The nearest pub is Moranos on Station Road, only a short walk from Canons Park Underground Station (come out of the station, turn right and it is in the row of shops further down on the right). This Irish themed wine bar is quite comfortable and has a number of large screens showing the early kick off on BT Sport. It is then only around a 10 minute walk to the away turnstiles, cutting through the playing fields (see by Tube below).
Quite close to Kingsbury Tube Station there is a Wetherspoons pub called JJ Moons (which will be familiar to many who have travelled to Wembley Stadium which is not far away). If travelling on the Jubilee Line from Central London, then Kingsbury is only two stops before Canons Park. The address of the pub is 553 Kingsbury Road. Simply turn left out of the station and the pub is down on the left.
Leave the M1 at Junction 4 and take the A41 towards Edgware. At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A410 towards Harrow and Stanmore. At the next small roundabout turn left at the Esso Garage/McDonalds towards Edgware. After passing through a set of traffic lights with the Masons Arms on one corner and then a Peugeot Garage on the left then at the next set of traffic lights turn right into Camrose Avenue. The entrance to the Hive Stadium is down this road on the right.
There is a large car park at the stadium, with 500 spaces, costing £5 per car. However with only one exit available then expect some delays after the game on leaving the car park. Otherwise, street parking, although no parking is available on Camrose Avenue itself. There are also 150 car parking spaces at Canons Park Tube Station which costs £2 all day on a Saturday. It is no more than a ten minute walk from the station to the Hive. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near in the local area via YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
Post Code for SAT NAV: HA8 6AG