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Westminster Waste Stadium

 

Capacity: 5,150 (Seats 1,606)
Address: Hayes Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9EF
Telephone: 020 8460 5291
Pitch Type: Artificial 3G
Club Nickname: The Lillywhites or Ravens
Year Ground Opened: 1938

In Advance Of Matchday:

Adults £15
Over 65’s £10
Concessions £10
Students (aged Under 22) £5
Under 16’s Free when accompanied by a full paying Adult, otherwise £5

On Matchday

Adults £18
Over 65’s £12
Concessions £10
Students (aged Under 22) £5
Under 16’s Free when accompanied by a full paying Adult, otherwise £5

Concessions apply to members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services (ID required) and current Premier and Football League season ticket holders.

Record Attendance

10,798 v Nigeria, September 1949

Average Attendance
2017-2018: 1,445 (National League)
2016-2017: 1,113 (National League)
2015-2016: 1,398 (National League)

Hayes Lane has seen some recent development with the building of a new stand and offices at the Norman Park End. Opened in 2019 this tall grey structure, has a single tier of seating spread over five blocks and has a capacity of 1,450. It has a high back retaining wall due to the new club offices located behind and some roof cover for the seating area.

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On the west side is the modern looking John Fiorini (Main) Stand. This covered all seated stand doesn’t have any supporting pillars and sits astride the half way line. Opened in 1993, it has a capacity of 285 seats (which are believed to have come from Wimbledon’s old Plough Lane Ground). Opposite this is a reasonable sized open terrace that has two rows of some classic looking crush barriers from end to end, with a newish black wooden fence at the back. It is known as the Cricket Club Side, due to the cricket pitch that lies beyond it. I hope that the batsmen can’t hit a ‘six’ that far! The team dugouts are situated on that side, but the dressing rooms are behind the Main Stand.

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The North Terrace at one end has an interesting look as it is partly covered to the rear. The roof though does have a disproportionate amount of supporting pillars running across the front of it. During 2017 the Club installed an artificial 3G playing surface at Hayes Lane.

The ground is shared with Cray Wanderers, who, having been formed in 1860, are the oldest association football club in London, and the joint second oldest in the world! Crystal Palace Ladies also play their home games at Hayes Lane.

In 2018 Hayes Lane was renamed the Westminster Waste Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal.

There is quite a spacious and comfortable Social Club at the stadium, called Ravens Bar. It boasts a number of screens showing televised BT and Sky Sport and serves real ale, normally provided by a micro brewery. The Bar also serves fresh Pizzas and Cornish Pasties are available. Visiting fans are welcome to use Ravens Bar unless segregation is in force for that particular match. On those occasions away fans have a temporary bar facility set-up inside the ground near to the turnstiles.

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Around a 15 minute walk away on Masons Hill is a pub called the Bricklayers Arms. This traditional pub normally has a good mix of home and way supporters. It offers real ales, food and also has televised live sports. If arriving by train at South Bromley then near to the station is another Wetherspoons called the Richmal Crompton. Probably no call to take a Just William book in there with you and it’s unlikely they’ll have a dog called Jumble!

Leave the M25 at Junction 4 and take the A21 towards Bromley and London. After five miles turn left at the traffic lights onto the A232 towards Croydon/Sutton. At the 2nd set of traffic lights turn right into Baston Road (B265). Continue straight on this road through Hayes. The road becomes Hayes Lane and after the mini roundabout, the entrance to the ground is down on the right. There is a small car park at the ground which costs £2, otherwise street parking.

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