Saturday, 2 July 2011


Two views of the main stand at The Arena with the cage in front

The overgrown Railway End

The smaller stand where you get a better view of the game
Football returned today when some of the first pre-season friendlies were played throughout the country including a double header for Letchworth Garden City Eagles and Welwyn Garden City at what is now known as The Arena in Baldock. The reserve side's of the Hertfordshire Senior County League and Spartan South Midlands League teams kicked off at 12pm with the first teams playing each other at 2pm. The cold end witnessed the first team game which the Eagles won 2-1 courtesy of a goal in either half after the away side took the lead. The Citizens had a few good chances in the second half but found the Eagles stopper in good early season form.

Since Baldock Town left their Norton Road ground in 2001 it was been transformed into a 3G caged pitch with the main stand still in very good shape along with the smaller stand opposite. The railway terraced end is overgrown with the smaller terrace at the opposite end behind the cage and seemingly unused.

The Eagle's neighbour's Baldock Town will move back home into the stadium for the 2011/12 Hertfordshire Senior County League season. The only downside is the cage makes the viewing of games from the main stand somewhat difficult. However, a quick walk to the smaller stand gives you a great view of the game.

The Steeple of St Mary's Church in Baldock is visable from the ground 

The view from the main stand area

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