The Goldstar - Ground Guide

Location- 

The Goldstar Ground is located in Dellwood Avenue, Felixstowe, IP11 9HT. 

Directions and details of public transport can be found HERE

Parking- 

A 40 space car park is located at the main entrance in Dellwood Avenue. A further 12 spaces are available close to the Clubhouse for officials, guests and blue badge holders. 

There is plenty of street parking in the vicinity and visitors are requested to park responsibly and  avoid blocking junctions and neighbours driveways.

Entrance- 

The Clubhouse is accessed on ‘non-matchdays’ through the main entrance doors. On First Team and Reserve matchdays these doors are closed and access to the ground, clubhouse and bar is through the turnstiles located at the northern end of the clubhouse. An accessible entry gate is also available adjacent to the turnstiles.

Admission Prices (2019/20 season)- 

Turnstiles open at 1pm on Saturdays and 6pm for midweek fixtures.

First Team- Adults £9, Concessions (65 & over) £6, Accompanied Under 16’s Free.

Reserves- Adults £5, Concessions (65 & over) £3, Accompanied Under 16’s Free.

Under 18’s- Adults & Concessions £3, Accompanied Under 16’s Free.

Ipswich Town Women FC- Adults £3, Concessions £2, Under 16’s Free, ITFC and F&WUFC season ticket holders Free.

Ground Facilities- 

The Goldstar Ground is fully enclosed and features large areas of hardstanding on all 4 sides. The ground capacity of 2,200 includes 200 covered seats across 2 grandstands (The Co-Op Stand and the new Colneis End Stand Sponsored by Absolute Refrigeration) and a covered terrace for 125 (The Like Electrical Stand). A large tarmac viewing area is available in front of the clubhouse. 

Ground regulations can be found HERE   

 

    

Clubhouse- 

Opened in July 2017, the Goldstar Ground boasts a large clubhouse and includes 6 changing rooms, a function room and bar area, kitchen and club offices.

The bar area has 3 TV screens with surround sound and a giant projector screen showing matches on SKY SPORTS and BT SPORT. 

Hospitality- 

On First Team matchdays, visiting officials, guests and sponsors are accommodated in the Emirates Logistics Hospitality Lounge (Opened Jan 2019) located on the clubhouse side of the ground, between the snack bar and club shop. 

For Reserve and other matches hospitality is provided within the officials room inside the main bar area.

Toilets- 

The ground features a total of 5 female WC’s, 2 male WC’s, 5 urinals and 2 accessible toilets for spectators across 2 areas, located off the main clubhouse entrance lobby and the dedicated matchday toilet corridor accessed via the pitchside tarmac viewing area. 

Baby changing facilities are located within each of the accessible rooms.

Disabled Facilities-

The ground is fully accessible and includes level access from the car park into the ground and throughout the clubhouse. 

3 car parking spaces are provided for Blue Badge holders on a first come, first served basis. 

Fully fitted accessible toilets are located in the clubhouse and matchday toilet corridor.

 

Bar-

A large members bar is located within the function room (Spectators, players and officials are granted complimentary membership on matchdays). 

The bar serves a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including draught Carlsberg (£3.20 pint), Greene King East Coast IPA (£3.20), Aspalls Harry Sparrow (£3.50), Guinness (£3.70) and ‘Seasider’ (£3.50) the clubs very own premium pilsner in addition to a wide array of bottled lagers, ales and ciders, soft drinks and spirits. Alcohol free and Gluten Free options are provided. 

Note- Due to health & safety and ground regulations, drinks are served in hard plastic glasses on matchdays.

 

Food Options-

The snack bar is located within the clubhouse and has serving hatches onto the pitchside viewing area and into the bar area. 

Matchday opening hours are generally 90 minutes before kick off, until midway through the second half. 

A wide range of food is on offer, all freshly cooked to order using local suppliers and eco-friendly packaging where possible. 

Menu choices include 1/4 Cheeseburger (£3), Sausage Bap (£2.50), Bacon Bap (£2.50), Fish Finger Bap (£2.50), Sausage & Chips (£3), Pies (£2.50), Sausage Rolls (£1.50), Chips (£1 & £1.50), Chicken & Chips (£4.50), Hunger Buster (£4.50), Chocolate bars (80p), asstd sweets, Tea/Coffee (£1), Hot Choc/Latte/Cappuccino (£1.20), canned drinks/fruit shoot/water/lucozade (£1). Hot drinks and snacks are also available from the Seasiders Store at First Team matches.

Club Shop-

The Seasiders Store sells a wide range of Seasiders branded merchandise including hats, scarves, mugs, pin badges, keyrings, hoodies, polo shirts, place mats, car stickers, magnets, pennants, pens and much more. Replica shirts and other kit will be available from the 2019/20 season. The Seasiders Store is open on First Team matchdays from 2pm until 4.30pm and a small range is also available from the bar at other games or orders can be placed by email HERE

Programme-

From the 2019/20 season the clubs official matchday programme- WE ARE SEASIDERS- has gone digital-only and is available to download for FREE via the official club website in the days leading upto each fixture. Download here-  free download.

 

Frequently asked questions-

Are we dog friendly? 

Yes!, dogs are welcome inside the ground, but we ask they are kept under control, are on a lead at all times and any mess is cleared up!

Can we bring balls into the ground?

Unfortunately spectators footballs are not permitted inside the ground. These can be left for safe keeping at the turnstile entrance for collection later. For full ground regulations see HERE

Is The Goldstar Ground safe for families?

Yes! We are a family friendly club and welcome hundreds of visitors from age 1-100 each week. First aid facilities are available, and our team of matchday stewards ensure your experience at the Goldstar Ground is an enjoyable, safe and secure one, although we do ask that parents are responsible for their own children at all times.

Where are the exits?

Exits are clearly signposted and located adjacent to the turnstiles and through the clubhouse at the end of matches. A new exit will be available adjacent to the club shop from the start of the 2019/20 season. 

Is the ground non-smoking?

The clubhouse and 3 grandstands are non-smoking. This includes e-cigs and vaping. Anyone smoking in other spectator areas are encouraged to use the ashtrays provided. 

Making a day of it?

Felixstowe is a great place to spend the day from the lively seafront resort area, quiet and picturesque Felixstowe Ferry and the bustling Viewpoint overlooking Britains busiest container port. The town centre boasts a host of independent shops alongside familiar national chains. For more info on Felixstowe including attractions, hotels and food & drink options see the VISIT FELIXSTOWE site HERE

More info?

Felixstowe & Walton United FC Club Contact details can be found HERE

 

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