First time at the Optimum Pay Stadium

Whether it’s your first time at the Weaver Stadium or an away fan looking for a guide on the home of the Dabbers, we’ve compiled a first-time guide for any supporter looking to attend a fixture.

Here’s all you need to know about attending a game at the Weaver Stadium!

Getting there:

Postcode: CW5 5BS

By Train:

Get a train to Nantwich train station – this can be achieved primarily through trains on the Manchester-Cardiff route. This station is just outside the town centre, and it is only a 10-15 minute walk to the ground from the station. It is a pleasant walk down Water Lode, along the banks of the River Weaver, or a nice walk through the town centre.

Alternatively, take a taxi from the train station. It is a 3-5 minute drive and should cost between £5-10. 

If you are early, you can take in the sights of Nantwich Town Centre on the way to the ground, which is an historic market town with the impressive St Mary’s Church and Tudor buildings. There are plenty of places to have lunch and drinks. 

By Car :

Nantwich is 15 minutes’ drive from J16 of the M6 Motorway. There is limited car parking available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is additional parking in the town centre – the nearest next to Nantwich Swimming Baths – which is a 5 minute walk from the ground.

The Weaver Stadium 

Entrance 

There is a large car park with the main stand – The Optimum Pay Solutions Main Stnad. There are 2 sets of turnstiles to the left and right of the stand. The right-hand side turnstiles are always open, the left-hand side are open when we have larger crowds. 

Segregation 

There is no supporter segregation on match-day unless otherwise stated, which would be for large capacity matches and on the instruction of the police. 

Otherwise, there is no segregation and home and away supporters can choose where to stand or sit.

You’ll find Nantwich Town fans are very welcoming and any hostile behaviour is extremely rare. Trained stewards attend every game for your comfort and safety. 

Food and Drink 

Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, cold food and hot food are all available at the Weaver Stadium. 

Fairfax Suite

The main stand has a large function room which has a fully staffed bar. This serves tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcohol. It is a fully stocked bar with draft lager, cider, beer, wine and spirits. 

Snacks are available at the bar such as crisps and chocolate.

Alcohol is permitted outside in plastic glasses so please ask bar staff for plastic. Glass is not permitted outside. Please note no alcohol is allowed outside for fixtures in The Emirates FA Cup or The Buildbase FA Trophy due to FA regulations.

The bar will remain open throughout the match and usually between two and three hours after the match for supporters to discuss the game. 

There are five TV screens in the Fairfax Suite generously paid for by the NTISA, and show the late kick-0ff in the English Premier League on BT Sport.

Dabbers Diner 

The Dabbers Diner is by the turnstile and inside the ground to the right of the main stand if you are facing the pitch.

This serves hot drinks, cold drinks, soup and hot food such as chips, burgers, hot dogs and vegetarian options. The Diner opens at 2pm and stays open till the end of the match. 

Club Shop 

The club shop is open from 12pm on match-day (7pm if evening kick-off) and is right in the centre of the main stand. This sells replica shirts, shorts, training tops, jackets and more. There are also snacks available there.

The Applewood Independent 3G Arena

If you are visiting The Weaver Stadium to play or watch a game on the 3G pitch, this is located behind the stadium. As you face the stadium, there is an alleyway to the left (which is sign-posted) where you can walk to the Applewood Independent 3G Arena.

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