Taunton’s Wordsworth Drive ground, named the Cygnet Health Care Stadium for sponsorship reasons, has been the home of the Peacocks since 1953. The ground has a capacity of 2,500.
Initially, they leased the ground from Taunton Borough Council, but in the 1970s the club purchased the ground from the council and installed floodlights.
The stand adjoining the main car park The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Stand has 277 public seats, a Directors Box with 27 seats including reserved seating for visiting officials. There is a wheelchair viewing area in this stand.
There is terracing at either end of the stadium which is in place for its entire width. The mid-section of terracing is covered at both ends.
The opposite side to the main entrance has the North Stand with 118 seats. Terracing is in place to the right of this stand stretching down to the corner while the stadium surround to the left consists of hardstanding in front of the clubhouse and boardroom. Another disabled viewing area is located to the left of the stand by the media gantry.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance at the link – https://app.fanbaseclub.com/Fan/Tickets/SelectType?fixtureId=3227
- Adults (ages 18 to 67 incl.): £14
- Concessions (State Pensioners & Students with ID): £11
- Youth (13-18 years): £5
- Junior (6-12 years): £2
- Children aged under 6 are free with a paying adult
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the gate via cash or card.
Travel & Parking
The Stadium is easily accessible from all major routes into the town.
M5 – leave the motorway at Junction 25. Take the exit off roundabout signposted Taunton (A38). Go straight over first roundabout, keeping in left hand or middle lane. Continue along the Toneway and keep straight on at the four-way traffic light junction until reaching a roundabout where the left hand lane should be taken onto Chritchard Way. Stay left and take exit at traffic lights, then go straight ahead at traffic lights immediately after. Continue around the corner into Wordsworth Drive and the ground is on the left.
A303 – approach Taunton via A358 through Henlade. At M5 Junction 25 roundabout follow signs for Taunton as above.
Parking – Matchday parking at the Stadium is £2 per vehicle.
The Stadium is an approximate 25 minute walk from Taunton Railway Station. There are various routes available; turn left when leaving the station onto Trenchard Way and walk eastwards, going over bridge until reaching roundabout adjoining Priory Fields Retail Park. Cross over road into Priory Avenue and turn left. Route will take you onto footpath in Victoria Park. Exit onto Alfred Street which leads to East Reach. Cross road at traffic lights by Holcombes Car Mart and keep right into Wordsworth Drive. Ground is on the left. Should you wish to walk via the town centre, this is signposted from the railway station.
Alternatively taxis and buses are available. Bus No 1 runs to the Parade in the town centre and from there No 4 and No 51 drop off at Leycroft Road, a three minute walk from the ground.
Ground Facilities and Away Pubs
The clubhouse is open on matchday from 1.00pm. The bar sells a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, snacks, confectionery and pasties. There is a smaller hatch area also selling bar drinks at the changing room end of the stadium.
There are three pubs within a 5-minute walking distance from the ground:
- The Rose Inn (Hamilton Rd)
- The Somerset Inn (Alfred St)
- The Victoria Gate (Victoria Gate)
For more information, visit Taunton Town’s club website – https://tauntontown.com/club/accessibility/
Enjoy your visit!