Hemel Hempstead’s Vauxhall Road ground, named The Focus Community Arena for sponsorship reasons, has been the home of the Tudors since 1971. The ground has a capacity of 3,152.
Most non-League club grounds tend to be dominated by a large Main Stand, whereas at Hemel it is both ends that catch the eye. The Adeyfield School End to the west is a fair-sized covered terrace, which is raised above pitch level. Opposite at the other end is the CRK Windows Stand. This stand comprises of 180 red seats in five rows. Although both these stands do not run the full width of the pitch, they are both of a decent size.
On the Tenzing Road side, there is a small covered seated stand that sits astride the halfway line. It has five rows of seats and has a capacity of around 292. There are flat standing areas to either side. The opposite (south) side is largely open apart from a very small simple covered stand that appears to be used by Directors and Press. It has 62 seats. The team dugouts are also on this South side, but one is located on each side of the stand. The clubhouse and entrance to the dressing rooms are also on this side towards the East End. The ground is completed with a set of four modern floodlight pylons.
Tickets can be purchased online at the link – https://www.hemelfc.com/event-details/hhtfc-v-worthing-1
- Adult: £15.00
- Concession: £10.00
- Under 18: £5.00
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the gate via cash or card.
Concessionary price is available for over 65s, students in full-time education, military personnel and emergency services. Identification will be required.
For concessions, Under 18s, the following forms of identification are acceptable:
- Current Passport
- EU National ID Card
- Current Full UK Driving Licence
- Student Identification Card (or ISIC)
- UK Armed Forces ID CardOAP
- Travel Pass
Travel & Parking
By Road: Leave the M1 at Junction 8 and take the A414 towards Hemel Hempstead. Go straight across two roundabouts and then just after passing a large Travelodge Building on your right (where there is also a Toby Carvery) move over to the right hand filter lane to turn right across the dual carriageway into Leverstock Green Road. Continue straight along this road then immediately after crossing a mini roundabout, turn left into Vauxhall Road. Then turn right at the next roundabout for the ground entrance.
There is some parking at the ground, which costs £1, but it is normally full well before kick off. However there is plenty of street parking available in the surrounding streets.
By Rail: Hemel Hempstead Railway Station is located just over two and a half miles away from the ground and is a bit far to walk. There is a taxi rank outside the station and at the club itself (in the car park) is an office of a local taxi firm (Millennium Taxis) who can organise a car back to the station after the game has ended. The station is served by trains from London Euston. Alternatively you can catch an Arriva Bus, see the Arriva website for timetables.
Ground Facilities & Away Pubs
There is a clubhouse bar inside the ground, called the Tudor Tavern, which welcomes all fans. It shows TNT and Sky Sports on a number of screens.
Around a five-minute walk away on Leverstock Green Road is the Crabtree pub. It is quite a large pub and is part of the Ember Inns chain, so food and real ale are available. To find this pub; thenfrom the club entrance proceed down to the roundabout, turn left and at the top of the road turn left again. The pub is up on the left-hand side.
For more information read the guide on https://footballgroundguide.com/leagues/conference/conference-south/hemel-hempstead-town-vauxhall-road.html
Enjoy your visit!