National League South Mon 4 March Melbourne Stadium
  • Wadham (87')

Melbourne Stadium was opened in 1962 and has a capacity of 3,065; 1,311 of which are seated.

Melbourne Community Stadium is primarily an athletics stadium, which is owned by the local council. The largely open stadium is dominated by the Main Stand on the East side. This covered all seated stand is raised above pitch level, meaning that spectators have to climb a small set of steps to access it. It has a capacity of around 1,000 seats. In front of the seated area lower down there are a few rows of terrace. The stand is cantilevered meaning that there are no supporting pillars to impede your view. There are also windshields to either side of the Stand. The main drawback to spectators in this stand as you would expect at an athletics stadium, is that the stand is set well back from the playing action, as there is a long jump area, eight running lanes and the team dugouts situated between it and the pitch.

Opposite on the other side of the pitch just beyond the perimeter is the back wall of the nearby Sports & Athletics Centre. A small overhanging roof has been fitted to this back wall, which also has a large clock centrally positioned, to provide some cover for a few rows of seating below. There is also a small terraced area on this side towards the South end of the stadium, above which a small electronic scoreboard has been put in place.

At both ends, the club have installed small temporary blocks of terrace in the area directly behind each goal. One of these terraces at the North End of the stadium, also has a cover.



Tickets are available to buy in advance via the link below. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the day via cash or card.

  • Adult – £14.00
  • Concession – £9.00
  • Senior 65+ – £9.00
  • Student (17-24 with valid ID) – £4.00
  • Youth (12-17) – £4.00
  • Family (2 adult, 3 child) – £24.00

Tickets can be purchased via the following link – TICKETS


Travel & Parking

Address: Melbourne Community Stadium, Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH

By Road: From the M11 Junction 7 or M25 Junction 28/A12 follow the A414 towards Chelmsford. On the outskirts of Chelmsford you will reach two roundabouts in quick succession. At the second roundabout where there is a Tenpin Bowling Alley and a Volkswagen Dealership located, take the first exit towards the Widford Industrial Area. Keep on this road for around a couple of miles where you reach a T-junction with the A1060 where you bear left and then turn left again at the traffic lights (still on the A1060) towards Sawbridgeworth. Go through the next set of traffic lights (with a public park on the left) and at the next set turn right into Chignall Road. After passing a zebra crossing, turn right at the modern-looking church into Melbourne Avenue. You then will pass another park on your left and just before the tall block of flats, turn left into Salerno Way. Then at the mini-roundabout turn left onto the stadium approach road.

There is a car park at the stadium which is free, however, it normally fills up quickly. There is plenty of street parking available in the surrounding streets.

By Rail: Chelmsford Railway Station is situated just under two miles away from the Melbourne Community Stadium. There is a taxi rank at the side of the station otherwise from the street outside, you can catch any of these First Buses No 54, 56 (towards North Melbourne) or the No 40 (towards Broomfield Hospital). See the First Group website for current timetables. To walk to Melbourne Stadium from the railway station, should take around 30 minutes.


Ground Facilities & Away Pubs

There is a Clubhouse bar inside the ground, which welcomes away fans. It shows TNT and Sky Sports on a large screen and often has real ale.

The nearest pub is the Red Beret on Melbourne Avenue but looks like your typical estate boozer. A better bet would be ‘The Flyer’ pub and restaurant, which is part of the Hungry Horse chain. It is situated over the back of the park which is located next to the stadium. Just ask for directions to Morrisons and you can’t go wrong as the pub is next door to the superstore.


More Information

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