Borehamwood have called Meadow Park home since 1963, which was the point at which the club moved from Eldon Avenue. The ground is known as Mangata Pay UK at the time of writing because of a sponsorship deal, which also makes it easier to ensure you’re talking about the right place on account of the fact that there is a public park called Meadow Park, which is where the football ground is located and therefore where it gets its name from. As well as being where Boreham Wood play their games, it is also where Arsenal Women and the Arsenal youth teams play their matches for their home games.
Boreham Wood Football Club is based in Borehamwood, having been established in 1948 when Boreham Wood Rovers and Royal Retournez merged. They began life in the Mid-Herts League, joining the Parthenon League three years after the club’s formation. Known as ‘The Wood’, the side has spent pretty much its entire existence in the lower leagues of English football and initially played its matches at Eldon Avenue. In the 2021-2022 season, the club made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup, beating League One side AFC Wimbledon in the third round and AFC Bournemouth in the fourth before eventually losing to Everton.
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|4101 (Boreham Wood v St Albans City (6th December 2021))
|100.6 x 70.4 (7082)
|Mangata Pay UK
|Boreham Wood, Arsenal Women, Arsenal U23s
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|St Albans City, Hemel Hempstead Town
|White (Home) / Grey (Away) / Blue & Black (Third)
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|David Hatchett (714)
Meadow Park Photos
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Meadow Park Seating Plan and Where to Sit
Every match played at Meadow Park in the National League takes place under the rules of segregation, with away supporters located at the South End, which has enough room for 1,250 people. That is made up of 359 covered seats in the West Stand, as well as uncovered standing in the South and South East terraces. Home supporters get the rest of the stadium, which means there are standing areas in the North Bank and Easy Stand and seats in the West and East Stands.
Borehamwood FC Ticket Prices
When it comes to how much you’ll end up paying for a match ticket, it will depend on numerous different factors. The most important is your age, with the likes of whether you buy them ahead of time or on the day of the match also being important. It is also worth noting that you can become a Member of the club, at which point your tickets become cheaper again. Here is how much a ticket would have cost during the 2023-2024 season:
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How To Get Borehamwood FC Tickets
Boreham Wood’s website is very good and is the first place to head if you’re interesting in buying tickets for one of their matches. You can buy your ticket online and then download it to your phone, but if you’re a bit more of a luddite then you’ll be able to buy a ticket at the club directly on a match day.
Where to Buy
Getting To Meadow Park
Train – Boreham Wood’s home ground is not far from Elstree & Borehamwood, which is on the Thameslink line and is easily accessible from most of the stations across the capital.
Bus – There are a number of bus routes that serve the football ground, including the 306, the 306A, the 357 and the 398.
Car – For those looking to drive to Meadow Park, the stadium is located close to all of the A1, the M1 and the M25, so if you’re looking to get there that way then you’ll find it easy enough. As you get closer, it is well signposted to make it simple enough to find.
By Air – The fact that the stadium is located so close to London means that there are numerous different airports not far away. Gatwick, Heathrow and London City airport are all good ones to aim for, so choose the one that is best for you.
Taxi – If you get a train into Elstree & Borehamwood Station and then decide to get a taxi out to the stadium, you’re probably looking at about £10 for the trip, depending on how heavy the traffic is.
Parking Near Meadow Park
There is limited supporter parking at the stadium itself, with most of the spaces reserved for the likes of the staff members and visitors. Brook Road Public Car Park has access to the ground, with parking also available at the Hertsmere Council Civic Car Park, which is around five minutes away.
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Pubs and Bars Near Meadow Park
The Waggon & Horses
The Alfred Arms
Mops & Brooms
About Borehamwood FC
Based in the English county of Hertfordshire, Boreham Wood Football Club was created in 1948 when two other sides decided to merge. They were Boreham Wood Rovers and Royal Retournez, with the newly formed side immediately playing games in the Mid-Herts League. The side joined the Parthenon League in 1951, coming close to winning it in 1954 and 1955 before eventually managing it at the end of the 1955-1956 campaign. They were runners-up once more a year later and then decided to join the Spartan League where they were once again nearly-men, at which point they switched to the Athenian League.
In many ways, that is something of a neat summary of the clubs time in the lower leagues, with occasional successes coming between moments of near misses. In terms of honours, there have been wins in the Isthmian League, Southern League and Athenian League, as well as seven victories in the Herts Senior Cup. The 2017-2018 campaign saw them defeat Football League opposition for the first time in the FA Cup, getting a 2-1 win over Blackpool in the first round before losing 3-0 to Coventry in the second. Things got even better four years later when they defeated AFC Wimbledon in the third round and AFC Bournemouth in the fourth.
Meadow Park History
A new covered stand was built at the north end of the stadium, opening in 2019 as a replacement for the open one that existed before it. At the time of writing it is known as the Mangata Pay UK Stadium, Meadow Park because of sponsorship, which has helped to bring some much-needed finance into the club. Meadow Park itself is the name of the public park that the stadium took its name from, with the likes of interactive play areas, a teen shelter and tennis courts also sitting within the locale. The stadium was built in the early part of the 1960s, which was when Boreham Wood FC moved from their previous home ground of Eldon Avenue.
The main stand was built not long after the club started playing its games at Meadow Park, but it was demolished and a new one build in its place in 1999. That stand had a cantilevered roof on it, whilst a new West Stand opened 15 years later. When the new North Bank opened in 2019, it was given the same name as one of the famous stands from Arsenal’s old ground of Highbury. With a capacity of 4,500, it perhaps says something for Boreham Wood that the record attendance at the stadium doesn’t hit that total, with 4,101 people turning out to watch Boreham Wood take on St Albans City in the FA Cup in 2011.