The RDA Stadium


The Research and Development Advisors UK Stadium was built 15 years ago and is situated on the outskirts of the town, with a capacity of 4,000. The grandstand is covered and all seated with the addition of press facilities and directors box. There is a paddock at either end of the stand with refreshment/wc facilities. Both terraces behind the goals are standing only and are covered. The far side has a second 225 seater covered stand and further terrace which is uncovered. Turnstiles are located at both the town and airport ends of the ground. Access to the club bar is direct from the ground and located off the paddock at the town end. Programmes are available just inside both sets of turnstiles and from the club bar.

Disabled Facilities
There are facilities for supporters with disabilities at Woodside Park including an exclusive covered section that also accommodates friends and helpers. This is located in the paddock at the Airport End of the ground. Disabled lavatorial facilities are provided, with access from the clubhouse and the ground (close to the exclusive covered section).

There is a gate entry facility and Woodside Park match-day Stewards are on hand for assistance both in and outside the ground.
Disabled parking facility by the Airport End entrance.

If you have any special requirements please telephone the Club on 01279 306456 prior to your visit.

Club Bar
Behind the main stand with direct access from the ground (town end near the food outlet). Clubhouse open to all. WC facilities. Seating and Tables. Beers available include Carlsberg , San Miguel, Becks Vier, Aspalls, Greene king IPA , Guinness, guest hand pull in the Eddie Bentley Suite and Old Speckled Hen in the Mitre Suite as well as a selection of bottled beers. Excellent range of spirits and other bottled alcoholic drinks. Soft drinks and mixers always available along with crisps, and nuts. The bar is open at least 2 hours before each game, half time and after the game. The players also use this bar for post match drinks and food.

PLEASE NOTE: All alcohol consumed on site must be purchased from the club bars, anyone caught consuming any alcohol purchased elsewhere, will be removed from the premises.

Outside Bar
Situated in the ground paddock at the Town End, serving individual sized (plastic) bottles of Carlsberg lager and crisps. The reasonable consumption of alcohol (from plastic glasses or plastic bottles) that has been bought on the premises only, is permitted at Woodside Park in all areas of the ground including during the match (unless other arrangements have to be made for certain fixtures).

Popular hot food counter in the main paddock by the grandstand, selling a range of burgers, hot-dogs, chips and other snacks, hot and cold drinks.
Toilets: Ladies and gents facilities are situated in the ground at the airport end of the paddock by the grandstand as well as by the town end entrance from the paddock to the bar. Disabled facilities available both in and outside the clubhouse.

Club Shop
Located behind the Airport End goal. Run by the Supporters Club , the shop is open before and after the match and during half time. Club shirts, scarves, pens, mugs, badges and other memorabilia available along with a vast range of programmes from around the pyramid and football leagues.

The Mitre Suite
This is a superb function/entertainment facility that can seat 250 in stylish surroundings. There is a stage, full sounds system, bar, dance floor, changing rooms, dedicated kitchen and cloakroom. Full catering facilities are available and the suite is often booked well in advance for weddings and parties. Regular entertainment in the Mitre Suite includes the ‘Jesterlaughs’ Comedy Club, Jazz nights and Teen Nightclub, along with cabarets and dinner/dances. Click here to see more information on this beautifully presented facility which is available for private hire. (01279 306456).

Car Parking
Away team coach space and space for 150 cars on site plus additional facilities (£2). Visiting supporters coaches should book space in advance; 01279 306456. The car park is often full before the start of home games and early arrival is recommended.

Taxis: The ground is about 25 minutes walk from the town centre and railway station. There is a taxi rank at Bishop’s Stortford rail station and ‘Associated Taxis’ number is 01279 655666.