Bescot Stadium, also known as the Banks's Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is a football stadium in Walsall, England, and the current home ground of Walsall Football Club. It was built in 1989–90, by GMI Construction, with a reported build cost of £4.5m.
The stadium replaced the club's previous ground, Fellows Park, which was located a quarter of a mile away and was the club's home for 94 years.
Built in the early 90s, Banks’s Stadium has four distinct stands. The Main Stand has two tiers that are separated by corporate boxes. The Community Stand (St Francis Group) is a single-tier structure that has supporting structures for its roof that sometimes impede your view. The University of Wolverhampton Stand is behind one of the goals and is used for the away fans, whilst The Homeserve Stand houses the dugouts, executive facilities and the television gantry.
Up to 2,000 visiting fans can be catered for and they are situated in the Kia stand behind one of the goals. There are a number of supporting pillars meaning that views can be restricted.
Birmingham is always an option if you’re looking for somewhere to go for a pre-match pint. Walsall has plenty of great places of its own to offer.
The Wheatsheaf - This place is in the centre of Walsall so it's a bit of a trek to the ground on foot, but a taxi will get you there in no time. You wouldn't want to walk anyway after sampling the great real ales, tasty pub food, and relaxing in some of their comfortable sofa seating.
The Fullbrook Lounge & Sportsbar - As one of the closest pubs to the stadium, this place can get busy on match days, but it's a great shout for anyone who likes pool, darts, good beer and a mixed grill.
The Registry- If you want a quiet pint and chat with locals then this probably isn't the place for you. If, on the other hand, you want 18 screens and viewing booths showing live sport, karaoke nights, quiz nights, and live bands, then this is where you should come.
For food there is a McDonalds at the retail park on the way to the ground. There is of course the option of staying more central where there are more pubs and prospects of food and getting a taxi to the ground perhaps. There is a Wetherspoons called 'The Imperial' close to the train station that's worth a look.
There is a large car park at the stadium. There is also a small amount of street parking just off Bescot Crescent, toward the Wallows lane end, within a 10-15-minute walk of the stadium.
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