Brisbane Road, currently referred to as The Breyer Group Stadium for sponsorship purposes, and originally known as Osborne Road, is a football stadium in Brisbane Road, Leyton, East London, England.
It has been the home ground of Leyton Orient since 1937, before which it was the home of amateur football team Leyton F.C., who moved to the Hare and Hounds ground. In 2012 Brisbane Road hosted the final of the inaugural NextGen series, a competition for the academy sides of elite clubs.
Brisbane Road has an all seated capacity of just over 9,200. The new West Stand is an impressive sight for a build at this level and has taken over as the main stand housing the changing rooms, offices and underground car park. The old South Stand has two supporting pillars making it the only stand in the ground in which you may find yourself with an obstructed view. The two relatively new stands behind each goal are of similar size and as the 4 corners of the ground are filled in with flats and offices it helps keep the atmosphere in.
Matchroom Stadium is built in a typical ‘English Style’ with stands on each side of the pitch. The Family Stand is currently sponsored by Baskin Robbins and is located behind the Northern goal, whilst The Tommy Johnston Stand is directly opposite it and is named after the club’s record goalscorer. The East Stand houses both home and away supporters and The Main Stand has a single tier of seating beneath a large office-type section.
Visiting supporters are situated toward the south end of the Main stand where up to 1,000 fans can be accommodated. Leg room is very fair and the seats aren't overly comfortable whilst the view of the playing surface is slightly restricted by a couple of supporting pillars. However, there's generally a very good atmosphere and the corners being filled in with the flat blocks has helped to keep much of the noise in.
There are a number of pubs along the high road that welcome both home and away fans. Alternatively, there's quite a choice, from the Birkbeck Tavern in Langthorne Road to the supporter’s club that's situated at the ground. Again, both welcome visiting supporters.
Once at the stadium, many of the surrounding streets are fair game for parking. There is no parking at the ground itself but arrive early enough and you won’t struggle to find a spot. Be aware of the permit only areas though.
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