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Rodney Parade

Rodney Parade is a stadium in the city of Newport, South Wales, owned and operated by the Welsh Rugby Union. It is located on the east bank of the River Usk in Newport city centre. The ground is on Rodney Road, a short walk from the city's central bus and railway stations via Newport Bridge or Newport City footbridge. There is no spectator car park at the ground but a number of multi-storey car parks are nearby.

Rodney Parade is the home ground of Dragons regional rugby union team and rugby union club Newport RFC. It is also the home ground of Newport County football club, and is the second-oldest sports venue in the Football League, after Deepdale.

Club Factfile

  • NAME: Newport County
  • NICKNAME: The Exiles, The Ironsides, The Port, The County
  • FOUNDED: 1912
  • TRADITIONAL COLOURS: Orange and black
  • LOCAL RIVALRY: Cardiff City

Ground Factfile

  • CAPACITY: 8,700 (7,850 for football)
  • RECORD ATTENDANCE: 6,615 (Newport v Havant & Waterlooville (2010))
  • ADDRESS: Rodney Road, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, NP19 0UU
  • YEAR OPENED: 1877
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: £7 million
  • PITCH SIZE: 102 x 65 yards


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Ground Information

There are four stands that run along the edges of the pitch. The North Terrace is where the noisiest fans go, The South Stand houses the away supporters in an uncovered terrace section, The Bisley Stand is the newest section of the ground and The Compeed Stand is the largest part of the stadium.

The main stand and Bisley stands are all seated whilst there is a terrace behind the town end goal. The opposite end is a rather unusual affair with a three tiered executive unit and another unit that houses the dressing rooms.

Away fans

Around 600 away fans can be accommodated in the Bisley Stand toward the South End of the stadium. Being a new stadium, the views and facilities in this area are fantastic. The stand is shared with home fans separated by segregation netting and there's generally a nice atmosphere created.

Away pubs

Rodney Parade has its own clubhouse which welcomes in visiting supporters and does a selection of hot and cold drinks and a small range of food. If you're after something more substantial, there is a Wetherspoons situated along Chepstow Road. Alternatively, the town centre is less than 15 minutes away and you'll find the usual fare of McDonalds, Burger King, KFC etc.

Car Parks & Public transport

Be aware that the surrounding area is mainly residents only parking and so you'll need to allow some time to find a space. There a plenty of car parks in the town centre.

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