Darlington FC play at Blackwell Meadows ground – which is shared with Darlington rugby club.
It can be found on Grange Road DL1 5NR, about 25 minutes walk from the town centre.
By car: From the A1 (M) exit at junction 57, A66 (M) take the slip road left towards Darlington & Airport. At the roundabout at the end of motorway, take the first exit, signposted A66. At the next roundabout take 2nd exit, signposted A167 Darlington and town centre,. Blackwell Meadows is on your right after 400 yards, opposite the Blackwell Grange Hotel. Parking is limited (£5 cost) so the option is to park in the town centre and walk back.
By bus: The stadium is served by service buses No 12, X26 and X27 which stop by the Blackwell Grange hotel (5 mins walk from the turnstiles). After the game, the X26 and X27 buses run back to the station (Victoria Road stop) via South Park; the No 12 serves Tubwell Row in the town centre. You shouldn’t have to wait more than 15 minutes. Two adults and up to three children can buy a family day ticket for £7.
Walking: From the town centre, it’s a straight road along Grange Road heading out of town to the ground, 20-25 minutes. Cross over the island, with Sainsbury on your left and carry on walking. Afterwards, if you’re walking back direct to the station it’s quicker to walk via South Park.
Taxis: Station Taxis 01325 382222; 1 AB Taxis 01325 463626; Darlington Taxis 01325 524091 and can be ordered. The cost is c£5 back to town.
Admission prices 2017/18: Adults £14; Over 60s/disabled/armed forces concession: £10; children aged 5-16 £5; under 5 free of charge
Home fans use the Tin Shed covered terrace behind the goal – a remnant of the old Feethams, which has survived all the upheaval over the last 15 years. There is a capacity of around 3,000 with 800 seats, including 294 extra seats added in the covered stand extension during the 2017/18 season as part of ongoing ground re-developments. On one side of the pitch there is also the rugby club pavilion, where the dressing rooms and clubhouse is situated. Away fans tend to congregate behind the goal at the other end.
There are catering kiosks at the ground, as well as toilets in the clubhouse. The bar is open to all fans, except when segregation is in force. The pubs in the town centre are a better option.