Kingfield Stadium

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Kingfield Stadium
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Kingfield Stadium
Full nameKingfield Stadium
LocationKingfield Road
GU22 9AA
Coordinates 51°18′22.80″N0°33′31.72″W / 51.3063333°N 0.5588111°W / 51.3063333; -0.5588111 Coordinates: 51°18′22.80″N0°33′31.72″W / 51.3063333°N 0.5588111°W / 51.3063333; -0.5588111
Public transit National Rail logo.svg Woking (0.8mi)
Owner Chris Ingram
Operator Woking F.C.
Record attendance6,036 [1]
Field size109 x 76 yards
Opened5 June 1922 [2]
Renovated1942, 1995
Woking F.C. (1922–)
Hayes & Yeading United F.C. (2011–2014)
Sheerwater F.C. (2018–2021)

Kingfield Stadium, also known as Laithwaite Community Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home of Woking F.C. in the Kingfield area of Woking, Surrey which has a capacity of 6,036 of which 2,500 are seated on grandstands.



The stadium has a number of structures, built at different times during its history.

Leslie Gosden Stand

The main stand, called the Leslie Gosden Stand, is the tallest structure on the ground. It has entirely covered seating. The stand was built in 1995 [3] using financing from Woking Borough Council [3] [4] and represented the first of four phases of development. [4]

Other stands

Opposite the Leslie Gosden Stand is the Kingfield Road End, which is a covered terrace. One side of the ground has two small seated stands and a small open terrace known as "moaners' corner". The other side is a long open terrace, called the Chris Lane Terrace, which is reserved for away fans when a match requires crowd segregation but can be used by anybody when there is no segregation in place. Above the Chris Lane Terrace there is a camera tower where the highlights are filmed from.


The record official attendance at the ground is 7,020 for the FA Amateur Cup match between Woking and Finchley in the 1957-58 season[ citation needed ]. Unofficial reports suggest as many as 8,100 were present when Woking played Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup 1st Round on November 27[ citation needed ], 1926 but the official attendance that day is recorded as 5,593[ citation needed ].

All-time highest attendance 7,020 v Finchley, FA Amateur Cup.[ citation needed ]

Average attendance - Woking F.C. [ citation needed ]

2017–18: 2,076 (National League)
2016–17: 1,430 (National League)
2015–16: 1,634 (National League)
2014–15: 1,912 (Conference Premier)
2013–14: 1,601 (Conference Premier)
2012–13: 1,608 (Conference Premier)
2011–12: 1,833 (Conference South)
2010–11: 1,167 (Conference South)
2009–10: 1,335 (Conference South)
2008–09: 1,727 (Conference Premier)
2007–08: 1,757 (Conference Premier)
2006–07: 1,774 (Conference National)
2005–06: 1,949 (Conference National)
2004–05: 2,172 (Conference National)
2003–04: 2,321 (Conference National)

Other uses

Hayes & Yeading United shared the use of the stadium for three seasons; 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013-14.

As well as hosting Woking F.C. games, matches have also been played at Kingfield by the English National Game XI and the England women's U17 team. [5] The ground also hosted an FA Women's cup semi-final in 2014. [6]

Following the conclusion of the 2017–18 season, it was announced Sheerwater would ground-share for the 2018–19 and 2019–20 campaigns. [7]


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