Whaddon Road

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Jonny-Rocks Stadium
Whaddon Road
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Whaddon Road
Full nameJonny-Rocks Stadium
Capacity 7,066
Field size111 x 72 yards
Construction
Built1927
Opened1927
Tenants
Cheltenham Town (1932–present)
Gloucester City (2010–2017)

Whaddon Road, known as the Jonny-Rocks Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is a football stadium in Cheltenham, England. It is the home ground of Cheltenham Town F.C. It has a total capacity of 7,066, with a mixture of seating and terracing. The ground's official name was the Victory Sports Ground [1] until April 2009 when it was renamed the Abbey Business Stadium through a sponsorship deal. [2] It was announced on 13 July 2015 that the club had agreed a three-year deal to rename the stadium The World of Smile Stadium, [3] but the deal ended after only one year and the stadium was renamed LCI Rail Stadium in 2016–17, before taking its current name in 2018–19.

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History

The stadium, on the site of what was the Berkeley Hunt kennels, was built by the Cheltenham Original Brewery in 1927 and has been the home of Cheltenham Town since 1932, although it did not host senior football for 67 years. Cheltenham marked their 70th anniversary at the stadium by winning promotion to the Football League Second Division, the third tier of English football, for the first time.

The record attendance is 8,326, at a game versus Reading, FA Cup 1st Round, 17 November 1956. Whaddon Road was the smallest League One stadium in the 2007–08 and 2008–09 season.

Stands

Hazlewoods Stand (then the Carlsberg Stand) and Colin Farmer Stand (then the In2Print Stand), in 2011 WhaddonRoad.jpg
Hazlewoods Stand (then the Carlsberg Stand) and Colin Farmer Stand (then the In2Print Stand), in 2011

The ground is made up of 4 stands:

Other teams

Other teams to have used Whaddon Road as a home venue are:

The ground is also used as the venue for many local league and youth cup finals.

International games

The stadium has been used for the following international games:

Sources

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References

  1. "Ground share and stadium sponsor a possibility". Cheltenham Town F.C. 14 February 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  2. "New Stadium Sponsor announced". Cheltenham Town F.C. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2009.
  3. http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Welcome-World-Smile-Stadium-Cheltenham-Town/story-26891051-detail/story.html

Coordinates: 51°54′22.17″N2°3′36.76″W / 51.9061583°N 2.0602111°W / 51.9061583; -2.0602111