Stanley Park Sports Ground

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Green outdoor football pitches, bright flood lights, people playing football

Stanley Park Sports Ground

We are very pleased to announce Stanley Park Sports Ground is open from Thursday 3 December, but please read the guidance below before you visit the facility.


From Thursday 3 December:

  • Monday – Sunday the 3G is available for training and fixtures.
  • Grass pitches will be open

Condition of hire and before arriving at Stanley Park Sports Ground
Hire of the facility will be by booking only, please email stanleypark@chippenham.gov.uk .
The preferable method of payment would be by card over the phone when booking or by card on the day. Cash will be taken if necessary.

You will need to supply us with your COVID-19 risk assessment prior to your arrival at Stanley Park Sports Ground. This will need to detail not only your own control measures whilst at Stanley Park but control measures detailing how you intend to mitigate risk to all users as well as the staff at Stanley Park.

All hirers will need to establish a method of recording ALL attendees at their session and storing information for a minimum of 21 days (to support NHS Track and Trace)

  • The Function Room and indoor facility can only be hired by advance booking.
  • Turn up and Play – These sessions are currently unavailable.
  • Changing Facilities – Currently, there are no changing facilities available


All users and hirers must read and adhere to the Coronavirus Covid-19 Guidance for Coaches and Users of Stanley Park Sports Ground.
This will be issued at the time of booking and can be read HERE

All users and hirers must also read and adhere to the rules in our Welcome Back document, which you can read HERE

You can also read our current risk assessment for the facility HERE

About us:

Our world class sports facility is one of Wiltshire’s largest outdoor sporting venues.
The 47-acre world class sports venue offers flexible facilities for a range of sports.
Stanley Park is the home venue for numerous youth and adult football teams which includes Forest Green Rovers Football Club who use the venue as their home training ground.
“The pitches are of a very high standard, top class, they allow our players to train properly” – Mark Cooper, Manager, Forest Green Rovers F.C

Year on year quality renovations across all pitches allow Stanley Park Sports Grounds to continually provide world class quality football pitches. The highly trained professional grounds team ensure the turf is nurtured from the root to leaf by adopting a pitch renovation programme that includes scarification, verti draining, top dressing with sand, over seeding and the use of fertilisers. This process is in place from the end of May through to Mid-August. With continual planning and preparing all year round each of the 11 football pitches that we currently have will be able to accommodate approximately 6 – 10 hours of football per week during the season.

The facilities available at Stanley Park include:

• Superb FIFA 3G floodlit artificial grass pitch with two spectator shelters, which were upcycled from trolley shelters in a local supermarket.
• 14 grass football pitches of various sizes
• Changing rooms for teams and officials
• Pitchside Kiosk – Open through football season & serving hot food including vegetarian and vegan options with hot and cold drinks
• Two conference/meeting rooms that are available for hire
• BMX Pump track – open all year round, free to use.
• Free car parking


Our 3G floodlit artificial grass pitch looks after over 125 teams, clubs and organisations over the course one season. Normally, when hiring the pitch out it’s usually in thirds so 3 organisations can use the pitch at once but the whole pitch is also available frequently.
For any queries or information about the 3G please contact Stanley Park on 01249 463905 or email stanleypark@chippenham.gov.uk