Maidenhead United is a friendly, community focussed club, and we welcome everybody - from the seasoned supporter of Manchester United or Milan, to anyone who has never been to a football game before - and everything in-between.
Three years ago, I had never attended a match in my life. I now attend as many games as I can, and volunteer for the Club managing this site and helping out with the Supporters Association, MUSA. I really enjoy cheering on my local team and we really want other people to come along who might not have considered it before.
So, if you're a complete newbie to football, or just never been to a non-league fixture (or York Road) before, here's some pointers.
- York Road is in the town centre, and easy to find on foot. Just walk past the Heritage Centre on your right, and cross the road - the entrance to the ground is clearly signed. Walk in the entrance and turn left at the friendly steward! View location map.
- The main entrance is in York Road, but you can also enter via Bell Street. There is usually no queue of any length.
- There's two car parks just across the road - Grove Road and the Town Hall. Or we're about 5 minutes walk from the railway station. View parking information.
- For league (and most cup) games, you just turn up and pay with cash at the turnstile. See admission prices.
- Programmes are on sale for £2, and there's always a half-time raffle - 50% is prize money, 50% goes to the Club - just £1/ticket.
- Seating is at no extra charge - and we have an excellent new stand with disabled access and wheelchair spaces.
- There is a tea bar from which hot and cold drinks plus snacks can be obtained. The chips are excellent.
- Stripes Bar is open on match days for anyone in need of a pint - we also show BT Sport matches on the big screen.
- We have a small Club Shop (open before First team matches and at half-time) selling tops, mugs, souvenirs, and other Club stuff. Treat yourself to a scarf to wave! See what we sell online.
- There is no crowd segregation, and so the game can be viewed from any part of the ground. This means you can actually walk around the whole ground to get the view you want. No need for binoculars here! There are stewards, but crowd trouble is almost unheard of.
- Though it's true to say we get a lot more men than women, we'd like more ladies to come along and support the Club. It's unusual for the crowd to exceed 600, so it is not intimidating. We get plenty of children attending too.
We hope to see some new faces soon - don't forget, the match on 30 August v Eastbourne Borough is free entry for all, to launch the official Maidenhead Advertiser sponsorship.