Banks’s Stadium – Walsall
The home of Walsall is an all-seater stadium and can currently place host to 11,300 football fans following the completion of the extension of the Tile Choice Stand, located behind one of the goals. This was completed in 2003. The three remaining stands are all the same height and width with the stands being complete with pillars. All four corners are filled in which only enhances the match day experience with atmosphere usually very lively.
Information about Banks’s Stadium
The Homeserve stand is a smart looking stand, with a glassed area running across its middle, which houses the concourse. However, it has a slightly larger upper than lower tier making it look somewhat unusual.
The stadium gives you somewhat of a box-feel as all the corners are filled in. The stands aren’t massive with the majority only being 15 rows high. On one side of the Main Stand, there is a TV where you can watch the highlights from the game if you missed a piece of the action- which is likely with the obstructing pillars.
At the back of the Main Stand, there are also hospitality box’s which are privately owned by businesses and are very rarely used throughout the season. Typically there are only used in pre-season when Walsall play host to Aston Villa, Wolves and West Bromwich Albion.
Located in one of the corners you will from the Community Stand. This is where the family section typically is and you will also find a second large video screen in the corner.
Away Fans At Banks’s Stadium
The Banks’s Stadium can play host to a maximum of 2,000 away fans and they are typically housed in the Kia stand behind one of the goals. The views are usually obstructed by pillars but if you manage to secure a seat in the middle of the stand you will be fine. The facilities are good and the pricing of drinks and food is also one of the best in the league.
How To Get To Banks’s Stadium
Walsall has a great variety of parking options with the main one being at the stadium. Here you can park your car for £3 and ensure your quick getaway following the match. If you don’t want to pay you can find a street a few minutes away to park and the walk will take you around 10 minutes.
The nearest train stop to the stadium is Bescot rail. This is only a short five-minute walk when exiting the station, you will even see the stadium as soon as you exit. These trains from Walsall Station take around three minutes to get to the stadium but remember to allow more time of match days.
There are various prices depending on where you would like to sit. The main stand is the most popular and also the most expensive. For adult’s tickets it will cost you £24, while concessions will cost £18.50. The Homeserve upper tier is a little cheaper with tickets priced at £23.50 and £17.50 retrospectively. The lower tier tickets of the same stand cost £19.50 for adults and £15.50 for concessions. While the Community Stand tickets cost the same price as the Homeserve upper tier.
The Club has recently announced that they have been granted planning permission to redevelop the KIA Stand at one end of the ground. This new stand would increase the capacity of the stadium to 13,500 and would allow 4,000 travelling supporters to attend the game.