Sunday, 14 May 2017

Non Matchday Visit to Letchworth Garden City Eagles

As I had some time to spare before the Capital Counties Feeder League Trophy Final at the County Ground Letchworth, I decided to visit the home ground of one the finalists, Letchworth Garden City Eagles, as it was a mere five minutes walk away.

Letchworth Garden City Eagles currently play in the Hertfordshire Senior County League (Step 7), and the Pixmore Playing Fields offers surprisingly decent facilities. The ground is fully enclosed, although by see-through fencing, and there is hard standing along half of one length, and behind one goal. There is a small, old-fashioned stand straddling the half way line, containing wooden seating inside, and behind the stand is a modern brick clubhouse building. Behind the clubhouse, and behind the other length, are other open football pitches, with no hard standing available behind the length opposite the clubhouse. Behind the goal closest to the entrance is are rugby fields. The remaining end is inaccessible due to being closely bordered by a tall hedge. There are some nice touches around the place with attractive signage, but the ground's open nature, and some rather brutal looking fencing, would presumably make this a rather uninviting venue in wintry and/or wet weather.

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