Completely-Suzuki Stadium (Whaddon Road)
|Clubs||Cheltenham Town FC|
|Other names||Victory Sports Ground (1927–2009), Abbey Business Stadium (2009–2015), The World of Smile Stadium (2015–2016), LCI Rail Stadium (2016–2018), Jonny-Rocks Stadium (2018–2022)|
|Record attendance||8326 (17/11/1956)|
Completely-Suzuki Stadium – stadium description
Although since the beginning in 1927 it had been officially named Victory Sports Ground, most frequently used name became Whaddon Road, along with the tradition of calling stadiums by their address. In fact, until 2009 many people were unaware of the name and only found out that it was Victory Sports Ground when naming rights deal with local company came into force. A 5-year deal changed the name to Abbey Business Stadium for 2009-2014.
The ground was a gift from local brewery back in 1927 and was inhabited by Chaltenham Town in 1932. The club remains here to this day, now having ownership and since 2010 sharing it with Gloucester City, whose venue was destroyed by flood.
How Completely-Suzuki Stadium compares to other League One venues?
England: Flooded stadium to have replacement after nearly a decade?
It’s been 7 years since the flood destroyed Meadow Park in Gloucester. Host club launched a planning application to see a new stadium built in the very same spot. But elevated to prevent a repeat.
England: Ticket prices breaking new records
And not the kind of records supporters would wish to see. First time ever average price for the cheapest seats in top four leagues (!) exceeded £20. That means ticket prices in England are rising at 4 times the speed of inflation – BBC Sport alarms.
England: Visiting 116 stadiums on a bike, scoot or on feet
He’s neither an away-going supporter, nor a groundhopper. It’s also not a sports discipline, what he’s doing. Steven simply decided to visit 116 venues in England and Wales using his bike, scoot and feet. This is how Football Ground Tour was born.