Kidderminster Harriers

Aggborough Stadium

Capacity: 6,238 (Seated 3,140)
Address: 
Hoo Road, Kidderminster, DY10 1NB
Main Telephone No: 01562 823 931
Fax No: 01562 827 329
Team Nickname: Harriers 
Year Ground Opened: 1890
Pitch Size: 110 x 72 yards
Home Kit Colours: Red & White
Official Web Site: 
www.harriers.co.uk
Unofficial Web Sites: 
Harriers Online
Supporters Trust

What are the grounds like?

On one side is the new smart looking East Stand, opened in 2003. This single tiered, cantilevered stand, replaced a former terrace and has greatly improved the overall look of the ground. Perspex panels have been incorporated into the front of its roof allowing sunlight to reach the pitch. Behind this stand can be seen puffs of white smoke from the steam trains running to and from the station, which certainly gives the ground a bit of character. Part of the East Stand is given to away supporters. Opposite is the Reynolds Stand. This single tiered stand, built in 1994, is all seated and covered, with an executive area to its rear. Both ends are small covered terraces.

What is it like for visiting supporters?

Away fans are housed in the covered South Stand Terrace at one end of the ground, where around 1,500 supporters can be accommodated. In addition a number of seats are also made available in the Bill Greaves East Stand, where the facilities are good. The food available at Aggborough is almost legendary; superb home made soup (which is almost a meal in itself) at £1.50 and huge home made pies and cottage pies with gravy for £4. Be warned the latter will probably take you most of the half time interval to eat it! 

The ground generally has a good atmosphere, helped by the fact, that even a small number of supporters can make quite a noise from the covered terraces. I’ve always found Aggborough to be a pleasurable day out.

Where to drink?

There is a supporters club at the ground, which allows away fans in, or behind the Reynolds Stand there is the Harriers Arms, a Banks pub. Otherwise I would recommend a bar called the King & Castle located inside the Severn Valley Railway Station, which serves an excellent range of local real ales including the locally producedBathams Bitter. Across the road from station is a good chippy called ‘Captain Cod’.

How to get there and where to park?

The trick to finding the ground is to follow signs for the ‘Severn Valley Railway’ (lots of steam trains if you are into that sort of thing!), which is well signposted. The ground is just behind the station. 

From Birmingham, Wolverhampton and North (M5):
Leave the M5 at Junction 3. Take the A456 towards Kidderminster. On entering the outskirts of Kidderminster, turn left at the traffic lights at the junction with the A449, by the Land Oak Public House. Turn right at the next lights and proceed towards the town centre, passing the Severn Valley Railway Station on your left. Turn left into Hoo Road which is just before the roundabout. The ground is up this road on the left. 

From Worcester and South (M5)
Exit M5 at junction 6 (signposted A449) and follow towards Kidderminster (approximately 15 miles).  At first roundabout, take third exit (signposted A449, Kidderminster & Wolverhampton), then take first turning on left before railway bridge. Go down Hoo Road, over railway bridge, and Aggborough Stadium is on the right hand side.

From South-East (M40 & M42)
Leave M5 at junction 4 (signposted A491 Stourbridge). After approximately 5 miles, turn left onto A456 and follow towards Kidderminster.  At roundabout on Kidderminster Ring Road, take first exit (signposted A451 Stourport).  At next roundabout, take first exit (signposted A448 Bromsgrove), then take first turning on rightinto Hoo Road for the ground.. 

There are two fair sized car parks at the ground, but it can sometimes be difficult to get away quickly after the game. It is worth noting that the car park behind the away terrace costs £3, whilst the car park behind the opposite home end is free. Otherwise you can park at the Severn Valley Railway station for £1.50 and walk through to the ground.

By train

The ground is walkable (10 minutes) from Kidderminster railway station, which is served by trains from Birmingham Snow Hill. Just come straight out of the station and go past the Severn Valley Railway station on your left. Go down the hill and turn left into Hoo Road and the ground is up this road on the left. 

Jon Hall adds; ‘A simpler route involves cutting through the old cattle market. In fact the ground can be seen from outside the front of the station. When leaving the train station head down Comberton Hill. Take the first left turn into Comberton Place (the empty Farmers pub is on the corner). Walk along Comberton Place, past the law courts on the left hand side, and head down an alley towards the ground. This alley brings you out at the bottom of the car park behind the home (north) terrace and near the Kidderminster Harriers Social and Supporters Club. The ground is clearly visible once you pass the law courts’.

Local Rivals

Shrewsbury Town, Cheltenham Town, Hereford United and from a little further afield Rushden & Diamonds.

Fixtures

Kidderminster Harriers FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

Record and Average attendance

Record Attendance:
9,155 v Hereford, November 27th, 1948

Average Attendance:
2011-2012: 2,095 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 1,631 (Blue Square Premier)
2009-2010: 1,557 (Blue Square Premier)