DWB Stadium

 

DWB Stadium

Boston Town's ground is known as the DWB Stadium as part of the biggest sponsorship deal in the club's history.

It's a traditional-looking ground that has shelter on three sides of it (four, if you count the covered turnstile entrance area), the only one in the United Counties League to have such.

The land in Tattershall Road was acquired by the Club’s landlords in 1964, and the west and north stands were added in the years that followed. With very little work having been on the stadium in the forty years following, the Club began a refurbishment programme in 2008.

The West Stand (affectionately know as the Dog End) saw its wooden staging removed and replaced with brand new seating. In 2010 a new stand was constructed along the previously unsheltered south side of the pitch.

Opposite the North Stand is currently undergoing similar work to that of the Dog End, with old staging being removed and replacement seating (acquired from Chesterfield FC’s old Saltergate stadium) going in its place.

The East end of the ground comprises the Club House incorporating refreshments kiosk, bar and spectator toilets, and the turnstile entrance to the stadium. As previously mentioned there is some shelter on this side, but to all intents and purposes the Clubhouse End is the only open side of the ground.

The stadium borders the Witham Way Country Park, being on the northern outskirts of the town, and the stadium is surrounded on the best part of three sides by tall, attractive looking poplar trees which, despite their appeal, can hold hostage the footballs that are kicked out of the ground!

 

Future Development

 

With a new long-term lease secured, future grants should help towards the continued refurbishment of the stadium, with a new turnstile entrance, concrete terracing and pitch perimeter fence planned, along with an overhaul of the main bar area of the clubhouse which, like the stadium until recently, had not seen much change since the sixties.

 

Away Supporters

 

There is no segregation at the DWB Stadium so away fans are have the run of the ground. Home fans tend to position themselves on all side of the ground. In times of inclement weather fans at the Club House End will cram into the small sheltered area at that end of the ground rather than making a dash for the more spacious North and South stands along either side of the pitch. The Clubhouse End despite being open does prove popular with all supporters, although this may be attributable to the fact that this is where the bar, refreshments and toilets are located.

 

Refreshments

 

The Club has its own clubhouse bar called the ‘Poachers Bar’. As already mentioned it is in need of modernising but is still homely, and spacious enough for social functions to take place. The bar itself is tied to the Mansfield Brewery, so the beer of choice is Mansfield Smooth on tap. Fosters lager on tap is also available along with various bottled beers, ciders, soft drinks and spirits. The bar also serves the Directors Lounge which has recently been refurbished following damage caused by burst pipes in the severe winter of 2010/11. Here home and visiting club officials can be served refreshments

As the stadium is a mile or so out of the town centre, the clubhouse is the only convenient place to have a drink unless supporters wish to visit one of the many bars in Boston itself.

 

Stadium Plan

 

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