The Bescot Stadium (known for sponsorship reasons as the Banks’s Stadium since 2007) opened in 1990 as the home of Walsall Football Club. The stadium replaced Walsall’s former home of 94 years, Fellow Parks which had become outdated.
The new stadium had an original capacity of 11,104 and was officially opened on the 18th August 1990 by Sir Stanley Matthews ahead of a friendly match against Aston Villa. Villa won the match 4-0 with the first competitive fixture a week later, as Walsall drew 2–2 with Torquay.
Capacity was reduced to 9,800 in 1992 when the away terrace stand became all seated. However, it was expanded during the 2002-2003 season to its current capacity of 11,300.
Aston Villa Women began playing their home fixtures at the Bescot in 2020 ahead of their promotion to the Women’s Super League. International football has also been hosted at the stadium, with England under-21, under-19, under-17 and women’s matches all held there.
Tenants: Walsall F.C. (EFL League Two) & Aston Villa Women (Women’s Super League)
Address: Bescot Cres, Walsall WS1 4SA
Tickets at the Bescot Stadium
Walsall F.C. Tickets
The ticket office is located outside the stadium’s main stand and is open 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday or from 11am-3pm on Saturday home matchdays. Walsall tickets are also available to purchase over the phone on 01922 651 414/416 or online.
Ticket prices for the 2021/22 season ranged from:
- Adults: £18-£23
- Seniors: £15-£17
- Young Person: £15
- Junior: £10
Aston Villa Women Tickets
Aston Villa Women tickets at the Bescot Stadium are available to purchase online or from the turnstiles on matchday. Tickets cost £10 for Adults, £7.50 for Under 18s and £5 for Under 14s.
Location & Travel to the Bescot Stadium
Bescot Stadium is located in the town of Walsall in the West Midlands, 9 miles north-west of Birmingham, 7 miles east of Wolverhampton and 9 miles from Lichfield.
Airport: Birmingham Airport is located approximately 16 miles south-east of Walsall. The Airport serves European destinations, as well as international destinations such as the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Qatar and the UAE. There is a train station at the airport which connects to central Birmingham and onwards to Walsall.
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Bus: Bus numbers 401E and 45 run every 15-20 minutes from the Bradford Place Bus Station and stop on Bescot Crescent, whilst the 4 stops on West Bromwich Road, a short walk from the ground.
Driving & Parking: The stadium is situated less than a mile from junction 9 of the M6 motorway. From the M6 North, turn right onto the A4148 (Wallowes Lane) and right again at the second set of traffic lights. From the M6 South leave at junction 7, take the A34 towards Walsall. At the end of the dual carriageway, turn left at the Bell Inn pub into Walstead Road and continue straight on this road for two miles.
There is parking at the stadium for approximately 1,200 vehicles, costing £5 per car, £6 for a mini bus and £12 per coach.
Train: Bescot Stadium railway station is located just across the road from the stadium, with regular services to Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton as well as infrequent trains to London Euston.
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Hotels near the Bescot Stadium
The Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham Walsall is situated ideally next to the Bescot Stadium. Alternatively, use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Walsall by clicking here.
Further Information & Events
Aston Villa Women Official Website
Last Updated on April 7, 2022 by Sports Tourist