Burroughs Park

Burroughs Park is a sports stadium in Great Wakering, Essex and the home ground of Great Wakering Rovers Football Club.

The stadium has a maximum capacity of 2,982 spectators.

Burroughs Park, established on 104 disused allotments in 1985, the ground was developed through the voluntary efforts of club members and the significant support of local farmer and businessman Roger Burroughs. The ground was named in his honor as a gesture of gratitude.

By 1989, the club had progressed from local league football to the Essex Intermediate League, necessitating the construction of a clubhouse and pitch. Subsequent enhancements included expanded changing facilities, aligning with Senior status rules when the club joined the Essex Senior League in 1992. The club’s ascent continued with a promotion to the Ryman Isthmian Football League in 1999-2000, which led to infrastructure improvements such as new seating and terracing.

Recent developments include the acquisition of adjacent land in 2009 for training purposes and the conversion of floodlights to mains electricity. The covered terrace at the back of the clubhouse, named ‘Nobbys End’ in memory of Nobby Johnson, is another notable feature.

The ground offers a capacity of 3,000, with a record attendance of 1,150 against Southend United in 2009. Facilities include a clubhouse with disability access, covered seating for 250, terracing, refreshment options, and provisions for disabled visitors. The pitch, running east to west, is illuminated by six floodlights suitable for Conference level football.

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