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Eastbourne Borough fans celebrate - August Bank Holiday Monday 2003                                Photograph by Sam Hicks

Fareham Town FC

Cams Alders
Highfield Avenue
PO15 5NL

Telephone: 01329 231151


Nickname: The Town

Main entrance

The stand

Alternative cover at Cams Alders

An older pic of Cams Alders showing the running track & position of the perimeter fence

Fareham moved to the then newly built ground Cams Alders ground in 1975 from their previous home at Bath Lane. In the intervening years the original concrete stand has been extended and what was previously an open meadow is now covered by an extensive car park and recreational area. The ground is completely enclosed by unattractive concrete fencing.

In 1983 a cinder running track was laid around the pitch which, as is so often the case, simply made the spectators even more remote from the action that before. After the track fell into disuse, the perimeter fence was moved forwards to bring spectators closer to the touchline, which accounts for the large open area in front of the stand today.

The latter seats 450, reached from two stairways at its front. The stand offers a good view of the action, albeit slightly impeded from some areas, and there is a well appointed press box at the rear. The changing rooms are housed underneath. There is a tea bar immediately adjacent.

Some way to the left of the stand is a further area of cover, provided by an overhang added on to an existing building. Since the perimeter fence has been moved forward, this area, which is towards one of the corner flags, is now even more remote than before.

The ground is open on its other three sides with a couple of rather ugly red-painted metal dugouts opposite the stand.

Ground details
Capacity: 5,500
Seats: 450
Cover: 500
Floodlights: Yes

Leave the M27 at Junction 11. Follow signs A32 Fareham to Gosport. Pass under the viaduct with Fareham Creek on your left; straight over at the roundabout, then fork right (B3385 signposted Lee-on-Solent). Carry on cver the railway bridge (Newgate Lane) and turn immediately into Palmerston Drive which leads into Palmerston Business Park. Follow the road with the Post Office Sorting Ofice ahead of you all the way round which takes you to the ground

Fareham BR

Dugouts on the far touchline

The old ground at Bath Lane