Non-League Side Teversal FC Have A Tesco Trolley Park For A Stand

Forget about Liverpool's Kop or Manchester United's Stretford end, the greatest stand in English football belongs to Non-League Teversal FC.

The Nottinghamshire outfit, who celebrated their 100 year anniversary as a club last year, play their home games at the SR Timber stadium.

And behind one of the goals is two Tesco trolley bays which are there for people to watch East Midlands Counties League football as opposed to its usual purpose.

The ground is believed to be able to house 2,000 capacity but we reckon only 10 people could squeeze into this unique. Still, every little helps.


Asked about the formation of the most unique stand ever came about, Keith Parnill, one of the club Directors and Groundsman told SPORTbible: "They are still standing and have been for a number of years now. We got them when we had our floodlights from Abacus Lighting.

"Some of the committee went up to their site to see some floodlights and they were sat there dump in their yard as scrap. We asked if we could have them and they said yes. And a legend of a stand was born.

"There are two shelters either side of the goal. There was a fifth cover that was never erected and we gave that away eventually.

"The Tesco stand story comes up at least twice a season when some groundhopper photos them and social media takes over.

"Our ground is a 'make do' ground. The pitch surrounds are old rails from the local pits and the top rope is the old pit winding cable that lower the cages into the depths of the earth many years ago. Plus our dugout are actually dug out - so people behind them can see over."

With stuff like this, you simply cannot help but love the weird and wonderful world of football. Give us a Tesco trolley park over a corporate box all day long.

Last month saw another one of our favourite ever Non-League stories as a player switched off the floodlights and halted the game after being sent off.

Playing for Kidlington Development in the Hellenic League Division One West game against Cheltenham Saracens, Julius Maruga was sent off in the 73rd minute and forced to make his way back to the dressing room for an early bath.

But in his attempt to turn the showers on after heading back to the changing room, Maruga accidentally turned off the floodlights and caused the DN Fire Stadium to be in complete darkness for five minutes.

Saracens would go on to win the game 3-1, with goals from Ryan Smith and Sean McKeon coming after the stoppage and sealing the win for the hosts.

Josh Lawless

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