The New River Stadium is a rugby league and athletics stadium based in Haringey, North London. It has been the home of the London Skolars since the rugby league club was formed in 1995.
The ground has a capacity of 5,000, with the main grandstand seating 1,040 fans. It was officially opened in November 1973 and is also the home of Enfield and Haringey Athletic Club, Wood Green Weightlifting Club and Haringey Cycling Club.
Around the ground –
There are several pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the stadium. Nandos and Vrisaki are both within 15 minutes’ walk, while the Harringay Arms is less than two miles away, serving an array of hot and cold food.
Aside from food, there is a variety of activities for all the family. Rowan’s Tenpin Bowl and Alexandra Palace ice rink are close by, while the nearby Woodberry Wetlands provides scenic, peaceful walks, and can be accessed in under a 10-minute drive.
Getting there –
By car: Follow M1 South to Junction 2, take exit onto A1 to the junction with the North Circular (A406). Keep on the North Circular for about 3 miles, following signs for Wood Green, before turning right onto the A109 (Bounds Green Road) at the traffic lights. Keep straight on A109 for 1.5 miles, past Bounds Green tube station, and turn sharp left onto Wood Green High Road (A105) [coaches may need to turn from the right lane]. Keep on the A105 past the Haringey Civic Centre and turn right into White Hart Lane. The Stadium is on the left-hand side, 0.5 miles down White Hart Lane.
There is ample pay-and-display parking in the car parks, which are located next to the main stand of the stadium.
By train/bus: The Skolars’ stadium is located approximately one mile from Wood Green Underground Station, which is on the Piccadilly Line, and only 15 minutes from Kings Cross Station. The W3 bus from Wood Green Station also drops close to the Stadium.
The record attendance at the stadium was set on November 7, 2015, when 2,469 fans watched Wealdstone FC take on League Two side, Colchester United, in the Emirates FA Cup First Round.
Local Area –
Haringey is a borough in the North of London. Not only is it home to the London Skolars, it also plays host to Alexandra Palace. Haringey has 600 acres of parks and open spaces, making it an ideal borough for those with young children and a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of London city life. If you’re looking to sell your home fast then The Property Buying Company can help. As cash buyers, they can complete in a timescale to suit you and all legal fees are included. Whether you’ve gone through a break-up and need to move elsewhere or you’re a landlord who is tired of rising taxes and want a quick sale, The Property Buying Company can offer you a fair cash sum.