Appearance – 4/5
Facilities – 4/5
Parking – 5/5
Refreshments – 4/5
Stone Dominoes are the most southerly club in the North West Counties Premier Division, but the distance you may have to travel is worth it to visit a very pleasant little ground.
Wellbeing Park is not based in the town of Stone itself, but in the nearby village of Yarnfield. It’s a very nice area and an enjoyable drive down through the country roads and villages after exiting the M6 at junction 15.
The ground is simple enough to find, located on a main road and easy to spot with it being in the country and not hidden in a housing estate like other grounds.
Parking is good too, they have a large gravel-covered car park on location, which is probably one of the largest in the league.
After entering through the gate to the facility you are first greeted by the well-known Domino statues, four of which stand on the grass at about four feet tall.
There are also a couple of pitches, used for junior games and Stone Dominoes training, and a café to be seen before you enter Dominoes’ home itself.
The café is small with only around five or six tables, but it is of good standard. It’s a modern-looking place with a good selection of food and drinks available, and Sky Sports on the TV.
After travelling down a passageway next to the café you reach the turnstile to the ground where you pay an adult price of £5 to enter.
You emerge by a corner flag, to the right is the only stand in the ground – it runs down the entire touchline and is mostly standing, apart from a small seated area in the middle with approximately 50 seats.
Behind both goals are rows of shrubbery on a raised platform but no steps and only a small area to stand.
On the far touchline, where the dugouts are based, is a raised grassy knoll that runs from one corner flag to the other and stands at around six feet high.
Stone have the lowest average attendance in the North West Counties Premier Division, but Wellbeing Park deserves more visitors. It’s a small ground but well kept and it a nice location. With Dominoes all but relegated now, it’s a ground that will be missed from the league next season.