Ashton Gate has been the home of Bristol City F.C. since 1904. The stadium was converted to an all-seater venue during the 1990s; the current capacity is 21,497, although the current capacity for football matches is around 19,500. The most recent addition to the ground was the Atyeo Stand, which was built in 1994 and named in honour of John Atyeo, a Bristol City legend who scored 351 goals in 645 appearances for the club. Plans to redevelop the rest of the ground (one stand dates from 1928) have been put on hold as Bristol City has announced that they plan to move to a new stadium close to Ashton Gate.
Fans visiting Ashton Gate will find themselves housed in the Wedlock Stand. Also known as the East End, the Wedlock Stand is regarded as the spiritual home end for many Bristol City fans. The stand is split between home and away supporters with around 2,800 of 5,500 seats usually going to visiting fans. The low roof of the stand produces some good acoustics, which lend to a lively atmosphere although some of the pillars supporting the roof can restrict the view from certain seats. The grounds facilities are fairly run-of-the-mill with the usual snacks and drinks being available inside the stadium (it should be noted that alcohol isn't available for visiting supporters). The stadiums location Southeast of Bristol City Centre means that visiting fans won't find many hotels near Ashton Gate, so the best advice is to look for something more centrally located.
As well as football matches, the ground also hosts rugby matches and musical concerts. Recent bands to play at Aston Park include Bon Jovi, Elton John and The Who.
Abus provide a match day bus service (Service A), picking fans up at Temple Meads one hour before kick-off. Other pick-up locations include Old Market (Temple Way), Haymarket and Centre. After the match buses leaving from Ashton Road will return fans to their pick-up points.