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Est: 1878

Arriving at The Hawthorns from City Centre

The best way to reach the stadium from the city centre is using rail or Metro services to The Hawthorns station, leaving a 5-minute walk to the stadium.

The Hawthorns Station is easily accessible from Birmingham’s main rail stations (New Street and Snow Hill).

Arriving at The Hawthorns by Public Transport

National Rail

Birmingham New Street [BHM]

The station is located at New Street, Birmingham B2 4QA

It offers the following services: 

  • Virgin Trains services to London Euston, Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • CrossCountry services to Manchester Piccadilly, Bristol, Nottingham, Leicester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Leeds
  • London Midland services to Liverpool Lime Street, Smethwick Rolfe Street and across the Midlands

Directions to ground: Walk five minutes north to Birmingham Snow Hill (signposted), and take a Midland Metro train to The Hawthorns Station (below). This will take approximately 10 minutes.

Birmingham Snow Hill [BSW]

The station is located at Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ

It offers the following services: 

  • Chiltern Railways services to London Marylebone, Banbury, Leamington Spa and High Wycombe
  • London Midland services Whitlocks End, Stratford-upon-Avon, Solihull, Stourbridge junction, Kidderminster, Worcester and Hereford
  • Midland Metro services to the Hawthorns

Directions to ground: take a Midland Metro train to The Hawthorns station (below), with a journey time of 10 minutes.

The Hawthorns [THW]

The station is located at Halford Lane, West Bromwich B66 2HB; 5 mins’ walk.

It offers the following services:

  • Midland Metro services to Birmingham Snow Hill

Smethwick Rolfe Street [SMR]

The station is located at Rolfe Street, Warley B68 2AF; 15 mins’ walk.

It offers the following services:

  • London Midland services to Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton and Walsall


Routes 53, 74 and 75 all connect Birmingham and its surrounding areas with West Bromwich and The Hawthorns, as well as Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations.


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Arriving at The Hawthorns by Car

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The stadium is served by the following main roads:

  • From North: M5, M6; passing Walsall
  • From South: M5; passing Quinton and Oldbury
  • From East: A41, M6; from Birmingham or passing Coventry
  • From West: M54, A41; passing Telford and Wolverhampton

From City Centre

The Hawthorns is located to the east of West Bromwich town centre. The A41 runs from the middle of West Bromwich to the stadium, passing Sandwell Park Golf Club, and continues on towards Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Stadium Area

The Hawthorns is located just off Junction 1 of the M5, where it meets the A41. This road runs right past the stadium and on towards Birmingham. Sandwell Recreation Ground and Handsworth Cemetery are just north of the stadium, and there is a McDonald’s opposite the ground.


It's best to park in the area around Middlemore Road, West Bromwich, for which the postal code is B71 4LS. An alternative to street parking is the private matchday car parks, found near the stadium.

There are also some local industrial units near the ground, or at The Hawthorns Station that double as unofficial car parks on matchdays.

The Hawthorns capacity: 26,688

Record PL attendance: 27,751 v Portsmouth (15 May 2005)

Built: 1900

Pitch size: 105m x 68m

Stadium address: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LF

Phone: +44 (0) 871 271 1100

The Hawthorns has been home to West Bromwich Albion since 1900, when it became the sixth ground used by the club after they decided to move to an out-of-town site.

The ground, which at an altitude of 551 feet (or 168 metres) is the highest in England, took its name from the large number of hawthorn bushes that needed to be cleared in order to build it.

Between the East Stand & Birmingham Road End sits a relic from the Baggies’ previous stadium, a large Throstle on a football. Outside the ground on the same corner are the Jeff Astle Memorial Gates, erected in tribute to the legendary striker.

The Hawthorns Stadium Map

Hawthorns Stadium map