Basford United Football Club
Mill Street Playing Field, Greenwich Avenue, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LD
The ground is located at the Mill Street Playing Field (sometimes known as Recreation Ground), the entrance to which is actually some quarter of a mile from Mill Street itself. The origin of the name of the playing field comes from when it was first laid out in the 1950s and the nearby Mill Street football ground, which was the home of Basford United from 1935 until 1990. The site of the ground is now occupied by housing.
From M1 Junction 26
Follow A610 to Nottingham for 1.3 miles, passing over one roundabout. Turn left at the second roundabout onto Cinderhill Road following signpost to Bulwell.
After a quarter of mile turn right into Bagnall Road, and a further half a mile turn left into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead.
From the north - A60
Entering Nottingham via the A60, turn right onto the B6004 Oxclose Lane (signposted to Basford). After 2.2 miles, pass over the level crossing and continue onto David Lane.
After a quarter of a mile turn right onto Bagnall Road and a further quarter of a mile turn right into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead.
From the south - A52
Entering Nottingham via the A52, continue along the Ring Road A6514 following signs to Mansfield for approximately two miles, until the junction with the A610 is reached. Turn left onto the A610 (signposted to M1). After 0.8 miles turn right onto Stockhill Lane (B6004).
Continue along Stockhill Lane for a third of a mile, turning left at the mini roundabout into Mill Street and then turning left into Bagnall Road. After a quarter of a mile turn right into Greenwich Avenue, the entrance to the ground is straight ahead.
The nearest major rail station is Nottingham. The easiest way to travel to the ground from Nottingham station is by tram. Arriving at Nottingham station follow the signs to the tram stop and board any tram travelling to Hucknall or Phoenix Park.
Bulwell station on the Nottingham to Worksop Robin Hood line is the closest to the ground.
East Midlands Trains website
If arriving at Bulwell make your way to Basford either by tram or bus. If the weather is good and you feel like a stroll, follow the River Leen footpath to Basford, which brings you past the ground.
NOTE: If travelling by tram ensure you have a valid ticket before boarding.
Highbury Vale tram stop is next to the playing field. Leave the tram stop following the signs to Neston Drive, where the sign points right to the path to Neston Drive, turn left to cross the tram tracks and descend the steps. Either turn right to follow the footpath through the houses to Greenwich Avenue, turning left when at the road, the ground is 200 metres on the left, or turn left to follow the footpath between the River Leen and the playing field to the ground. It is also possible to leave the tram at David Lane, the stop before Highbury Vale if travelling from Nottingham. Leave the tram stop, turn right on to David Lane and continue on to Mill Street. Either turn right onto the footpath to Bulwell Market Place just after the garage and follow the footpath for about quarter of a mile to the ground, or continue along Mill Street, turning right into Bagnall Road and after a quarter of a mile right again into Greenwich Avenue. Nottingham Express Transit (tram) website
Nottingham City Transport (NCT) services 70 City - Bulwell Morrisons and L11 Arnold - Beeston stop at the end of Greenwich Avenue.
NCT Service 71 City - Bulwell Morrisons to Percy Street. Turn right at the mini roundabout into Mill Street, left on to Bagnall Road. After a quarter of a mile turn right into Greenwich Avenue.
NCT Services 68 City - Snape Wood or 69 City - Hempshill Vale to Basford Crossings. Cross the level crossing on to David Lane then follow the directions from the David Lane tram stop above. NCT website
If using public transport, the Kangaroo ticket allows unlimited travel on any bus, train or tram and bike all day in Greater Nottingham. Adult cost is £4.50 day (August 2015) and tickets can be purchased from any bus driver, train conductor or tram ticket machine. Kangaroo website