Victory Park is named after the outcome of World War One, with work beginning on the ground (an old ash tip) in 1919 and the Club moving in a year later after buying the land for £868.
Prior to 1920 the club played at three other venues; Dole Lane, Rangletts Recreation Ground and St Georges Park (for 15 years from 1905), the home of the now defunct Chorley St Georges FC.
The ground’s record attendance was set 95 years ago when 9,000+ crammed in to witness an FA Cup tie between The Magpies and Darwen. A crowd of over 4,000 watched a FA Cup match against Accrington in 1945, shortly before the then wooden main stand was destroyed by fire.
More recently around 3,500 fans have watched Chorley in playoff & FA Cup action against Guiseley and Fleetwood respectively.
If you’re visiting us as an away fan, groundhopper, curious observer or first-time local resident here’s all the info we think you need to have a great afternoon with us…
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With the limited parking at Victory Park reserved for players and officials, the most convenient place to park is just off Pilling Lane, with spaces costing £3 on a first-come-first-served-basis. Car parks in the town centre are generally FREE after 1pm on Saturdays and street parking is available too, but please respect our neighbours and don’t block or cause obstruction to driveways. For those of you using public transport, Chorley train and bus stations are an easy ten minute walk away.
Unless the game you’re attending is segregated the social club is open to both home & away fans alike. Situated on the left of the main entrance after the Duke Street turnstiles, the bar provides a friendly pre and post-match atmosphere where you can enjoy a pint while watching live football on TV (subject to availability). Our drinks specials include £2 pints of Thirsty Magpie Lager, Tetley’s Smooth & Somersby Cider from 1-2pm. As for food, The Magpies Nest serves a selection of hot and cold snacks, plus our famous butter pie. Why not try one with peas and gravy?
Victory Park Stadium is situated just to the south of the town centre and is easily accessible by public transport.
If you are heading to the ground using SATNAV type in PR7 3DU.