We’re proud of our welcoming family atmosphere at Spennymoor Town FC.
Should you need anything on your visit to The Brewery Field, just ask one of our staff, or even one of our famously friendly supporters.
With good transport links to Durham city centre and a carefully-crafted matchday experience, we are confident you will enjoy your first visit to our football club.
The Brewery Field
Affectionately known as “The Moors”, Spennymoor Town was originally formed in 1904 as Spennymoor United and enjoyed decades of non league success, as well as 18 forays into the FA Cup First Round Proper. They reached the Third Round in 1937 and played West Bromwich Albion.
Reborn as Spennymoor Town, Club Chief Executive Brad Groves took charge in 2009 and has driven the club up the tiers of non-league football to its position in the National League North today.
Every football club can point to somebody in its history who was both a visionary and a great benefactor, and in Spennymoor’s case, the early development of the football can be credited mainly to one man, Thomas Grant.
The roots of football in the town can be traced back to 1888, when churches set up teams. It wasn’t until 1904 that The Brewery Field became the home of a newly formed, stronger side that would represent the town. Grant knew that Tudhoe Rugby Club was struggling was close to extinction, so he used his contacts and following negotiations, arranged for the new football club to play their games there.
During the ground’s previous 20 years existence, the rugby club had erected a grandstand capable of holding at least a thousand spectators. It was called The Brewery Field simply because the field used to belong to the nearby Tower Brewery, and the dray horses used for pulling the beer carts, were stabled on the field. In July 1904, Spennymoor United, who would go on to operate for over a century, was born.
Following the demise of United in 2005, Spennymoor Town was formed and took occupancy of The Brewery Field. Radical improvements have followed, predominantly since the arrival of Brad Groves as Chairman in 2009, with every aspect of the ground taking on a new identity.
From its humble beginnings as a Northern League ground, The Brewery Field is now the pinnacle of Non-League football, boasting the finest playing surface, hospitality venues and sponsorship opportunities across the UK.
Our fantastic programme “The Moors” is available around the ground on a matchday, including at the Turnstiles via a dedicated salesperson and at the club shop.
Priced at £2.50, The Moors is jam-packed with the latest content direct from the STFC media team, including player and personality interviews, academy and ladies news, forthcoming developments, special offers and much more.