The Footes Lane Stadium is Guernsey’s premier sporting facility and effectively the island’s national stadium comprising a high quality, floodlit playing surface surrounded by a 6 lane polyflex synthetic athletics track with The Garenne Stand, a 720 seater covered stand with hospitality rooms, changing rooms for four teams and match officials, separate medical room, media room and toilets.
Including standing areas, the stadium has a 5,000 capacity. The 13-acre facility was redeveloped in 2002 at a cost of £1.2m including the construction of The Garenne Stand in readiness for the 2003 Island Games at which, amongst other events, Footes Lane hosted the final of the football tournament with 5,000 spectators, a number which was matched again two years later for the centenary Muratti Vase final between Guernsey and Jersey in 2005.
The stadium is owned by the States of Guernsey and hired to Guernsey FC by the States’ Culture & Leisure Department. It is also the home of Guernsey RFC, which plays in the RFU's National League Three London Division.
It is located centrally in the island, is easily accessible with parking for several hundred cars in the immediate vicinity and on a regular bus route stopping immediately outside the stadium. It is approximately three miles north easterly from Guernsey Airport and one mile west from St Peter Port, the island’s capital. It also benefits from an experienced full-time groundsman.