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Weston-super-Mare A.F.C. play their home games at Optima Stadium on Winterstoke Road, where the club moved to in August 2004. They previously played at Woodspring Park a short distance away. The move marked the third time in the past 40 years that Weston-super-Mare have changed venues. The capacity of Optima Stadium is 3,500 in which 2,000 is covered and 350 are seated.

Woodspring Park had been built almost entirely by supporters and boasted a clubhouse costing £100,000. The Park had been the home of Weston-super-Mare since 1983 and had floodlights installed in 1986. Weston-super-Mare sold this ground to a residential home builder when it became apparent the club was going to move the short distance to the Optima Stadium. The last home fixture was played in April 2004.

The ground for what is now Optima Stadium was formerly a sporting complex owned by Westland Aircraft known as Westland Sports Ground. It was home to cricket and football in addition to social buildings. Difficult financial times forced Westland to reconsider their place in town and put the ground up for sale. The club purchased it for £270,000 in 2001. The Stadium opened 14 August 2004, with its first match against Conference South opponents Hornchurch drawing 500 people to the game.

The record attendance for this ground 2,949 in a match in the FA Cup against Doncaster Rovers on 18 November 2014.
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