Guildford Spectrum

Guildford Spectrum is a leisure complex in Guildford, Surrey. It has been the home of British Ice Hockey team, Guildford Flames, since the £28m stadium was opened in February 1983. The stadium has a capacity of 1,923, with additional standing bringing the unofficial capacity to over 2,000. There are an average 1700 fans attending per game.

As well as having an indoor arena, the complex also houses three swimming pools, a high diving pool, an Olympic-size ice rink, a tenpin bowling centre, squash courts and a football/athletics stadium.

The 26-acre site is in close proximity to the town and the nearby A3, which links London and the south coast town of Portsmouth. Around 2 million visitors attend the complex each year.

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Around the Rink

There are several pubs and restaurants within close proximity to the stadium. Beefeater Parkway, the Row Barge, Anchor and Horseshoes and the Kings Head are all within walking distance of the venue, with all options serving a range of hot and cold food.

Aside from food, Wild Wood Adventure and the Guildford Escape Rooms are both within one mile of the Guildford Spectrum. For scenic walks and beautiful landscapes, Stoke Park is less than half a mile away.

Local Area

Guildford has around 137,000 inhabitants. With a mixture of early 20th century houses nestled in amongst Georgian properties and new builds, it’s a thriving metropolis with a lot of history. With a top-rated university, trio of theatres and direct train connections to London, Guildford is popular with students, young professionals and retirees. So, if you want to sell your house fast  for fair cash sum, The Property Buying Company can help. Maybe you’ve had your house on the market for a long time and need a quick sale to fund future plans. Maybe you’re relocating for a new job opportunity. Whatever your circumstances, The Property Buying Company is a cash buyer who can complete in as little as 7 days.

Getting there

By car: Follow the A3 until the Guildford (A322) exit. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit (A25) and remain on the A25 for approximately one mile. At Stoke Junction (by the fire station), continue straight onto the A25 Parkway and follow for half a mile; Guildford Spectrum will be on your left.

There are 1000 parking spaces available at the arena, split into short stay and long stay parking. All spaces are free for users and visitors of the facility. However, the Spectrum does get busy, so it is advised that fans arrive at the ground in plenty of time before the game.

A park and ride service to the stadium is also available from Friary Bus Station. The bus transfer point is around five minutes’ walk from Guildford mainline Train Station. The train station is approximately two miles away from the Spectrum.


The highest attendance set at the Spectrum was done on April 4 2004, when 2,223 fans packed into the stadium to see the Flames retain their play-off crown against the Bracknell Bees.

Since the capacity was reduced, the achievable attendance record attendance has been hit on numerous occasions, with 2,110 fans in attendance for a game on December 23, 2018.