The Hive was opened by Trevor Brooking and Fabio Capello in 2009 and incorporates a training ground and centre of excellence. In the years following this, other facilities at the 44 acre site, including a banqueting suite, bar and lounge as well as a gym open to the public and also used by the club's players, were opened. The club officially announced their intention to depart Underhill in December 2011, and confirmed that the 2012/13 season would be the last at the ground. In February 2013, The Football League ratified Barnet's move to the new stadium at The Hive. The stadium itself is very tidy and smart. A terrace behind the South goal, a small seated main stand and a large all seated stand opposite and behind the North End goal.
Away supporters are allocated the new North Stand behind one of the goals where a total away capacity of approximately 1,200. Views are very good from all sections with no pillars blocking the view. The only thing that may cause problems is if you're right at the front as the gradient isn't particularly steep.
The Hive seating plan:
According to Dave C, JJ Moon's (NW9 9EL) is an excellent alternative to the bar at the ground - "We were looking for pub close enough to The Hive for a pre match drink that sold real beer.(impossible in Edgware).This location is next to a station and 2 stops from the ground perfect.
Staff very polite beer great some local micro brewery ales all at £1.99 !! and 6 pumps. Good mix of visiting fans (Woking) and Bees fans. Far better option than the expensive bar at the Hive.We were back in there afterwards.Food looked good as well."
Both Barnet FC supporters and visiting supporters are able to park on site at The Hive Stadium for just £5 per match. The stadium has parking facilities that can hold up to 300 cars. If the main car park is full they also open an overflow car park and if this is full they open up the two side roads that will usually be coned off outside the entrance to the site.
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Canons Park Underground Station on the Jubilee Line is a 5 minute walk from The Hive. Turn left out the station on Whitchurch Lane and after a couple hundred feet the pedestrian entrance to The Hive will be on your right.
Queensbury Underground Station, also on the Jubilee Line, is a 10 minute walk from The Hive. Turn left out the station on to Turner Road. Walk to the end of the road, turn right and the entrance to The Hive will be across the road.
Edgware Underground Station on the Northern Line is about a one mile walk to The Hive. See below for a list of buses running from Edgware Station to The Hive.
Rivals - Leyton Orient
Travel: The journey is easy from Farnborough mainline station. On arriving in London it was then northbound on the Jubilee Tube Line to Canons Park. Finding the ground was also easy and not far from the station as well.
Refreshments: I had a pint in the stadium bar till our end opened. The fans were very nice and very welcoming. It was nice to have a chat with as well.
Impressions: You first see the ground on the right hand side after you go past Queensbury on the tube. The ground is situated in a nice park. It's a nice new stadium and the facilities were very good, with a nice bar and bar area. A Barnet fan also treated me to a drink and all we did was have a good conversation.
Atmosphere: The game was very frustrating. Barnet won but we had a goal disallowed and it never should have been. This may sound bias but I am literally at a loss as to why it was. Anyway, the view from the stand is good. Decent leg room and I have to say the burger I had was very very nice and the staff were very friendly.
Exit: Nice walk through a park. No trouble at the end of the game. Again a nice chat to the fans on the tube. Easy to get out as well.
Enjoy: Overall the Hive Stadium is very good although it was very very empty in terms of the low attendance which is a shame. They atmosphere was lacking from the home fans. But they were very friendly and the staff were also very good. It is worth a visit.