1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
We were looking forward going to the ground as it
was one of the few grounds we hadn't been
to. We had been to the old Burnden Park
ground years ago but since Bolton and Cardiff
haven't been in the same league for years it
seemed like a good away trip.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
The journey was straight forward, the ground well
is signposted off the M61. Parking seemed
limited, apart from the retail park (Middlebrook)
which was rather busy. We decided to go past the
ground and park around the Beehive roundabout
area, about 15 mins walk to the Reebok.
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
Having parked up in the Beehive roundabout area,
we found an away friendly pub (The Beehive) that
was full of Cardiff fans, nice relaxed atmosphere,
decent pint and decent food. Also if you had kids
there was a wacky warehouse on site too. Home fans
in this pub seemed friendly too which always
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
The ground is very cool looking to be honest,
mainly due to the unusual floodlights. The
away end view was great, as are most modern
stadiums and the leg room was okay, which can be a
problem sometimes with me being over 6 feet tall.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
The game itself was poor with City losing 2-1 in
the end mainly down to the ref having a nightmare
game (that’s my view). The stewards at the
game seemed over the top to be honest and reading
past reviews this seems to be the case for most
away fans. Several City fans were ejected before
half time. The atmosphere was quite good, bearing
in mind Bolton’s home crowds have dropped some
what since being relegated.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after
Getting away after the game was easy , straight
out into the retail park and a 15 min walk to the
car. You do come out though into the home
fans, which can make things interesting.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Easy ground to get to, parking fairly easy, away
friendly pub near ground and decent view.
All in all a good away day, apart from the result.