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Hyde
Ewen Fields

Capacity: 4,073 (Seats 530)
Address:
Walker Lane, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 2SB
Telephone/Fax No: 0161 367 7273
Team Nickname: Tigers
Year Ground Opened: 1906*
Pitch Size: 114 x 70 yards
Home Kit Colours:
Red and Navy
Official Web Site:

www.hydefc.co.uk

Unofficial Web Site:
Hyde Fans Forum







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Contents

What's Ewen Fields Like?
Main Stand
(Photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

Tinkers Passage End (Photo)
Where To Drink?

Leigh Street Stand (Photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
By Train

Walker Lane End (Photo)
Admission Prices

Programme Price

Local Rivals

Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2013-2014
Ground Layout
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Ewen Fields Location Map


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What's Ewen Fields Like?
The ground has a nice combination of new and old, giving it some character. The small Main Stand at one side of the pitch is modern and is seated and all covered. It was originally built in 1986 and extended in 2000. It has no supporting pillars and runs for around a third of the length of the pitch, sitting astride the half way line. It has an unusual looking roof, with a couple of floodlight pylons situated on top, giving it an individual look. Mounted on the back wall of the stand is a small electric scoreboard. On one side of the Main Stand is a small old covered terrace, affectionately known to the local fans as the ‘Scrattin Shed’, whilst the other side is unused. Opposite is another new looking stand called the Leigh Street Stand. This small covered terrace runs almost the full length of the pitch and is where the team dugouts are located (even though the dressing rooms are on the other side of the ground). At one end is the Walker Lane End, which is another small covered terrace. Opposite is the intriguingly named Tinkers Passage End. This very old looking covered terrace that has a number of supporting pillars running across the front of it.

The ground is also used for Manchester City Reserve games. In 2010 the overall look of the ground was almost completely changed as essentially what had been a predominantly red coloured stadium was changed to blue (even the red seats in the Main Stand were replaced). The stadium was also re-branded with Manchester City sponsorship. Although I can appreciate that this has been an additional source of income for Hyde, it is a shame that part of the Club's identity has been sacrificed for it.

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Main Stand


 
Main Stand Ewen Fields Hyde
                    United

Special thanks to Simon Jenkins for providing the photos for this page.

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What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?

If segregation is in force then away fans are housed in the Tinkers Passage End, where around 1.200 fans can be accommodated. This small covered terrace, is set back from the pitch having a flat hard standing area in front. It also has a number of supporting pillars. John Womersley a visiting Barrow fan adds; 'The away end has a football goal net type structure over the entire 18yd box up to, and above roof stand height, giving an 80's fence type feeling to watching a match. I noted that the home end didn't have the same. On the plus side the stewarding was good and friendly.' Food available inside includes; Cheeseburgers (£3), Burgers (£2.50), Hot Dogs (£2) a selection of Pies (£2) and Chips (£1.50 or with gravy £2).

The more vociferous Hyde fans tend to congregate to the left of the away end in the 'scratching shed', allowing plenty of banter to take place.
Normally visiting supporters are not allocated any seats in the Main Stand.  

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Tinkers Passage End


Tinkers Passage End Ewen Fields Hyde United

Note the small 'Scrattin Shed' as it is known over on the right.

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Where To Drink?
There is a Social Club at the ground which normally allows in away supporters. Otherwise five minutes walk away from the ground is the Gardeners Arms pub on Lumn Road. A little further away on Mottram Road is the Sportsman Inn, which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. It sells beers from the Rossendale Brewery as well as guest ales. Hyde Town Centre is around a ten minute walk away where there are plenty of pubs to be found. The Cotton Bale on Market Place is a Wetherspoons outlet which is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
 
Round the corner from the Globe Pub is a handy fish & chip shop. 

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Leigh Street Stand


Leigh Street Stand Ewen Fields Hyde
                      United

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How To Get There And Where To Park
Leave the M60 at Junction 24 and take the M67 towards Sheffield. Leave the M67 at Junction 3 and at the traffic lights at the top of the slip road, turn right towards Hyde Town Centre. At the second set of traffic lights turn left onto Mottram Road. Pass a Morrisons store on your left and at the first set of lights turn right onto Lumn Road. At the top of the road there is a T-junction where you turn left onto Walker Lane. The entrance to the ground is down on the left just past Hyde Leisure Pool. There is a car park available at the ground which is free. Additionally there is parking available at the Leisure Pool, which costs £2 per car. A residents only parking scheme operates in the vicinity of the ground so street parking has to be away from the stadium.

M
ap showing the location of the Ewen Fields Football Ground
(at the bottom of this page).

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By Train
The nearest railway station is Newton for Hyde, which is around half a mile away from the ground. It is served by regular trains from Manchester Piccadilly. It should take around ten minutes to walk. On exiting the station walk down the hill down the bottom of the road. Cross over Sheffield Road and go straight up Castle Street in front of you (please note that both Sheffield Road and Castle Streets are both back streets in an area of industrial unites). At the top of Castle Street turn left onto Commercial Brow which becomes Halton Street, after crossing the motorway bridge. At the end of Halton Street at the T-junction turn left onto Mottram Road. Then take the first right into Grange Road North. Then take the next right into Miles Street and the ground is down at the bottom of this street.

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Walker Lane End


  Walker Lane End, Ewen Fields, Hyde
                    United

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Admission Prices
Seating:
Adults £16, Over 65's £10, Under 16's £7


Terrace:
Adults £14, Over 65's £8, Under 16's £5

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Programme Price
Official Programme £2.50

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Local Rivals
Stalybridge Celtic

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Disabled Facilities

For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.

Fixtures 2013-2014
Hyde FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Ground Layout


  Ewen Fields Hyde Stadium Layout

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Record & Average Attendance
9,500 v Nelson
FA Cup 1952/53 season.

Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 808 (Blue Square Premier)
2011-2012: 645 (Blue Square North)

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Fans Reviews Of Ewen Fields

Steve Bailey (Luton Town) 17/8/12
Mike Kimberley (Barrow AFC) 14/8/12

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Hotel Accommodation

If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to use Yes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going.

Access their Hyde Hotels and Guest Houses page.

Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


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Location Map Of Ewen Fields, Railway Station And Listed Pubs

Instructions for using the map:
- Use the bar on the left of the map to zoom in / out using the + / - keys.
- Click and drag an area of the map to move around or use the up/down, left/right arrows 
- Click the Satellite button to see aerial view photograph.


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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.

* Hyde FC moved to the Ewen Fields ground in 1906, after merging with Hyde St Georges, who had played on the ground from the 1890's up to the merger. No one knows for sure exactly when the ground originally opened, as football had been played on the area for sometime before that.

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Last Updated : 20 September 2013