|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.
thanks to Simon Jenkins for providing the photos
for this page.
|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).
small 'Scrattin Shed' as it is known over on the
|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.
|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.
Map showing the location of the Ewen Fields Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).
|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
Remember if travelling by train then
you can save on the cost of fares by booking in
advance. Visit the the trainline website to
see how much you can
normally save. Click on the trainline
Adults £16, Over 65's £10, Under 16's £7
Adults £14, Over 65's £8, Under 16's £5
|Official Programme £2.50|
details of disabled facilities and club
contact at the ground please visit the
relevant page on the
|Hyde FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
FA Cup 1952/53 season.
2013-2014: 689 (Conference Premier)
2012-2013: 808 (Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 645 (Blue Square North)
|Fans Reviews Of Ewen Fields|
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* 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 : 7 September 2014