|What's Moss Rose Like?
Silk FM Main Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Where To Drink?
Henshaw's Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Looking Towards The Macclesfield Audi Stand (photo)
John Askey Terrace (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Moss Rose Fans Ground Reviews
View From the John Askey Terrace (Video)
Moss Rose Location Map
|What's Moss Rose Like?|
one side is the Silk FM 'Main' Stand. This stand
is covered and has a raised seating area, which means
that spectators have to ascend a small staircase to
enter it. It has windshields to either side and runs for
about a third of the length of the pitch, straddling the
half way line. This
type of stand, is a classic design,
once common across the country, but many have since
disappeared with re-development. Although it is old looking it was in fact
opened in 1968. It is though unusual to see such a
stand that doesn't have any supporting pillars running
across the front of it. It has portions of
terracing to each side and at its front. The team
dugouts are also located on this side.
On the other side is the covered, single tiered Henshaw's Stand, which was opened in March 2001. This smart looking all seated stand with a hospitality area to its rear, has greatly improved the overall look of the ground. The Macclesfield Audi Stand (Star Lane End) is a relatively new covered stand, that is a strange mix of seating and terracing. Strange and unusual in having a terrace area behind the seating area. Apparently seating was added to the terrace in this way, so that the Club could fulfil the then Football League's rules concerning the number of seats that a Club ground needed to be admitted into the Football League. Opposite is the open John Askey Terrace (named after a former player and manager), which is given to away supporters. In one corner of the ground there is a basic looking electric scoreboard which sits on top of the Police Control Box, next to the Macclesfield Audi Stand. The ground also a set of unusual looking floodlights.
The Club had hoped to move to a new stadium as part of a wider project to regenerate Macclesfield Town Centre which had been backed by Cheshire East Council. These regeneration plans had included the provision of a new 7,000 capacity stadium, situated south of the town centre, just a mile away from Moss Rose. However, the scheme has lost momentum and objections raised as to whether the Council should be spending money on a stadium, so unless the Club can find the necessary financial backing, then it looks like they will be staying at Moss Rose for a while yet.
|Silk FM Main Stand|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
Away fans are primarily
located in the open John Askey Terrace, where up to
1,500 fans can be accommodated. Additionally, 403
seats are made available in the Henshaw's
Stand, which sits at one side of
the pitch. The seating may well be a better
bet, as this stand is covered and the facilities new. Entrance to both areas is by ticket
only, cash is not accepted at the turnstiles.
Please note that for
certain games, only the seating area will be made
available to away fans. The Club are partly making
this decision on the projected number of traveling
fans and whether the visiting club has only seats
available (and no terracing) at their own ground.
|Where To Drink?|
The ground is located on the outskirts of Macclesfield and therefore there is not a tremendous choice of pubs or even a handy chippy. Adam Hodson a visiting Stockport County fan informs me; 'At the stadium itself, there is the Keith Alexander Bar which admits both home and away supporters. It is located in the Henshaw's Stand next door to the Sammy Macllroy suite Apart from alcoholic drinks, hot food is on offer too'. Jonathan Woodard a visiting Brentford fan adds; 'The bar is free to get in and prices are reasonable and perhaps best of all you get a great view of the pitch so you can watch the teams warming up an hour before the game!'
The closest pub is the
Golden Lion, which is just under a ten minute
walk from the away turnstiles. I found the pub warm
and friendly and I my last visit there was a 50-50 mix
of home and away supporters. It serves real ale and on
matchdays they offer Pie & Chips, plus a pint for
£5, which can't be bad! The pub also offers free
parking for coaches and mini buses if arranged in
advance (Tel: 01625 423763). To find the Golden Lion,
simply head down Moss Lane, which goes behind the away
terrace, and then turn left at the corner of the
ground and walk down behind the new stand. Keep
straight on this road and you will come to the pub on
If away fans are seated in the Henshaw's
Stand then alcohol is available inside the ground in
the form of Budweiser (£3) and Magners (£2.80).
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
From the South:
Knights informs me; 'Macclesfield railway station is
about one and a quarter miles from the Moss Rose ground,
about a 20 minute walk away.
As you leave the station, at the bottom of the station
approach, turn left onto Sunderland Street and follow
until the traffic lights at Park Green (War memorial and
gardens). Turn left onto Mill Lane (it is probably
better to cross onto the opposite side of the road here
at the traffic lights) and follow this road which
becomes London Road. Just after passing the Catholic
Church on the right the ground comes into sight ahead.
Chris Dale adds; 'You can also catch a bus up to the ground from the new bus station in the town centre.
To reach the bus station from Macclesfield railway station, cross the main road outside the station using the pedestrian crossing, turn right and then turn left by the car showroom into Waters Green and follow this road up the hill (Queen Victoria Street) to the bus station on the left. Buses returning from the ground stop on the main road outside the railway station.
Times and Routes:-
Service 9 Moss Rose circular - every 30 minutes (hourly at night and on Sundays)
Service 14 Langley - hourly all day and evening (no Sunday service)
Further information is available on Traveline: Telephone number 0870 608 2608.
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
These prices are for tickets purchased prior to
match day. Tickets bought on the day of the game
can cost up to £2 more per adult ticket and £1
more per concession ticket.
|Altrincham & Stockport County.|
|Official Programme £2 (on sale within the ground).|
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Macclesfield Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
9,003 v Winsford United,
Cheshire Senior Cup 2nd Round, February 4th 1948
2013-2014: 1,512 (Conference Premier)
2012-2013: 1,670 (Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 2,229 (League Two)
|Fans Reviews Of Moss Rose|
Hill (Grimsby Town) 8/3/14
Myles Munsey (Neutral) 6/4/12
Matthew Firth (Bradford City) 31/10/09
Bobby Rooney (Everton) 3/01/09
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|Map showing the location of Moss Rose, Railway Station and Listed pubs|
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