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Stockport County
Edgeley Park

Capacity: 10,832 (all seated)
Address:
Hardcastle Road, Stockport, SK3 9DD
Main Telephone No: 0161 286 8888
Fax No: 0161 429 7392
Team Nickname: The Hatters
Year Ground Opened: 1902
Pitch Size: 111 x 71 yards
Home Kit Colours: Blue & White
Official Web Sites:
www.stockportcounty.com
Stockport County Supporters Co-operative
Unofficial Web Sites:
Hatters Matters (Club Fanzine Network)
Supporters Message Board
County Blog
County Heaven Forum

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Contents
What's Edgeley Park Like?
External View (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Looking Towards The Cheadle End (photo)
Where To Drink?
Hardcastle Main Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
By Train
Popular Side (photo)
Local Rivals
Admission Prices
Railway End (photo)
Programme Price
Ground Layout
Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2012-2013
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Edgeley Park Location Map

 

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What's Edgeley Park Like?
At one end is the large Cheadle End Stand which towers over the rest of the stadium. This stand which was opened at the beginning of the 1995-96 season, is two tiered, covered and all seated. Opposite, is the Railway End, a former open terrace which was converted to a seating area in 2001. This end is given to away supporters and has a small electric scoreboard situated above it. Both sides are quite old looking stands, that are both covered and all seated. The Main Stand is only about two thirds the length of the pitch and straddles the half way line. This stand dates back to the late 1930's. On the other side is the Popular Side Stand, a former covered terrace which is now all seated

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Main Stand External View


Main
                    Stand External View

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What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Away fans are predominantly housed in the Railway End, where 1,558 supporters can be accommodated. This area is a former terrace that has had seats bolted onto to it, so is not ideal. Furthermore this end has no roof so you are at the mercy of the elements. However, I have been informed that if the weather is bad that some covered seats may be made available in the Popular Side. Also if a large away support is expected then an additional 800 seats can allocated in this area. This stand is covered, however, there are a number of supporting pillars which may impede your view. In both areas though the stewards enforce a no standing rule, so you have been warned. The facilities within the ground are pretty good, with modern toilets, whilst the refreshment kiosk, staffed by friendly faces, offers a good range of pies, including the Chicken Balti Pie. 

Stockport is another club that has become tolerant towards away supporters in recent years and is now a more pleasurable away trip than it used to be. If you are a plane spotter, then this is your ground, as during the game many large airplanes fly over the ground on their way to landing at nearby Manchester Airport!

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Looking Towards The Cheadle End


Cheadle End, Edgeley Park, Stockport
 

Where To Eat & Drink?
There is a small Labour Club (C.I.U. Affiliated) right by the entrance to the Railway End, that allows visitors in, for a small entrance fee. It is a small club that could do with modernising, but I found it both comfortable & welcoming. Otherwise there are a number of pubs along a shopping area, across the main road from the away end. Probably the best is the Royal Oak just at the end of Castle Street. Very friendly, away supporters are welcomed and there's always a bit of good natured banter flying about. 

John Keane adds; 'away fans will get a warm welcome in the Sir Robert Peel half way up Castle Street. One pub to avoid is John Jo Greens'. Steve Johnson recommends 'The Armoury' a Robinsons pub situated by the roundabout at the top of Castle Street, is excellent for away fans. The Landlord is very friendly, the Robinsons beers are excellent (the pub is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide) and the home fans there are very welcoming'. Also CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed is the Olde Vic on Chatham Street. Whilst Vaughan Skirrey a visiting Sheffield Wednesday supporter recommends 'The Grapes'. As you come up the hill from the station, the pub is on the left at the top of Castle Street.

Adam Hodson adds; 'If you are near Edgeley Shopping Centre then I would recommend the Edgeley Priory, which is one of the best fish and chip chops in Stockport.'

Please note that alcohol is not available in the away end. If you chose to drink in Stockport town centre, it is worth looking out for a Robinsons pub, as the beer is excellent and is actually brewed in Stockport itself.

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Hardcastle Main Stand


Main
                    Stand, Edgeley Park, Stockport

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How To Get There By Car & Where To Park

From The South:
M
6 to Junction 19. Take the A556 towards Manchester/Altrincham. Then join the M56 towards Manchester Airport. After a few miles leave the M56 and join the M60 towards Stockport. Leave the M60 at Junction 2 (the A560 Cheadle turn off) and at the roundabout take the A560
towards Stockport. At the traffic rights (with the Farmers Arms pub on the right hand corner) turn right onto the B5465 Edgeley Road. Continue along Edgeley Road, passing a Morrisons supermarket on your left and continue straight on at the mini roundabout. Go through two sets of traffic lights and and as the road bends around to the right, the floodlights of the ground can be seen on the right hand side. Turn right into Caroline Street and the ground is at the bottom of this street.

From The East:
M62 to junction 18. Take the M60 towards Stockport.
Leave the M60 at Junction 1
and head towards Stockport. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights to go onto the A560 towards Cheadle. Then turn left into the B5465 Edgeley Road (with the Farmers Arms pub on the left hand corner). Then as 'From the South'.

From The North:
M6 to Junction 20A and then take the M56 towards Manchester Airport and then join the M60 towards Stockport.
Then as 'From the South'.

The ground is well sign posted around the area. Street Parking, although beware of some new residents only parking areas that have been introduced recently.

Map showing the location of Edgeley Park (at the bottom of this page). 

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By Train
Stockport railway station is in walking distance of the ground (around half a mile). Come out of the station and turn left up Station Road, and continue up the hill towards the roundabout. Go straight over the roundabout and turn left into Caroline Street for the ground. Thanks to Andy Harris for the directions.

Mark White adds; 'Stockport station's entrance has recently been modernised, and now has a new main entrance that you are sign posted to from the platforms. This is on the opposite side of the station from the ground. If you find yourself in the ticket hall with a taxi rank in front of you, go back into the station through the subways under the platforms, then follow the directions above'.

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Popular Side


Popular Side, Edgeley Park, Stockport

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Local Rivals
Macclesfield Town, Rochdale, Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City and a little further afield; Burnley.

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Admission Prices
Home Fans:
Hardcastle Main Stand: Adults 18, Concessions 11, Under 16's 3, Under 7's Free
Popular Side Stand: Adults 16, Concessions 11, Under 16's 3, Under 7's Free
Cheadle End Stand: Adults 16, Concessions 11, Under 16's 3, Under 7's Free

Away Fans:
Popular Side Stand: Adults 16, Concessions 11, Under 16's 3
Railway End: Adults 16, Concessions 11, Under 16's 3

Concessions apply to Over 65's, Students and Under 21's.

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Railway End

Railway End, Edgeley
                    Park, Stockport County

Thanks to Adam Hodson for supplying a couple of photos for this page.

Programme Price
Official Programme 3

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities at the ground please visit the relevant page on the National Association Of Disabled Supporters (NADS) website.

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Fixtures 2012-2013
Stockport County FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record & Average Attendance
Record Attendance:
27,833 v Liverpool,
FA Cup 5th Round, February 11th, 1950.

Modern All Seated Attendance Record
10,273 v Leeds United,
League One, December 28th, 2008

Average Attendance:
2011-2012: 3,677 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 4,163 (League Two)
2009-2010: 4,420 (League One)

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Fans Reviews Of Edgeley Park
Scot Rowland (Tamworth) 21/4/12
Dave Higgin (Fleetwood Town) 27/9/11
Joe Myall (Wycombe Wanderers) 14/8/10
Andrew (Leeds United) 28/12/09

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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 useYes 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 Stockport 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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Map Showing The Location Of Edgeley Park, 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 at: duncan@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide.



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Last Updated :
28 September 2014