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
Popular Side (photo)
Railway End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Edgeley Park Location Map
|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.|
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
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!
|Where To Eat & Drink?|
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.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
From The North:
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'.
|Macclesfield Town, Rochdale, Crewe Alexandra, Manchester City and a little further afield; Burnley.|
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
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.
Thanks to Adam Hodson for supplying a couple of photos for this page.
|Official Programme £3|
|For details of disabled facilities at the ground please visit the relevant page on the National Association Of Disabled Supporters (NADS) website.|
|Stockport County FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average 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
2011-2012: 3,677 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 4,163 (League Two)
2009-2010: 4,420 (League One)
|Fans Reviews Of Edgeley Park|
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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