Future Ground Developments
Rochdale Road Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Chadderton Road End (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Unused Side (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Boundary Park Location Map
|What's Boundary Park Like?|
|The ground is at long last having a new
Main Stand built. This is long overdue as the previous
structure was demolished in 2008 and side of that
ground had been left unused in that time. The new
stand should greatly enhance the overall look of
At one end is the comparatively new Rochdale Road End, a good sized all seater covered stand with an excellent view of the pitch. It has windshields to either side and an electric scoreboard on its roof. Part of this stand is given to away supporters. The other end, the Chadderton Road Stand (also known as the 'Chaddy End'), is a medium sized all seater covered stand. Again there are windshields to either side, but the elderly nature of this stand is apparent from the supporting pillars running across the front of it. On one side there is the old two-tiered Main Stand. This used to have terracing in front, but has since been filled with seating. There is still some old unused terracing on one side of this stand. The ground also benefits from four large traditional floodlight pylons, leaving the visitor in no doubt that this is a football ground.
In 2014 Boundary Park was renamed the SportsDirect.com Park, in a five year corporate sponsorship deal.
last the Club have commenced with the building of a
new 2,340 capacity stand on the unused side of the
ground. The £5m project will also include corporate
facilities, office accommodation, retail space, a
gym and conference facilities. It was hoped that the
stand will be open in the early part of the 2014/15
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
|Away fans are housed on one
side of the Rochdale Road Stand at one end of the
ground. This stand is shared with home supporters. It
is divided into sections, the larger of which holds
3,000 fans and the smaller 1,600 fans. The predicted
size of the away support, dictates on which section is
allocated, but for most games it is the smaller area.
The sections are
separated by a large moat like gap, which certainly
makes for a lot of banter across it. The facilities in
this modern stand are fairly good, as are the
acoustics. If you get chance, make sure to try one of
the pies; Cottage, Steak & Pepper, plus Cheese
& Potato. Some fans reckon that this is the best
part of a visit to Boundary Park! Make sure you wrap
up well though as the location of Boundary Park on the
edge of the Pennines, means that it always seems to be
cold, with a biting wind that goes right through you.
Generally a friendly day out.
|Where To Drink?|
|The closest pub is the Clayton
Green, which is a Brewers Fayre outlet and can
be found two hundred yards from the corner of the
Main Stand and the Chaddy End, on Sheepfoot Lane.
There is also the Greyhound pub, which is across
Broadway down Holden Fold Lane.
Chippy Lees, an exiled Latics fans in Cornwall, recommends the following; "The Old Grey Mare on Rochdale Road is worth a visit. If you walk to the top of Sheepfoot Lane and turn left at the newspaper shop, the pub is about 100 yards down the road on the right. There's a varied selection of beers available, and again a warm welcome is assured. Further down on the right is The White Hart".
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Leave the M62 at
Junction 20 and take the A627(M) towards Oldham.
Take the second slip road off the A627(M) following
the signs for Royton (A663). At the top of the slip
road you will find a large roundabout that around it
has a McDonalds and a KFC. Turn left at the
roundabout onto the A663 towards Royton (beware
though of 30mph speed cameras on this stretch). You
will be able to see Boundary Park over on your
right. Take the next right hand turn into Hilbre
Avenue which will take you up to the large Club car
park, situated behind the demolished stand. The cost
of the car park is; cars £5, minibus £10, coaches
showing the location of Boundary Park (at
the bottom of this page).
Post Code for SAT NAV: OL1 2PA
The new Metrolink line
from Manchester to Oldham has recently been
completed. The closest Metrolink station to the
ground is Freehold which is around a 20 minute walk
away from Boundary Park, whilst the nearest railway
station is Mills Hill, which just over a two miles
away from Boundary Park and a 40-45 minute walk.
Both these services depart from Manchester Victoria. Whilst the Metrolink also has a number
of other pick up points in Manchester City Centre,
see the Metrolink
website for more details and timetables.
Tickets need to be bought prior to getting onto
the Metrolink. Currently it costs £3.80 return
from the Manchester City Centre to Freehold.
Freehold Metro Station
On exiting Freehold
Metro Station turn right along Agnes Street. At the
bottom of this street turn left into Robinson
Street, then the third right into Gordon Street and
then right onto Denton Lane. Crossover the road and
at the roundabout turn left into Walsh Street. Where
the road forks, bear right into Peel Street. Cross
over Middleton Road (A669) into Garforth Road. At
the end of Garforth Road turn right onto Burnley
Lane and the left along the A627 Chadderton Way (you
should be able to see the floodlights over on the
right). Take the next right at the traffic lights
into Westhulme Way and then Westhulme Way for the
Mills Hill Railway Station
By Bus From
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
* Students can also qualify
for a concessionary price, providing that they first
become club members.
|Official Programme £3|
|Manchester United, Manchester City, Stockport, Bury & Rochdale.|
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Oldham Athletic FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
|47,671 v Sheffield Wednesday
FA Cup 5th Round, January 25th, 1930.
Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
13,171 v Manchester City
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 8th, 2005.
2013-2014: 4,415 (League One)
2012-2013: 4,129 (League One)
2011-2012: 4,433 (League One)
|Fans Reviews Of Boundary Park|
Bickerton (Doing the 92) 29/4/14
Jack Hanratty (Everton) 16/2/13
Ben Savage (Tranmere Rovers) 10/11/12
Paul Willott (Preston North End) 6/10/12
Teresa Jewell (Sheffield Wednesday) 10/12/11
George Campbell (Sheffield United) 6/8/11
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