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Oldham Athletic
Boundary Park

Capacity: 10,638 (all seated)
Address: Boundary Park, Oldham, OL1 2PA
Main Telephone No: 0161 624 4972
Fax No: 0161 627 5915
Ticket Office: 0161 785 5150

Pitch Size: 106 x 72 yards
Team Nickname: The Latics
Year Ground Opened: 1906
Home Kit Colours: Blue With White Trim
Away Kit Colours: Pink & Black
Shirt Sponsors: Blacks Life Outdoors
Kit Manufacturers: FILA

Official Web Sites: www.oldhamathletic.co.uk
Official Fans Forum
Unofficial Web Sites:
Latics Supporters Club Canada
Oldham Athletic E-Zine (Message Board)

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Contents
What's Boundary Park Like?
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)
By Train/Metrolink
Admission Prices

Programme Price

Ground Layout

Local Rivals

Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2013-2014
Record & Average Attendance

Fans Ground Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
Boundary Park Location Map


 

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What's Boundary Park Like?
The ground is comprised of just three sides, as the Club demolished the Broadway (Lookers) Stand on one side of the stadium in 2008. This was in preparation for the building of a new Main Stand, however this has yet to materialise.

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.

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Future Ground Developments

At long 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 would be open for the start of the 2014/15 season.

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Rochdale Road Stand

Rochdale Road Stand

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.

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Main Stand

Main Stand

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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".


Chadderton Road End


Chadderton Road End Boundary Park Oldham

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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 15.

If you want to go straight to the Club main entrance, then at the roundabout take the second exit onto A627 Chadderton Way (signposted Oldham). After around 300 yards take the first left into Boundary Park Road and at the end of the road turn right into Sheepfoot Lane.

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

Post Code for SAT NAV: OL1 2PA

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Unused Side

Unused side of Boundary
                    Park

Special thanks to Reg Duncan for providing the photo above.
Since this photo was taken this area has been further cleared in preparation for the new stand.
By Train/Metrolink/Bus

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 30 minute walk away from Boundary Park, whilst the nearest railway station is Mills Hill, which is a similar walking distance away from the ground. Both these services depart from Manchester Victoria.

If arriving from the South at Manchester Piccadilly railway station, then catch a Bury bound tram from the adjacent Metrolink station for Manchester Victoria. If your train ticket takes you through to Oldham then the cost of the Metrolink is included.

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 ground.

Mills Hill Railway Station
 

George Sutcliffe a visiting Sheffield United fan informs me; 'On leaving Mills Hill station descend the ramp then turn right. Then bear left into Haigh Lane which becomes Chadderton Hall Road and then Burnley Lane (although it is the same road) this takes you to the Toby Carvery at the M627 roundabout from where the ground is visible. Apart from a handful of Blades and a few Manchester based Latics hardly anyone took this route. There was also a large JW Lees pub called the Rose Of Lancaster on Haigh Lane 200 yards from Mills Hill Station which served food and had Sky Sports'. It is around a 30 minute walk.

By Bus From Manchester Piccadilly

Jon Brierley adds; 'Alternatively, rather than getting a train or metro from Manchester to Oldham, you may find it easier to take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station. Services numbers 24, 181 & 182 make the 25 minute trip to Oldham and go past the ground. They operate six buses an hour on Saturday afternoons,  with three an hour on evenings and Sundays. Alternatively, fans from the Yorkshire direction might like to consider taking a train to Rochdale (direct services from York, Leeds, Bradford & Halifax) and then continuing to Boundary Park on bus 409 (every 10 minutes Saturday daytime, journey time 25 minutes)'.

Bjorn Sandstrom adds; 'Please note that for weekday games, Bus 181 is the only one of the three that you can catch back to Manchester Piccadilly Gardens. It passes the area near Boundary Park at 21.40. In addition, it might help to know that the Piccadilly Gardens bus stop for Oldham is located on nearby Lever Street'. Matt Lambo informs me; '
On weekdays there are later buses that still travel to Manchester but you have to catch them from Oldham town centre which is about a mile away from the ground (turn right out of the away end, left up to the top of the hill, then turn right for the town centre).

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 logo below:

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Admission Prices

Home Fans*:
Main Stand (Upper): Adults 20, OAP's/Under 16's 10
Main Stand (Lower): Adults 19, OAP's/Under 16's 9

Chadderton Road Stand: Adults 20, OAP's 10 Under 16's 5
Rochdale Road End:
Adults 20, OAP's 10 Under 16's 5

Away Fans:
Rochdale Road End:
Adults 20, OAP's 10 Under 16's 5

* Students can also qualify for a concessionary price, providing that they first become club members.

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Programme Price
Official Programme 3

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Ground Layout


Layout

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Local Rivals
Manchester United, Manchester City, Stockport, Bury & Rochdale.

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field
website.

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Fixtures 2013-2014
Oldham Athletic FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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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.


Average Attendance:
2012-2013: 4,129 (League One)
2011-2012: 4,433 (League One)
2010-2011: 4,392 (League One)

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Fans Reviews Of Boundary Park
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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Hotel Accommodation

If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They offer all types of accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets from; Budget Hotels, Traditional Bed & Breakfast establishments to Five Star Hotels and Serviced Apartments. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. Yes 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. The Hotels listing also includes details of how far away the accommodation is located from the football ground. 

Access their Oldham 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 Boundary Park and listed pubs



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Feedback
If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.



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Last Updated: 24 March 2014