|What's The Bower Fold Football Like?|
|The ground is set into a
hill side, so there is plenty of greenery on view
around the stadium. Unlike most grounds in this
league Bower Fold benefits by having two seated
stands on either side of the pitch. On one side is
the Main Stand. This tidy looking covered stand sits
astride the half way line. There is a small terrace
to one side, whilst the other is a club building.
The stand is flanked on either side by two
floodlight pylons, but these donít impede the view.
Opposite is the newish looking Lord Tom Pendry
Stand. This stand like the Main Stand is
cantilevered i.e. there are no supporting pillars.
It is raised above pitch level meaning that you need
to climb a small set of steps to reach the seated
area. Again the floodlight pylons are situated to
either side. Both ends feature covered terracing.
|Where To Drink?|
a Social Club at the ground, otherwise there is
not much else in the way of pubs near to the
arriving by train into Stalybridge Railway Station
there is plenty of choice in the way of pubs. At
the station itself is the Buffet Bar, whilst there
are the Society Rooms, a Wetherspoons outlet on
Grosvenor Street, plus the White House on Water
Street, which are all listed in the CAMRA Good
Tom Pendry Stand
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
the M60 at Junction 24 and take the M67 towards
Sheffield. Leave the M67 at the end of the motorway at
Junction 4. Take the A57 towards Sheffield. After
about half a mile turn left onto the B6174 at the
traffic lights towards Stalybridge. Then at the
mini-roundabout bear left onto the A6018 towards
Stalybridge. The ground is a couple of miles down this
road on the left. The ground is quite easy to miss so
look out for the large red sign advertising the
ĎFitness Experience at Stalybridge Celticí which is by
the entrance. There is a fair sized car park at the
Map showing the location of the Bower Fold Football Ground (at the bottom of this page).
Stalybridge station is located a mile
and a half away from the ground. It is served by
trains from Manchester Victoria.
On exiting the main railway station
entrance, turn right and proceed along the road
going under a railway bridge. Continue straight
along this road, passing the Cosmo Bingo Hall on
your left, as the road becomes Market Street. At the
bottom of Market Street go straight on, passing the
large old brick archway on your left. You will then
reach a T-junction with the much larger A6018
Stamford Street. At this junction turn right and
then after about a mile along this road you will
reach the Bower Fold ground on your right, just
after the Hare and Hounds pub.
Remember if travelling by
train then you can save on the cost of
in advance. Visit the the trainline
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|Map showing the location of the Bower Fold Football Ground|
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