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28 April 2017

Club News


28 April 2017

Stuart McCall's Bantams travel to Rochdale's Crown Oil Arena on Sunday (30 April 2017) for their final match of the regular season in Sky Bet League One before the Play-Offs.

Ahead of City's encounter with Dale, which is scheduled to kick off at 12noon, has produced a guide to the Crown Oil Arena and its surrounding areas.

Stadium address

Crown Oil Arena
OL11 5DS (OL11 5DR for Sat Nav use)

Tel: 0844 826 1907

City's allocation of tickets for this fixture has now SOLD OUT.

There will be no option to pay on the day at the ground for this ALL-TICKET fixture. Please do not travel to the stadium without a valid match ticket. 

Rochdale's ticket office also do not issue duplicate tickets either, so City fans should take every step to ensure their tickets are not lost, stolen or misplaced.

Any adult supporter with a concessionary ticket that Rochdale match-day staff believe they shouldn't be entitled to will be taken to the ticket office at the Crown Oil Arena to pay for an upgrade.

Away section

City supporters have been allocated the whole of the Wilbutts Lane Stand. This particular stand is all-seater and covered. It is also situated down one of the sides of the pitch, opposite to where the tunnel and dug-outs are located.


Exit the M62 (West) at Junction 20 and take the A627 (M) towards Rochdale. Follow signs for Rochdale along the A627(M). At the first set of traffic lights keep left, sign posted Bury and Rochdale Town Centre. B&Q will be on your right hand side, follow this road until the next set of traffic lights. Here you need to be in the second lane of four lanes, to head straight across (sign posted Blackburn). Follow this road (Roch Valley Way) until the next set of traffic lights, remaining in the left hand lane. At the traffic lights go straight ahead on to Sandy Lane (the Cemetery pub should be on your right hand side). Continue along this road and the Stadium is on your right hand side after approximately half a mile.

Most of the parking spots available around the ground are basically on-street. Please be wary, however, as most streets surrounding the ground are for permit holders only. Please check first to see if there are any parking restrictions on the road before parking up. One option for parking is Oulderhill Community School, which is located about half a mile from the ground on Greave Avenue (OL11 5EF). Some parking spots can also be found on the main A680 (Edenfield Road), located a 5-10 minute away from the ground by the end of Wilbutts Lane.

Rochdale train station, which is served by trains from Manchester Victoria, Bradford, Halifax and Leeds, is about two miles and a thirty-five-minute walk from the Crown Oil Arena. Taxis are available outside the station at a cost of around £6.00/£7.00. Supporters can also travel by the Metrolink tram from central Manchester to Rochdale interchange. There is a town centre taxi rank located approximately one hundred yards from the interchange, with taxis to the Crown Oil Arena costing roughly £4.00/£5.00. The interchange is about a twenty-minute walk to the stadium. Supporters can also take a bus through to the nearby streets close to the ground by using one of the bus stops situated by the Rochdale interchange. More information about the interchange and the transport links it provides can be found HERE.

Tour de Yorkshire
The 'Tour de Yorkshire' cycling event is to be held across the region this weekend, with Sunday's stage set to start in Bradford. To find out more about the stage routes, and if it could affect your journey, please click HERE.

Food & Drink
The Ratcliffe Bar is situated at the ground (by the car park entrance) and is open to both home and away supporters. Fish & Chips are usually a good option for supporters wanting some quick food close to the ground. The popular Wilbutts Lane Chippy is situated at the north end of the ground. There is also the Fortune City Fish & Chip shop located on Sandy Lane. Other food outlets nearby include a local McDonald, Subway, Pizza Hut and Franke & Benny's - all to be found at the Sandbrook Leisure Park (OL11 1RY). This particular leisure park is about ten minutes away via car. There are also two supermarkets, Tesco and ASDA, situated about a 5-10 minute drive away from the ground. The Tesco Superstore is on Silk Street (OL11 3ER). The ASDA Superstore can be found on The Old Cricket Ground (OL12 6XT). For a light snack, there is a Tesco Express and a Co-op store situated on the main A680 Edenfield Road. 

Rochdale's Crown Oil Arena is approximately 31 miles away from the Northern Commercials Stadium. This would result in a journey time via car of roughly 50 minutes. 

Cash machines
One of the nearest cash machines can be found at the local Post Office branch on Spotland Road (OL12 7AA). There are also cash machines by the Tesco Express and Co-op on the A680 Edenfield Road. Cash machines are available at the Sandbrook Leisure Park as well.

Local radio station
BBC Radio Manchester - 95.1FM

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