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Fixture News


19 April 2018

Fixture News


19 April 2018

Heading to Rochdale this Saturday (21 April 2018) to cheer on Simon Grayson's Bantams? Check out our guide to the Crown Oil Arena and its surrounding areas.

Stadium address
Crown Oil Arena
OL11 5DS (OL11 5DR for Sat Nav use)
Admission prices for this Saturday's match are as follows.

Adults - £22.00
Seniors - £16.00 (65 year-olds and over)
Young Person - £16.00 (16-21 year-olds)
Juniors - £5.00 (15 year-olds and under)
Under 2s - FOC       

Disabled fans will be asked to pay the age-related price from this table above.

They will also be eligible for a free carer's ticket, provided they are in receipt of DLA at the mid or enhanced rate.

Supporters purchasing concession tickets need to have photo ID with them at Rochdale on match-day and when they purchase their tickets from City's ticket office.

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.
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.

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