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🚗 Away Day Guide: Oldham Athletic

Handy guide to Boundary Park

17 March 2022

Back on the road Exeter City travel to Oldham on Saturday to take on the Greater Manchester outfit.

Travelling to the game? Here’s what to expect at Boundary Park.

Stadium

  • Name: Boundary Park
  • Capacity: 13,513
  • Year opened: 1896
  • Address: Furtherwood Road, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 2PB

The third highest football stadium in the Football League (After the Hawthorns and Vale Park), Boundary Park sits at over 500ft above sea level, but the record it does hold is that being the coldest football ground in the country, earning the nickname “Ice Station Zebra”

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In 1986, Joe Royle installed an artificial pitch at Boundary Park, to help generate more income and in 1989/90 the Latics had what is regarded as the clubs best ever season, reaching the final of the League Cup and Semi’s of the FA Cup, beating Arsenal, Everton and Villa along the way. When more regulations came in at the start of the 21st century, Oldham were forced to revert back to grass.

The Latics have had several attempts at moving away from Boundary Park including as recently as 2008, however fans rejected the notion as the new stadium had a Manchester postcode rather than one an Oldham one. In 2019, the new owner also realised he does not own the stadium so has also threatened to leave the historic ground.

Tickets

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We have been given 400 tickets in advance in the Chadderton Road stand. Gates open two hours before kick-off with searches of supporters taking place at the turnstiles. Supporters are advised to arrive at the stadium in good time as there may be queues to enter.

Advance Tickets prices:

Adults: £19 | Over-65s: £8 |Under-21s: £8 | Under-18s: £5

Ambulant Disabled: As per age category (Carer free) | Wheelchair: As per age category (Carer free)

On the Day prices:

Adults: £22 | Over-65s: £10 | Under-21s: £10 | Under-18s: £7  

Ambulant Disabled: As per age category (Carer free) |Wheelchair: As per age category (Carer free)

Please note the wheelchair section is at the front of the stand at floor level, so is uncovered. We have two pairs of tickets which can be ordered as normal.

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Ticket Collections:

Tickets are available to collect from the club shop between 10am and 4pm (Mon-Fri). All uncollected tickets will be taken to Oldham for collection at the ground.

How to Buy:

Tickets are now on sale at newtickets.ecfc.co.uk and can also be purchased by calling 01392 411 243 or visiting the club shop at St James Park from 10am to 4pm (Monday to Friday).

Getting to Boundary Park

By Car (4:30 hrs)

Take the M5 and M6 before turning off the latter at J19 for M56.

Merge onto M60 (Manchester ring-road) and continue until J22.

Follow the A62 into Oldham and onto Oldham Way. At the ALDI roundabout, take the third exit.

Follow the road round and Boundary Park shall be in view.

Car Parking

Supporters on a matchday should use the Hospital Car Park which has a cost of £5. A steward will be on hand to assist.

Parking is limited and fans are advised to use the postcode ‘OL1 2PA’ for their Satellite Navigation.

For those who wish to park on the Oldham Event Centre (Joe Royle Stand) facilities please use the postcode 'OL2 5BL'.

By Rail (5hr 30m)

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Manchester is well served by rail, with services running into Manchester Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria. Fans can connect to onward tram services from Victoria and Piccadilly.

07:27 CrossCountry toward Edinburgh change at Birmingham New Street

10:57 CrossCountry to Manchester Piccadilly.

Tram

Yellow line toward Bury change at Victoria

Pink line toward Oldham depart at Westwood.  

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Pubs and Matchday refreshments

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 Chadderton End, on Sheepfoot Lane. 

There is also the Greyhound Inn, which is across Broadway down Holden Fold Lane. This pub welcomes visiting fans, shows Sky and BT Sports, offers real ale.

Inside the ground, due to the partnership with Quirky Catering, kiosks are situated in all the stands offering a quality selection of traditional hot and cold food and drinks, alongside seasonsal treats across the campaign. Alcohol is also sold to away fans inside the ground, albeit from a separate kiosk to food.

Safeguarding

Both clubs are committed to the EFL Ground regulations an remind supporters that racist, sexist homophobic and other offensive behaviour will never be tolerated in our game or wider society.

We’d also like to kindly remind supporters that pyrotechnics are illegal and we would like to remind supporters that if incidents of this nature reported, the Football Association have the power to impose serious sanctions on our club.

To report and discuss safeguarding concerns, please use the contact details below. All correspondence will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

Oldham Athletic Football Clubsafeguarding@oldhamathletic.co.uk

Call/Text: 07738131463

Community Trust & Academy Safeguarding Managersafeguarding@oact.org.uk

Call/Text: 07949107580


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