Oldham Athletic FC - SportsDirect.com Park

SportsDirect.com Park Guide

Stadium Info

Boundary Park has an all-seated capacity of 13,500 since the completion of the North stand opposite the main stand. When the stadium was originally opened it could accommodate nearly 50,000 fans although the highest crowd ever recorded here is 47,671. The Chadderton Road and Rochdale Road end stands behind either goal are quite new builds and as such are very good places to view the action from. The Main Stand has a couple of supporting pillars toward the back and is slightly lacking in leg room. The North Stand is a very smart build with good leg room, unrestricted views and excellent facilities.

Away Fans

Visiting supporters are situated in the ZenOffice Stand behind one of the goals. A maximum of 1,600 fans can be catered for in this stand. Facilities are ok and the food is generally very good and also very well priced.

Stadium Layout

SportsDirect.com Park seating plan:

SportsDirect.com Park seating plan

Where To Drink

There's numerous pubs within a close proximity and the general 'away fans pub' is the BlueBell, a small friendly little place which welcomes children and has a play area for them. It's just out of the Car Park and right and across the road. Also there is a few other pubs at the top of Sheepfoot Lane (The big road the opposite side of the big car park), if you walk up that hill and turn right you'll see the Old Grey Mare.

Parking

Parking is available in the large car park situated at the stadium. It comes at a cost of £5 per car which is very reasonable but I'd advise a quick escape after the game to ensure being able to leave the car park without serious delays. Street parking is very limited on match days as the area is generally coned off by police. There is street parking available if you're willing to walk 10-15 minutes into the ground but with the sizeable amount of spaces at Boundary Park, you don't need to.

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By Train

The nearest / closest train station to Oldham Athletic's SportsDirect.com Park Stadium is Oldham Werneth. The Railway station is around a 15 minute walk away from the ground.

Turn left right when you come out of the station and walk until you come to a Tesco's then left at the Dual Carriage way where you will see SportsDirect.com Park on your right.

The Games To See

Rivals - Man Utd, Man City, Stockport

Fans Reviews

  • Ryan Hunt wrote:

    Travel: I used the coaches from bcfc, the ground was really easy to find from the Manchester ring road as you can see the floodlights from it! Coach parking is at the bottom of a muddy hill and the away end is at the top.

    Refreshments: The pub was a short walk from the away end, from the away entrance, turn left up the hill turn left again past the sin shop and traffic lights and on the opposite side of the road is the pub, decent little place which i cant remember the name of. I didn't get anything to eat in the groind as there was only one food stall for 1200 city fans so a very big queue.

    Impressions: Its a little weird seeing a stadium away from ashton gate being redeveloped. It was quite a tidy little ground with good views from the away end although the rain blew towards ot so bring a waterproof! The concourse was a little cramped and a no smoking area which took the biscuit as it was outdoors.the stewards were very hot on it but didn't really do anything other than tell you to put it out. Atmosphere was good although it was possibly the worse 1-1 draw i have ever seen! The usual friendly banter between home and away fans. There were 2 lots of Oldham singers, one lot opposite with a drum(couldn't really hear them because of the open ground) and a little group the other side of the separation line between home and away fans.

    Facilities: He toilets were rather small as was the concourse and the bar/snack hut. The legroom was average for a football ground.

    Exit: We had to wait until all the cars were out the car park before going which took some time but once moving we were straight on the motorway for the 4 1/2 hour journey back to Bristol.

    Enjoy: Not bad i must admit, the result didn't really go our way and the game was dull and the weather was terrible but i guess i enjoyed it. I would probably go back but i wont be in a hurry to do so as it was a very long day out.

  • Travel: As I’d had an eye operation just 2 weeks or so before my first visit and couldn't drive at night, I was forced to get the train here. Wasn't too bad from Wigan, with a change at Manchester for Oldham Werneth (or alternatively, Oldham Mumps is a similar distance from the ground, although I believe both are no longer there as Oldham now has a Metrolink from Manchester). Bit of a trek to the ground, and not the best of signposting, but there were enough people around who seemed to know where they were going, and if you just follow signs for the hospital, you will eventually find signs for the ground. Drove on my second visit and parked at the ground. Think it can be a big nightmare getting out, but I just got lucky with where I was parked, and the fact we were awful enough to concede a last minute equaliser so most of the Oldham fans were happy to stay in a little bit longer while we couldn't wait to get away….

    Refreshments: There are a ton of takeaway shops on that walk from the station, but nearer the ground, very little unless you head out to Rochdale Road or the retail park near the motorway. There is a pub on site at the Chaddy End, but that's it really. The food inside is good though, Oldham are pretty famous for their pies, and as I've now found out, with good reason. Steak and pepper…. Oh my…!

    Impressions: This is a bit pointless, as the stand I was in has now been demolished! Which is a shame, because it was a good little stand! I was on the back row of the lower paddock section so the view was absolutely perfect, right on top of the action, the only downside being that it was uncovered, but it fortunately didn't rain on this day! Also worth mentioning one little rarity it had in the food area…radiators! Much welcome on a day as cold as that! The rest of the ground has a good enough balance to it, with the new Rochdale Road End behind one goal, the older but atmospheric Chaddy End, and the old style Main Stand. Having now also sat in the away end, I know its the best stand in the ground. Good views, good acoustics, and despite the food area being quite exposed, its roomy which I suppose makes up for it.

    Atmosphere: I was quite close to the Chaddy End, where all the atmosphere seemed to come from. It was quite impressive for a stand that size. Oldham’'s slow ‘'Oh When the Blues'’ song is brilliant in full flow. From the other end, the Brighton fans were quiet first half, but woke up and made some noise when their team did! For the Everton game, the noise from us in the first 10 minutes or so was unbelievably good, the acoustics in that away end are absolutely stunning.

    Anything Else: My first visit had a much larger than average crowd, as Oldham reduced the prices for this and another home game to jus £2 to celebrate the club being taken over. One other thing that made this game strangely memorable was the bloke sat near me who spent the entire game berating poor Craig Rocastle! Even when he did something right, he had a go, leading to another bloke sticking up for Rocastle and shouting back every time this first bloke had a go!

    Enjoy: Cracker little ground at League One level. Showing it’s age on three sides, and is now a really sad looking place these days with the empty space where the Broadway Stand used to be.

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Ground Name: SportsDirect.com Park
Capacity: 13,500 (all seated)
Address: Boundary Park, Oldham, OL1 2PA
Main Tel No.: 0871 226 2235
Team Nickname: The Latics
Year Ground Opened: 1906
Site: www.oldhamathletic.co.uk

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