Rochdale FC - Crown Oil Arena
Over the past 10 years, Spotland has been re-developed. The only remaining stand pre this period in the Sandy Lane end and is also the only terraced stand left in the ground. The more vocal home supporters stand here. Opposite this stand is a single tiered all seated stand with two supporting pillars which can block your view of the action. The main stand has a number of pillars and also houses the executive boxes.
Up to 3,600 visiting supporters can be accommodated and will be situated in the Wilbutts Lane stand running alongside the pitch. Views are unobstructed and very good whilst leg room, facilities and refreshments are all more than reasonable.
Crown Oil Arena seating plan:
Where To Drink
Studds, is the name of the Rochdale social club situated under the Pearl Street Stand. It serves food, has two TVs, and opens at midday on Saturdays, and from 6 pm for midweek matches. They do allow a few away fans in but you're probably best off keeping club colours covered. The same goes for 2 other pubs situated at the stadium - The Ratcliffe Arms and The Church Inn. All of which are very nice and reasonably priced establishments.
There is a small chippy on Wilbutts Lane which serves a fantastic portion of fish and chips for just £3. Well worth a visit and don't let the queues put you off. Alternatively, within 1 mile you'll find a McDonalds and a Pizza Hut.
There is only permit holders parking at the stadium itself and street parking is very limited due to the residents only schemes. There are a few private car parks with the most recommended of which being Oulder Hill School. The school is located on the way up to the ground, on the left hand side, along Sandy Lane. Be aware that the walk to the stadium is uphill and approximately 10 minutes away. The back after the game is a lot easier however!
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The nearest / closest train station to Rochdale's Spotland Stadium is Rochdale rail. This is approx 3 miles from the ground.
There is a direct bus service from the station on match days. The bus leaves the station every half hour (15 and 45 past) and takes you direct to the stadium.
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