AWAY GUIDE | Boundary Park


On sale on the night, these are priced at £24 adults, £12 over 65s, £10 under 16s and U12s are £5.


We've moved! Yes, after years of being behind the goal on the Rochdale Road End, we've swapped ends to what is known in the Chaddy End in the rebranded Park, more commonly known as Boundary Park. 

It seems pretty basic and functional, although there are poles but I reckon that there will be a better view than the one at Wimbledon somehow - and a bit more room to boot. It's the furthest away from the main approach to the ground, so rather than doing an immediate right upon arrival, keep going along the side of the main stand and the entrance is just beyond there.


Firstly, it will be nice to have a covered concourse selling hot food as we'll need something a bit warm! Just adjacent to our end is the Clayton Green, food-cum-pub-type place, while the traditionalists are best aiming at Rochdale Road or the main town centre.


Again, for convenience alone, the Clayton Green is safe bet. Fairly modern, plenty of room and ticks the right boxes. At the opposite end, there are a couple of nice places on Rochdale Road, whilst at the town end of this thoroughfare is The Trap Inn. Just over the road is a place called The Abbey Arms, whilst no town is complete without a Royal Oak, Oldham's being on Manchester Road. The town centre caters for all palates.


It's a fair old trot! The Post Code is OL1 2PA. Whatever your preferred route, leave the M62 at Junction 20, follow the A627(M) towards Oldham. Second exit from this onto the A663 towards Routine where you soon encounter a roundabout. Follow the signs to Oldham/Oldham Royal Hospital. Pass the Clayton Green and turn left at the lights. Follow this to the right, then at B and Q hang left onto Westhulme Avenue. From here, either aim towards the Hospital which offers parking facilities, or use a bit of street parking nearby. There is a large car park at the ground, but I'm unsure as to whether it is available to away fans.

If you are coming by train, it's highly likely that you will be staying over so no doubt digs will be the first port of call. Oldham no longer boasts a railway station, including the legendary Oldham Mumps. The closest is Mills Hill, served by Manchester Victoria but it is quite a way away and infrequent.The two best options from Manchester or Rochdale are the Metrolink in the case of both, or the bus in the case of the former. The nearest station to the ground is Westwood, which is around 15 minutes from the ground. Buses run frequently from Manchester City Centre, it's a pretty straight route but seems hold the World Record for traffic lights. These run within about a 15 minute walk to the ground, the floodlights are visible when you hit the outskirts of Oldham.

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