|Address||Moss Rose, London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP|
|Telephone No.||01625 264 686|
|Fax No.||01625 264 692|
|Ground Facilities||Club shop, Clubhouse|
|Capacity||6,335 (2,599 seats)
Blue shirts, White shorts, White socks
Red and Black Striped Shirts, Black shorts, Black socks
DIRECTIONS AND CAR PARKING
From the South
Leave the M6 at Junction 17 and turn onto the A534 towards Congleton. On reaching Congleton town centre follow the signs for A54 Buxton. Stay on the A54 for around 5 miles and then turn left on to the A523 towards Macclesfield. You will see the ground on your left after entering the outskirts of Macclesfield. Mostly street parking around and behind the ground and on the A523 itself.
From The North
Leave the M6 at Junction 18 and take the A54 towards Congleton. On reaching Congleton town centre follow the signs for A54 Buxton. Then as South.
Geoff Knights informs me; 'Macclesfield Railway Station is about one and a quarter miles from the Moss Rose ground, about a 20 minute walk away. As you leave the station, at the bottom of the station approach, turn left onto Sunderland Street and follow until the traffic lights at Park Green (War memorial and gardens). Turn left onto Mill Lane (it is probably better to cross onto the opposite side of the road here at the traffic lights) and follow this road which becomes London Road. Just after passing the Catholic Church on the right the ground comes into sight ahead.
Chris Dale adds; 'You can also catch a bus up to the ground from the new bus station in the town centre. To reach the bus station from Macclesfield railway station, cross the main road outside the station using the pedestrian crossing, turn right and then turn left by the car showroom into Waters Green and follow this road up the hill (Queen Victoria Street) to the bus station on the left. Buses returning from the ground stop on the main road outside the railway station.
Bus Times and Routes:
Service 9 Moss Rose circular - every 30 minutes (hourly at night and on Sundays)
Service 14 Langley - hourly all day and evening (no Sunday service)
On one side is the Bristol Street Motors Stand. This stand is
covered and has a raised seating area, which means that spectators have to
ascend a small staircase to enter it. It has windshields to either side and runs
for about a third of the length of the pitch, straddling the half way line. This
type of stand is a classic design, once common across the country, but many have
since disappeared with re-development. Although it is old looking it was in fact
opened in 1968. It is though unusual to see such a stand that doesn't have any
supporting pillars running across the front of it. It has portions of terracing
to each side and at its front. The team dugouts are also located on this side.
On the other side is the covered, single tiered McIlroy Stand, which was opened in March 2001. This smart looking all seated stand with a hospitality area to its rear, has a capacity of 1,150 seats. It is named after former Macclesfield Town and Manchester United player Sammy McIlroy The Star Lane End is a relatively new covered stand, that is a strange mix of seating and terracing. Strange and unusual in having a terrace area behind the seating area, which contains 486 seats. Apparently seating was added to the terrace in this way, so that the Club could fulfil the then Football League's rules concerning the number of seats that a Club ground needed to be admitted into the Football League. Opposite is the open John Askey Terrace (named after a former player and manager), which is given to away supporters. In one corner of the ground there is a basic looking electric scoreboard which sits on top of the Police Control Box, next to the Bristol Street Motors Stand. The ground also has a set of unusual looking floodlights.
Admission Prices for 2018/19
Silk FM Main Stand: Adults £17, Concessions £13, Under 18's/Students £4, Under 12's £2**
Henshaw's Stand: Adults £17, Concessions £13, Under 18's/Students £4, Under 12's £2**
Macclesfield Audi Stand (Star Lane End):
Adults £13, Concessions £9, 18's/Students £4, Under 12's £2**
Henshaw's Stand (Seating):
Adults £17, Concessions £13, Under 18's/Students £4, Under 12's £2**
Silkmen Terrace: Adults £13, Concessions £9, Under 18's/Students £4, Under 12's £2**
Concessions apply to Over 65's and the Disabled.
* These prices are for tickets purchased prior to match day. Tickets bought on the day of the game can cost up to £2 more per adult ticket and £1 more per concession ticket.
** Must be accompanied by an adult.
Official programme: £3
Last Season: 1st, Conference Premier
Average Attendance: 1,839
A Fans View:
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car
SatNav always helps and an easy journey through the Cheshire countryside admiring the scenery and performance car salerooms! Parked in the largely residential area at the back of the Moss Lane Stand.
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
Had a pint in the Golden Lion, a short walk from where we parked and ten minutes from the away terrace. The pub was packed with Tranmere fans but we got served eventually.
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Moss Rose Ground?
Moss Rose is a traditional lower league away ground with an open terrace behind one goal and a small away fan seating section to our right. Rather odd home stand behind the other goal with seating at the front and standing terrace just behind.
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
Despite Tranmere Rovers fans being in the majority on the day the atmosphere wasn't helped by the lack of a roof on the away stand although we did try. Didn't hear much from the home support until their team turned around a 2-1 half time deficit into a deserved winning lead. Relatively large Police presence probably in response to the relatively large away following, no hassle on the day and stewards were a friendly lot.
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
No problems getting away. Was back to Wirral within the hour.
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
Easy access ground, easy free parking and friendly locals. Away fans ticket office (for pay on the day) is located on London Road in the north-east corner of the ground. Hoping that we won't be in the same division next season but if we are then we'll be back to Moss Rose, a pleasant day out.