Oldham Athletic

Contacts:

Address Boundary Park, Oldham, OL1 2PA
Telephone No. 0161 624 4972
Fax No. 0161 627 5915
Official Website http://www.oldhamathletic.co.uk
Twitter site https://twitter.com/OfficialOAFC
Club Forum http://www.owtb.co.uk/

 

Miscellaneous:

Ground Facilities Club house, club shop
Capacity 13,512 (all seated)
Home Kit

Blue shirts with White trim, White shorts, White socks

Away Kit

White shirts with Dark Navy Blue trim, Dark Navy Blue shorts and socks

 

Directions:

By Road
Leave the M62 at Junction 20 and take the A627(M) towards Oldham. Take the second slip road off the A627(M) following the signs for Royton (A663). At the top of the slip road you will find a large roundabout that on the left has a McDonalds and a KFC. Take the second exit onto the A627 towards Oldham/Oldham Royal Hospital. After passing a Vauxhall Garage and Clayton Green Brewers Fayre pub (which is used by away fans), turn left at the traffic lights. Follow the road around to the right and with the B&Q store in front of you, bear left onto Westhulme Way which leads into Westhulme Avenue. You will then reach on the right an entrance to the Oldham Royal Hospital where matchday parking is available at a cost of 3, otherwise continue along to the end of the road to reach Boundary Park. Please note that parking at the ground itself is for permit holders only.

Post Code for SAT NAV: OL1 2PA

BY TRAIN/METROLINK/BUS
The closest Metrolink station to Boundary Park is Westwood which is around a 15-20 minute walk away from Boundary Park, whilst the nearest railway station is Mills Hill, which just over a two miles away from Boundary Park and a 40-45 minute walk. Both these services depart from Manchester Victoria. Whilst the Metrolink also has a number of other pick up points in Manchester City Centre and takes around 21 minutes, the train to Mills Hill takes around 8-10 minutes. Tickets need to be bought prior to getting onto the Metrolink. Currently it costs 3.80 for an adult return ticket from the Manchester City Centre to Westwood.

If arriving from the South at Manchester Piccadilly railway station, then catch an Altrincham or Eccles bound tram from the adjacent Metrolink station and change at St Peters Square. Then take a Rochdale bound tram to Westwood. If your train ticket takes you through to Oldham then the cost of the Metrolink to Westwood is included.

Westwood Metro Station

On exiting the Westwood Metro Stop turn left along the main road and at the traffic lights turn right into Featherstall Road. You will reach a roundabout outside a large Tesco's store where you proceed straight on. At the next roundabout take the first exit in the direction of Rochdale/M62. Follow the pathway beside the dual carriageway and when you reach the traffic lights with a B&Q store on your right, cross over at the lights onto the other side. At this point you can clearly see the floodlights of Boundary Park in the near distance. Go up the road between Pentagon and the B&Q and then take the next left into Boundary Park Road. This brings you out near to the away end of the ground.

Mills Hill Railway Station

George Sutcliffe a visiting Sheffield United fan informs me; 'On leaving Mills Hill station descend the ramp then turn right. Then bear left into Haigh Lane which becomes Chadderton Hall Road and then Burnley Lane (although it is the same road) this takes you to the Toby Carvery at the M627 roundabout from where the ground is visible. Apart from a handful of Blades and a few Manchester based Latics hardly anyone took this route. There was also a large JW Lees pub called the Rose Of Lancaster on Haigh Lane 200 yards from Mills Hill Station which served food and had Sky Sports'. It is around a 40 minute walk.

By Bus From Manchester Piccadilly

Jon Brierley adds; 'Alternatively, rather than getting a train or metro from Manchester to Oldham, you may find it easier to take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station. Services numbers 24, 181 & 182 make the 25 minute trip to Oldham and go past the ground. They operate six buses an hour on Saturday afternoons, with three an hour on evenings and Sundays. Alternatively, fans from the Yorkshire direction might like to consider taking a train to Rochdale (direct services from York, Leeds, Bradford & Halifax) and then continuing to Boundary Park on bus 409 (every 10 minutes Saturday daytime, journey time 25 minutes)'.

Bjorn Sandstrom adds; 'Please note that for weekday games, Bus 181 is the only one of the three that you can catch back to Manchester Piccadilly Gardens. It passes the area near Boundary Park at 21.40. In addition, it might help to know that the Piccadilly Gardens bus stop for Oldham is located on nearby Lever Street'. Matt Lambo informs me; 'On weekdays there are later buses that still travel to Manchester but you have to catch them from Oldham town centre which is about a mile away from the ground (turn right out of the away end, left up to the top of the hill, then turn right for the town centre).
 

 

Admission Prices 2018/19

TICKET PRICES
Home Fans*
George Hill Main Stand (Upper): Adults 20, OAP's 10, Under 16's 10
George Hill Main Stand (Lower): Adults 18, OAP's 10, Under 16's 10
North Stand: Adults Adults 20, OAP's 10, Under 16's 10
Jimmy Frizzell Stand (Rochdale Road End): Adults 20, OAP's 10, Under 16's 10
Jimmy Frizzell Stand (Family Area): Adults 20, OAP's 10, Under 16's 10, Under 12's 5

Away Fans*
ZenOffice (Chadderton Road) Stand: Adults 20, OAP's 10, Under 16's 10

* Please note that these ticket prices are for those purchased before matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the game can cost up to 4 more per adult ticket and 2 extra, per concession ticket. Under 16's and Under 12's ticket prices remain unaffected..

Students can also qualify for a concessionary price, providing that they first become club members.

PROGRAMME PRICE
Official Programme 3
 

General Information:

The look of Boundary Park has been greatly enhanced with the opening of the new North Stand on one side of the ground. Following the demolition of the former Boundary Stand in 2008, the ground had only been comprised of three sides until construction of the new stand commenced in 2014. The new stand is pretty smart looking both inside and out, and is of a good size, being the tallest at the stadium. It has a single tier of seating that comprises 2,340 seats. Above this area is a large panelled back wall that encompasses corporate hospitality areas, club offices, and exhibition space. This is all located below a slightly curved roof that has two large windshields to either side.

At one end is the comparatively new Jimmy Frizzell Stand, which is named after a former Oldham player and manager. This is a good sized all-seater covered stand which enjoys excellent views of the pitch. It has windshields to either side and an electric scoreboard on its roof. During 2015 some additional seating was installed in this stand, filling a gap that had been previously placed there to separate home and away sections. The other end, the ZenOffice Stand (also known as the 'Chaddy End'), is a medium sized all-seater covered stand, that houses the away supporters. Again there are windshields to either side, but the elderly nature of this stand is apparent from the supporting pillars running across the front of it. On one side there is the old two-tiered George Hill Main Stand. This used to have terracing in front but has since been filled with seating. There is still some old unused terracing on one side of this stand. The ground also benefits from four large traditional floodlight pylons, leaving the visitor in no doubt that this is a football ground.
 

Last Season: 21st, Sky Bet League One
Average Attendance: 4,442

 

A Fans View:

Away fans are housed in the ZenOffice Stand (Chaddy Road End) at one end of the ground. This stand has a capacity of around 3,750 fans. This is the opposite end to where the away fans have been housed for many years and has caused some upset with some Oldham supporters, as this was always seen as the traditional 'Home' end. Although covered, the ZenOffice Stand does have a number of supporting pillars running across the front of it, which could impede your view of the action. If you get chance, make sure to try one of the pies; Cottage, Steak & Pepper, plus Cheese & Potato (all 3). Some fans reckon that this is the best part of a visit to Boundary Park! Make sure you wrap up well though as the location of Boundary Park on the edge of the Pennines, means that it always seems to be cold, with a biting wind that goes right through you. Generally a friendly day out.

Chris a visiting Plymouth Argyle fan adds; 'Boundary Park is easy to find from the tram which takes about 20 minutes to walk. The Oldham staff are friendly and we experienced no issues even with a fairly large away following for our division. The away end catering is all outside so wrap up well with the bar being a couple of fold up tables and a barrel of lager which is poured direct. One lager only. But again the service is cheerful. There are some supporting pillars at the away end that impede the view and don't sit too far back or the roof stops you seeing the far end of the pitch. A good day out with a friendly club but a ground that's seen better days'.