Saturday, 24 May 2014

Bolton Wanderers FC- Macron Stadium

Visits: 9
Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Everton (Premiership, May 15th 2005)
Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Everton (Premiership, August 21st 2005)
Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Everton (Premiership, April 9th 2007)
Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Everton (Premiership, September 1st 2007)
Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Everton (Premier League, October 29th 2008)
Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Everton (Premier League, October 25th 2009)
Bolton Wanderers 2-0 Everton (Premier League, February 13th 2011)
Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Everton (Premier League, November 26th 2011)
Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Everton (FA Cup 4th Round, January 26th 2013)
Stands I’ve Been in: South Stand Lower, South Stand Upper
Ticket Price (1st Visit): £27
Attendance (1st Visit): 27,701
Address: Macron Stadium, Burnden Way, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 6JW

Transport

DON’T PARK AT THE GROUND! I did it once, cost a fiver, right next to the ground, but took well over an hour just to get out of the car park, then just as long sitting in traffic to get away from there! Trust me on this one, Google Map Dicconson Lane, the B5239, it’s just away from the ground, past the M61 junction and left, then right, it’s a tiny little road that heads back through Westhoughton to Wigan town centre. It’s free to park there, and it’s right opposite the only pub within miles of the ground that the GMP will let us in, the Royal Oak on Chorley Road. It’s longer to walk, but trust me, you’ll thank me!

Reebok exterior, from the walk down, 2005

Food & Drink

The above mentioned Royal Oak does carveries, so a lot of our fans tend to just do that! The ground is right next to a retail park, but it is the home of the slowest McDonalds in existence…and it’s got some stiff competition…

View of the North Stand, 2011

Inside the Ground

I usually sit in the upper tier, but Im not a fan as its very steep. Flawless view of course, but too steep and feels too far from the action. The lower has no worse views (unless you’re at the front obviously!) and is a fair bit cheaper.

The East Stand, 2007

Atmosphere

Grim…everything that is bad about modern football. They have morons with flags who run the length of the pitch and play music after goals…it’s bad, it’s really bad…

The West Stand, 2013

Anything Else

One of my favourite bits of banter in my first visit here. There was a fat kid next to the away gesturing insanely at us, so a load of our fans started miming eating pies and rubbing their bellies! Very immature, but this kid was getting really annoyed and irate over it!

Overall

I hate it, it’s only bonus is that it’s nearby but it’s really the land that time forgot!

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