It’s very hidden! I’d been working in Chorley for around 18 months, and despite driving past the ground so many times, I’d never ever known it was there. As a result, when I turned up for this game, I was late and missed the kick off because when I finally found the ground, I was at the wrong end of the ground and they only have one set of turnstiles open! Parking is no problem given the size of the crowds Chorley get, I turned up at 2.55 and still got parked right next to it on the main road.
Food & Drink
Like most clubs at this level, there is the social club in one corner of the ground for drinks. They also have a pretty decent snack bar with a pretty wide selection of hot food. Never sampled any as I’d ate before I came out, but the soup in particular looked very tempting.
Rare segregation in place for the Halifax FA Cup game, 2014
Inside the Ground
It’s old, but a fair size for it’s level. One big fair sized covered terrace at one end, a smaller covered one behind the other, the seated Main Stand, and an old school grass verge type terrace along one side.
The Main Stand against Leigh, 2010
The atmosphere in a ground that big with only 200 odd inside isn’t going to be brilliant. There was a bit of singing from the Leigh fans when they were well ahead, but most of the noise came from lone Chorley fans yelling at their team! Given the performance, I can’t blame them!
Big crowd for an FA Cup tie with Halifax, 2014
The grass bank, 2010