Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Macclesfield Town FC- Moss Rose

Visits: 2 (1 Unofficial)
Macclesfield Town 0-4 Wigan Athletic (Pre Season Friendly, July 30th 2005)
Macclesfield Town 0-1 Everton (FA Cup 3rd Round, January 3rd 2009)
Stands I’ve Been in: Silkman End, McAlpine Stand, Main Stand
Ticket Price (1st Official Visit): £
Attendance (1st Official Visit): 6,008
Address: London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP

Transport

Macclesfield is in the  middle of a motorwayless wilderness it seems! Come off the M6, then miles of little villages and a bizarre town centre with the weird one way system! Never would have found it without the SatNav (Actually got lost on my previous visit for a pre season game!) Headed for the Railway View pub as recommended by a Macc fan, and parked on the streets up there for free. No bother.

Through the Main Stand Terrace turnstiles, 2009

Food & Drink

Virtually nothing…and what there was had mostly been closed thanks to the plod! Two pubs were left open, and were naturally heaving. Most instead went to the off license across the street and sat on the grass!

Main Stand, pre season 2005

Inside the Ground

Basic, in a word. The away section is mostly exposed and uncovered, but other than, does a job for a club Macclesfield’s size.

The Silkman End celebrates Leon Osman's FA Cup winner in 2009

Atmosphere

Poor to be honest. Nothing all day from the Macclesfield fans, while our atmosphere obviously wasn’t helped by having no roof. Our atmosphere was weird, like a pre season game with all banter and mickey taking, making up stupid new songs and trying to make them catch on. Was quite fun being so close to the pitch though and winding up the linesman and talking to the subs!

The Star Lane End, 2009

Anything Else


The all seater McAlpine Stand, 2009

Overall

Not a brilliant day out, but does its job for a club of Macclesfield’s size

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