Spotland Stadium

Spotland Stadium, Rochdale: Address, Spotland Stadium Reviews: 4/5

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Nathan P
Nuneaton, UK2 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great staduim and atmosphere plus I enjoyed my day at the stadium and club it's well worth going I recommend it to all footy fans young and old i give this place 10/10
Written March 6, 2020
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Hantsman99
Hampshire, UK106 contributions
Excellent old fashioned football ground for an away fan visit
Dec 2019
Proper football ground, British traditional with seating and terracing. Decent stands, not modern, this is an old ground with old seats so don't expect luxury or comfort. I visited as an away supporter and the view is superb as it on pitch-side and not stuck behind a goal. You can see all 4 corners from the away seats and both goals with an uninterrupted view with no poles, posts or obstructions. The tiny terraced chip-shop outside the ground away turnstiles is recommended too, excellent. Open before and after the game. Rochdale AFC stewards need better training as perhaps they are not used to large away following. A couple of idiots within the away section let off blue flares so searching at the turnstile point of entry was not carried out properly. Inside the ground, stewards are rather dozy and did not deal with a lunatic who invaded the pitch (harmless) after the away side scored. They need to be more alert. Good pub adjoins the ground too, The Ratcliffe Arms. One of my favourite away grounds to visit as it is spot on traditional, friendly and a good view. .
Written December 22, 2019
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy4,246 contributions
Old-fashioned ground
Aug 2019
This is a proper old-fashioned ground, which I suppose will be loved & hated at the same time. Two of the ends are next to rows of terraced houses. An operator mans the turnstiles - no electronics here! Inside it feels like you could touch the players, you're that close.

However, all four ends are covered (three are all-seater), with good views of the match. I was there as an away fan for the Rochdale v Sunderland game and found friendly, welcoming staff.

If coming by train, the ground is an easy 20-minute walk from the centre. Lots of street parking if driving. Excellent directions on Rochdale's site.
Written August 22, 2019
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Tony P
Manchester, UK192 contributions
Friendly club with an intimate football experience
Jul 2019 • Family
Rochdale AFC is a traditional football club playing in English League 1 at a 10,000 seater stadium that provides an friendly, safe and intimate football experience.

A new feature for this year is Desmond’s Den providing fun for young and older kids prior to and after the game.

The prices are low for entry and for food and drink. Players are always willing to have a chat, a photo and an autograph, for kids but also for older fans too.
Written July 28, 2019
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,277 contributions
Crown Oil?
Apr 2019 • Couples
A very accessible ground with easy street parking. The staff and stewards are friendly and the larger crowd than normal(Visit of Sunderland) mingled well. The chairman was full of praise for the exceptional away support and provided more seating by moving some of their own fans - a great gesture or a money making making scheme? The pitch was in good condition and the view was clear. A good away day out at a traditional old stadium.
Written April 7, 2019
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Travelexperience12
Wetherby, UK986 contributions
Overall a good stadium experience
Sep 2018 • Couples
We have visited this Football Stadium as away supporters twice. The atmosphere is pleasant and friendly and the seating for visitors well located on both our visits. We found the "mirror wall" on the back of the opposite stand an interesting and unusual feature. The stadium is quite easy to locate and on-street parking is available quite easily in the area. After the match, the traffic delays are certainly not excessive. Overall one of the easier grounds to visit
Written March 27, 2019
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gelvisblue
Skipton, UK963 contributions
Homely feel
Feb 2019 • Solo
Really friendly crowd. Great to talk to whilst having a drink at the club, within a ground. Lovely bijou, old family ground. One of my favourite football experiences.
Written February 18, 2019
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Mike_from_Staffs
Staffordshire Moorlands701 contributions
Good League 1 Ground
Jan 2019 • Solo
Well-attended with great support. You have to choose carefully where to sit in the Main Stand as the dugout obscures viewing if sitting low down the terrace. Friendly staff.
Written January 11, 2019
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rayina
Rochdale, UK24 contributions
RAFC is a great day out
Nov 2018 • Family
Dale try and play footy the right way, only a long ball in emergencies, well done Keith Hill stick with it
Written November 17, 2018
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Crazy_Jim_83
London, UK784 contributions
Away fans down side of the pitch
Oct 2018 • Solo
Strange not to be behind the goal as away fans but nice enough ground. Nothing to complain about at all. Bar at the ground is good and fans can mix without any aggro. Tidy little stadium with reasonable pies. Not a bad programme either, they don't just go with the standard League 1 template, looks like there's an actual editorial team with their own features. It's a bit of a trek from the station, about half hour plus walk.Not a scenic walk either so grab the bus from town, number 478 I think it is that goes right to the ground. On the way back bus stop might be full so I grabbed an uber instead of walking back. The driver was telling me how there's very little to do in Rochdale these days but they're soon building a more central shopping and cinema complex so hopefully that brings the place back to life. There is a nice enough church and museum in town and a couple of reasonable looking pubs but this isn't one of the most interesting towns to visit before a game.
Written October 28, 2018
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