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24 January 2014

Spotland Stadium
Sandy Lane
OL11 5DR


By Road (Please use OL11 5DR for Sat Navs)
From either the East or West via the M62: Spotland Stadium is just over two miles from junction 20 of the M62. Follow signs for Rochdale along the A627(M). At the first set of traffic lights keep left, sign posted Bury and Rochdale Town Centre. B&Q will be on your right hand side, follow this road until the next set of traffic lights. Here you need to be in the second lane of four lanes, to head straight across (sign posted Blackburn). Follow this road (Roch Valley Way) until the next set of traffic lights, remaining in the left hand lane. At the traffic lights go straight ahead on to Sandy Lane (the Cemetery pub should be on your right hand side). Continue along this road and the Stadium is on your right hand side after approximately half a mile.

By Rail
Rochdale train station, which is served by trains from Manchester Victoria and Leeds, is about 2 miles and 35 minute walk from Spotland. Taxis are available outside the station at a cost of around £6/£7.


Spotland has a small car park which can accommodate guests and staff only (permits only). Street parking is available around the stadium, however please be aware that parking restrictions are in place in the yellow coned areas – these are monitored by traffic control.

Parking is also available at a local high school, which is around half a mile from the ground: Oulderhill Community School, Greave Avenue, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 5EF. 

Please note that we do not take any responsibility for vehicles left on the street, or at Oulderhill School.


Visit the RAFC club shop at Spotland before the game to purchase your official merchandise. The store is open from 9am on a matchday through until kick-off. It will re-open on the full time whistle for around 15 minutes. 

In the Club Shop you’ll find either Stuart, Pete, Alasdair, Phil or Leighanne behind the till. Feel free to say hello!


Join us in either The Ratcliffe Bar, Dale Bar or Studds Bar.

Click HERE more for information.


You'll find numerous kiosks within the stadium selling a range of hot and cold food and drinks.


Dale’s matchday programme, The Voice of Spotland, is priced at £3 and is available to purchase around the ground or within the club shop. Programme sellers will be identifiable once at Spotland.

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