University of Bolton Stadium (capacity 28,723)
After relocating from Burden Park, the University of Bolton Stadium (formerly known as the Reebok Stadium, and the Macron Stadium) has been home to Bolton Wanderers since 1997. The design of the stadium is superb, and can be seen for miles around, especially when it is lit up in the evening.
Each of the stands has a rectangular lower tier, with a semi-circular upper tier. The stadium itself is completely enclosed, with a large video screen situated between the South Stand and Nat Lofthouse Stand. An unusual feature of the stadium is that opposing teams enter the field of play from two separate tunnels either side of the half way line.
Away fans visiting the University of Bolton Stadium are located in the South Stand behind one of the goals, with a typical allocation of 3,000, although this can increase to 5,000 depending on demand.
There is parking at the stadium itself, as well as a number of matchday car parks in the local area. There is also the option of pub car parks a bit further away from the stadium but with easy access away from the area after the match.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the University of Bolton Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|University of Bolton Stadium Car Park A||BL6 6JW||£7||0.1km||This car park is at the University of Bolton Stadium itself, and is specifically for the use of visiting supporters. You can find this car park at the South end of the stadium, accessed via the A6027, De Havilland Way.|
|Lostock Lane Matchday Car Parks||BL6 4BL||£5||0.9km||There are a number of match day car parks on either side of Lostock Lane, which are usually based within industial estate units. Just be sure that you’re comfortable with the security arrangements for whichever car park you select.|
|Cranfield Road Industrial Estate||BL6 4SB||£3.50||0.7km||There are also some match day car parks located on Cranfield Road, some of which are staffed throughout the duration of the game. It’s releatively cheap and is just a short walk from the stadium.|
|The Beehive Pub||BL6 4BA||Charitable Donation||1.1km||A popular pub for away fans is The Beehive which also offers car parking. There isn’t an official charge, they simply ask for a charitable donation. It’s around a 15 minute walk from the stadium which also means it’s far enough away to allow for a quick exit after the match has finished.|
|St Joseph’s Catholic High School||BL6 6HW||£4||1.1km||This local school offers matchday parking for a reasonable cost, and is around a 15 minute walk from the stadium.|
|Brinsop Country Inn||BL5 3NJ||£4||1.9km||This pub offers car parking for just £4, but it is around a 20 minute walk away from the stadium. The benefit, however, is that it offers easy access to the motorway for a quick getaway after the match.|
The nearest railway station to the University of Bolton Stadium is Horwich, which is one of the shortest distances from station to stadium in the football league. Horwich is served by trains from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria, which both take around 30 minutes.
Upon exiting the station, you will see the stadium directly in front of you. Just follow Arena Approach for around 400 metres until you reach Burnden Way, where you can access the stadium.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near the University of Bolton Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited the University of Bolton Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Bolton Wanderers, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Bolton Wanderers’ University of Bolton Stadium in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
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