Spotland- Rochdale AFC Ground Guide

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Spotland- Rochdale AFC Ground Guide

How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)

Never been by train, drove 4 times. It wasnt very well signposted, but fairly easy to find after leaving the M62.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
Last time I went, they had put double yellow lines where I had previously parked! Got there late one time and with a big crowd on and still found a fair bit of street parking near the Cemetery pub.

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
Have sat in all four stands at Dale. Ironically, the away end is the only stand without any pillars! There arent many in the other three to be fair, and views are generally good from all four sides.

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
Never eaten in the ground, but the chippy behind the away end is very good!

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
The ground is very good acoustically, and as such the atmosphere is still pretty good even with a small crowd on.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
Couple of pubs nearby, and as I pointed out already, the chippy behind the away end is a must do.

Overall Score Out of 10?
Smart little ground, good views, alright location. Not a lot wrong at all really
9/10
 
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Brilliant work with all these guides, Smudge.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?

I'm naturally loathe to recommend Rochdale in any way or capacity, but one pub I can't skip on is The Baum, right in the town centre. It's a lovely place in and out, welcoming with several well-kept guest ales at proper prices, a smart range of bottled drinks, complete with high quality pub grub also priced well. Visited March 2013, one of the best pubs out there.

 

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