Crown Oil Arena- Rochdale
Information about the Crown Oil Arena stadium
The Crown Oil Arena has been massively redeveloped over the past ten years with the only remaining stand from its previous era now Sandy Lane. This end is also the only stand that is still terraced, it does however play host to the die-hard and passionate Rochdale supporters. Opposote this stand you will find a single tiered all seater stand, easily noticeable by the two supporting pillars.
The main stand also has supporting pillars but also host the executive boxes. The Crown Oil Arena is also home to the Rochdale Hornets rugby league team. While, it was the football side of the business that sold the naming right to the stadium back in 2016, the five year sponsorship deal helping on the financial parts of the redevelopments.
Away Fans At The Crown Oil Arena stadium
The most recently opened stand is the very elegantly looking Willbutts Lane Stand which is located on one side of the pitch and this was opened in the year 2000. There is a single tiered stand that replaced a previously terraced stand. It also boasts a capacity of 4,000. On the opposite side you will find the all seater Main Stand. Here there are a number of pillars again that will be obstructing views for some fans, while there are also executive boxes at the back too.
The third of the newly built stands is the Pearl Street stand and this is used for all seating purposes and is designated as the family stand. Again, it has a number of supporting pillars that are right in front of the stand that will obstruct views. As mentioned previously, the Sandy Lane End is the only terrace area remaining in the stadium and while it is small, it does however benefit from not having a rood. You will also find the Police Control Box located in the corner between the Main Stand and the Pearl Street Stand.
The away fans will be housed in the Willbutts Lane Stand that runs alongside the views. The capacity for visiting fans is up to 3,600 while all of whom will get unobstructed views with very good leg room- considering it is a good stadium. The other facilities are also good while refreshments are also very moderately priced.
How To Get To The Crown Oil Arena stadium
There is car parking available at the stadium but it is strictly permit holders only. There is also great difficulty finding parking spaces on the streets that surround the stadium, this is down to the residents only schemes. There is however a few private car parks, most notably a school called Oulder Hill School which is the best place to park. You can find the school on the way to the ground with the walk from the school to the stadium taking about ten minutes.
The closest station to the stadium is the Rochdale town station. This is around five minutes away from the stadium so it makes more sense than struggling to park. There are also direct bus shuttles to the stadium on match days which are free of charge.
The pricing of tickets is dependent on which stand you would like to sit or stand. The Main Stand will see adults pay £22, over 65’s will pay £16 and under 17’s will pay £5. Willbutts Lane Stand will cost adults, over 65’s and under 17’s the same price as the Main Stand. The Pearl Street Stand is a cheaper alternative with adults paying £20, over 65’s paying £14 and under 17’s paying £5. The Sandy Lane Terrace is even cheaper with adult’s tickets available at £17, over 65’s valued at £12 and under 17’s tickets again priced at £5.