Boundary Park is a football stadium in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. Its name originates from the fact that it lies at the north western extremity of Oldham, with Royton and Chadderton lying immediately north and west respectively.
Boundary Park was originally known as the Athletic Ground when it was opened in 1896 for Oldham's first professional football club, Oldham County F.C.. When County folded in 1899, Pine Villa F.C. took over the ground and changed their name to Oldham Athletic. Oldham Athletic have played their home games here since the stadium was opened.
Boundary Park has an all-seated capacity of 13,500 since the completion of the North stand opposite the main stand. When the stadium was originally opened it could accommodate nearly 50,000 fans although the highest crowd ever recorded here is 47,671.
The Chadderton Road and Rochdale Road end stands behind either goal are quite new builds and as such are very good places to view the action from. The Main Stand has a couple of supporting pillars toward the back and is slightly lacking in leg room. The North Stand is a very smart build with good leg room, unrestricted views and excellent facilities.
Visiting supporters are situated in the ZenOffice Stand (formerly known as The Chadderton Road stand) behind one of the goals. A maximum of 1,600 fans can be catered for in this stand. Facilities are ok and the food is generally very good and also very well priced.
There are numerous pubs within a close proximity and the general 'away fans pub' is the BlueBell, a small friendly little place which welcomes children and has a play area for them. It's just out of the Car Park and right and across the road. Also, there is a few other pubs at the top of Sheepfoot Lane (The big road the opposite side of the big car park), if you walk up that hill and turn right, you'll see the Old Grey Mare.
Parking is available in the large car park situated at the stadium. Street parking is very limited on match days as the area is generally coned off by police. There is street parking available if you're willing to walk 10-15 minutes into the ground but with the sizeable amount of spaces at Boundary Park, you don't need to.
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