Bolton Away Travel
by Pam Wilkins

Bolton Wanderers Away Travel Information

Saturday 18th January will find the Blue Army heading North to Bolton’s University of Bolton Stadium, Burnden Way, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6JW.

The Trotters ground holds 28,723 all seated. Blues fans will be in the two tiered South Stand at one end of the ground. If you are at the front in the lower tier, please note that you will not be covered by the roof if it rains.

Getting to the University of Bolton Stadium

By Road

Leave the M6 at junction 21a onto the M62. Join the M60 at Junction 12 and follow signs for the M61 towards Preston. Do not take the A666 towards Bolton as the ground is not in Bolton town centre. Turn off the M61 at Junction 6 and take the third exit off the roundabout onto the A6027, the De Havilland Way. You will be able to see the ground and it will be signposted. At the next roundabout, take a left turn onto Burnden Way, where you will find the ground.

Please allow plenty of time for your journey as traffic can get very congested near the stadium and also on the M62 and M60 with traffic heading into Manchester.

Parking

There is parking available at the ground for Pompey fans in Car Park A, located at the South end of the stadium, accessed via De Havilland Way and signposted from the motorway. The cost is £7 per car, £12 per minibus and £20 per coach. The car park can get very full and difficult to leave quickly after the game.

There are spaces available for disabled Pompey fans in Car Park A - please note a blue badge must be shown before entry is permitted to this section.

A lot of the nearby industrial estates located either side of Lostock Lane offer cheaper parking, usually around £4-£5 pounds per car. From the M61 pass the ground on your left, move into the right hand filter lane and turn right at the traffic lights into Lostock Lane.

St Joseph’s School on Chorley New Road, BL6 6HW, offers matchday parking at a small charge. There is a pathway running from the school to the ground .

By Train

The nearest station, Horwich Parkway, is situated about 200 yards from the ground. Trains run three times an hour from Bolton’s main Railway Station to Horwich Parkway and the journey will take less than ten minutes. Alternately trains run every half hour direct from Manchester Piccadilly to Horwich Parkway and that journey will take about half and hour.

Trains run regularly from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly and that journey will take about two hours.

At the time of writing there were no scheduled engineering works or industrial action showing but all details can be checked at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Check @PompeyfcCop on twitter for up to date information on the day.

Eating and Drinking

Being on the outskirts of Bolton there is a limited choice of places to eat and drink. The Beehive Pub, 991 Chorley New Road, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4BA will be welcoming Pompey fans.

The Beehive is a Greene King pub, next to a Premier Inn, about fifteen minutes walk from the ground. It serves food and an added bonus, if you arrive early enough, is that you can park in the pub car park for £5, redeemable against a food order in the pub. To get to the Beehive, travelling from the M61, continue straight on past the stadium and the pub is situated at the next roundabout.

In the nearby Middlebrook Retail Park there are plenty of places to eat, including KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Subway and McDonalds as well as other restaurants.  Please check for any parking restrictions in the retail park car park before leaving your car there.

Inside the ground there is a range of Holland’s pies, burgers, hot dogs and hot and cold drinks. Alcohol is usually on sale in the ground.

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