2019/20 Opposition Guide: Rochdale

Ahead of Wanderers' 2019/20 Sky Bet League One campaign, bwfc.co.uk will profile the various opponents the team will be pitting their wits against this term.

In our latest article, we have Rochdale...

Nickname: The Dale

Founded: 1907

Stadium: Spotland Stadium

Capacity: 10, 249

2018/19 Finish: 15th in League One

2018/19 Top Scorer: Ian Henderson, 21 goals in all competitions

Manager: Brian Barry-Murphy

Distance From The University Of Bolton Stadium: 21 miles

Getting To The Ground

By Car via the M62: The Crown Oil Arena is just over two miles from junction 20 of the M62. Follow signs for Rochdale along the A627(M).

At the first set of traffic lights keep left, sign posted Bury and Rochdale Town Centre. Bunnings Warehouse will be on your right hand side, follow this road until the next set of traffic lights.

Here you need to be in the second lane of four lanes, to head straight across (sign posted Blackburn).

Follow this road (Roch Valley Way) until the next set of traffic lights, remaining in the left hand lane.

At the traffic lights go straight ahead on to Sandy Lane (the Cemetery pub should be on your right hand side).

Continue along this road and the Stadium is on your right hand side after approximately half a mile.

The Stadium Address for SatNavs is as follows:

Spotland Stadium

OL11 5DR

By train Rochdale train station, which is served by trains from Manchester Victoria and Leeds, is around 2.5 miles and a 40-45 minute walk from the Crown Oil Arena. Taxis are available outside the station at a cost of around £7/£8.

Where to park

The Crown Oil Arena has a small car park which can accommodate guests and staff only. Street parking is available around the stadium, however, please be aware that parking restrictions are in place in the yellow coned areas – these are monitored by traffic control.

Parking is also available at a local high school, which is around half a mile from the ground: Oulder Hill Community School, Greave Avenue, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 5EF.

Please note that we do not take any responsibility for vehicles left on the street, or at Oulder Hill Community School.

Head to Head: Wanderers and Rochdale have met 16 times, with the first meeting taking place in 1969.

In the Whites last game against the Dale in 2017, it was a 1-0 victory at the University of Bolton Stadium, with Filipe Morais giving Wanderers the lead and three points.

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