Away Days – Oldham
May 5, 2023
Cornwall RLFC are on the road this coming Sunday, May 7 with this the club’s second and possibly last trip to the Vestacare Stadium.
For the final season, irrespective of which division Oldham ply their trade in next season, this will be the last year the Roughyeds call Whitebank, known as the Vestacare Stadium for sponsorship reasons, home.
For 2024, the club will move back to Boundary Park, home of Oldham Athletic FC. The Roughyeds used Boundary Park as their home ground until 2009 and prior to that, in the years after leaving the Watersheddings in 1997.
In recent years, Whitebank’s playing surface has been changed to become fully artificial. It hosts Avro FC, who play in the North West Counties league, along with Oldham.
Although the stadium, which opened in 1992, has always been primarily used as a football facility, the seats in the main grandstand came from Wilderspool, the former home of Super League giants Warrington Wolves.
There is both seating and standing provisions at Whitebank. Seating is in the only covered accommodation which runs just short of half the length of the pitch. Its elevated position means it gives a good view of all the game.
To the left of the grandstand is the camera gantry and dugouts with no spectator access.
The reaming three sides of the ground are all open standing, bar a small section of cover on the opposite side the grandstand, although only on one level.
Both teams enter the pitch from behind the clubhouse end of the stadium.
The licensed clubhouse serves a range of drinks (alcoholic and soft) while there is a burger bar by the main entrance to both the ground and clubhouse.
The Vestacare Stadium is situated in the Limeside area of Oldham, close to the M60.
The postcode for sat-nav users is OL8 3JH
The stadium is also accessible from Oldham Bus Station. Take the 184 or 180 service to Garden Suburb.
Continue on foot along Hollins Road until Hollins Fire Station and turn left into Trough Gate which becomes Elm Road.
After 0.3 miles turn left into Whitebank Road and the stadium will be on your left.
There is limited parking on site at the Vestacare Stadium. Street parking in the vicinity of the stadium is also available.
Tickets are available in advance and priced accordingly:
Seated: Adult £17, Concession £11, Student £6, Under-16s £3
Standing: Adult £16, Concession £10, Student £5, under-16s Free
Advance tickets can either be printed in advance or shown on a mobile device.
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