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Away Days – Rochdale Hornets

May 20, 2023

Spotland, home of Rochdale Hornets – SWPix

Cornwall RLFC travel to Rochdale Hornets this coming Sunday as Betfred League 1 heads into its ninth round.

The Ground

Spotland, or the Crown Oil Arena as it is known for sponsorship purposes, is the second biggest stadium in terms of capacity that Cornwall will visit in 2023. Only Doncaster’s Eco-Power Stadium, with Cornwall playing there in August, is capable of holding more spectators.

Ironically, both Spotland and Doncaster’s home venues host professional football clubs too. The stadiums have capacities of 10,000 and more meaning they are more than adequate to host League 1 action.

Unlike the Eco-Power, Spotland is not all enclosed and for Cornwall’s visit on Sunday, just half of the main stand will be open.

Spotland hosted one match at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup when Fiji faced off against Ireland in front of nearly 9,000 fans. The ground was chosen to host a warm-up match between England and Fiji before this year’s World Cup. However, owing to a dispute with Rochdale AFC, the match was moved to the AJ Bell Stadium, home of Super League side Salford Red Devils. 

Action from the 2013 Rugby League World Cup match between Ireland and Fiji at Spotland – SWPix

Spectator Facilities

The main stand is fully covered although supporting pillars mean that the view will not be totally unobstructed.

Seating is unallocated meaning that spectators are able to chose where they watch the action unfold on a first come, first served basis.

Rochdale advise that the turnstile entry number will be displayed on any advance tickets which are sent via email. They can either be scanned from a mobile device or printed and a hard copy presented.

Travel

Exit the M62 at junction 20 and follow signs for Rochdale along the A627(M).

At the first set of traffic lights, bear left, past B&Q on your right-hand side, and follow this road until the next set of traffic lights.

Here, you need to be in the second of four lanes, heading straight across (Tesco is on your left-hand side).

Follow this road until the next set of traffic lights, remaining in the left-hand lane to go straight across (the Cemetery pub is diagonally opposite on the right-hand side).

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

Parking

Rochdale advise that the main club car park is available to use on matchday at a price of £4 per car. Supporters are advised that there are restrictions on side streets around the ground. Enforcement officers are in operation on matchdays.

Ticket Prices

Main stand – unreserved seating blocks A, B, C, D

Adult: £17

Student: £8

Under-16s: £5

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