Club: Bolton Wanderers FC | Opening: 1997 | Capacity: 28,100 seats
History and description
University of Bolton Stadium, before known as Reebok Stadium and Macron Stadium, opened on 1 September 1997 with a league match between Bolton and Everton (0-0). Everton had also been the first league opponent at Bolton’s previous home, Burnden Park.
Macron Stadium is particularly known for its characteristic roof structure. It was one of the first modern stadiums in the UK.
The stadium was initially named after long-time club sponsor Reebok, but changed names in 2014 to Macron Stadium following a new sponsorship deal. It changed name again in 2018 to University of Bolton Stadium
How to get to the University of Bolton Stadium
University of Bolton Stadium is located outside the town of Bolton in Middlebrook at an out-of-town complex of retail, leisure, and office parks. The distance to Bolton’s city centre is about 5 miles.
The complex is situated practically adjacent to the M61 motorway, which makes it easy to reach by car. Leave the M61 at junction 6. The stadium will be visible from the motorway.
Horwich Parkway railway station lies just 200 metres from the Reebok Stadium. Direct trains to Horwich Parkway leave at least every half an hour from places such as Manchester, Blackpool, Preston and Bolton. The journey from Manchester takes about half an hour, whereas it takes less than 10 minutes from Bolton.
Address: Reebok Stadium, Burnden Way, Bolton BL6 6JW
Bolton Wanderers Tickets
Tickets for Bolton Wanderers games can be purchased online, by phone +44 (0) 8448 712932, in person at the Bolton Central shop at the stadium.
Bolton has divided home matches into three pricing categories. Tickets for Grade A matches, the most expensive, range in price from £28.00 for a lower-tier seat behind the goal to £35.00 for an upper-tier seat at one of the long sides. Tickets for Grade C matches, the cheapest, range in price from £22.00 to £28.00.
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University of Bolton Stadium tours
Bolton offer behind-the-scenes guided stadium tours that include the changing rooms, dugouts, players’ tunnel and press area.
Tours run Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 2:30 pm, and Saturday at 11:00 am. The tour costs £8.50.
All tours must be booked in advance, which can be done by phone +44 (0) 844 8712932, or at the Bolton Central shop at the stadium.
Photos of University of Bolton Stadium
Photo credits: Gary Rodgers & Reading Tom