The Moss Rose has hosted home to Macclesfield since 1997 and has a capacity just in excess of 6,000. The Silk FM stand runs along one side of the pitch and is a very small all seated stand with a number of terracing places down below. Opposite this is the Alfred Mcalpine stand which is very smart with no supporting pillars and excellent unobstructed views. The Star Lane End is to the left of the Silk FM stand and is a covered seating and terracing stand, whilst opposite is the Silkmen End, which is an open terrace.
Up to a maximum of 1,950 visiting supporters can be accommodated her and they are mainly located on the open Silkman End where up to 1,500 tickets are made available. A small amount of seating is also given over to visitors at the end of the Alfred McAlpine Stand. Most people prefer to sit these days but when you consider the terrace is open to the elements, it's not a bad idea to arrive early and get yourself a seat under the roof. Food includes burgers, hot dogs, chips and the rest of the football fare.
Moss Rose Stadium seating plan:
The Moss Rose is a fair distance from the centre of Macclesfield and as such there isn't a wide selection of pubs or eateries. John Simpson tells me: An option is The Alexander Bar (named in memory of Keith Alexander) in the McAlpine stand which now welcomes home and away fans. It serves excellent hot and cold drinks as well as the usual bar snacks as well as showing the days early kick off's on a big screen tv. Also, they are child friendly.
Parking is freely available in the streets surrounding the stadium. Arrive early to get a good spot, although the most you'll have is a 10 minute walk back to the stadium. Crowd congestion is very rare and therefore competition for spaces isn't there.
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The nearest / closest train station to Macclesfield Town's Moss Rose Stadium is Macclesfield. The railway station is approximately 25 minutes walk away so jumping into a cab may be the best suggestion.
To walk: Exit the station and leave the main car park before turning left onto Sunderland Street. Follow this road along until you reach Mill Lane where you'll turn left. Continue to follow this road (which becomes London Road) until you reach the stadium up ahead on the right.
Rivals - Stockport, Altrincham
Travel: The journey there was extremely eventful, but not for the right reasons! It started off well with a 9.30am departure from the Lamex Stadium and was going well until 11am when our coach broke down on the M1 just outside Leicester. We were waiting here for about 45 minutes when a passing coach driver (who was travelling up North to collect a party) pulled over to take us the rest of the way. That's the first time I've ever had to switch coaches on the Motorway before! We eventually reached Moss Rose for 2.20pm.
Refreshments: The only thing to do here was to get inside the ground and seal the 92! I had attempted to find the club shop to get the badge and programme but was unable to find it. The stewards didn't have a clue either which didn't help, so I ended up buying a programme inside the ground (£3) and just killing time until kick off.
Impressions: I quite liked the stadium on the whole. There's an open terrace behind one goal for away supporters, however, we were housed in the seats along the side of the pitch for the game. There was an unusual Main Stand opposite us and an interesting stand behind the home goal which is half seated and half terrace. I don't recall seeing a stand like that before!
Atmosphere: The game was frustrating. Macclesfield missed a number of opportunities to score and showed why they're in the relegation zone as they missed chance after chance! They eventually scored soon before Half Time, but somehow we got a completely undeserved equaliser straight after to get in at the break at 1-1. We took the lead soon into the second half and then missed a great chance straight after to effectively seal the result. Ultimately we got punished for this in stoppage time, as Macclesfield scored to get a fully deserved draw. A better team would've finished us off in the first half though so I'm happy with the point!
Anything Else: Our coach company sent a replacement coach to collect us from the ground, but we, unfortunately, had a coach driver who didn't have a brain. He decided to go back the long way, via the M6 where we got stuck in plenty of traffic jams, finally making it back to Stevenage for just after 10pm.
Enjoy: Normally I'd be gutted about losing the win so late on, but this one day, in particular, wasn't going to be spoiled by the score. I set out at the start of the season to seal the 92, and it finally happened at Moss Rose!
Ground Name: Moss Rose Stadium
Capacity: 6,335 (2,599 seats)
Address: London Road, Macclesfield, SK11 7SP
Main Tel No.: 01625 264 686
Team Nickname: The Silkmen
Year Ground Opened: 1891