On Saturday we play our first pre-season fixture of the 2021/22 campaign, are you as excited as we are? Paul Adams travelled over to Cheadle to get the low down and find out more about our upcoming opponents. There is also an interview with Cheadle Town’s Owner/Chairman Craig Brennan below.
Having attended last years game I had a little 25 minute drive out to check out the ground again. Picking up the M60 at Whitefield and heading towards Bolton past the Trafford Centre coming off at Junction 2 signposted A560 Cheadle. Stay on the A560 bearing right at the roundabout past the Printers Arms and the ground is signposted on the left at Park Road.
It is a tidy little ground with a reasonable sized stand and a nice flat pitch. It has a club house and last year they set up a table outside offering refreshments. There is limited parking space outside the ground and on Park Road. If you are unlucky there are little side streets off the main road.
The Royal Oak pub can be found for a pint and something to eat by going back to top of Park Road and turning left up to High Street.
Don’t forget the kick off is 2-00 p.m. and enjoy the game.
Club: Cheadle Town FC
Name of Ground: The Park Road Stadium
Location including sat nav post code: Park Rd, Cheadle SK8 2AN
Are there covered stands: One Grandstand with seating for a couple of hundred.
Parking at the ground: There is limited parking on Park Road itself and visitors are kindly asked not to park on the same side of the street as the houses. Please park on the opposite side of the road. Your best bet is to drive down to the cemetery gates, turn around there and then head back up Park Road and find a space on the left-hand side so that you are “pointing the right way” for when you need to leave after the match.
If parking is unavailable on Park Road then you can try one of the side streets off Councillor Lane or Stockport Road (the A560) and take the short walk to the ground.
Public Transport Links:
Unfortunately the railway station in Cheadle village was a victim of Dr Beeching’s cuts in the 1960s so the nearest train station to Park Road Stadium is Gatley on the Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport line. Please note, however, that the station is a considerable walking distance from the ground (at least 30-40 minutes at a medium pace).
If you fancy the walk then trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Gatley are every 30 minutes. As you leave the station turn left, go straight ahead as you cross over the A34 and keep following the road (the A560) until you get to Cheadle village.
At the George & Dragon pub, bear right, go past the BP petrol station on your left and then turn right down Park Road which is just past the small park on your right. The ground is at the bottom of the road.
Not all Airport trains stop at Gatley. Please check when you are at Manchester Piccadilly.
Stockport – Cheadle – Wythenshawe – Altrincham
Stockport – Adswood – Cheadle Heath – Cheadle – Stockport
Both of these services run from Stockport Bus Station. If you wish to get the train and do not want to walk from Gatley station (see ‘By Train’ section) then an alternative route is to get the train to Stockport and catch one of the buses listed above.
The above ‘Timetable’ links take you to the TfGM website. Cheadle Town Football Club cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracy in the information provided by TfGM.
Catering Facilities at the ground: Yes. We will have pies / hot dogs / various confectionary. Along with a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks
Tickets: Available to buy here
Thanks Paul for making the trip over and we look forward to seeing all of our travelling fans and meeting everyone at Cheadle. #OnOurWay