The University of Bolton Stadium has been the home ground of Bolton Wanderers Football Club since it opened in 1997. The stadium was named the Reebok Stadium from its opening until 2014 after the club’s sponsors, before being known as the Macron Stadium until 2018.
The stadium opened with a capacity of 28,723 to replace the club’s former ground, Burnden Park which they had played at since 1895. The first match was a Premier League fixture between Bolton and Everton which finished 0-0.
England Under-21s have played one match at the stadium, drawing 1-1 against Yugoslavia in September 2001 with a goal from Shaun Wright-Phillips. Other events held within the stadium’s facilities include the UK Open Darts Championship from 2003 to 2013, a 2011 rugby union Premiership Rugby match between Sale Sharks and London Irish, the 2021 Champion of Champions snooker event and several rugby league international test matches including a group match of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Tickets at University of Bolton Stadium
Bolton Wanderers Tickets
Bolton Wanderers tickets are available to purchase through the official website, the ticket office at the stadium (open Monday to Friday – 9am – 5.30pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm or until kick-off on match days) or over the phone on 01204 328 888.
Bolton Wanderers had three categories of tickets during the 2021-2022 season ranging from:
- Adult – £25-£29
- Over 65/Under 23 – £20-£24
- Under 18 – £15
- Under 12 – £8
- Adult – £23-£27
- Over 65/Under 23 – £18-£22
- Under 18 – £13
- Under 12 – £8
- Adult – £21-£25
- Over 65/Under 23 – £16-£20
- Under 18 – £10
- Under 12 – £8
University of Bolton Stadium Tour
Bolton Wanderers offer tours of the University of Bolton Stadium at 2:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and on Saturday at 11am. Tours cost £8.50 for Adults and £5 for Concessions and must be booked in advance via the club on 0844 8712932.
Location & Travel to University of Bolton Stadium
The University of Bolton Stadium is located in the town of Horwichin Greater Manchester, approximately 5 miles west of the town of Bolton. The stadium forms the Etihad Campus which in itself is part of the Sportcity complex and is linked to the Etihad Stadium by a 190-metre bridge.
Airport: Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and serves a number of international destinations. The airport is approximately 20 miles south of the stadium and has a train and tram station, where you can travel to the city to connect with the ground.
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Bus: Bolton Wanderers offers a number of different bus services from across the region, costing £5 return. The timetable during the 2021/2022 season is available here.
Driving & Parking: Exit the M61 at Junction 6 and take the third exit off the roundabout onto the A6027. At the next roundabout, take a left turn onto Burnden Way. There are a number of car parks available at the stadium on a first come first serve basis, costing £7.
Train: Horwich Parkway Station is approximately 400 metres from the stadium, with regular trains operations from Blackpool, Bolton, Manchester and Preston. The journey from Bolton takes about 10 minutes or 30 minutes from Manchester.
Hotels near the University of Bolton Stadium
The Bolton Whites Hotel is integrated within the stadium, with 19 bedrooms providing views of the pitch. Also nearby is the Premier Inn Bolton (Stadium/Arena) Hotel, just a couple of minutes walk away.