There has been a ground at Bower Fold since 1906 but the main stands stem from construction starting in the 70's and finishing in the mid 80's. The main stand holds about 700 people, is all seated, and the view is excellent.
Moving clockwise around the ground we have the away fans segregation area for those games where it is suggested we segregate the fans (very rare). This is an uncovered area, but has its own turnstiles, snack bar and toilets.
Next comes the Lockwood and Greenwood stand. This is a standing area, covered. Most home fans will stand here when Celtic are kicking towards these goals.
As we move around, there is an uncovered standing area, with toilets (some disabled). Moving swiftly along, we have the 'Family Stand' this was the first seated area constructed in the new phase. The view is not quite as good as the Main Stand, as the seating is not quite so steeply tiered. About 300 people will fit in here.
The ground capacity is around 6,500 but we have not reached that for many a year. We have had nearly 4,000 when chester came to visit, and we broke the Unibond attendance record when we took 3,500 spectators to Emley on the 3rd but last game of season 2000/2001.
There follows a brief uncovered area before reaching the covered Joe Jackson stand. Behind this stand is the club shop and the club social bar. Some of the players drink in the social club after matches. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for away fans. On the final we have the main turnstiles and another snack bar, followed by hard standing for disabled spectators.
For disabled visitors to the 'Fold, there are car parking spaces available, but it's advisable to call the club to reserve a space. Access is via the centre turnstile, as this can be lifted to provide access to the hard standing area.
Data supplied by Iain - Webmaster of www.stalybridgeceltic.co.uk
- 23rd July 2001