BRADFORD Bulls head to Rochdale Hornets tomorrow, hoping to end a solid season on a high with a big win against their rock-bottom opponents.

Bulls' play-off dream finally died last weekend as, despite their fine 30-10 win over Sheffield Eagles, Featherstone Rovers' 64-0 hammering of Batley Bulldogs meant that a top-five finish was no longer mathematically possible for John Kear's men.

The Championship clash with Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena will therefore give Bulls the chance to play with freedom, with little riding on the result.

The win against Sheffield last time out meant they leapfrogged the South Yorkshire side into sixth place though, so as a matter of personal pride, they will hope to maintain that position.

That seems highly likely to be the case, with Rochdale only winning one of their 26 games so far this season.

If you are travelling to Greater Manchester to see Bulls play their final game of the 2019 season, we have got you covered with this away day guide.


Venue: The Crown Oil Arena (Spotland)

Capacity: 10,249

Address: The Crown Oil Arena, Sandy Lane, Rochdale OL11 5DR

Kick-Off: Sunday, 3pm


Basic tickets for fans travelling to Rochdale cost £18 for adults, £15 for concessions, £5 for Under-16s and free for anyone under the age of five.

These prices will give you unreserved seating in the main stand at the ground and you can either pay on the gate at The Crown Oil Arena or ring the club on 01706 648004.

For those feeling flash with their cash, you can pay £35 (plus a £1.89 booking fee) to secure yourself a main lounge dining and main stand seating ticket.

The dining ticket admits one person for a two-course meal in the lounge pre game. Dining starts from 1.30pm with admission from 1pm via the main entrance.

You can contact the office on the above number if you have any dietary requirements.

Meanwhile, there are even still tickets available for an executive box. For £350 (plus an £18.90 booking fee), you can get a private box for 10 guests, including complementary refreshments.

There will be access to the Cookson Lounge with bar and food available. You can even get 24 beers for free.

Both of these can be booked via the following link:



Exit the M62 at junction 20 and follow signs for Rochdale along the A627(M). At the first set of traffic lights, bear left, past B&Q on your right-hand side, and follow this road until the next set of traffic lights.

Here, you need to be in the second of four lanes, heading straight across (Tesco is on your left-hand side).

Follow this road until the next set of traffic lights, remaining in the left-hand lane to go straight across (the Cemetery pub is diagonally opposite on the right-hand side).

Continue along this road and the stadium is on your right-hand side after approximately half a mile.

Parking at the stadium for rugby matchdays is available - there will be a £4 charge per car and £10 per minibus or coach upon entering the stadium.


It is a 47-minute train ride from Bradford Interchange to Rochdale train station. The ground is approximately three miles from the train station, though, so it is recommended that you take a taxi from there.

However, if you would prefer to walk, the quickest route, with the station behind you, is to go straight ahead across the roundabout onto Maclure Road.

After 300 yards, you'll reach a T-junction with Halfords on your right. Turn left into Drake Street. After half-a-mile, turn right at the traffic lights onto the A58 dual carriageway and head towards the town centre.

After half a mile, you'll come to a major traffic junction with two 'spire' sculptures.

Cross the road in the direction of Asda - this is Dane Street, Follow Dane Street round past Asda until you reach a set of traffic lights (Bury Road on your left).

Follow the road straight on - this is Mellor Street - for half-a-mile until you reach a mini-roundabout. Just after the mini-roundabout, the road forks.

Take the left turn onto Edenfield Road. After 100 yards turn left onto Willbutts Lane and go up the hill. The ground is 150 yards on your left.


Entry is via the turnstiles located nearest the car park and costs £18 adults, £15 concessions (over 65, NUS, armed forces personnel) and £5 under-16s.

Those who have pre-purchased tickets can collect from the shop (if they haven’t already) and entry is via the same turnstiles.

Ample car parking is available at the stadium (£4 per car/£10 minibus) and is first come, first served for non-pass holders.

Be aware that traffic enforcement officers do work weekends ao parking in the coned side streets, in resident areas and on double yellow lines may result in parking fines issued by the local Council. Blue badge holders can park for free.


The Dale bar is open to all home and away fans, providing refreshment throughout the day. Simply gain admission via the turnstiles and access this bar which is situated to the right of the turnstiles when you arrive.

The main lounge inside Spotland Stadium is open to all fans pre-game. The lounge will be open to all fans from 2pm, including half time and after the game.

You can access the lounge by going through the turnstiles and using the door situated at the back of the main stand. Post-match presentations will take place in the main lounge and are open to all fans.


Those wishing to purchase food or hot and cold drinks may do so at the Quirky Catering van located next to the Dale bar.

The Cookson lounge will only sell food to those with gold passes and wristbands.

Dining is available on match days on advanced bookings only and interested supporters should contact the office to make a booking. The cost of hospitality and dining is priced at £35 per person.

Away supporters who wish to eat/drink before coming to the stadium are recommended to try The Baum or The Flying Horse- both pubs offer a wide choice of real ales, quality food and are in the town centre- a short distance from the ground.

The club's official catering partner, the Quirky Catering Co, will offer hot food in Cookson Lounge, Main Lounge and on the catering van.