Hurst Cross has been the home of Ashton United since 1879, and as such is one of the oldest continuously used football grounds in the world. The main supporters' entrances are via the turnstiles on Surrey Street (assuming no crowd segregation). The ground has two covered stands and is fully terraced on all four sides. It currently holds the FA 'C' Grading.
Hurst Cross, Surrey Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL6 8DY.
Admission Charges (2014-15) - Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division and all cup matches;
Admission is £10 (Adults) and £6 (Concessions). Under 14's are FREE with a full paying adult. If you wish to gain entry at any concessionary rate please be prepared to supply the appropriate proof of ID.
Please contact the club to discuss arrangements; firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-colour programme = £2 – available in the ground (Voted 3rd best in NPLP, 2014).
Old programmes are amongst the items available in the Supporters’ Club shop at the ground – open before the game and at half-time on every first team home matchday.
Nearest Motorway Junction; M60, Junction 23 (approx. 2.6 miles from ground).
Plan your journey here; http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp
No car parking provided; on-street parking available in the vicinity of the ground.
Ashton-under-Lyne (AHN) Station; Manchester (Victoria) - Huddersfield service
(approx. 1.3 miles from ground) http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Ashton-under-Lyne Bus Station (opposite train station) – various services for Hurst Cross (approx. 1.3 miles from ground). http://www.tfgm.com/buses/Documents/Departures/Ashton.pdf
Tram service via Manchester from Bury, Altrincham, Salford and all other Metrolink stations; terminates next to Bus Station (approx. 1.3 miles from ground).
Taxi Services (Both these companies advertise at Hurst Cross)
A2B Cars; 0161 308 3838, Radio Cabs; 0161 330 2090
Stadium Facilities - Food & Drink
A variety of hot and cold food & drink is available from the refreshments kiosk before the game and at half-time. The social club serves a wide variety of alcoholic beverages including real ale and soft drinks and is open to all visitors before, during and after games.
It is also open on non-matchdays and hosts a variety of different events. We have several TV's around the main bar area where we screen SKY matches from the Premier League, Champions League and more. Please contact the club for further details tel.0161 330 1511
Standing Capacity = 4250 (250 seated).
Covered Accommodation - 750 (standing cover available in the Popular Stand, seated cover in the Sid Sykes Stand).
Segregation is very rarely enforced at this level. If segregation does become necessary away fans will usually be housed in the Lees Road End of the ground and enter via this turnstile. This is an uncovered terrace. Should segregation be advised visitors should first check the details with their own club and then contact Ashton United for any further information.
The club shop is also open on matchdays and sells a wide range of league and non-league programmes, replica shirts, scarves, pin badges and other club merchandise.
Please contact the club to discuss arrangements; email@example.com - all information is provided in good faith, the club cannot be responsible for issues with third-party providers – please check before travelling.
Matchday sponsors can book access to the sponsors' lounge and enjoy the excellent quality corporate hospitality that it provides. Potential sponsors should contact the club for further details of corporate packages on offer, or visit the sponsors section of the website. Supporters of visiting teams will be very welcome to join us if you fancy a VIP day out!
For some more (professional) photos of the ground, please click the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/onionbag/sets/72157646637751842/