The J. Davidson Stadium at Moss Lane
Altrincham FC's home since 1910 has been at Moss Lane, Altrincham WA15 8AP. On 10 July 2013, it was announced that the stadium would be known as the J. Davidson Stadium, following a sponsorship agreement with the Club's main sponsors, J. Davidson, scrap metal processors, of Altrincham.
Right: The Main Stand at Moss Lane viewed from the Hale end, with the smaller Dunne & Gray Family Stand to its left.
Getting to Moss Lane by Road, Public Transport or on Foot
- Full Directions and Map here
- The J. Davidson Stadium Regulations
- The Football Conference Ground Regulations
In the wake of relegation to the Evo-Stik League, the club have announced significant savings for season ticket holders and those who pay at the gate and scrapped their policy of charging extra for a seat in the main stand. A flat rate will now apply, with season tickets costing £180 for adults, a reduction of 28 per cent on the current standing price and 38 per cent on seating, and £125 for students and concessions, a drop of 14 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.
There is a 17 per cent cut to £50 for 12-16 year olds, while the cost for under-11s has been halved at just £15. In keeping with most Evo-Stik top-flight teams, matchday entry for adults has been set at £10, a 28.5 per cent reduction, with concessions and students paying £7 (22 per cent less), 12-16 year olds £4 (20 per cent less) and under-11s £1 (50 per cent less). Additionally, there is an early bird scheme, offering a further £10 saving on any adult or student/concession season ticket bought by the end of May.
Explaining their stance, the club's directors jointly formulated a message, saying 'We felt it was important to give something back to supporters after all they have been through this season, whilst also encouraging them to keep turning out in numbers. Promotion is the aim next season, and a vibrant atmosphere at games can only increase the chances of it happening.
'There have been so many instances down the years of our crowd being like a 12th man out on the pitch, so it was imperative we set a price structure that would be seen as fair and would not deter people from attending. We have made reductions across the board that we hope will be welcomed by all and lead to a level of support conducive to making next season a success.
'Furthermore, at just £1 for under-11s, it is also hoped parents with young children will be encouraged to come along to sample the matchday experience at The J.Davidson Stadium and turn it into a family day out.'"
Match-Day ProgrammeThe excellent match-day programme is The Robins' Review, edited by Grahame and Terry Rowley. It is a colour publication, packed with news, statistics and photographs. It sells (2015/16) for £2.50.
Stadium CapacityThe official ground capacity (2006) is 6,085, which comprises:
Inside the J. Davidson Stadium
When segregation is in force, the home supporters' terracing is at the Golf Road end (the end nearer to Altrincham town centre). Away supporters normally use the Hale End of the J. Davidson Stadium, which is uncovered, though an overflow is arranged for some matches into the Popular Side's Hale end section. As shown on the above plan, the Main Stand and the Dunn & Gray Family Stand are both on Moss Lane. The opposite side of the J. Davidson Stadium comprises terracing known as 'The Popular Side'.
During the 2014-15 season a new Community Sports Hall was opened at the Golf Road/Moss Lane corner of the ground. This incorporates a large bar, open to all on most occasions. The Hall also has numerous TV screens which show live matches from the Premiership and other competitions. Also, at the Golf Road end is the Robins' Shop (currently housed near the corner flag nearest the radio mast) as well as a purpose-built catering unit. For details of shop merchandise, click here. Also, a mobile catering unit is situated at the Hale end of the ground. The main toilets are to be at the Golf Road End on the Moss Lane side, and in the Community Hall, but others are available at the away end.