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Directions and information about Leigh

Directions and information about Leigh

Reproduced from sportnetwork.net

Hilton Park has a capacity of 10,000 with around 3,000 seats.

The terraces behind both goals are uncovered, with the Railway End terrace the slightly larger of the two. As you enter the ground, the Tommy Sale Stand faces you, featuring a lower tier of terracing, with the upper tier mainly being made up of modern seating, although there is a small amount of terracing in the upper tier behind the seating. Opposite the Tommy Sale Stand is the Hilton Stand, which is flanked by two small terraces, with this stand featuring roughly 1,000 modern seats. The views in the upper tier of the Tommy Sale Stand and in the Hilton Stand are both slightly obstructed by pillars.

The record attendance at Hilton Park is 31,224 for a Leigh Rugby League game against St Helens in March 1953, with the highest attendance in recent years being the lucky 9,760 who managed to get a ticket for the Challenge Cup Quarter Final against local rivals Wigan Warriors in February 2002. The highest ever football attendance at Hilton Park is 7,024 when RMI faced the then-Second Division side Fulham in an FA Cup First Round replay in November 1998.

Car parking is provided on a car park behind the Main Stand (smaller of the two stands) close to the only two turnstiles used for most RMI matches. Street parking is also available in surrounding streets and there is a multi-storey car park in Leigh town centre, approximately half a mile from Hilton Park. It is also possible to park on the adjacent B&Q superstore or the Asda superstore across Atherleigh Way from the stadium.

Segregation is rarely enforced, although there is the facility to do so if the club’s head of security and local police force feel that there is the need to do so.

There are three bars at Hilton Park, the Hilton Lounge under the Main Stand, the Mick Martyn Bar (named after the Leigh R.L.F.C. legend) and Woody’s Bar (named after former Leigh and Great Britain stand-off John Woods) adjacent to the Mick Martyn but this is very rarely used for RMI matches. There is also a snack bar in the Tommy Sale Stand corner at the old Railway End (now the ’Asda End’) serving chips, hot drinks, hot dogs, etc. The most popular of these bars is by far the Mick Martyn Bar, situated beneath the Tommy Sale Stand, with the other two bars not always open for use for RMI matches, and on those occasions only open for sponsors.

Directions (Provided by Neil Smith of the official RMI website )

From M61:

Come off M61 at junction 5 (Westhoughton/Bolton) follow the Westhoughton sign to roundabout then pick up the Leigh sign, keep on the main road to the traffic lights, turn left onto Leigh Rd carry on about 3 miles to the traffic lights. Turn left and 1st right to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Atherleigh Way, A579 at the first set of traffic lights, turn left (B&Q on right), at the next set of traffic lights turn right (Leigh town centre), at the 2nd opening on the right turn into Prescott St, carry on to the top, turn right, ground to the left.

From M6 North:

Leave M6 at Junction 23, head towards Manchester on the A580, take the A579 signposted Bolton and Pennington Flash, continue along this road till you see the ASDA Store on left and the football ground on right, turn right at the traffic lights then right again into Glebe St, next right into Chadwick St and ground straight ahead.

From M6 South:

Leave M6 at junction 22 and take the A572 (Winwick Lane) towards Leigh, then take the A580 towards Manchester, left onto the A579 signposted Bolton and Pennington Flash, continue along this road till you see the ASDA Store on left and the football ground on right, turn right at the traffic lights then right again into Glebe St, next right into Chadwick St and ground straight ahead.

M1, M62, M60 (anti-clockwise):

Leave the M60 at junction 14 for the A580 towards Liverpool, take the A579 signposted Bolton and Pennington Flash, continue along this road till you see the ASDA Store on left and the football ground on right, turn right at the traffic lights then right again into Glebe St, next right into Chadwick St and ground straight ahead.


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First Posted ~ 08:31 Thu 14 Jul 2005
News ID ~ 25
Last Updated ~ 19:10 Tue 1 Mar 2011