DATES VISITED THIS GROUND : 26/12/2002, 30/3/2004, 7/12/2004, 21/5/2005, 18/2/2006
THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON THE VISIT DATED: 26/12/2002
in the middle of nowhere, however, it is next to a motorway but the official coaches decided a trip around the countryside
would be better than the motorway which would have shaved an hour of the trip which included a rather unnessacery 15 minute
stop in leek for a toilet break even though there was a toilet on the coach. Maccs ground isn't exactly the biggest and it
hard to spot it until you were quite literally at it's gates.
Around the ground
there are a few things that would interest various types of people such as pubs, museums and a lot of other random things
but you won't get time unless you go early. The weather on the day was terrible and when you were on the coach, you could
just see how wet you were going to get on the terrace. The day's weather was very changeable going from rain, to snow, to
sleet and then back to rain again, oh what a lovely day.
Going into the ground
is as straight forward as you get with the simple turnstile system but then you're encountered with a rather steep staircase
to get to the terrace, there is no other way of getting onto it if you're disabiled, it is recommended you go into the seated
away end but we'll get to that in a bit. The view from the terrace could be better and in similar stand to Boston's away end,
you can't see the goalline as it is blocked by advertising hoardings. The pitch is quite small so it's quite easy to see what
goes on at the other end of the ground although the lack of an evelated position means you can really get a clean view of
any goalmouth scambles that happen at that end.
The stand to our
right was a fairly small seated stand which is a similar size to Chester's side stand but with blue seats and a white pattern
which appears to be a logo of somekind. The executive boxes are directly above the seats. The stand opposite is another terrace,
however, in a rather clever idea, they've got a section of seating in front of the terrace meaning that if you wanted
to sit down then you don't have to worry about all those who are stood up becuase they're behind you and can't bloke your
view. The final stand is a smaller version of Bristol Rover's main stand. It is a pitch length terrace with a very very small
section of seating cover 1/3 of the pitch above the middle section the stand.
The programme was
quite decent although the main problem returned with too many adverts being inside. Overall I had an average view of Macclesfield,
it wasn't a great ground or day out but it wasn't bad either, however, whether I would want to go watch a random game there
if City weren't playing would be hard to decide and would get the more than likely answer of no.