Macclesfield Town – Moss Rose

Moss Rose, home to Macclesfield Town has a capacity of 6,335, with seating for 2,600.

The ground comprises 4 stands. The Silk FM stand (traditionally known as the London Road stand) runs along one side of the pitch. It houses home supporters, unless the travelling support is very large, in which case the right-hand side of this stand houses some away fans.

There is terracing along the entire length of the pitch, with a small stand at the back of the terracing. The A-Line End (traditionally known as the Star Lane End) is to the left of the Silk FM stand, and is used by the home fans.

Opposite the Silkman FM stand is the McAlpine Stand. This is all-seated and covered, and houses home supporters, along with a small number of travelling fans. At the opposite end to the A-Line End is the Silkman End, which is an open terrace given to away fans.

The club has plans to introduce some seating at the back of the Silkman End and build a leisure complex and hotel behind it, but the timescale for this development is unknown.

How to get to Moss Rose

By Roadmotorway

The Moss Rose ground is in London Road, Macclesfield SK11 7SP.

From the North, leave the M6 at junction 18, taking the A54 towards Congleton. From Congleton town centre follow the signs for A54 Buxton. After about 5 miles, turn left onto the A523 towards Macclesfield. On entering the outskirts of Macclesfield, the ground is on the left.

From the South, exit the M6 at junction 17 and turn onto the A534 towards Congleton. Directions to the ground are then as above.

By Railrail

Macclesfield railway station is about 1¼ miles and a 20-minute walk from the Moss Rose ground. At the end of the station approach, turn left into Sunderland Street and go as far as the lights at Park Green, where there is a war memorial and gardens. Turn left onto Mill Lane and follow this road which becomes London Road. On passing the church on the right, the ground can be seen ahead.

Alternatively, buses run to the ground from the bus station in the town centre. Cross the main road outside the railway station using the pedestrian crossing, turn right and then left by the car showroom into Waters Green. Follow this road up Queen Victoria hill and the bus station is on the left. Bus services no. 9 and no. 14 stop near the ground. Buses returning from the ground stop on the main road outside the station. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air

The nearest airport is Manchester, at a distance of 10 miles. Regular rail (Northern Rail) / bus (Stagecoach Manchester) links to Macclesfield are available via Heald Green and Cheadle Hume. Journey time is just over an hour. Click here to check the current flight times


There are several taxi companies in Macclesfield that can take you to and from Moss Rose. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?parking

There is plenty of street parking on the A523 and the roads surrounding the ground.

Away Friendly Pubs near Moss Rose


Given its location on the outskirts of Macclesfield there is not a huge choice of pubs close to the ground. The Golden Lion, about a 10-minute walk from the away end is about the nearest. It is reportedly warm and friendly, with a mix of home and away fans. Head down Moss Lane behind the away terrace, turn left at the corner of the ground and walk down behind the stand. The pub is on the left.

The Albion, on London Road, going towards the town centre from the ground, serves first-class real ales, has a great beer garden and is welcoming towards away fans. The Railway View, on Byrons Lane, has been recommended by several fans, for both the quality of the beers on offer and the friendly welcome. Go past the Albion pub and turn right at the lights, into Byrons Lane. The pub is on the right over the railway bridge. It offers a good range of real ales, including guest beers.

Hotels near Moss Rose

The Best Western Hollin Hall, Jackson Lane, Bollington SK10 5BG is 3½ miles from Moss Rose and Manchester International Airport is only a 20-minute drive away. Guests report spacious rooms, helpful staff and excellent food.

Barceló Shrigley Hall Hotel, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, SK10 5SB is an impressive manor house in leafy Cheshire countryside, 5 miles from Moss Rose. Within the grounds are a health and fitness club and a championship golf course. Perfect for those looking to tie in a trip to Moss Rose as well as a romantic weekend!

What have other Away Fans said about their trip?fans

Given the choice, visiting fans opt for the seating in the McAlpine Stand over the open terracing of the Silkman End, especially considering Macclesfield’s propensity for wet weather. The view of the playing action and the atmosphere within the ground are both reportedly good, with some enjoyable banter between the two sets of supporters. Catering and toilet facilities are reported excellent. Stewarding seems relaxed and the consensus seems to be that Macclesfield is a hassle-free, enjoyable day out.

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