A very pleasant afternoon.
I attended as an away supporter. This is a proper football ground and although the home fans are vociferous and passionate, everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The facilities are good and the food and drinks reasonably priced.
I'm definitely looking forward to returning next season.
A real non-league football club with the local community at its heart.
Owners, directors,management, staff, and volunteers who get what it means to run a non-league club. This is what football is all about.
The "crossbar" club is one of the best I've visited at a non-league ground, and the investment in the club is fantastic.
The community projects that the club runs are incredible, and the team behind them deserve full praise.
Lastly, the football on the pitch is second to non, and if you want to get close to the action, go and support non-league football.
We love going to Ashton united football club on a Saturday afternoon great atmosphere do a good pie chips& gravy mmm and drinks in the lovely lounge area then off in the ground to watch the footy love football l do
First visit and what a pleasure. Lovely ground with decent facilities and good staff/volunteers. Compact but good club shop. If you're an avid programme collector, you may be in there for some time. The food was more than okay and the beer was as good as it could be. Would happily go there again - and I live four hours away.
The club initially played at Holebottom on Smallshaw, before moving to Rosehill and then to nearby Hurst Cross for their first fixture played on 27 September 1884, making the ground one of the oldest football venues in the world. The following year saw a record crowd of over 9,000 attend a Lancashire Senior Cup match against Blackburn Rovers. Floodlights were installed in 1953 and inaugurated with a 4–3 win over Wigan Athletic on 29 September that year; club record goalscorer Stuart Dimond getting the club's first goal under lights. During the 1954–55 season Hurst Cross staged the first Football Association-approved floodlit competition, the Lancashire and Cheshire Floodlit Cup. Ashton United, Wigan Athletic and Nelson of the Lancashire Combination and Mossley, Macclesfield Town, Droylsden, Hyde United and Stalybridge Celtic from the Cheshire County League were invited to compete for the trophy, eventually won by Hyde United. The competition was repeated the following season with Winsford United taking the place of Wigan Athletic; Hyde United were again successful.
The current capacity is 4,500, of which 250 is seated (in the Sid Sykes Stand) and 750 is covered, including the Popular Stand on the opposite side of the ground. Open terracing with a small amount of covered standing is available at both ends of the ground.