1. Bolton Wanderers Football Club is a professional football club based in Bolton, England. The club was founded in 1874 and plays its home matches at the University of Bolton Stadium.

2. The club has a long history and has won major trophies, they won the FA Cup 4 times, were runners-up 3 times and were also runners-up in the Football League Cup twice.

3. The club has rivalries with Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End. All three Lancashire clubs are close geographically. Other rivals include Wigan Athletic.

4. Bolton's most recent cup success is the Football League Trophy, they beat Plymouth Argyle 4-0 in the 2023 final.

5. In recent years, Bolton Wanderers has faced financial difficulties and was relegated to League Two. However, under new ownership, the club has managed to stabilize its finances and has started to climb back up the football league ladder. In the 2020-21 season, they were promoted to League One.

Home of Bolton Wanderers FC

Opened 1997

Capacity 28,723

Rating: 4.1

(2253) Google Reviews

Sad to see Bolton Wanderers having so many financial problems although the stadium is one with good modern facilities with good views from everywhere in the ground. The car parking is expensive and dreadful for exiting the ground. The away fans in particular are placed in a car park which is very muddy and full of potholes with only one exit. The stadium also occasionally has concerts and rugby league finals.
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3 years ago
A proper stadium. Simple as that. Good selection of street food and drinks at the fanzone. Plenty of refreshments on the concourse, and of course wonderful football. A premier league experience in League 1. The name might take the biscuit these days, but the Reebok is still home.
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a month ago
First concert attending University of Bolton Stadium. What I will say is the amount of complaints about parking and not being able to leave the venue for around 3hrs is warranted, however, that will be the case if you choose to park at one of the onsite car parks and that is the same no matter what stadium you go to. If you plan better, for example if you get dropped and collected, 10/15 mins walk away you don't have any issues getting stuck. So it's about making good plans. The stadium was well sign posted getting there and once you arrived there were plenty of toilets, albeit busy of course, and the bar was accessible also, again busy but to be expected. The staff seemed fine and attentive from what I could see. I thought the choice of drinks at the bar was fab and most came in nice plastic little bottles with a straw. Expensive, yes but again to be expected. All in all a good first visit and I wouldn't hesitate returning to watch another music concert
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History (from Wikipedia)

University of Bolton Stadium is an all-seater stadium with a capacity of almost 29,000 and was completed in 1997, replacing the club's old ground, Burnden Park.

Burnden Park, which at its peak had held up to 60,000 spectators, was becoming increasingly dilapidated by the 1980s, and a section of terracing was sold off for redevelopment as a supermarket to help pay off the club's rising debts. Bolton Wanderers had dropped into the Third Division in 1983 and later spent a season in the Fourth Division. In January 1990, the 
Taylor Report required all clubs in the first and second tiers of the English league to have an all-seater stadium by the 1994-95 season. Bolton were still in the Third Division at this stage, but were aiming for promotion - which was finally achieved in 1993. By this stage, the club's owners had decided to relocate to a new all-seater stadium away from Burnden Park, and by 1995 had identified a location at Horwich as the preferred site of a new stadium.

The lead consultant/architect of the project was Lobb Sports, while local firm 
Bradshaw Gass & Hope acted as planning supervisors and quantity surveyors, the contractor was Birse Construction, and Deakin Callard & Partners provided structural engineering services. The value of the contract was £25 million (US$42.1 million).[7] The stadium is noted for its distinct gabled architecture, first pioneered by the John Smith's Stadium.

The stadium was opened in 1997 by 
John Prescott, a Labour Party politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time.[8]

The stadium consists of four stands: The Carrs Pasties (North) Stand at one end; the South Stand (Franking Sense and also the away end) at the other end; the West Stand at one side of the pitch; and the Nat Lofthouse (east) Stand at the other side.

When the stadium was named after long-time team sponsor Reebok in 1997, fans considered the title impersonal and believed that too much emphasis was being placed on financial considerations. This opposition considerably lessened after the stadium was built, as fans grew accustomed to the name and were bolstered by Reebok's status as a local company.

The Macron title was applied in July 2014 after the Bolton Wanderers club finalised a partnership with the large Italian sportswear brand. In April 2014, long-serving club chairman Phil Gartside stated that he was "proud" to be associated with Macron and had "been very impressed with their [Macron's] passion for football". A four-year duration was negotiated for the Macron deal and the club had the option to extend at completion.

When the deal with Macron came to an end in August 2018 the stadium was again renamed, this time as the University of Bolton Stadium.

Things to do in Bolton.

Olympus Fish & Chip Restaurant.

26 Reviews
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Amazing food, good service, great vibes. My nana favourite place she not with us anymore but still go in and enjoy every time. Brings back fond memories. Read More

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Great food. Great service. Oh yeah. Breakfasts are amazing. What else would you need from a restaurant. Would definitely recommend it. Read More

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Such a lovely place and staff! I went in for tea one evening and wound up with slightly different to what I'd ordered. Wasn't my cup of tea. Went back... Read More

Ye Olde Man & Scythe.

14 Reviews
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One of the oldest Inns / Pubs in the world, originally established in 1251 and rebuilt in 1636. Being exiled from Manchester at the moment & now living... Read More

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It seems to be a recurring theme that when I got for a drink with a certain friend of mine he takes me to the oldest pub he knows, first it was Whitelocks... Read More

Photo of Rob T.

When I used to go out in Bolton this place was always going to be on the cards for a 'Thatch' as we called it (Thatchers Cider AKA Rocket Fuel!) If you go... Read More