1. Stockport County FC is a professional football club based in Stockport, Greater Manchester. The club was founded in 1883 and are known as The Hatters.

2. The club's home ground is Edgeley Park, which has a capacity of 10,852 spectators. The stadium was opened in 1891 and has been the home of Stockport County FC since 1902, with several major renovations and expansions taking place over the years.

3. Stockport's recent achievements include being Champions of the National League North 2018/19, Champions of the National League 2021-22. In the 2022/23 season they finished 4th in League Two but lost out in the play-off final.

4. Stockport spent 11 years out of The Football League when they were relegated in the 2010/11 season but have come back as strong as ever since gaining promotion in 2021/22.

5. Local rivalries include Oldham Athletic, Rochdale and Crewe Alexandra. They also have strong rivalry with Wrexham as both sides were chasing promotion when they were in the National League.

Home of Stockport County FC

Opened 1901

Capacity 10,841

Rating: 4.5

(937) Google Reviews

Went as a neutral to watch a match and enjoyed my day here. Was with the away fans, the section which houses the away fans has no roof so was left to embrace the elements. No one enforced seating so we stood for the match. Location is perfect, its easy to find and the staff inside and outside were very welcoming!
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a year ago
Visited for the Wrexham game as a neutral and sat in the Railway End which was open for home fans. Great atmosphere, really well organised despite it being a sell-out, and fantastic football on the pitch - 5-0! Topped off with amongst the best pies you'll find in the country. Glad to see this club doing well. Easy walking distance from Stockport Station too.
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6 months ago
Good to see County going places. Brilliant atmosphere, good food and a good day out.
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7 months ago
Very friendly accommodating club and booking a ticket is very straight forward even online . The atmosphere inside is terrific especially now a return to the football league ls looming. Prices are more than reasonable too. Would recommend a day out here.
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a year ago
We had our Christmas do here, the food was really good. The staff is brilliant. Our only complaint was the volume of the music. It made it hard to socialise. The decorations were beautiful. The staff never let the line at the bar get too long. It was a great night out.
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a year ago

History (from Wikipedia)

The land Edgeley Park is built on was originally donated to Stockport by the Sykes Family (Owners of Sykes Bleaching Company) in the late 1800s, for sporting use. The stadium was built in 1901 for rugby league club Stockport RFC. Stockport County moved there from Green Lane in 1902, needing to find a bigger stadium to play in following their entrance into the Football League two years earlier. Stockport County's first game at Edgeley Park was a 1-1 draw against Gainsborough Trinity in 1902.

The Sykes family sold the land Edgeley Park stood on to tenants Stockport County in 1932 for a then price of £1600.

The Main Stand of the ground, which at the time was made of wood, burned down in a fire in 1935, destroying all of 
Stockport County's previous records; therefore, apart from having to rebuild a significant section of the ground, the club had to undertake a massive task to piece together information about previous results, playing squads, etc.

Following the 
Bradford City stadium fire in 1985, work began to remove all wooden structures and standing terraces from the stadium, which drastically reduced capacity, but increased safety and ensured that the ground complies to Football League regulations. This work was eventually full completed by 2001.The railway end being the last stand to be converted from a standing terrace to seating. The stadium's name is often simply abbreviated to 'EP' by fans.

The record attendance is 27,833, when 
Liverpool visited Edgeley Park to play Stockport County in the 5th round of the FA Cup in 1950.

The floodlight system was first used with an opening friendly match against 
Fortuna '54 Geleen of Holland on 16 October 1956, whose side included four members of the Dutch national team that had defeated Belgium the previous week.

The ground once held two matches by the England international football team on the same day. On 14 January 1958 the England squad were due to play training matches at nearby 
Maine Road, home of Manchester City but the pitch was frozen. Edgeley Park's pitch was deemed playable so it was decided to hold the matches in Stockport instead.

The first game saw England draw 2–2 with a Manchester City XI, and the second saw the England senior side defeat the England U23 side 1–0.

Edgeley Park was the venue for the final of the 1978 
World Lacrosse Championship.

Chester City played a home Rumbelows Cup tie against Manchester City at Edgeley Park on 8 October 1991, owing to safety concerns regarding their temporary Moss Rose home.[2]

Stockport County have undertaken an entire redevelopment of the ground since moving into the ground, most notably the building of the Cheadle End which opened in 1995.[3]

Edgeley Park was (until County's relegation in May 2011) the closest league football ground to the 
River Mersey - it is actually closer than Liverpool's AnfieldEverton's Goodison Park or Tranmere RoversPrenton Park.

On 31 July 2015 Edgeley Park passed into the ownership of Stockport Council who are going to rent the ground back to the club on a commercial basis not costing the tax payer anything. Thus ending Brian Kennedy's association with Edgeley Park.
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In July 2020; due to the 
COVID -19 pandemic in the UK, sporting venues had their capacities cut. Edgeley Park capacity was reduced to 2,700. However no fans were allowed into the stadium for the start of the 2020-21 season. This did not stop the stadium being re developed with new seating put into the Railway End, and new external cladding added to the Cheadle End.

Things to do in Stockport.

The Crown Inn.

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Thyme Out Delicatessen.

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So so so good. Their Full English is hearty and satisfying. Their drink menu is fantastic. It was my last meal during my time in Manchester, and I'm so sad... Read More

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