Address: Mount Pleasant Stadium, Batley, WF17 7NZ
Telephone: 01924 470062
Fax: 01924 470062
Home Kit Colours: Cerise & White
Away Kit Colours: Green, Black & White
Kit Manufacturer: Raven Sport
What The Ground's Like
Infamously known for its slope, Batley is one of the oldest grounds in Rugby League. And it shows as well with half the ground looking very old and dated. At the top of the slope, there is a covered terrace which houses the tunnel and a row of executive boxes. On top of the roof, there are a row of solar panels and in the car park there is a wind turbine. However, go to the bottom of the slope and it is a whole new story. There is an uncovered terrace which is also known as 'The Craig Lingard Terrace' in honour of Batley's record try scorer. Then there is 'The Glen Tomlinson Stand' which is seated runs down 1/3 of the pitch, with open terracing either side of it. The stand houses the dug-outs and behind it is a bar, picnic area and kiosk. Opposite there is 'The Kirkwood Hospice Community Stand' which is seated and runs half the length of the pitch. The other half is terracing, but this is closed off due to safety reasons.
The Covered Terracing
Batley is unsegregated meaning away fans can congregate where they like. A lot of Batley fans will swap ends at half time to the end their team is scoring (weather depending).
The Craig Lingard Terrace
Where To Eat & Drink
Apart from the bar at the ground, there is a J D Wetherspoon's off Wellington Street.
The Kirkwood Hospice Community Stand & The Closed Terrace
From The East:
Join the M62 going westbound before turning off at J27 at joining the A62. At the second set of lights, with the Coopers Arms Pub on your left, turn left and follow the road until the next set of lights when you'll turn a sharp right. Then at the second set of lights, turn left. After passing Fox's Biscuits, take the next right and at the top of the hill, turn left.
From The West:
Join the M62 going eastbound and at J26 take the 6th exit at the roundabout joining the A638. Follow for 2.5 miles before you reach a church. Bear left after it. When you've reached Fox's Biscuits on your right, turn right after it and proceed to the top of the hill where you'll turn left.
The Glen Tomlinson Stand
Your nearest station is Batley which is served by trains from Leeds. To get there, come out of the station and turn left onto Spurr Street. At the end of the road, turn right onto Rouse Mill Lane and proceed down it until you reach the end of the road where the Oaklands Free House should be directly ahead of you. Turn left and continue along Bradford Road. Turn left when you reach the Ford Accident & Repair Centre onto Taylor Street. After passing a Rugby pitch, turn left onto Purlwell Hall Road before taking the next left onto Heritage Road. The ground is straight ahead of you.
A Closer Look At The Kirkwood Hospice Stand
Admission & Fixtures
Fixtures: Click Here
The Glen Tomlinson Stand & Terracing
Programmes & Fanzines
Matchday Programme: £1
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