Altrincham FC's home since 1910 has been at Moss Lane, Altrincham WA15 8AP. On 10 July 2013, it was announced that the stadium would be known as the J. Davidson Stadium, following a sponsorship agreement with the Club's main sponsors, J. Davidson, scrap metal processors, of Altrincham
The official ground capacity (2023) is 5,450, which comprises:
Food and drink
Our bar in the Community Sports Hall is open for every first team match and all proceeds go directly to the club. On the occasions when matches are segregated, the Hall is only open for home supporters. The bar is equipped with several HD TV screens and a Premier League match is usually shown on Alty matchdays. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are also available at the permanent catering facility at the Golf Road End and from the mobile canteen at the away end, both of which are open for all first-team games. In addition, we have our Fan Zone serving craft ales from the corner of the Golf Road and Popular Side.
Directions to The J. Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane, Altrincham WA15 8AP
Altrincham FC's ground is situated on the corner of Moss Lane and Golf Road, about a ten minute walk from Altrincham town centre. As the town-centre end of Moss Lane is one-way, leading away from the ground, there is no vehicular access to the ground from the town centre from the junction with Stamford New Road. Please follow the directions below to get to the ground.
Details of routes to Altrincham FC, by road or public transport, are given below. Alternatively, Red Planet offers a useful interactive means of selecting your route to the Football Club.
Car Parking for The J. Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane
There is plenty of on-street parking available which is permitted except where indicated by yellow lines or traffic cones.
Public Transport to The J. Davidson Stadium, Moss Lane
Altrincham Interchange, in the town centre, is served by buses from Manchester Piccadilly bus station; Arriva service 263, and Stagecoach's X41, (the latter is a much slower and less regular service). The Transport for Greater Manchester bus timetable library provides the times of these services. The Metrolink tram system terminates at Altrincham and be caught in Manchester City centre as well as at Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria stations. Be sure to get a tram whose destination is Altrincham as several other routes operate to other towns. Tickets for Metrolink have to be bought from machines prior to making your journey. The bus is cheaper.
Buses from Piccadilly typically take 45 minutes to Altrincham but allow longer in the rush hour. Metrolink takes about 30 minutes and is unpredictable as there is no published timetable. Notionally trams operate every 12 minutes and every six in peak hours.
Altrincham FC is about 10-12 minutes walk from Altrincham Interchange. The Interchange is a terminus for buses, trains and the Metrolink tram system. You can exit the railway/tram station on two sides. The town centre side has a forecourt in which is located a distinctive clock tower; the rear station exit is into a car park.
Exiting from town centre side: With the clock tower in front of you and the station behind you, turn left into Stamford New Road (the Railway Hotel is on the far side) and take the first left (Moss Lane). Go over the railway bridge and pass a large Tesco hypermarket to your right. At the road junction at Tesco's (traffic-light controlled) go straight on up Moss Lane. Walk for about 8 minutes, passing a park on your right and crossing a mini-roundabout, till you reach the ground on your left.
Exiting from rear of the rail/tram station: If you have arrived by tram you can use the station footbridge to arrive at the rear exit. From here go forward 100 yards or so and turn right onto Oakfield Road. At the first set of traffic lights, turn left onto Moss Lane. Walk for about 8 minutes, passing a park on your right and crossing a mini-roundabout, till you reach the ground on your left.
Directly opposite the ground are shops which include a chip shop, bakers and two convenience stores/newsagents.
By Car or Coach to Moss Lane
From the SOUTH (M6)
Leave M6 motorway at junction 19 (Manchester and Airport sign). Join A556 and follow Airport signs to M56. Do NOT take the M56 but carry straight on at roundabout on A56. At first traffic lights (1 mile) turn right for Bowdon/Hale (B5161). Carry on for 1 mile, passing The Quality Hotel on the right. Go through the traffic lights, then right at the mini roundabout into Hale Road (avoiding town centre). Carry on for approximately 1 mile, turning left into Westminster Road (opposite cemetery entrance). Carry straight on for approximately 3/4 mile into Moss Lane, the football ground is on the right.
From the NORTH (M6)
Leave M6 motorway at junction 20 to join M56. Leave M56 at junction 7 and at roundabout take A56 for Altrincham. At first traffic lights (1 mile) turn right for Bowdon/Hale (B5161). Carry on for 1 mile, passing The Quality Hotel on the right. Go through the traffic lights, then right at the mini roundabout into Hale Road (avoiding town centre). Carry on for approximately 1 mile, turning left into Westminster Road (opposite cemetery entrance).
Carry straight on for approximately 3/4 mile into Moss Lane, the football ground is on the right.
From the EAST (M62)
At junction 18 of the M62 the motorway changes its name to the M60. After passing Birch Service Station get into the inside lane.
Follow the sign which reads M60 (East and South), Manchester and Airport. Follow the left filter lane to join the M60 motorway travelling in a clockwise direction. Continue to follow signs for Manchester Airport and at junction 3 of the M60 getinto the inside two lanes and leave the M60 to join the M56.
At junction 2 of the M56 do not follow the Altrincham sign but remain on the M56 following signs for the Airport. Do not leave the M56 at Manchester Airport but continue until junction 6. Leave the M56 at junction 6 signposted A538 Wilmslow, Hale, Macclesfield. At the end of the slip road turn left at the traffic lights signposted Hale, Altrincham A538.
Go straight across at the next roundabout. After approximately 2 miles approach a set of traffic lights – carry straight on and take the third turning on the right into Westminster Road. Carry straight on for approximately 3/4 mile into Moss Lane, the football ground is on the right.
From the WEST (M62)
Leave the M62 at Junction 10 and join the M6 travelling in a southerly direction. Then follow the directions as from the North as above.
Racism and any form of discriminatory abuse will not be tolerated by Altrincham Football Club and we encourage supporters, stewards and all associated with the club to continue to play their part in this by reporting it.
As part of creating a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere for all communities, we encourage everyone to challenge and report abusive behaviour wherever they find it, in stadiums or online.
But please use official channels and be careful not to put yourself, or others, in harm's way.
There are different ways you can report abusive behaviour, at a match or online:
If you see a post on social media you believe is discriminatory, you can report it to the site or platform where it was posted. They have people who will review your report and decide on taking it down.
Click on the relevant links below for how to report for each platform
Reporting via Kick It Out
At a match
If you are affected by an incident or witness abuse at a match, where possible it’s best to report this at the time so positive action can be taken.
The stewards can provide immediate assistance or are able to quickly contact the stadium control room, which is staffed by senior safety officials.
Stewards, who can be clearly identified by their fluorescent jackets, are located at the front or rear of each stand at The J.Davidson Stadium, and by the entrances to stands and stairwells.
We also offer fans, stewards and all attendees at The J.Davidson Stadium a confidential reporting service for reporting abusive or racist behaviour during the match. Contact should be made via the website and all details of the abuse reported will remain strictly confidential.
Fans should always include in their text their seat or standing location and as much detail of the incident as possible, including its location, to guide the appropriate response.
These details will be advertised in and around the stadium, on club websites and in match programmes.