Match Preview | Rochdale vs York City

By Brad Saxton | Image by Mark Comer

After three weeks away, the Minstermen return to Vanarama National League action this coming weekend when we travel to the Crown Oil Arena to take on Rochdale.

After taking on Wigan Athletic and Nantwich Town over the last couple of weeks in both the Emirates FA Cup and Isuzu FA Trophy respectively, attentions now turn back to league action this Saturday for Neal Ardley’s side.

In our last National League outing, the Minstermen came from behind to secure a point on the road at Maidenhead United, which extended a run in the league to only one defeat in the last five league games for Ardley’s side.

This weekend’s hosts come into this game hoping to return to winning ways in the league after they fell to a 1-0 defeat on the road to Bromley two weeks ago.

Prior to this defeat, Rochdale secured three wins on the bounce against Aldershot Town (2-1), Altrincham (3-0) and Dagenham and Redbridge (2-1).

Their most recent outing came on Tuesday evening as Jim McNulty’s side fell to a 5-1 home defeat to Gateshead in the 3rd Round of the Isuzu FA Trophy.


Tickets are on general sale for this weekend’s National League fixture, which can be bought through Rochdale’s online ticketing site by clicking here.

City fans will be situated in Blocks R and S in the Willbutts Lane end, a covered seated down the stand down the side of the pitch.

Ticket prices for this weekend’s fixture are as follows:

  • Adult: £24.00
  • Senior (65+): £19.00
  • Young Person (U22): £14.00
  • Junior: £7.00

Pay on the day

Pay on the day facilities are available at the Crown Oil Arena, with no price increases in operation for purchasing on the day.

A cash sales porta cabin, which is allocated facing their 5-a-side pitch will be open from 1pm.

Card payment purchases are required to be fulfilled at Rochdale’s ticket office, which opens from 9am on the day.

Free Food for City Supporters!

We thank Paula from RCC Sports & Social Club for getting in touch with the Football Club, offering free hot food to supporters who may wish to stop by before the fixture and grab a drink, with some free food included.

Supporters can find the RCC Sports & Social Club at 12 Ann Street, Rochdale, OL16 1QQ, just off the railway station.

 Getting to the Game

Stadium Postcode: OL11 5DR

Car: The ground is about two miles from Junction 20 of the M62, so leave there and get on the A627(M). Head towards Rochdale town centre and then follow signs to the stadium.

Train: Rochdale Railway Station is around a 35 minute walk from the stadium. The station is served by trains from both Manchester and Leeds.

Bus: York Pullman are running a bus to this weekend’s fixture at Rochdale.

The bus will depart from Memorial Gardens in York City Centre at 11:30am, with collection in Acomb 15 minutes later.

  • Adults: £15
  • U16’s: £10 (if accompanied by a full-paying adult)

Payments for travel need to be made in advance, with no cash being take on the day of travel.

To book a place on the supporters coach, or for more information, please call Joanne on 01904 630444.

*Please note that there is a strictly no alcohol onboard policy in place.

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