Batley Bulldogs Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar)
This Sunday, the Cougars hit the road for only the fourth time this campaign when we travel to the LoveRugbyLeague.com Stadium for our Kingstone Press Championship Round Seven fixture against last season’s Grand Final runners up, the Batley Bulldogs.
PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Disabled Supporters are advised to contact Andrew Winner at Batley on 01924 470062. There are 40 accessible seats for disabled supporters which are handed out on a first come, first served basis by the Bulldogs.
The ground, known as Mount Pleasant due to the location of the ground, is currently in it’s second year as the LoveRugbyLeague.com Stadium following a sponsorship agreement between the Bulldogs and the popular Rugby League website.
Sat on the top of a hill which overlooks the town, the ground is famous for it’s fierce downhill slope which can make games at the venue some of the most entertaining to watch in the game, although the Bulldogs often use a sudden dip in the corner to their advantage. Three relatively new grandstands are located at the top end of the group with the bottom of the slope accomodating a open air terrace.
The ground has in the past played host to the Dewsbury Rams, who groundshared during the 1991 campaign whilst the construction of the Tetley’s Stadium was completed. The ground’s record attendance of 23,989 came during a Challenge Cup tie against Leeds in 1925.
WHERE TO DRINK:
There are two outlets at the LoveRugbyLeague.com Stadium, one behind the main stand and another in the north west corner of ground. It also isn’t unusual for a live band to be playing in trailers behind the ground near the main stand refreshment outlet.
WHERE TO PARK:
There are numerous side streets around the ground, and there is also club car parks and surplus car parking down the side of the ground. Please contact Andrew Winner at Batley on 01924 470062 if you have any queries in regards to disabled parking or car parking charges.
BY CAR, POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: WF17 7NZ
SUGGESTED ROUTE: 19.0 mi (44 min)
Head east on Royd Ings Avenue toward Alston Road.
Turn left onto Bradford Road/B6265.
Take the 3rd right onto Aireworth Road.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Airevalley Road/A650. (Continue to Follow A650, going through two rounabouts.)
Turn left onto Otley Road/A6038.
Turn right onto Valley Road/A6037. (Continue to follow A6037)
Slight left onto Canal Road/A6037.
Continue onto Shipley Airedale Road/A650. (Continue to follow A650, going through two roundabouts.)
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A650. (Go through one roundabout.)
Turn right onto Field Head Lane/B6125. (Continue to follow B6125.)
Continue onto Middlegate.
Continue onto Low Lane/A643. (Continue to follow A643.)
Turn right onto Huddersfield Road/A62.
Take the 1st left onto Brookroyd Lane.
Turn left onto Bradford Road/A652.
Sharp right onto Hick Lane.
Continue onto Wellington Street.
Turn right onto Purlwell Lane.
Turn left onto Banks Street.
Turn left onto Purlwell Hall Road.
Take the 1st right onto Heritage Road.
Destination will be on the left.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
TRAIN: 11:40 from Keighley, arriving in Leeds at 12:06.
TRAIN: 12:44 from Leeds, arriving in Batley at 12:58.
TRAIN: 18:16 from Batley, arriving in Leeds at 18:34.
TRAIN: 19:08 from Leeds, arriving in Keighley at 19:32.
Due to a lack of buses, we advise that supporters walk to the ground or use a local taxi firm.