Luzhniki2008 visited University of Bolton Stadium on 20/09/1997
Game watched: Bolton 0-0 Man Utd
I last went to Bolton's old Burnden Park in 1995-96 and what a game that was – a 6-0 win. By that time, Burnden Park had clearly seen better days. Capacity had fallen to less than 25,000 with the majority of it being terracing. In addition, behind one of the goals, Bolton had been forced to sell off land to build a Normid Superstore on the space covered by half of the terracing in the 1980′s. It made re-development a big problem there and the club would have to move. The United match there in March 1996, was a great one for United fans. English stadiums were made all seater in 1994, but Bolton were given special permission to keep the terraces there, until their new stadium was built. As a result, United fans were given an open standing terrace (luckily it did not rain that day) which gave a great atmosphere.
Bolton returned to the Premier League with their newly opened 28,000+ capacity Reebok Stadium in 1997-98. An impressively designed stadium for them and a big contrast to the old Burnden Park Stadium. It is right next to a retail park so there are plenty of eating opportunities. I'd advise avoiding the big main car park at the Reebok Stadium as it takes a long time to get out after the match. The smaller away fans car park is easier by comparison. The alternative is street parking about 20 minutes away. There is also a train station by the ground, Horwich Parkway, which is handy.