|Curzon Ashton FC
|08/09/2005 (Curzon Ashton - Manchester United XI, 0-8)
|£ 4 million
|Richmond St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 9HG, United Kingdom
Tameside Stadium – stadium description
It's one of those cases when neither the club, nor the stadium have too much of a history. Curzon Ashton may have been founded back in 1963, but playing in the Greater Manchester area means stiff competition even at non-league level.
Their stadium is even younger, having been opened in 2005, but it already saw some of the world's best players play here. Already on opening night the home side faced Manchester United. It may have been only the reserve side, but it was led by Sir Alex Ferguson. The two sides have been clashing more frequently later, which means that the likes of Pique and Pogba were guests at Timeside Stadium.
The ground was built as a community stadium, largely thanks to the Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, thus the TMBC letters spelt out with seats in the main stand. With just over 500 covered seats, the south stand houses almost all facilities and lies directly next to the venue's 3G training field. The north side has a covered terrace for roughly 1,000 people, while all remaining parts of the field are surrounded by small terraces to give the total capacity of 4,000.