Reebok Stadium

Lobb Sports Architecture, Bolton, 1997


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Stadium as seen from the M61 

Ian Lawson     Download Original

  • Stadium as seen from the M61    
  • Roof trusses span the full length of each side of the stadium    
  • Reebok Stadium    
  • Exterior view at night    
  • Fans attending the stadium    
  • Corner columns incorporate floodlighting    
  • One of the corner entrance points    
  • Suburban Bolton surrounds the new stadium    
  • One of the executive boxes on Level 3 with separate VIP access    
  • Level 3    
  • Reception area in the west wing    
  • The structure penetrates the interior    
  • Ticket offices; the wall is dark blue glazed brickwork    
  • Site plan    
  • Level 1 Plan, entrance level    
  • Level 3 Plan    
  • Section    
  • South-west corner section    

Home stadium of football club Bolton Wanderers with four viewing stands, a hotel and other facilities

On plan, the building is a simple oval bowl, derived to ensure optimum viewing distances oversailed by four curving rooves, each hung from a swooping canted truss. Four inward leaning, tapering tubular towers support the pitch floodlighting and the main roof trusses. These span the full length of each side and are curved at the top and bottom.

The West Stand incorporates the main concourse on Level One, with Level Two housing offices for the club and stadium management, and changing and warm-up facilities for players. Private boxes and a 450-seat banqueting suite are on Level Three, and another public concourse with access to the upper viewing tier on Level Four.

The East stand contains a 23,000m2 double-height exhibition space, with a clear 8m-high ceiling. Level Two accommodates a further series of large function suites, additional boxes and a sports injury clinic which is open to the public.

The space designed into the South stand has since been extended and developed into a 125 bed 4-star hotel. The building's total area is 34,000m2.


  • Begun: Jun 1996
  • Completed: Sep 1997
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £25M
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: Burnden Way , Bolton, BL6 6JW, United Kingdom

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