ARGYLE travel to Macclesfield Town tomorrow night for our next challenge in a fascinating Sky Bet League Two campaign.
Moss Rose is the home of Macclesfield Town and has been for 143 years, since they first started playing there in 1876. Situated in Cheshire, there is a 534-mile round trip from Home Park, taking four hours 45 minutes by car, each way.
The stadium itself can hold 6,335 spectators, with 2,599 of those being seated. The Main Stand is covered and a raised seating area with windshields either side. The dugouts are also situated in front of the stand. On the other side is a single-tiered stand, which is all under cover. This is called the Big Brand Ideas Stand, was opened in 2001 and has a capacity of 1,150.
The Star Lane End is a mix of both seating and standing, with the standing in behind the 486 seats. Opposite to this is the John Askey Terrace, which is named after a former player and manager, and is where 1,500 away supporters are housed.
Macclesfield’s closest rival in the Football League years has been Stockport County, but Stockport's relegation to the Conference North at the end of the 2012–13 season saw that the sides have not met for quite some time.
The club mascot is a lion who wears the club shirt, which has been blue since 1947, with the exception of 1975-76 season when they temporarily went back to orange and black.
Moss Rose is located on the outskirts of Macclesfield and there is not a tremendous choice of pubs, but food is available in the ground.