Bolton Wanderers is a professional football stadium located in Horwich, Greater Manchester, England. It is the home stadium of Bolton Wanderers F.C. The stadium was opened in 1997 by John Prescott, a Labour Party politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time., it was named The Reebok Stadium after club sponsors Reebok.

It is a modern, all-seater stadium with a capacity of 28,723, replacing the club’s old ground, Burnden Park. Despite the improved facilities and larger capacity, this move was unpopular with many of the club’s fans. This was partly due to the new stadium being built out-of-town, and partly due to sentimental attachment to the old stadium and its history. In remembrance of this, the street on which the stadium is located is called Burnden Way.

The architect of the project was Lobb Sports, but the local firm of Bradshaw Gass & Hope acted as planning supervisors. The value of the contract was £25 million. The stadium is noted for its unique architecture, introduced by the Galpharm Stadium. The upper-tier corners do not have seating due to concerns about health and safety access.

Title Transformation  

The stadium was named after long-time team sponsor Reebok in 1997, fans considered the title unbiased and believed that too much emphasis was being placed on financial considerations. This hostility considerably reduced after the stadium was constructed, however, as fans have grown accustomed to the name and since Reebok is a local company.

The Macron title was applied in July 2014 after the Bolton Wanderers club finalized a partnership with the large Italian sportswear brand. In April 2014, club chairman Phil Gartside was proud to be connected with Macron and was influenced by Macron’s passion for football. The contract was of four-year duration for the Macron company. Meanwhile, the club had the option to elongate at completion.

In August 2018, the partnership with Macron came to an end. The stadium again renamed, this time as The University of Bolton Stadium.

Achievements of Bolton Wanderers After Sponsoring Reebok.

The first Premier League match at the stadium was a 0–0 draw between Bolton and Everton on Monday 1 September 1997. Alan Thompson, was first who scores a penalty in the 1–1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, on 23 September. Lokomotiv Plovdiv were the guests in the first UEFA Cup match at the sports stadium, on fifteen September 2005. Boban Janchevski scored first for the visitors. It was the first European competitive game that the club had competed in its history.

In addition to hosting soccer games, the stadium also offers different services, such as a hotel and performance rooms. The construction has been used to host concerts by famous acts like Oasis, Pink, Elton John & Coldplay. Footage from the Coldplay concert was used in the video for the single, “Fix You”, that shows lead singer Chris Martin entering the stage as the song reaches its climax.

The football League world cup Semi-Final in 2000 between the European countries and New Zealand was hosted at the Reebok construction. The World Club Challenge took place there in 2001 between the National Rugby League (NRL) Grand Final premiers Brisbane Broncos and the Super League grand final premiers St. Helens. Another World Club Challenge came about In February 2007, on this occasion St. Helens were the ultimate winners beating state capital Broncos.

In 2014, the club established Bolton Wanderers Free faculty at the construction. it absolutely was a form center giving sports and connected courses for 16- to 19-year-olds, and utilized the facilities of the construction for many of its teaching and learning. However, this closed in 2017 because of low pupil numbers that made it’s not financially viable.