Furness Building Society Stadium Like?
Holker Street (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Ray Wilkie Popular Side (photo)
Where To Drink?
A Closer Look At The Main Stand (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Crossbar End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Holker Street Location Map
|What's The Furness Building Society Stadium Like?|
traditional old looking ground that has been brightened
up by replicating the team’s blue & white colours on
the stands around the stadium. On one side is the
colourful looking Main Stand, which is seated and
covered. It has some supporting pillars along the front
of the stand and runs for around half the length of the
pitch. It is situated on the half way line and is raised
above pitch level, meaning that you have to climb a
small staircase to access it. The areas to either side
of the stand are flat standing spaces.
Opposite is the Ray Wilkie Popular Side. This is a terrace which is covered towards the centre. The Crossbar Terrace (also known as the Steelworks End) at one of the stadium, is on one side, a small open terrace, whereas the other side is not really used for spectators. In fact this area houses the Club Offices which tends to be detrimental to the overall look of the ground. Opposite is the larger Holker Street Terrace, which although open to the elements is the traditional home end of the ground. The stadium is completed with a set of classic looking floodlights (although one is relatively new, doubling as a mobile phone mast).
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
Away fans are mostly
housed on one side of the Holker
Street Terrace (towards the Main Stand) at one
end of the ground. There is also some additional
standing space available beside the Main Stand. Oddly
the Club have elected to segregate supporters at that
end by the use of a large scaffold, which means that
no fans (home or away) can stand directly behind the
|Where To Drink?|
The Club has its
own club house bar called the ‘Crossbar’. This bar
welcomes away supporters and has SKY Sports
television. Elaine Warden informs me; 'There is a
pub next door to the ground called the Soccer Bar
which is independent from the club and popular
with visiting supporters as well as home fans'.
|A Closer Look At The Main Stand|
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Leave the M6 at Junction
36 and take the A590 towards Barrow-in-Furness. As you
enter the outskirts of Barrow you will pass a fire
station on your right. You should now be able to see
the floodlights of the stadium over on your left. Turn
left into Wilkie Road and then right into Holker
Street. Plenty of street parking is available.
Barrow-in-Furness railway station is located just under a mile away from the ground. It is served by trains from Lancaster & Carlisle. John Stafford informs me; 'emerge from the station and the small station entrance road leads directly onto Holker Street. Look right and you will be able to see the the floodlights of the ground further up Holker Street'.
Adults £15, Concessions £12, Under 16’s £6, Under 7's £3*
Adults £14, Concessions £11, Under 16’s £6, Under 7's £3*
Family tickets (any part of the ground):
2 Adults + 2 Under 16's £34
1 Adult + 1 Under 16 £18
Concessions apply to over 65's and Students with valid NUS card. Photo ID is required for concessions.
* When accompanied by an adult.
|Official Programme £2.50|
|Workington, Lancaster City and Fleetwood Town.|
|Barrow AFC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
16,874 v Swansea City
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 1954.
2011-2012: 1,260 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 1,214 (Blue Square Premier)
2009-2010: 1,254 (Blue Square Premier)
|Fans Reviews Of Holker Street|
(Grimsby Town) 24/1/12
Steve Bailey (Luton Town) 6/2/10
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Last Updated : 10 December 2012