The West & North Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Looking Towards The Quarry Lane End (photo)
Where To Drink?
A Closer Look at The Quarry Lane End (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Bishop Street Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Featured Mansfield Websites
3D Model Of Field Mill
Field Mill Location Map
|What's Field Mill Like?|
|During the late
1990's and into the early part of this decade, Field
Mill was largely transformed into a modern stadium,
with the building of three new stands. Both ends, the
North Stand & Quarry Lane End plus the Ian Greaves
Stand on one side of the pitch were re-developed. The
ends are almost identical single tiered stands, each
accommodating just under 2,000 supporters. The last
addition to the ground was the West Stand, which was
opened in February 2001. This is a cantilevered
two tiered stand, with a capacity of 5,500. In
2010 this stand was renamed the Ian Greaves Stand,
after a former manager of the club. On the other side
of the ground is the rather small Bishop Street Stand,
a covered seated stand that only runs half the length
of the pitch. This now
looks rather dowdy alongside its new shiny neighbours and due to safety concerns, it has
been closed for some time. It has boards placed in
front of it to prevent access to the stand, which
gives the impression that it is a building site,
which does little to enhance the overall feel of the
ground. Adam Hodson adds; 'I did notice that there
was a sizeable hole in the roof of the Ian Bishop
Stand. Unfortunately, the ball didn't go down the hole
during the game!' The
team dugouts are located in front of this stand.
In April 2012, Field Mill was renamed the 'One Call Stadium' in a corporate sponsorship deal.
|There are plans to re-develop the small remaining Bishop Street Stand, with a new 2,800 all seated stand, but as yet no formal time scales have been announced as to when this is likely to take place.|
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
|Away fans are housed in the North Stand, which is unpopular with a number of home fans,
as the North End of the ground has been the
traditional home end for many years. As you
would expect from a relatively new
stand the views of the playing action and facilities
are pretty good. Around 1,800 supporters can be
accommodated. I had a fairly uneventful trip to
Mansfield and did not encounter any problems. It
seemed to be a friendly place that was quite relaxed.
However Alistair Wright a visiting Bristol City
supporter adds; 'I found the standard of stewarding at
Field Mill to be particularly poor and at times they
seemed almost hostile towards the away support'.
Rob Ferguson adds' for those away fans arriving by coach, please note that buses should drop off at Portland Street and pick up at Portland Street at the end of the match.'
|Where To Drink?|
|There is a bar at the ground called the
Sandy Pate (underneath the Ian Greaves Stand), which
welcomes away fans and is free to enter. However, as
you would expect it gets quite busy on matchdays. Pete
Smith recommends 'The
Talbot' on the Nottingham Road
(A60) near to the Sainsburys
Supermarket. This pub which also
serves food, has big screens showing televised
football and is about a ten minute walk away from
the ground (just go along the Nottingham Road in the
opposite direction to the town centre). Jeff Beastall adds; 'Opposite the
Talbot is the
'Il Rosso' is an upmarket wine bar and a little on
the pricey side, albeit with a good selection of
beers and lagers and Big Screen TV. It is popular
with visiting fans'.
Chris Patrick recommends; 'The Sir John Cockle pub is on the A38 going into Mansfield from the M1 and again serves good food'. Whilst Gordon Cleugh adds; 'About a quarter of a mile past the John Cockle on the A38 there is The Bold Forester which has about 10 real ales and also serves good value food' and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Whilst Terry Gospel, advises that away fans should avoid the Victoria Hotel and Red Lion Pubs. Generally it advised to also steer clear of pubs in the town centre. However there is a Wetherspoons outlet called the Court House, situated in Market Place, which is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
|From The North:
Leave the M1 at Junction 29, take A617 to Mansfield . After 6 miles turn right into Rosemary Street. Follow road for 1 mile and turn right into Quarry Lane.
From The South:
Leave the M1 at Junction 28, take A38 to Mansfield and after 6.5 miles turn right at the crossroads into Belvedere St, then turn right into Quarry Lane.
There is no parking for
supporters at the ground itself, but there is a
nearby private car park which charges £5.
Otherwise it is a case of finding some street
parking. Malcolm Dawson a visiting Sunderland
supporter adds; 'I parked in the retail park (PC
World, Currys, B&Q) behind the North Stand. I assumed that
there would be unlimited free parking, but when I
got back after the match I had a parking ticket for
£50. Be warned!'
ground can be seen from Mansfield railway station
which is no more than ten minutes walk away. The
station is on a local line and is served with trains
from Nottingham. To get to the ground from the
station; Leave the station and turn left along the
dual carriageway, (away from the town centre), you should see a retail park
on the right. Go straight ahead at the first set of
traffic lights, along Portland Street and
then right at the next lights and into
Quarry Lane. The ground is a short distance down this
road on the right hand side.
Martin Monk adds; 'for away fans using the trains take note that for mid-week matches the last train leaves from Mansfield - Nottingham at 9.45 PM and the last train leaves from Mansfield - Worksop at 9.38 PM, please check with your train operators as both of these times fall before a 7.45 KO match finishes. Away fans have been known to have been left stranded in Mansfield, and have struggled to get home'.
Thanks to Adam Hodson for
supplying the above photo.
Ian Greaves Stand (Upper Tier) - Adults £18, Concessions £12, Under 16's £9, Under 10's £4
Ian Greaves Stand (Lower Tier) - Adults £17, Concessions £12, Under 16's £8, Under 10's £4
Quarry Lane End - Adults £15, Concessions £12, Under 16's £8, Under 10's £4
North Stand - Adults £15, Concessions £12, Under 16's £8, Under 10's £4
Concessions apply to OAP's and Students
|Chesterfield, Notts County & Lincoln City.|
|Official Programme: £3.|
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Mansfield Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
v Nottingham Forest
FA Cup 3rd Round, January 10th, 1953.
Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
9,243 v Northampton Town
Division Three Play Off, May 20th 2004.
2011-2012: 2,682 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 2,123 (Blue Square Premier)
2009-2010: 3,192 (Blue Square Premier)
|Fans Reviews Of Field Mill|
Darren Riley (Barrow AFC) 17/3/12
Scot Rowland (Tamworth) 4/9/10
Dave Minett (Neutral) 26/1/08
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** Mansfield Town took
over the Field Mill ground in 1919. The ground had
previously been used for football since 1861 by
various teams and is the second oldest football
ground in continual use after Sandy Lane in
Sheffield, which is older by a few months.
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Last Updated : 18 January 2013