What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Jack Carr Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Popular Side (photo)
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Blowick End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Haig Avenue Location Map
|What's Haig Avenue Like?|
A fairly open ground that
on one side has a tidy looking Grandstand.
This covered all seated stand is of a fair size,
housing around 1,840 supporters. The stand,
which was opened in 1968, doesn’t run the full
length of the pitch and straddles the half way line,
with the spaces on either side, unused for spectators.
It is not totally free of supporting pillars, with one
large pillar, situated towards the middle. There are
windshields to either side and a couple of odd looking
floodlights on its roof.
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
Away fans are predominantly housed in the Blowick terrace at one end of the ground, where just under 1,200 supporters can be housed. This small terrace is set back from the pitch and is open to the elements, so hope it does not rain. A better bet maybe to head for one of the 300 seats made available to visiting supporters in the Grandstand, as this is covered and generally gives a better view. The refreshments are competitively priced; Cheeseburgers (£2.50), Cumberland Sausage (£2.50), Hot Dogs (£2) and a selection of pies (£2).
|Where To Drink?|
There is a bar at the
ground which is situated behind the Grandstand, aptly
called the Grandstand Bar. This shows Sky Sports
matches and even serves its own real
ale called 'Grand Stand Gold'. Otherwise
there is the ‘Thatch & Thistle’ pub, which also
serves food. This is located near to the bottom of
Haig Avenue, at the junction of Butts Road and Meols
Cop Road. As its name suggests the pub has a thatched
roof as is part of the 'Two for one' chain. Also
coming from the M58 on the Scrisbrick New Road is the
Richmond pub, which is also in walking distance of the
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
Leave the M6 at Junction
26 and take the M58 towards Southport. Leave the M58
at Junction 3 and take the A570 towards Ormskirk.
Follow the A570 around Ormskirk Town Centre towards
Southport. On entering Southport you will come to a
large roundabout with Tesco’s & McDonalds outlets.
Take the 3rd exit onto Scarisbrick New Road (A570).
You should now be able to catch sight of the ground
over on your right. Pass the Richmond pub on your left
and then turn right into Haig Avenue. The ground is
down on the right. There is no car park at the ground
as such. There is though plenty of street parking
available in the surrounding streets, however in
some streets there are some parking restrictions
so check for any warning signs.
nearest station to the ground is Meols Cop which
is about a mile away away from the ground. It is
served by trains from Manchester Piccadilly. As you
come out of the station turn left and proceed down
Norwood Road. After about half a mile, turn right into
Haig Avenue and the stadium is located down on the left.
Southport station is located a mile and a half away from the ground. It costs around £4 for a taxi. Rosalind Zeffertt informs me; 'The best way to get to Haig Avenue from the station is by the number 44 Arriva bus which runs every 20 minutes from Eastbank Street (at 02, 22 and 42 past the hour). Go left out of the station onto Chapel St and then Turn left into Eastbank Street and the bus stop is on that side of the road opposite the Bright House store. In the evenings, the 44a goes from the same stop but is only every half hour, at 17 and 47 past the hour'.
Adam Hodson a visiting Stockport County fan adds these walking directions; 'Head out of the station via the Chapel Street exit, turn left and walk through the pedestrianised shopping centre, passing shops such as WH Smiths & Marks & Spencers. Turn left at the end at the end of the pedestrianised shopping centre onto Eastbank Street. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Scarisbrick New Road, passing a Total garage on the left. Continue through one set of traffic lights and at the 2nd set of traffic lights, turn left onto Haig Avenue and the ground is down on the right. It took me around 20-25 minutes to walk'.
Whilst Paul Aird informs me; 'For a quicker aleternative walking route; 'Exit the station by the side entrance leading to the car park and turn right into London Street. At the top of London Street take the Victoria Footbridge over the railway line then turn left into Virginia Street, continue straight into Forest Road then right into Haig Avenue for the ground'.
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Under 11’s accompanied by an adult are admitted free.
|Official Programme £2.50|
|Southport FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
20,010 v Newcastle United
FA Cup 6th Round, 1932
2012-2013: 958 (Blue Square Premier)
2011-2012: 1,290 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 1,154 (Blue Square Premier)
|Fans Reviews Of Haig Avenue|
|Spencer Green (AFC Wimbledon) 15/8/10|
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Last Updated : 20 July 2013