Address: Grange Lane, North Ferriby, HU14 3AB
Telephone: 01482 634601
Club Nickname: The Villagers
Year Ground Opened: 1934
Home Kit: White and Green
One of the smaller grounds in the League and one of the least developed. However it is well maintained and is situated in a pleasant semi-rural setting. The one side of the football ground is a strange looking affair. Mostly comprised of flat standing areas for spectators, it is dominated by the club house and changing rooms block behind. A small cover has been erected over the front of the changing rooms exit in line with the half way line, which has on the front of it, in large green lettering; 'North Ferriby United'. Some unusual looking team dug outs are situated in front of it. Opposite is a small covered stand that runs the full length of the pitch. This has a two blocks of green seating with one block of terrace located towards the East End. It has a fair number of small supporting pillars running across the front of it. Both ends are small open standing areas, that contain just one step of terrace. There is a noticeable slope that runs across the pitch, from the Clubhouse side down to the South Stand.
The nearby All Saints Church is quite visible beyond one corner of the ground, whilst a number of houses overlook from the same corner. Just behind and above the South Stand on a raised embankment is the Selby Railway Line. This means that a number of trains can be seen during the game, ploughing their way between Leeds and Hull. The stadium has a set of six modern floodlights, three of which run down each side of the stadium. Also just behind the South Stand is a large telecommunications mast. The ground is also used for Hull City reserve matches.
The ground for many years was known (and still is to many fans) as Grange Lane. It was renamed the EON Visual Media Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal.
Normally a relaxed a pleasant day out. There is a substantial and welcoming club house bar at the ground. Whilst inside the Club Shop has quite a good stock of old matchday programmes and club badges. There is a catering kiosk in one corner of the ground that serves the usual football fayre of pies and hot dogs.
If you arrive at the ground early and want to do a bit of 'sightseeing', then if you continue past the ground on your left and then go under a railway bridge, then take the second left into Humber Road. Then at the end of this road you can enjoy fine views of the Humber Bridge and the Humber River itself.
There is a Sports Bar inside the ground that welcomes away fans. It also has BT and Sky Sports television. Otherwise about a ten minute walk way on the High Street is the Duke Of Cumberland pub.
Follow the Eastbound M62. At the end of the M62 continue onto the A63 towards Hull. Stay on the A63 for seven miles until you reach the junction with the B1231 (signposted North Ferriby and Melton Industrial Area). Leave the A63 and at the end the long slip road you will reach a roundabout where you take the third exit. This takes you back over the A63 and at the next roundabout take the first exit towards Swanland and North Ferriby (B1231). After about a mile you will reach a crossroads (where there is a white sign post on the left and a Remembrance stone cross on the right). Turn right here into Church Road (signposted Station/Riverside Walkway). After passing the Church on the left, Grange Lane and the ground entrance are just a little further down on the left. If you go under a railway bridge then you have gone too far.
There is a car park at the ground, however this is for club officials only. For bigger games then the nearby Primary School on Church Road, offers parking at a cost of £2 per car. Otherwise there is street parking available on Church Road itself and other surrounding roads.
The nearest Railway Station is Ferriby which is only a five minute walk away from the ground. It is served primarily by trains from Hull which is a 16 minute train ride away and Doncaster.
As you come out of the station proceed up the road in front of you and then take the first right into New Walk. At the end of this road turn right at the Church into Church Road. The entrance to the ground is down on the left.
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Official Programme: £2.50
Over 65's/Students £6
Under 16's £3
Under 12's Free*
* When accompanied by an adult. League fixtures only.
In the current league: Gainsborough Trinity
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2014-2015: 367 (Conference North)
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