|What's The One
Call Stadium Like?
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
One Call Stadium Fans Reviews
One Call Stadium Location Map
|What's The One Call Stadium 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. The team
dugouts are located in front of this stand. 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!' As a bit of 'tongue in
cheek' the hole has been
sponsored by the Supporters Association.
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 had
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.
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.
There is the Talbot pub on the Nottingham Road (A60) near to
the Sainsburys Supermarket. However, this pub has more of a home
fans feel about it and really is only suitable for
travelling supporters who are in family groups and
intend having a meal there. 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 six miles turn you will pass the Pheasant Inn on yopur left. At the next set of traffic lights, where there is a Tesco Store on one corner turn right into Rosemary Street (signposted Derby A38). Follow road for around one mile and after passing a Burger King and Reayil Park on your right, turn right at the next traffic lights into Quarry Lane. The ground is up on the right hand side.
From The South:
Leave the M1 at Junction 28, take A38 to Mansfield. After passing the Kings Mill Hospital on your left and then the Nell Gwyn pun on your right, turn right at the traffic lights after the pub into Sheepbridge Lane. After passing under a railway bridge (height restriction 10' 9") you will reach a set of traffic lights where you turn left into Quarry Lane. You will reach the stadium along on the left.
There is nearby parking
at the ground which costs £5. There is also the
station car park which costs £3 for 4 hours. This is
behind the adjacent retail park (behind Burger King)
and is sign posted. 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.
Remember if travelling by train then
you can save on the cost of fares by booking in
advance. Visit the the trainline website to
see how much you can
normally save. Click on the trainline
Thanks to Adam Hodson for
supplying the above photo.
|All areas of the stadium*:
Over 60's/Students with valid NUS card £15
Under 17's £10
Under 7's Free
In addition the Club offer a Family tickets for certain parts of the ground, which cost £40, for two adults and two children.* The above prices are for tickets purchased prior to matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the game cost £2 more.
|Chesterfield, Notts County & Lincoln City.|
|Official Programme: £3.|
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.
2013-2014: 3,385 (League Two)
2012-2013: 2,758 (Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 2,682 (Conference Premier)
|Fans Reviews Of Field Mill|
Raffan (Southend United) 8/2/14
John & Stephen Spooner (Southend United) 8/2/14
Joe (Scunthorpe United) 11/1/14
Glynn Jones (Liverpool) 6/1/14
Steve Ellis (Exeter City) 10/8/13
Darren Riley (Barrow AFC) 17/3/12
Scot Rowland (Tamworth) 4/9/10
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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 Sandygate in
Sheffield, the home of Hallam FC, which is older by
a few months.
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Last Updated : 2 August 2014