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Mansfield Town FC
One Call Stadium

(But still known to many fans as Field Mill)
Capacity:
10,000* (all seated)
Address:
Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5DA
Main Telephone No: 01623 482 482
Fax No: 01623 482 495
Team Nickname: The Stags
Year Ground Opened: 1861**
Home Kit Colours: Amber and Blue
Away Kit Colours: Black and Grey
Shirt Sponsors: One Call Insurance
Kit Manufacturers: Surridge
Official Web Site:
www.mansfieldtown.net
Unofficial Web Sites:
Ollerton Stags
StagsNet
Supporters Association


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Contents
What's The One Call Stadium Like?
Future Developments
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

By Train
Bishop Street Stand (photo)

Admission Prices
Local Rivals

Programme Price
Ground Layout

Disabled Facilities
Fixtures 2014-2015
Record & Average Attendance
One Call Stadium Fans Reviews
Hotel Accommodation
One Call Stadium Location Map



 

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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.

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Future Developments
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.

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The West & North Stands


West & North Stands

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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.'

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Looking Towards The Quarry Lane End


Looking Towards The Quarry Lane End

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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.

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A Closer Look At The Quarry Lane End


Quarry Lane End

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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 your 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 Retail 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 pub 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.

Car Parking

There is some 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 Portland 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 Portland Retail Park (Staples, Maplins, Pets at Home) located behind the North (away) Stand. I assumed that there would be unlimited free parking, but when I got back after the match I had a parking ticket for 70, as parking is limited to two hours and is monitored by cameras. Be warned!'

Map showing the location of the Field Mill Football Ground
(at the bottom of this page).

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By Train
The 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 logo below:

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Bishop Street Stand


Bishops Street Stand

Thanks to Adam Hodson for supplying the above photo.

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Admission Prices
All areas of the stadium*:
Adults 20
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.

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Local Rivals
Chesterfield, Notts County & Lincoln City.

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Programme
Official Programme: 3.

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Ground Layout


Map

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Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field
website. 

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Fixtures 2014-15
Mansfield Town FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

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Record & Average Attendance
24,467 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.

Average Attendance:
2013-2014: 3,385 (League Two)
2012-2013: 2,758 (Conference Premier)
2011-2012: 2,682
(Conference Premier)

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Fans Reviews Of Field Mill
Dominic Bickerton (Doing the 92) 16/9/14
Tom 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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Hotel Accommodation
If you require hotel accommodation in the area then first try a hotel booking service provided by Late Rooms. They have a huge choice of places to stay and their booking facility is straightforward to useYes this site will earn a small commission if you book through them, but it will go to help with the running costs of keeping the Guide going.

Access their Mansfield Hotels and Guest Houses page.


Remember that you can use the above link or panel below to book any other hotels that you may need for business or leisure, either in the UK or abroad.


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Map Showing The Location Of The One Call Stadium, Railway Station And Listed Pubs



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Feedback

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.

* Due to the Bishop Street side being closed for safety reasons, the operating capacity is 9,295.

** 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 : 16
October 2014