14th 2012, 7.45pm Shaun Conway (Macclesfield Town fan)
1. Why you were looking
forward to going to the ground (or not as the case
I'd never been to the Globe Arena but did attempt
to go last season but the match was postponed due
to a frozen pitch. It's always good to go to a new
stadium, especially one I'd not been to before.
2. How easy was your journey/finding the
Straight down the M6 and off at Junction 34.
Managed to park the car just beyond the stadium,
it was over a railway bridge and by a housing
estate. Plenty of parking and well lit and just a
10 minute walk from the ground!
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy....
home fans friendly?
I arrived early so decided to have a wander down
to the seafront. As Morecambe is a coastal town it
wouldn't be right to not have a look at the sea
even on a cold Tuesday night! All home fans I came
across seemed Ok and there was no trouble between
either set of supporters.
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
For a new stadium it looks really good but
unfinished. Only the Main Stand is seated and the
rest of the stadium looks like it is waiting to be
expanded if the club move up the divisions. Macc
took about 150 or so fans so we were put into the
seated area of the Main Stand.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere,
stewards, pies, facilities etc..
Morecambe won a dull game 1-0 despite Macc hitting
the post 3 times in stoppage time; that's what
happens when you haven't scored a point yet in
2012! The stewards were fine and we were allowed
to stand all game without any problems.
Morecambe's pie's are well known for being good so
I treated myself to one before the game - I wasn't
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
A nice trip for a Tuesday night just a shame about
the result. Will definitely be going again as it's
not too far and a rather simple journey.