Globe Arena
Morecambe v Macclesfield Town
League Two

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 7.45pm
By Shaun Conway

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):
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 ground/car parking?
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 ground?

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 disappointed!

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.


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