|What's The Globe
Globe Arena (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Peter McGuigan Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
The Bay Radio Stand (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Looking Towards The West Terrace
North Terrace (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Other Places Of Interest
Berkerley Guest House
Globe Arena Location Map
|What's The Globe Arena Like?|
After 89 years at Christie Park the Club have moved to a new purpose built stadium. At a cost of around £12m, the Globe Arena (which is named after the company Globe Construction that built the stadium) was opened in 2010. The stadium is dominated by the Peter McGuigan Stand one side. This stand which is named after the current Club Chairman, has a capacity of just under 2,200 seats. This all seated, covered stand, has a box like feel, with a corporate glassed area to the rear. It is though free of supporting pillars and has windshields to either side, essential for a football ground located near the coast.
Opposite is the North Terrace, which is a very small open terrace that is only a few steps high. The terrace is split into two separate parts, with a large gap between them located around the half way line. Behind this gap in the terrace is a service entrance, whilst above is perched a television gantry. Although reminiscent of the Car Wash Terrace at Christie Park, it does detract from the overall look and feel of the stadium. Both ends are covered terraces. The West Terrace is for home supporters and houses 2,234 fans, whilst the East Terrace is substantially smaller and is for the away support. In the North East corner of the stadium, adjacent to the away terrace is a Police Control Box. Also located in this area, attached to a wall beside the Control Box is a small electronic scoreboard.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
fans are mostly housed in the East Terrace
at one end of the ground, where just under 1,400
supporters can be accommodated. In addition the
Club also make around 300 seats available in the
Peter McGuigan Stand, which is shared with
home fans. As you would expect with a
new stadium the view of the playing
action is good. However the facilities are not
that great, more to do with lack of space at the
back of the terraced stand, more than anything.
They also have separate queues at the
refreshment hatch for food and alcohol, which is
not great when you want something to eat with
your drink and vice versa. However, if you get
chance try one of the Club's pies, which are
adds; 'I sat with the Rotherham fans in
the Peter McGuigan Stand. To gain entrance I
had to edge through the tightest
turnstile block Iíve ever known, and then
proceed down a narrow four-foot wide open
alleyway into the stand, passing the
entrance to the toilets and the
refreshments kiosk, where there was a
small scrum of fans around the serving window,
which is built into the back of the stand.
|Where To Drink?|
outside the stadium grounds a new Marston's pub
called the Hurley Flyer has recently opened.
Family friendly and offering food too, it has its
own car park which costs £10 before the game, but
this can be refunded against a food
purchase. Otherwise the closest bar that
admits away supporters is on the
Regent Leisure Holiday Park. This is situated
just a few minutes walk away from the stadium
along Westgate (with the stadium entrance behind
you, turn right, cross over to the other side of
the road and the Regent Park entrance is down on
the left). David Foster a visiting Chesterfield
fan adds; 'I had a drink across at the Regent
Caravan Park. This was fully accessible,
offered a decent pint and food, plus had Sky
television on a big screen and generally had
a good atmosphere.' You can also park
at Regent at a cost of £3 per vehicle.
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
Exit the M6 at junction
34, then take the A683 towards Lancaster and take
the A589 towards Morecambe. Go straight across
two roundabouts passing a McDonalds outlet on your
left. At the next roundabout (where there is a Toby
Carvery) take the first exit into Westgate
Road (signposted West
Promenade, Sandylands). Continue along this
road for about one mile and you will reach the
stadium on your right.
Lancaster (may be advisable due to current road
and sewer works in Lancaster)
Leave the M6 at
junction 35 (signposted Carnforth) and then take the
A601(M) towards Carnforth/Morecambe. At the end of
this dual carriageway, you will reach a roundabout
where you take the first exit onto the A6 continuing
towards Carnforth/Morecambe. Continue along the A6
straight through Carnforth town centre. After
passing through the village of Bolton-le-Sands, you
will reach a set of traffic lights where you turn
right onto the A5105 towards Morecambe. This is the
coastal road and after passing Morecambe Golf Club,
you will find yourself driving along the Morecambe
sea front. After passing the Morecambe Superbowl,
take the 5th left into Regent Road. The ground is
about a mile down this road on the left.
showing the location of the Globe Arena,
Morecambe (at the bottom of this page).
Post Code for Sat Nav: LA3 3DF
(This takes you to the nearby Regent Holiday Park).
|Looking Towards The West
Morecambe railway station is around a 25-30 minute walk away from the ground. As you come out of the railway station turn left down Central Drive past Frankie and Benny's, a Morrisons superstore and a KFC outlet and you will reach the sea front. Turn left along the promenade passing the Ranch House pub on your left and then take the 5th left into Regent Road. Proceed straight up Regent Road and continue along into Westgate. You will reach the stadium on your left hand side, just over the railway bridge. Morecambe is served by trains from Lancaster.
adds; 'From near Morecambe train station you can
get a bus number 6 or 6A, from the bus stop
located opposite Frankie & Benny's or from the
nearby Bus Station. This drops you right outside
the stadium and takes about ten minutes. Coming
back there is a bus stop outside the ground, the
bus then goes into town along the sea front and
then onto the railway station.' A timetable for
6/6A can be viewed on the Stagecoach
website (PDF file).
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
* Premium seats allow you access to a
lounge with bar facilities.
|Official Programme £3|
|Lancaster, Southport & Accrington Stanley.|
|Morecambe FC fixture list (Takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
5,003 v Burnley
League Cup 2nd Round, August 24th, 2010
At Christie Park
9,234 v Weymouth
FA Cup 3rd Round, 1962.
2013-2014: 1,939 (League Two)
2012-2013: 1,954 (League Two)
2012-2011: 2,144 (League Two)
|For details of disabled facilities and
club contact at the ground please visit the relevant
page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Fans Reviews Of The Globe Arena|
Ellis (Exeter City) 26/11/14
Jamie Smith (Fleetwood Town) 26/12/13
John Spooner (Southend United) 20/10/12
Max Springer (Swindon Town) 6/4/12
Shaun Conway (Macclesfield Town) 14/2/12
Dan Brennan (Sheffield Wednesday) 23/11/11
Adam Long (Nothampton Town) 7/5/11
Neil Oakshott (Burton Albion) 9/4/11
Martyn Stimson (Doing the 92) 5/2/11
Ryan Dunning (Rotherham United) 14/8/10
|Other Places Of Interest|
|Along the sea front near to the clock tower is a statue of comedian Eric Morecambe, who came from the town.|
|Berkeley Guest House|
Guest House welcomes travelling football fans to
Morecambe FC. Situated on the promenade, it is only
a five minute walk away from the Globe Arena. In
fact in terms of distance it is the closest Guest
House to the stadium.
Fans can claim a 10% discount off our normal room tariff, if booking over the telephone by calling 01524 418201. This discount is not available if the booking is made online.
Enjoying fine views across Morecambe Bay, this Guest House is well recommended by previous guests on trip advisor. Visit the Berkeley Guest House website for more information. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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