you were looking forward to going to the
ground (or not as the case may be):
Stevenage fans, I was looking forward to going
because it was a new stadium in League One to
the fixtures came out, at the start of the
season I remember saying that I would
definitely go to Scunthorpe as it would
be a really good day out. It would also
be really good to see Boro play a
team which had been relegated from the
Championship last season. It still wasn't that
long ago, when we were playing the likes of
Grays Athletic in the Conference.
2. How easy was your journey/finding
the ground/car parking?
The journey to Scunthorpe was very simple really. We
drove all the way up the A1 which took about three
hours from where we live. There was little traffic
which also made the journey much pleasant. To be
honest finding the ground was really easy! As you
approach the Retail Park you can see the floodlights
from down the bottom of the dual carriageway. The
parking was also very easy as there were so
many parking spaces in the Retail Park which to be
honest is really just like take your pick! On the
other hand we opted to park on the road outside the
Leisure Park where there was a long row of
3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home
Before every game that we go to with Boro, we like
to take a walk around the stadium and get a feel for
it. The home fans were very friendly, they seem
like a very nice bunch of people who love their team
and have a lot of passion for their football. There
we a few Scunthorpe fans that we had a good
conversation with before the game and they were very
welcoming. I remember one of them even offering to
buy us a pint!
4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first
impressions of away end then other sides of the
I was actually quite surprised really! From the
outside the stadium looks like a League Two or
Conference stadium at first glance. The away stand
is a nice stand which I think holds just over 1,600.
The view is really good and you have a bit of leg
room, even if you are over 6 foot tall like me.
There is only one bit of advice that I would offer
for fans attending a game at Scunthorpe in the
winter and that is to take your coats, scarfs,
gloves and hats. The wind blows right through the
stand, making an already cold day a freezing one! So
wrap up well.
5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards,
pies, facilities etc..
Other than the really windy conditions that wrecked
some of the play, the game was a good match.
After just losing our manager to Preston we were
just happy to settle with a point. The first half
was a bit of a dull, other than Luke Freeman missing
a sitter for us just before half time.
The second half was much better though. Scunthorpe
scored literally at the start of the second half
which was disappointing, but we salvaged a point at
the death when Darius Charles equalised, with a
really good turn and shot.
The facilities were average, the only bad thing
about it is that it's really hard to find the
toilets! The concourse underneath stand is good with
televisions showing a live game if there is one on.
The atmosphere from their fans was not the best.
They didn't really sing so our fans had to up it by
singing load and hard. The food inside the stadium
is really good though! The pies which are priced at
just below two pounds are delicious. I would have to
say that they are the best for pies maybe in the
whole Football League.
6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the
Getting away from the stadium after the game was
very easy. Really it's just a walk out of the
entrance and then it is just all about finding your
car! Probably the easiest stadium to get away from
after the game by a long shot. Everything is set out
to perfection really around the ground.
7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out
Well Scunthorpe away was an amazing day out!
Fantastic supporters, parking and view
inside the stadium. For me it was a brilliant due to
the fact that we had picked up a point,
even after losing our Manager. If I get the chance
to go to Scunthorpe again, then I would have no
hesitation in doing so.