Future Ground Developments
The Clugston & Southn n Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Scunthorpe Telegraph Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
Study United Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Glanford Park Location Map
|What's Glanford Park Like?|
|The club left the Old Show Ground and moved to the new Glanford Park in August 1988. When opened, it was the first new league football ground to be built since the Second World War. It is somewhat a simple affair with all four stands being of equal height and similar in appearance. The ground is totally enclosed, although the corners are not used for spectators. The home end is terracing, whilst the other three sides of the ground are all seated. The main downside is the many supporting pillars running along the front of the stands that may impede your view. There is a small electric scoreboard suspended below the roof of the South Stand. The stadium is completed with a modern looking set of four floodlight pylons.|
|Future Ground Developments|
|The Club have submitted a planning application to build a new stand at the Study United end of the ground. The proposed stand will be three tiered and will raise the overall capacity of Glanford Park to 11,000. The scheme will also see the provision of conference and leisure facilities. However, this scheme is currently on hold as the Club evaluate the possibility of moving to a new stadium.|
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
fans are housed in the South Stand at one end. This is
all seated and can house 1,650 supporters. If demand
requires it, then extra seats can be made available in
the south corner of the West Stand. Although there are a couple of
supporting pillars in this stand, the view is
generally okay. A good selection of refreshments are
available in the form of Cheeseburgers (£2), various
Pies & Pasties (£2), Hot Dogs (£1.50), Bacon
Butties (£2 - 'the best in the world!' according to
Torquay United fan Tim Porter) and Chips (£1).
James Broadbent adds;
'the ground is very easy to find on the edge of
town. Scunthorpe is generally a friendly place to
visit, where you can have decent banter and a good
day out. To help boost the atmosphere the club allow
drums and musical instruments to be brought into the
|Where To Eat & Drink?|
by the ground there is 'The Old Farmhouse' pub, which
does admit away fans providing though that they are
not wearing team colours. There is another pub near
the ground called the Berkeley, which is also popular
with away supporters. To find this Sam Smiths pub go
past the ground (or park there first) and follow the
main road towards Scunthorpe and it is on the left
hand corner of the first roundabout you reach. On my
last visit this 1930's/40's art deco pub/hotel had a
pleasant mixture of home and away supporters and
served good beer in a comfortable atmosphere. The only
draw back was that it seemed that you could only park
in their car park if you were staying at the hotel, as
there was an automated barrier across its entrance.
Steve Tucker adds; 'Found a great little pub called the Ironstone Wharf which is about a mile and a quarter away from the ground. It's on the A18 going away from Scunthorpe towards Gunness. After going around the left hand bend, the pub is located down on the right.'
If coming by train, then the Honest Lawyer on Oswald Road is well worth a visit. Although a modern pub inside, it has been listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and has a number of beers on offer. Also on Oswald Road is the Blue Bell which is a Wetherspoons outlet. Otherwise alcohol is available inside the stadium.
Across the road from the ground there is a Retail Park with a number of eating outlets such as a KFC & McDonalds.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
ground is on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, making it
easy to find from the motorway. Leave the M180 at
Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe. At the
end of this motorway, you will see the ground on your
right. Turn right at the first roundabout onto the A18
and right again into the large car park at the ground, which costs £3.
showing the location of Glanford Park (at the bottom of this
Post Code for SAT NAV: DN15 8TD
station is over two miles away from the ground. Neil Hallam a visiting Burnley
supporter informs me; 'On our last visit we found
that the Police were laying on a free bus service
from right outside the railway station to Glanford
Park. Once in the vicinity of the ground, the fans
are not compelled to go straight in but
are allowed to head for the heavily policed and
liberally bouncered pubs and bars on the adjacent
retail park. The return service operates about ten
minutes after the final whistle. With Burnley this
service worked well, however it remains to be seen
how it gets on with other clubs who may have a
larger visiting contingent.'
Otherwise a taxi is probably the easiest way to reach the stadium. However, if you have time on your hands and are feeling fit..... Turn left out of the station and head towards the crossroads (facing a church) and turn right into Oswald Road, going past a set of traffic lights and the Honest Lawyer and Blue Bell pubs. At the next traffic lights turn left into Doncaster Road (where there a number of fast food outlets). Then just go straight down this road and you will eventually reach Glanford Park on your left. Otherwise as you pass the Blue Bell pub on your left, turn left onto Doncaster Road where you can catch Bus Number 909 (every 20 minutes to the hour, does not run on Sundays) down to the ground.
Christopher Redfearn a visiting Grimsby Town fan advises me; 'I found that the distance from the ground to Althorpe railway station is about the same as it is to Scunthorpe railway station. It takes about 25-30 mins to walk from the station to the ground. There are also a couple of okay pubs on the route from Althorpe station to the ground. Turn right from the station head over the bridge and keep going until you get to the Jolly Sailor then turn right and keep walking along that road and you will get to the stadium.' However please note that not all trains to and from Doncaster stop at this station, so plan your journey accordingly.
Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.
|The Club operate a category system (A
& B), whereby the most popular games cost more
to watch. Category B prices are shown in brackets.
Scunthorpe Telegraph West Stand (Exec Area):
Adults £30 (£29), Over 60's £23 (£22), Under 17's £16 (£15)
Scunthorpe Telegraph West Stand:
Adults £22 (£21), Over 60's/Under 21's £15 (£14), Under 16's £6 (£5)
Clugston Stand: Adults £22 (£21), Over 60's/Under 21's £15 (£14), Under 16's £6 (£5)
Britcon Stand: Adults £18 (£17), Over 60's/Under 21's £13 (£12), Under 16's £6 (£5)
Family Area: 1 Adult + 2 Children £20 (£19), 1 Over 60 + Child £14 (£13), Second parent £20 (£19), Additional Child £4 (£3).
South Stand Adults £22 (£21), Over 60's/Under 21's £15 (£14), Under 16's £6 (£5)
* Supporters who become Club Members can gain further discounts on these prices.
|Official Programme: £3|
|Hull City, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Doncaster Rovers.|
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Scunthorpe United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
8,921 v Newcastle United,
Championship League, October 20th 2009.
At The Old Showground:
23,935 v Portsmouth,
FA Cup 4th Round, January 30th, 1954.
2012-2013: 3,465 (League One
2011-2012: 4,339 (League One)
2010-2011: 5,548 (Championship League)
|Fans Reviews Of Glanford Park|
(Sheffield Wednesday) 24/1/12
Matt Farley (Stevenage) 21/1/12
Paul O'Shea (Doing the 92) 5/3/11
Gurjit Dulai (West Bromwich Albion) 28/12/09
Matthew Dean (Tranmere Rovers) 2/5/09
Mark Barber (Charlton Athletic) 2/2/08
David Taylor (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 19/1/08
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