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The Old Show Ground
Scunthorpe United FC

Record Attendance: 23,935 v Portsmouth, January 30th, 1954.
Ground Opened in 1895* - the club moved to Glanford Park
in 1988.

East Stand

The East Stand (shown above and below)

It looks at first glance to be rather unremarkable, but it was in fact a landmark in football ground design. Built in 1958 it was the first cantilevered stand to be built in Britain, meaning at long last spectators could enjoy and unimpeded view of the game without supporting roof pillars getting in the way.

East Stand External View

Note the SUFC lettering on the seats of the East Stand

The first cantilevered stand in Britain

Main (West) Stand
The rear seated section of this stand dated back to 1925.
The additional roof over the front area was added at a much later date

Main Stand

West Stand On Matchday

West Stand On Matchday

And A Closer View Of The West Stand

Main Stand

Fox Street Terrace
Although first covered in 1938 the roof was replaced in 1959
This photo was taken from the East Stand:

Fox Street Terrace

Fox Street Terrace
(Photo Taken And From The Main Stand Side

Fox Street Terrace From Main Stand Side

Fox Street Terrace On Matchday

Fox Street Terrace On

Doncaster (Donny) Road End
(Photo Taken From The East Stand)

Doncaster Road End

The Doncaster Road End Had Its Roof Erected In 1954
(Photo Taken From The Main Stand Side)

Donny Road End

'Donny' Road End On Matchday
The prominent floodlights were installed in October 1957.

Old Show Ground

The ground was sold to a supermarket chain and was redeveloped. A Sainsbury's supermarket stands on the current site on Doncaster Road (DN15 7DE) about a mile out of the town centre. Nothing remains of the former ground. A memorial plaque is situated near to the supermarket entrance.

Many thanks to Dave Couseins Ian Agnew for providing the photos on this page.

* Although the Club moved there at this time, sports and
other events had been held on the ground since1867.

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