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Get Away: Scunthorpe United

22 March 2013

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All the information you will need when travelling to Glanford Park.

CAPACITY: 9,183 (All seating)

ADDRESS: Doncaster Rd, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD

MAIN TELEPHONE NO: 0871 221 1899


VENUE:Glandford Park, N power League One

DATE: Saturday 23rd March 2013, K.O 3PM

Upon building Glandford Park in 1988 Scunthorpe United became the first club across England to build a new purpose built stadium since Southend United moved to Roots Hall in 1955.

The club originally played at the Old Showground but when deciding to build the new ground opted to move out of the centre of Scunthorpe to the outskirts of the town for better access. For the sum of 2.5 million Scunthorpe were able to build the new ground fully enclosed ground with three complete sides, leaving the home end to remain as terracing. The stadium is completed with a modern looking set of four floodlight pylons.

Away 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. A good selection of refreshments are available within the ground for away fans during and before the game.

Right by the ground there is ‘The Old Farmhouse’ pub, which does admit away fans providing though that they are not wearing team colours. It offers a choice of lagers and beers and has a decent set of facilities such as a pool table, sky TV, bar food and a restaurant. 

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. 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.

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.


Scunthorpe station is over two miles away from the ground. It is highly recommended to take a taxi from the station. If you do fancy a walk, here’s how to get there: Exit the station and turn left onto Station Rd. After a 200 or so yards the road becomes Church Lane. Continue to walk along here for just under a mile. Once you reach the T junction at the end turn right onto Kingsway/A18 and follow the road for another mile (going straigh across one roundabout) all the way up to the stadium.

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