North Ferriby United

EON Visual Media Stadium

Capacity: 2,700 (Seats 501)
Address: Grange Lane, North Ferriby, HU14 3AB
Telephone: 01482 634601
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Villagers
Year Ground Opened: 1934
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: White and Green

South Stand
South Stand
A Closer Look At The Clubhouse Side
A Closer Look At The Clubhouse Side
Looking Towards The West End
Looking Towards The West End
East End
East End
Clubhouse Side
Clubhouse Side
Entrance Turnstiles
Entrance Turnstiles

Grange Lane is one of the smaller grounds in the League and one of the least developed. However it is well maintained and is situated in a pleasant semi-rural setting. The north side of the football ground is a strange looking affair. Mostly comprised of flat standing areas for spectators, it is dominated by the club house and changing rooms block behind. A small cover has been erected over the front of the changing rooms exit in line with the half way line, which has on the front of it, in large green lettering; 'North Ferriby United'. Some unusual looking team dug outs are situated in front of it. Opposite is a small covered stand that runs the full length of the pitch. This has 4 rows of new looking green seats. There are 501 in total, with a small block of terracing at each end. It has a fair number of small supporting pillars running across the front of it, which don't really get in the way at all. Both ends are small open standing areas, that contain just one step of terrace. There is a noticeable slope that runs across the pitch, from the Clubhouse side down to the South Stand.

The nearby All Saints Church is quite visible beyond one corner of the ground, whilst a number of houses overlook from the same corner. Just behind and above the South Stand on a raised embankment is the Selby Railway Line. This means that a number of trains can be seen during the game, ploughing their way between Hull and Doncaster and Leeds. The stadium has a set of six modern floodlights, three of which run down each side of the stadium. Also just behind the South Stand is a large telecommunications mast. The ground is also used for Hull City reserve matches.

The ground for many years was known (and still is to many fans) as Grange Lane. It was renamed the EON Visual Media Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal. 

A visit to Grange Lane is normally a relaxed a pleasant day out. There is a substantial and welcoming club house bar at the ground. Whilst inside the Club Shop has quite a good stock of old matchday programmes and club badges. There is a catering kiosk in one corner of the ground that serves the usual football fayre of pies (£2.50) and hot dogs.

If you arrive at the ground early and want to do a bit of 'sightseeing', then if you continue past the ground on your left and then go under a railway bridge, then take the second left into Humber Road. Then at the end of this road you can enjoy fine views of the Humber Bridge and the Humber River itself.

There is a Sports Bar inside the ground that welcomes away fans. It also has BT and Sky Sports television. Otherwise about a ten minute walk way on the High Street is the Duke Of Cumberland pub.

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Follow the Eastbound M62. At the end of the M62 continue onto the A63 towards Hull. Stay on the A63 for seven miles until you reach the junction with the B1231 (signposted North Ferriby and Melton Industrial Area). Leave the A63 and at the end the long slip road you will reach a roundabout where you take the third exit. This takes you back over the A63 and at the next roundabout take the first exit towards Swanland and North Ferriby (B1231). After about a mile you will reach a crossroads (where there is a white sign post on the left and a Remembrance stone cross on the right). Turn right here into Church Road (signposted Station/Riverside Walkway). After passing the Church on the left, Grange Lane and the ground entrance are just a little further down on the left. If you go under a railway bridge then you have gone too far. 

There is a car park at the ground, however this is for club officials only. For bigger games then the nearby Primary School on Church Road, offers parking at a cost of £2 per car. Otherwise there is street parking available on Church Road itself and other surrounding roads.

Ferriby Railway Station is only a five minute walk away from the Grange Lane ground. It is served primarily by trains heading to Hull which is about 16 minutes away. Doncaster is about 50 minutes away on the stopping service. There is a popular cafe on the Hull bound platform called the Old Ticket Office Tea Room.

As you come out of the station proceed up the road in front of you and then take the first right into New Walk. At the end of this road turn right at the Church into Church Road. The entrance to the ground is down on the left.

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Adults £15
Over 65's/Students £8
Under 16's £4
Under 12's Free*

* When accompanied by an adult. League fixtures only.

Official Programme: £2

North Ferriby United fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

In the current league: Gainsborough Trinity

Record Attendance To be advised

Average Attendance
2015-2016: 446 (Conference North)
2014-2015: 367 (Conference North)

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me at: duncan@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide.

Special thanks to Geoff Jackson for providing the photos of the Grange Lane football ground in North Ferriby. Check out Geoff's Cumbrian Groundhopper blog.

North Ferriby United v Aldershot Town
National League
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 3pm
Gary Draper (Aldershot Town fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Grange Lane Ground?

The match was important for Aldershot's promotion playoff drive. Visiting the North Ferriby ground fitted in with both domestic and sporting arrangements.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I travelled from Leeds by train changing at Brough (for reasons known only to British Rail). North Ferriby Railway Station was only five minutes from the Grange Lane ground. Parking in the area did not seem to be a problem, with none of the football related restrictions found at more established clubs.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

I went for lunch at the Duke of Cumberland before visiting the banks of the River Humber to view the bridge and read of local bronze age discoveries in Bill and Ted's most excellent adventure. The Duke was Hobson's choice but it was roomy, cheerful, quiet, and served decent ales and food. The pub is a very pleasant stroll from the railway station and then to the North Ferriby United ground through a peaceful village setting. The local fans were wonderful.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Grange Lane Ground?

There were only two turnstiles which meant that there was to be no segregation of home and away support. What a refreshing throwback to earlier times this was. Exchanging banter with local fans of an already relegated club with nothing at stake was a peaceful enough experience. Switching ends at half time as the teams turned around brought back memories of my youth. Access to the "home bar" at half time alongside the locals - great. I suspect that two-thirds of the gate were visiting supporters.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

A one-sided and comfortable away win enhanced by the closest competitor for a play-off place unexpectedly losing at home. I did not spot a steward in the ground but this was no cause for concern. A steward located outside the ground, the other side of the allotments, was unable to assist when asked for directions to the Humber when he was standing no more than 50 yards from it, but we have gave him advice on the way back to allow him to help other visiting fans in the future.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

No problems at all. A pleasant stroll back to the station.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A perfect afternoon in the sunshine amongst football fans of both teams. The locals could not have been more welcoming or pleasant, wishing Aldershot well in the play-offs and shaking hands with visiting fans on the way to the exit. Zero animosity. If your team plays there next season, make sure you visit and take your wife and kids too.

North Ferriby United v Aldershot Town
National League
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 3pm
Chris Heath (Aldershot Town fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Grange Lane Ground?

It was my first ever trip to North Ferriby. I knew they were one of the smaller, yet friendlier hosts in the division. Aldershot needed the support for their final games in an unexpected play-off push.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I parked up alongside the church with no trouble at all. Equidistant between ground and pub.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Had a meal and a couple of pints in the Duke of Cumberland a short walk from the ground. Very pleasant and got chatting to a couple of home fans about the ridiculous ground grading regulations.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Grange Lane Ground?

Grange Lane or the EON Visual Media Stadium as it is now known is a small, basic, but very welcoming, North Ferriby have it right, you can keep your over-officious segregation both sets of fans welcome in the clubhouse, having a good time and mixing happily on the terraces. Regulations say one thing but grounds like this are not unsafe and do not need to comply to the over officious regulations.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

Aldershot eased to a 3-0 win thanks to a professional performance. A lot of shots fans were also interested in results elsewhere that helped aid the atmosphere. I wish North Ferriby well, but they looked accepting of their fate.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Enjoyed another pint in the clubhouse after the game and we're wished on our way. North Ferriby United is a very friendly club, hope we get a chance to re-visit soon. Soon back on the motorway with no problems.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

No complaints at all. North Ferriby know what they are and are good at it. A friendly non-league club.

North Ferriby United v Macclesfield Town
National League
Saturday 28th January 2017, 3pm
Brian Scott (Neutral fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Grange Lane Ground?

This is my 200th different ground, so this has set a new milestone for me. I had looked at where it was on the map and was looking forward to views over the Humber and the local area.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

The train journey via Peterborough and Doncaster was easy. The walk from Ferriby Railway Station was enjoyable, visiting the church on the way. I found the sand coloured telephone box in the village of interest. There was actually a working phone inside! KCOM, whoever they are? For those in cars there is plenty of on-road parking with few restrictions.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

After visiting the church I walked on down the road past the allotments and under the railway bridge, turned left and walked to the north bank of the Humber where I had good views of the Humber Bridge about a mile away and across the river. With rather muddy shoes I returned to Grange Lane about an hour before kick off and had my usual walk around the ground and counted the 501 new green seats in the South Stand.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Grange Lane Ground?

Grange Lane is quite a small ground by National League standards with only the one proper stand. The 'away end' consists of just one concrete step with no cover. I liked the fact that the home club had put up notices welcoming the away fans to North Ferriby, acknowledging the distance they had to travel. Nice touch, I bet you wouldn't see that in the Premier League! There was adequate seating but the leg room was rather tight. The man I sat next to was very friendly and he told me that he was a Hull City fan as well. He informed me that the number of seats has been increased to meet league requirements.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

It looks as though North Ferriby might go straight back down into the National League North as they are currently bottom and the 2-0 defeat by Macclesfield added to their woes. Macclesfield scored both their goals in the first half but North Ferriby did fight back but couldn't score. The Silkmen fans were quite noisy.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Due to the distance I had to travel and the fact that the stopping trains to Doncaster are hourly, I left early but I didn't miss any more goals. It was an easy walk back to the station and across the footbridge to the Doncaster platform.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Another pleasant and relaxed day out into the lower leagues. No hassle, reasonable entertainment, and no stress as a neutral, the result doesn't really matter. Where to next in two weeks time when Ipswich are away?

North Ferriby United v Aldershot Town
National League
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 3pm
Chris Heath (Aldershot Town fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Grange Lane Ground?

It was my first ever trip to North Ferriby. I knew they were one of the smaller, yet friendlier hosts in the division. Aldershot needed the support for their final games in an unexpected play-off push.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I parked up alongside the church with no trouble at all. Equidistant between ground and pub.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Had a meal and a couple of pints in the Duke of Cumberland a short walk from the ground. Very pleasant and got chatting to a couple of home fans about the ridiculous ground grading regulations.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Grange Lane Ground?

Grange Lane or the EON Visual Media Stadium as it is now known is a small, basic, but very welcoming, North Ferriby have it right, you can keep your over-officious segregation both sets of fans welcome in the clubhouse, having a good time and mixing happily on the terraces. Regulations say one thing but grounds like this are not unsafe and do not need to comply to the over officious regulations.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

Aldershot eased to a 3-0 win thanks to a professional performance. A lot of shots fans were also interested in results elsewhere that helped aid the atmosphere. I wish North Ferriby well, but they looked accepting of their fate.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Enjoyed another pint in the clubhouse after the game and we're wished on our way. North Ferriby United is a very friendly club, hope we get a chance to re-visit soon. Soon back on the motorway with no problems.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

No complaints at all. North Ferriby know what they are and are good at it. A friendly non-league club.

North Ferriby United v Dagenham & Redbridge
National League
Saturday 7th January 2017, 3pm
David Reynolds (Neutral fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Grange Lane Ground?

Grange Lane or the EON Visual Media Stadium as it is now called, is a ground that has eluded me for years. So this was a chance to finally get it ticked off. Plus I had heard some good things about the club

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I have journeyed past the Grange Lane football ground on the train many times. So I had a rough idea of where it was. In the end Grange Lane was easy to find.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly? 

I had a little walk around the beautiful village of North Ferriby before making my way to the club bar which was very welcoming and friendly.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Grange Lane Ground?  

Grange Lane is a typical non-league ground located down a country lane in typical non-league surroundings.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc.. 

North Ferriby started well but missed two big chances before Dagenham took their opportunities to win the game easily 4-0. There was no segregation at all inside the ground and both sets of fans mixed in well together with no trouble at all.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

An easy ten minute walk back to Ferriby Railway Station.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

One of my best ever trips out. I will certainly visit again without doubt. I can't really find any faults or negatives about Grange Lane so that is always good. North Ferriby is a lovely club set in a beautiful village with friendly folk.

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Updated 6th June 2017

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