Scunthorpe United

Glanford Park

Capacity: 9,088
Address: Doncaster Rd, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD
Telephone: 01724 840 139
Fax: 01724 857 986
Ticket Office: 01724 747 670
Pitch Size: 111 x 73 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Iron
Year Ground Opened: 1988
Undersoil Heating: No
Shirt Sponsors: British Steel
Kit Manufacturer: FBT
Home Kit: Claret and Blue
Away Kit: Green and Black

Clugston Stand
Clugston Stand
SPB (Main) Stand
SPB (Main) Stand
Clugston and South Stands
Clugston and South Stands
Away Fans (South) Stand
Away Fans (South) Stand
Britcon Stand
Britcon Stand

Glanford Park was opened in 1988. At this time it was the first new league football ground to be built in England since the Second World War. With the Club's intention to build a new stadium nearby, then it may not be around for much longer. From the outside Glanford Park is somewhat uninspiring, mostly a grey drab affair. In fact it if were not for the tops of the floodlights being visible, you would probably not know it was there as it is obscured by the adjacent retail park and trees.

Inside it is 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

The Club had received planning permission to build a new 12,000 capacity stadium, to be located a couple of miles away on the Western outskirts of Scunthorpe. However, the Club have been unable to secure the necessary land and have therefore had to abandon this site. The Club's Chairman has announced that they are now hopeful of building the stadium at another site just 500m South of Glanford Park. We shall await further details on time scales. The Buckingham Group who were responsible amongst others for the building of the Amex Stadium in Brighton and Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, have been appointed to build this new stadium, so it should be good!

Away fans are housed in the South Stand at one end. This is all seated and can house 1,678 supporters. If demand requires it, then extra seats can be made available in the south corner of the West Stand. 

Nornally away fans can really make some noise from end and the stewarding is normally tolerant and relaxed. Although there is a concourse area located near the stand entrance, there is in fact another small food kiosk located on the other side of the stand, which is accessed from within the stand itself. Although there are a couple of supporting pillars in this stand, the view is generally okay. 
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 stadium.’ 

Inside the ground a range of pies are on offer at £2.80 each. For an extra 40p you can even enjoy your pie with mushy peas! Otherwise just outside the nain entrance to Glanford Park there are a number of fast food outlets and eating places such as McDonalds, KFC and a Frankie & Benny's.

n my last visit the atmosphere was good inside the ground and no problems were encountered. It was on this visit that I witnessed an amusing incident, when in the League Cup tie against Birmingham City, the stewards tried to insist that away fans sat down rather than standing up. Of course this met with chants of; 'Stand up, if you love the Blues!' to which the stewards looked somewhat dismayed at, with many Birmingham fans continuing to stand up. One poor steward was dispatched to sort this 'problem' out. I have to say he used a unique and an effective approach, during a lull moment in the away fans singing, a voice from the back of the stand, was heard singing; 'Sit down and watch the game! Sit down and watch the game!'. You guessed it, it was the lonely steward singing! Still it had the desired effect! Well for a while anyhow...

At Glanford Park itself is the Iron Bar which admits visiting supporters. Otherwise near to the ground there is 'The Old Farmhouse' pub, which also allows in 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.

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The 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.

Post Code for SAT NAV: DN15 8TD

Scunthorpe Railway Station is over two miles away from Glanford Park. 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.

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The Club operate a category system (A & B), whereby the most popular games cost more to watch. Category B prices are shown in brackets.

Home Fans
SPB West Stand (Exec Area):  Adults £31 (£30), Over 60's £24 (£23), Under 21's £19 (£18), Under 16's £14 (£13)
SPB West Stand:  Adults £23 (£22), Over 60's/Under 21's £16 (£15), Under 18's £12 (£11). Under 16's £7 (£6), Under 12's Free
Clugston Stand:  Adults £23 (£22), Over 60's/Under 21's £16 (£15), Under 18's £12 (£11). Under 16's £7 (£6), Under 12's Free
Britcon Stand:  Adults £19 (£18), Over 60's/Under 21's £14 (£13), Under 18's £10 (£9), Under 16's £7 (£6), Under 12's Free
Family Area: 1 Adult + 2 Children £21 (£20), 1 Over 60 + Child £15 (£14), Second parent £21 (£20), Additional Child £5 (£4).

Away Fans
South Stand: Adults £23 (£22), Over 60's/Under 21's £16 (£15), Under 18's £12 (£11). Under 16's £7 (£6), Under 12's Free

* Supporters who become Club Members can gain further discounts on these prices.

Official Programme: £3

Scunthorpe United FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

Hull City, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Doncaster Rovers.

For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the  Level Playing Field website.

Record Attendance

At Glanford Park: 9,077 v Manchester United, League Cup 3rd Round, September 22nd 2010.

At The Old Showground: 23,935 v Portsmouth, FA Cup 4th Round, January 30th, 1954.

Average Attendance
2016-2017: 4,536 (League One)
2015-2016: 3,907 (League One 
2014-2015: 3,670 (League One)

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Scunthorpe United v Coventry City
Football League 1
Sunday 30th April 2017, 12 noon
Frank Alsop (Coventry City fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Glanford Park?

I wasn't really looking forward to the game due to our recent away day history. But I was looking forward to ticking another ground off the list.

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

It was a very easy journey straight off the motorway and Glanford Park was easy to find. Parking at the ground was available and relatively cheap at £3.

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

We went to a local hostelry named The Old Farmhouse. There was a mixture of home and away fans inside this pub, with no bother at all.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Glanford Park?

Glanford Park is a nice stadium although the view is compromised in the away end by some supporting pillars.

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

The game was as expected - we lost! The home crowd were very quiet so atmosphere was only created by our fans. Stewards were very friendly, even when our supporters made it evident that a pitch invasion was going to happen.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Coming out of the ground there was some trouble between opposing fans which was soon sorted by the local Police. It took about 15 minutes to get out of the car park and then no issues.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Glanford Park is a nice ground to visit - although we won't be going next year. Bring on Accrington Stanley!

Scunthorpe United v Fleetwood Town
Football League One
Saturday 4th March 2017, 3pm
Christopher (Fleetwood Town fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Glanford Park?

This was a crucial game at the top of League, between the second and third placed teams. Fleetwood Town were third but level on points with Scunthorpe Plus Glanford Park was a new ground for me to visit from the 92 and a lot of Fleetwood fans were making the effort to go; well a lot in comparison with what we usually take to away games.

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

We set off from Fleetwood at precisely 9:34am on one of the 8 supporters coaches. We arrived at Glanford Park at around 12:15pm. Considering we had to negotiate eight motorways to get there, I`d say that wasn`t too bad. Apart from a few minutes of congestion getting onto the M62, it was a trouble free journey. The ground itself is located next to a retail park directly off the M181 so it wasn`t difficult to find at all. There was a decent sized car park at the ground for any drivers reading this though you do have to wait 15 minutes or so at the end of the match to exit.

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

After a quick toilet stop in Marks & Spencers of all places, on the retail park. Me and three others then made for the nearby McDonalds for lunch. In terms of grabbing a bite to eat, there are several places to choose from on the retail park. After McDonalds, we went looking for a pub to kill some more time and mingle with more people. In the end we ended up at a Hungry Horse pub but there are other pubs within the area, probably with a better atmosphere. We didn`t speak to many home fans, but the ones we did have a brief chat with all seemed very nice.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Glanford Park?

The outside of Glanford Park doesn`t all that great in all honesty. Looking from the motorway, I first mistook it for an office building. The images of Scunthorpe United's success plastered on one of the walls made the decor a little more attractive but I've seen better stadiums on the outside. However the inside was a lot better. It's a nice, cosy stadium that still holds up well despite being built almost 30 years ago. One thing to note is that we weren`t situated in the away stand but rather the corner of the East Stand (called the Clugston Stand). If this happens to your away fans, you are probably going to be disappointed as the views are somewhat restricted if the fans like to stand up. The away end certainly offers a better view, despite the pillar in the middle of the stand.

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

The game itself was fantastic from a Fleetwood Town point of view. A 2-0 win for us which saw us go second and leapfrog our opponents. We didn't create much but were clinical with the finishing. We defended manfully throughout the second half but admittedly benefited from some decisions, namely the overhead kick one of their players scored, that was wrongfully ruled out for offside. Atmosphere-wise, we were fantastic. Sang throughout the whole 90 minutes plus about 35 minutes before the game. All 500 or so Fleetwood fans were making a noise at some point. As for the Scunthorpe fans, oh dear. I was incredibly disappointed with the lack of noise from the home ends, particularly in the second half when their team could have done with some encouragement. I had heard negative reports on the home atmosphere at Glanford Park but I didn`t think that would be the case in an important game like this. Nevertheless they were silent 95% of the game. The stewards were friendly enough considering that we aren't the easiest bunch to manage. I had feared they might start to evict some fans but were tolerant and accepting. I didn't get a half time pie or pop to the loo so I can't comment on what they were like. I only have my grandad' quote on the toilets "They were just football ground toilets". Make of that what you will.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Things took a rather ugly turn at this point unfortunately. A bunch of Scunthorpe fans took issue to our fans celebrating outside the ground. Words and gestures were used and while some of our fans weren't completely blameless, it's nothing that hadn't been seen at grounds up and down the country before. There were no fights but two of our coaches (Including my own ) had Windows damaged by stones thrown at them. Thankfully the windows were double glazed so only the second layers of glazing were damaged. Nobody was hurt and we were fine to take the coach home. After about half an hour of waiting we set off back home and got into Fleetwood just after half seven.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Barring the unsavoury scenes getting on to the coaches, the day at Glanford Park on the whole, was very enjoyable. I would certainly recommend going to an away game at Scunthorpe as its a good ground to generate an atmosphere from. There is also a lot of options to keep oneself occupied before the game and it's easy to get to. And it's important to note that the majority of Scunthorpe fans appear to be nice people and many have come out in disgust over what happened and have apologised on behalf of those who did it. I would definitely go again to Glanford Park on an away day.

Scunthorpe United v Bristol City
Football League Cup
Tuesday 23rd August 2016, 7:45pm
Adam Chard (Bristol City fan)

After negotiating the first round of the ludicrously rebranded “EFL” cup, we were forced to wait another 24 hours to see whether we would be heading to Stamford Bridge for a glamour tie with Chelsea, or visiting the slightly less glamorous environs of Scunthorpe. 

With our cross city rivals beating Cardiff and claiming the glamour tie for themselves, there was a silver lining, as it gave me the opportunity for me to clock off yet another league ground. As I only work in Hull, the 30 minute drive to Scunthorpe’s Glanford Park would prove to be one of my easiest away trips of all time. 

After Lee Johnson did a great job of guiding us away from the relegation spots the previous season, things were starting to look rosy for the Robins. The redeveloped stadium was now completed, and we had actually made good inroads into the transfer market, with the likes of Icelandic international Hordur Magnusson recruited, a club record signing in the form of midfielder Lee Tomlin, plus an exciting loanee in Tammy Abraham, to mention just a few. So we were confident going into a match versus League 1 opposition. Scunthorpe meanwhile had started their season just as brightly, and had scored five in their previous fixture, so it certainly wouldn’t be a walkover.

Glanford Park is possibly one of the easiest league grounds to get to, with its out of town location just off the M181. I was advised to park up in the car park of the local pub, The Old Farmhouse, by a helpful Scunthorpe fan. There were plenty of spaces when I arrived and, despite looking, I could see no signs saying I couldn’t park there for the duration of the match. As the ground is located right next to an out of town retail and leisure development, you can take your pick of fast food outlets and restaurants, with a McDonalds, KFC, Costa Coffee and a Frankie & Benny's all right next to the stadium.

As expected from the early rounds of the league cup, it was a balmy August evening. My first impressions of Glanford Park were that it was quite a tidy, modern looking place, with all stands a uniform size. Although having opened back in 1988, when it was truly ahead of its time, it was now showing its age a bit. After purchasing a slimmed down version of the matchday programme for £2, I headed into the away end. The entrance fee was a very reasonable £12, for which Scunny must be applauded.

Main Stand

Main Stand

From my experiences at other stadiums, I was expecting a concourse beneath the stand, but as it is quite small, there are actually 2 bar areas that are located back to back. Both bars sell drinks and food, with plenty of standing and areas to rest your pint. Down at the far end of the stand, tucked into a corner, there was another refreshments kiosk, and down a very narrow, unlit gangway, I happened across the toilets. I bought a pint of John Smiths (as with many Northern grounds, there was no decent cider available) and a sausage roll (well, I was in Lincolnshire, the home of sausages!) and felt they were reasonably priced.

With an attendance of just 2,397, and just over 100 City fans making the long trip up from the West Country, there was plenty of room to spread out. With the stands not being exceptionally high, the away following had split into 2 camps, either side of the goal, which actually obstructed the view a little, although even with the odd supporting pillar, it wasn’t bad. The more vociferous Iron support congregated on the terrace at the far end, giving the ground a more traditional feel, with both a home and away end.

View From The Away End

View From The Away End At Glanford Park

City started with a slightly changed team. Wilbraham started on his own up front and Frankie Fielding, absent for a long period with injury, returned between the sticks. Derrick Williams, in defence, turned out for what was to be his last game for the club before being transferred to Blackburn. City had a fantastic first half and started to dominate their League 1 opponents from the off. It was only due to wasteful finishing that they didn’t end the half further in front, after Bobby Reid scored the opener.

Scunthorpe got right back into the game after the break and, despite not managing an attempt on goal in the first half, managed to bag an equaliser, after City conceded a stonewall penalty. Lee Tomlin and Tammy Abraham were subbed on and the effect was immediate.

Scunthorpe looked dead on their feet, exhausted with having to deal with the trickery of City’s fresh legs. The game went to extra time, but up popped Abraham to hammer the ball into the roof of the net. Scunthorpe could’ve and should’ve grabbed yet another equaliser, but City held on to progress through to the third round, in what feels like decades!

It took about ten minutes to get out of the car park and back onto the road, which really wasn’t bad at all.

All in all, this was a great away day for me. Very reasonably priced, easy to get to, plenty of room, decent facilities and a win! Glanford Park is a good stadium, but times and fan expectations change quickly, so I can certainly see why Scunthorpe want to build another new stadium.

Scunthorpe United v Gillingham
Football League One
Saturday 20th August 2016, 3pm
Matt Boughton (Gillingham fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Glanford Park?

This was my first time visiting Glanford Park, and with Gillingham unbeaten beforehand and Scunthorpe also doing well I was looking forward to a competitive game.

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

Having agreed to collect a fellow fan from Scunthorpe Railway Station en route then  I left Kent at 8am allowing 4 hours for the drive, and an hour in case of any delays. Good job I did, as the A14 had 45 minute delays in Cambridgeshire which held me up, but I still arrived in Scunthorpe via the A1, A46 and A15 for 12.30pm. Having collected my friend from the station, we made the ten minute drive to Glanford Park. We opted against paying £3 to park at the ground, instead leaving the car on a nearby street roughly five minutes walk away.

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

We made our way to the main bar with a few other away fans. Despite having our Gillingham scarfs on, the home fans were friendly and the pints reasonably priced. There was no trouble whatsoever and they regulars were very accommodating towards away fans.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Glanford Park?

Glanford Park was much smaller than I anticipated, though you can still get a good atmosphere going from the stands. All four stands are of equal height and there remains terracing in the home end. However, there is a supporting pillar right behind the goal at the away end which impedes your view quite significantly. One thing that was missing were any signs to the toilets or refreshments, and we had to rely on a friendly steward to direct us to the corner of the ground. Though the toilets were clearly designed on ablutions last seen in the 19th century!

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

The less said about the game, the better, Gillingham lost 5-0 after a comedy of errors. Two goalkeeping howlers, a soft penalty, a free header from a corner and Hakeem Adelakun dribbling round practically the whole team contributed to the goals conceded on a disappointing day. Scunthorpe even had a penalty saved in the last minute so it could have been even worse. The highlight for many Gillingham fans though were the pies. At £2.80 they are reasonably priced (for a Southerner) though I would very much recommend paying £3.20 to get mushy peas with the pie as well. Indeed, colleagues who didn't go for the mushy pea option certainly missed out.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

The away end is situated at the far end of Glanford Park, so it is home fans who leave the ground first if walking out of the stadium complex. It started to rain heavily at full time so we made the five minute 'run' to the car and set off. As we parked off site, we were not held up by stewards like those who parked in the ground so I would certainly recommend this option for future visitors.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Well, a 5-0 defeat and 13 hour door to door trip indicates that it wasn't one of the most successful away days, though I would probably visit Glanford Park again. Despite being built in the 1980's the ground has atmosphere, even if the home fans were a little quiet, and it is very easily accessible by car - though quite far from the nearest station. The stewards were relaxed and home fans friendly enough.

Scunthorpe United v MK Dons
League One
Tuesday 27th January 2015, 7.45pm
Daniel Palmer (MK Dons fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

Glanford Park was a new ground for me, and with the new stadium looking more and more likely to happen and the chance to go top of the league, I decided to make the long trip up from Milton Keynes.

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

As the game was to be played on a Tuesday night and I’d only decided to go the night before, I had no other choice but to get the official club coach up to Scunthorpe. The journey was okay, about 3 and a half hours in total with a services stop. The stewards parked us right outside the away end.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Myself and a couple of others decided to go to the Berkeley pub pre-match, and it was very good. The lager I had was only £2.08, so we decided to stay for a couple. The home fans were fairly amicable, not bothering us while we sat in the pub but not actively seeking out a chat.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

My first impressions of the ground were quite simple, ‘I bet they can’t wait to leave’.  It has the impression of a very old stadium when in reality it’s only about 20-30 years young. The away end was fairly simple, old claret seats in a simple stand, and there was a small corridor underneath the seats where the bar was. All in all it was obvious why there is a need to go to a  new stadium so soon after this one was built.

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

The game was frustrating, Scunthorpe were cancelling us out at every attempt to get forward, and as it went on it seemed like one of those typical MK days where we would mess up the chance to go top. This was made clear when Scunthorpe took the lead. Luckily Kyle McFadzean was on hand to head us level, but a 1-1 full time score was disappointing.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Personally getting away was fine, just making my way to the coach as soon as I could, Although outside the ground there were reports later on our forum afterwards of a few problems, we were fine on the coach.  It was slightly humorous as we travelled 15 minutes one way to get home, only for us to have to turn back and go the other way as a road was closed. We were home by 1am though which was to be expected.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

I’m glad I have done the stadium, and when we inevitably have to come back here in the play offs I doubt I will make the trip up unless it is severely discounted.

Scunthorpe United v Sheffield Wednesday
League One
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, 7.45pm
Chris Morris (Sheffield Wednesday fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground?

Having not been to Glanford Park before, so it was another ground to 'tick off' as you might say. It's also not one of the 'modern lego stadiums' you are seeing popping up everywhere. As you can tell I am more of a fan who prefers to see grounds with some character although compared to some football teams the ground could be classed as new as it was only constructed in the 1980's.

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

The journey was fairly straight forward and easy. I got a lift from a friend in his car. I can't remember the exact route, but coming from Sheffield it's not far at all. It took around 45 minutes to get there. The ground is just off the motorway near a retail park so it was fairly easy to find. There was an estate around a five minute walk from this retail park, where a nice gentleman let us park on his drive, after we wasn't sure if we could park near the ground due to signposts giving warnings about parking.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Feeling peckish we all went to the Mcdonalds for a pre game bite to eat, the food was fantastic there, well cooked and fresh, impressed with the service there too, quick as well, which you don't see in some other Mcdonalds. We didn't really socialise much with the home fans, although they all seemed well behaved and happy in general, no trouble makers or anything about, after our food we went into the ground where we found the away supporters bar.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

The ground itself, has to be one of the smallest grounds I have seen to. With all the stands are fairly equal in height, it made it a neat little stadium.  Although for the shorter supporter like myself if you are unfortunate enough to be behind someone tall, you'll struggle to see!. Luckily I was stood behind a shorter person so I could see the playing action easily. You will have to keep track of the scores and times if you are an away supporter as the scoreboard is located above the away end, which makes it impossible to see.

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

The game itself was good. Wednesday ran out deserved and convincing 3-1 winners, with the odd shakey spell, but overall I thought the result was fair. Scunthorpe had goal scoring opportunities, but blazed their chances over the bar, or out of the ground on one instance!. So a word of warning, don't park too near the ground or you may come to find the car with a football through the window!.

The stewards were very friendly, and helpful, as they guided us to the club bar and welcomed us to the ground. The club bar itself was particularly spacious and the alcoholic drinks on offer were sparse, with Fosters, Strongbow and another beverage on tap. £3.20 for a pint is on the steep side although if you really like a drink, and drink quick a two pint glass is £6.20. Although I may add the pint of Fosters I had that day was very nice, well chilled as well.

The atmosphere was mainly generated by the Wednesday support, which was of no real surprise considering that we took the entire away end, and part of one of the side stands. A good following for a Tuesday night game, even if it was just 40 miles up the road. The Scunthrope fans made odd pockets of noise, but only really cheered when Jordan Robertson netted for them. Fantastic support from Sheffield Wednesday as per usual on away games. You could generate a decent amount of noise in the away end too I felt, which made the atmosphere feel better.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Getting away from the ground was fairly easy, as it is located right next to the motorway, apart from the usual match traffic. We were back in Sheffield for 10.30pm.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

One of the more enjoyable away days out for me as we had won. I sometimes feel that I am bad luck away, so the win at Glanford Park (which was out first ever win there) was a welcome surprise. After a small blip of form against Charlton and Hartlepool, it was important to seal a win, using our game in hand to go equal on 53pts with Sheffield United and Huddersfield. The squad lived up to the challenge and came home worthy winners.

Scunthorpe United v Stevenage
League One
Saturday, January 21st, 2012, 3pm
Matt Farley (Stevenage fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

Like many Stevenage fans, I was looking forward to going because it was a new stadium in League One to experience. When 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 parking spaces.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?
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 ground?

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 game:

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.

Scunthorpe United v Swansea City
Championship League
Saturday, March 5th, 2011, 3pm
Paul O'Shea (Doing the 92)

I travelled by train from Lytham St Annes changing at Preston and Manchester to arrive into Scunny just after 12 and made my way straight to the Honest Lawyer for refreshment, a decent selection of real ales on albeit pricey at £2.90 a pint. Nice pub though with both sets of fans in watching the early match on Sky. From there it's a short walk to the Blue Bell a Wetherspoons which also had some decent beer on. Had some lunch in the spoons then went round the corner onto Doncaster road and caught the No. 35 bus to Tescos which is located across from the ground on a retail park. Just takes a few minutes and is only £1.70
I had already bought a ticket online for the Rainham Steel home stand, for £20, which is still a proper terrace. Even arriving with only 15 minutes to kick off I was able to get a great spot right behind the goal and with a barrier to lean on. The ground though does look a bit worn down generally, but there was a good atmosphere. The attendance though of 4,608 meant there were plenty of empty seats in the three other fairly small stands.

It is not that often you hear Lonnie Donnegan being belted out on the P.A. at grounds these days, but very appropriate song 'Any Old Iron' was echoing around the ground just before kick off.
The first half was mostly Swansea pressing Scunthorpe and how it stayed goalless, was a mystery to me. Needing to take a leak I headed for the loo at half time where there seemed to a problem with the plumbing as the floor was under an inch of water,  but needs must as fans were reduced to wading though. Pukka pies were available at £2.50 at the nearby snack bar.

The second half had Scunthorpe attacking the home end and they played much better as the home support got right behind their team and they went in front through a penalty. Swansea tried to grab an equaliser but to the dismay of their support of about 300 failed and Scunthorpe grabbed three vital points in their fight to stay up.
Got the bus back from outside Tesco at five past five and was back in the Wetherspoons ten minutes later. The town centre was very quiet and with hardly any evidence that a match had taken place. Caught my train at 1820 and was back home for half nine.

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Updated 6th July 2017

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