Grimsby Town – Blundell Park

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blundell park grimsbyBlundell Park is an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 9,546. It is the home of Grimsby Town FC.

The ground, which opened in 1898, is the lowest football stadium in the UK, just 2 feet above sea level. On the West side of the ground is the two-tired Carlsberg Stand, which is the tallest stand in the ground.

It was opened in 1981, replacing the old Barrett Stand. The stand only runs half the length of the pitch, straddling the half way line. The upper tier is covered and the lower tier open, with corporate boxes between the two. The stand also houses the club shop and ticket office.

Opposite is the old Main Stand, which is small, covered stand and has a large number of supporting pillars running across the front of it. The central section of this stand dates back to 1901. The Main Stand houses the changing rooms and the players’ tunnel runs from its centre between the two sets of dugouts. Home fans are located in the Pontoon Stand at the North end, behind the goal. Built in 1961 and financed by Grimsby fans, the seats in this stand correspond to the club’s black and white colours.

Away fans are housed at the South end in the Osmond Stand, which was built in 1939. The club is hoping to relocate to a new ground on the western outskirts of Grimsby at Great Coates, adjacent to the A180 dual carriageway. Planning permission has been granted and if all goes to plan the new stadium will be ready for the 2010-11 season.

How to get to Blundell Park

By Road:
blundell park directionsBlundell Park is located in Cleethorpes, South Humberside. The postcode for your satnav is DN35 7PY.

Drivers from all routes should follow the roadsigns for Grimsby on the M180, which becomes the A180. This road runs right past the ground.


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By Rail:
grimsby train stationCleethorpes railway station is about a mile and a 20-minute from the ground. On exiting the station, turn right and then left onto Station Road. At its end, turn right into High Street and follow it as far as the roundabout.

Turn right into Grimsby Road (A180) and after about ½ mile the ground’s floodlights become visible on the right. Turn right into Neville Street and left onto Harrington Street where the away entrance is on the left. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
The nearest airport is Humberside, at a distance of 12½ miles. There are regular trains to Cleethorpes from Barnetby station, which is about 3 miles from the airport. The rail journey from Barnetby to Cleethorpes takes just over an hour. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Grimsby that can take you to and from Blundell Park. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

Calling all Grimsby Taxi Companies – Why not advertise your company here?.

Where to Park?

blundell park parkingThere is no car park at the ground. Having passed the ground on the A180, continue towards Cleethorpes and street parking is available in the side streets on both sides of the road.

Away Friendly Pubs near Blundell Park

pubs near blundell parkReports suggest that The Imperial pub near the ground is “one to avoid” for away fans. However, the Blundell Park Hotel, across the road from the ground, welcomes visiting supporters and serves reasonably price food.

The Rutland Arms, off Cleethorpe Road, has been recommended, but is some distance from the ground and doesn’t allow in children. Just off the seafront on Highcliff Road is Willy’s Bar which is CAMRA-listed. Near the railway station, on Station Approach, the Number 2 Refreshment Room is also listed in the CAMRA Guide.

Hotels near Blundell Park

st james hotel grimsbySt James Hotel, St James Square, Grimsby DN31 1EP is a modern hotel, situated in the heart of Grimsby, close to Cleethorpes, Lincoln and Sheffield. Guest reviews suggest a clean hotel, with friendly staff and an excellent restaurant.

The Legacy Oaklands Country House Hotel, Barton Street, Laceby, Grimsby DN37 7LF is set on a private estate built in 1877, and nestles in 5 acres of beautiful Lincolnshire parkland. However, it is within 6 miles of Blundell Park. Spacious, en suite rooms come with a range of facilities and 24-hour room service. Guest reviews suggest helpful staff and excellent value for money.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip?

away fans grimsbyThe first thing several away fans have noted at Blundell Park is the biting, cold wind blowing off the North Sea.

The ground is small, but the passionate home fans contribute to a good atmosphere with excellent vocal support for their team. Some fans have been a little disappointed by the view of play from the away section, which is impeded by numerous supporting pillars. The snack bar serves cheap, good quality food and the service is excellent. The stewards reportedly adopt a relaxed approach and the Grimsby fans are very friendly. Overall, fans describe a trip to Blundell Park as a very enjoyable day out.

Your comments about Grimsby Town – Blundell Park


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  1. Dom Lang

    I’ve been twice since our promotion in ’07 and I can easyly say it’s a sh*thole!
    a steward tried punching me or my mayte (no sure), fans are all hooligans/wannabes, the fish I bought was half black inside, the houses had barb wire, smashed windows, shutters on windows and broken walls
    the only good thing was the pub becuase only fans that were there were Stanley fans and the police are soundd people in Grimsby


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  3. daz speed

    NOT AN ENJOYABLE VISIT TO EVER MAKE ALWAYS COLD EVEN IN A HEATWAVE,TERRIBLE VIEW FROM THE AWAY END,LOTS OF TRACKSUITED CHAVS AND NOT MANY PUBS THAT ARE WORTHY OF A VISIT,ONE OF THOSE GROUNDS YOU WOULD GO ONCE TO TICK IT OFF YOUR LIST


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  5. aaron rattray

    blundell park not a very big ground very old but the back of the osmond end it is like a maze you could easily get lost stewards are very nice and their requests are reasonable and they are quite layed back and the atmosphere is okay but the home fans are horrible never ever make friends with them they are all thugs


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  7. Eddie Vincent

    Positives:
    Good old ground, looks a bit shabby and dated, but I quite liked that.
    Home fans seemed friendly, and stewards were laid back – plenty of them around without being intimidating.
    Away stand is covered, and carries the sound of noisy away fans well, helping to generate a good atmosphere.

    Negatives:
    Basic facilities. Beer and food on sale, but selection limited. Food also overpriced and not great quality.
    However, there are plenty of pubs, chip shops, American Burger pushers and other facilities around the ground, so the lack of facilities inside are no big deal. However, the club would benefit with improved facilities/prices as away fans would spend their money inside and not out.

    A good trip all in all, but next time I will be prepared with a flask of decent tea and food from elsewhere.


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  9. Anonamous

    I have recently been to the rutland arms and although it is a short walk from the ground it does let in children and has a car park you can use

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