Morecambe – Globe Arena

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Glove Arena MorecambeFollowing promotion to League Two of the Football League, Morecambe FC took up residence in their superb new £12 million Globe Arena at Westgate for the start of the 2010/11 season, having spent nearly 90 years at their former Christie Park home.

The new stadium, named after its builders, Globe Construction, has a capacity of 6,500, with seating for 2,173 in the Main Stand, along one side of the pitch.

Internal facilities on the 3 floors of the Main Stand include advanced changing, first aid, gym and office facilities for players and management, along with a bar, club shop and reception area for public use. The 2nd floor incorporates 5 private boxes, a sponsors’ lounge and directors’ lounge, all with private catering facilities. Opposite the Main Stand is an uncovered terrace, with a capacity of approximately 600, which should give the new ground a similar feel to Christie Park.

Behind the goals, at either end of the pitch are the home and away stands. The former has a standing capacity of just over 2,200 with bar / catering outlets in a large, enclosed concourse to the rear. The latter has a capacity of 1,389, also with its own bar / catering outlet. A community block in the northeast corner of the ground houses a gymnasium and a ticket office for away supporters. Additionally, the new stadium will have extensive “all weather” pitches available for hire, catering for basketball, football, hockey, netball and volleyball.

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How to get to the Globe Arena

By Road
globe arena morecambe directionsThe Globe Arena is located on Christie Way, Westgate, Morecambe LA4 4TB. Drivers arriving from the South should exit the M6 motorway at junction 34, picking up the A683 towards Lancaster and subsequently the A589 towards Morecambe. Go straight on at the next two roundabouts, passing a McDonalds on the left hand side. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit to Westgate. The Globe Arena is on the right approximately a mile along this road.

It is well worth noting that Lancaster can often be a particular traffic bottleneck, so drivers are advised to allow plenty of time to reach the ground from the motorway. Away fans driving from the North can follow the directions above. Alternatively, exit the M6 at junction 35, following signage for Morecambe. Follow the A6 as far as Bolton-le-Sands, turning right at the traffic lights, continuing to follow signs for Morecambe. Upon reaching the promenade, continue for a further mile and turn left at the Broadway Hotel. Go straight on at the small roundabout and take the 4th exit at the subsequent larger roundabout. The Globe Arena is visible after a further mile or so.

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By Rail
morecambe railway stationMorecambe railway station, served by trains from Lancaster, is about a 25 minute walk away from the ground. Walk along the platform and follow the bicycle / walking signs around the end of the railway line. Click here to check the current train timetables

Continue until reaching West End Road. Cross the road, go down Acre Moss Lane and follow this into Buckingham Road. Upon reaching Westgate, turn left across the bridge and the Globe Arena is some 200 yards further on.

By Air
The nearest airport to the Globe Arena is Blackpool International, at a distance of 40 miles, although Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon airports (both about 70 miles away) may prove more convenient for travellers. Click here to check the current flight times

There are several taxi companies in Morecambe that can take you to and from the Globe Arena. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?

globe arena morecambe parkingThere is plenty of free parking available at the Globe Arena.

Away Friendly Pubs near the Globe Arena

Smugglers Den MorecambeWith doubts surrounding the “away friendliness” of pubs near the Globe Arena, visiting fans seem likely (initially, at least) to rely on favourite haunts near the old Christie Park, including the popular York Hotel on Lancaster Road, the Smugglers Den on Poulton Street and the numerous bars near the seafront.

Additionally, nearby Lancaster is renowned for its range of pubs and ales. Lancaster establishments that have received good reports include the White Cross, the Penny Bank and especially the Sun Hotel and the Borough.

Hotels near the Globe Arena

holiday inn lancasterThe 3-Star Holiday Inn Lancaster, Waterside Park, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3RA features a health club, indoor pool and sauna. If offers a bar / lounge and restaurant, along with 24-hour room service. All guest rooms are air-conditioned, with satellite TV, tea / coffee making facilities and direct dial ‘phones. Reviews suggest excellent standards of comfort, cleanliness, service and value for money.

lancaster house classic hotelA little further from the Globe Arena, the 4-Star Lancaster House Classic Hotel, Green Lane, Ellel, Scotforth LA1 4GJ also has a health club, indoor pool, spa, steam room and sauna. Guest rooms are well-equipped, with climate control, satellite TV, DVD player, direct-dial ‘phone, tea / coffee making facilities, in-room safe and complimentary high-speed Internet access. A refrigerator is available on request. Reviews note clean, comfortable, spacious, well-appointed rooms, luxurious bathrooms, friendly, helpful staff and good value for money.

Your comments about Morecambe – Globe Arena

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  1. Mark burry

    I have been to grounds all over the country following Swindon including Wembley on 4 occasions ! , but there is something about Morecambe’s stadium / fans that made this trip the most memorable. Not the best match to watch but by far the best catering set up I have come across with quality food at good prices & very friendly &competent staff. I often travel with my wife & two young children although on this occasion only my youngest daughter aged12 came, she described Morecambe as her most favourite place in England & hoped Morcambe would get promotion with Swindon so we could return next season. The ground staff and supporters were very friendly & helpful and the town has the feel of being unspoilt & how a Coastal town should feel, with the life/ history of Eric Morecambe proudly remembered.
    This is the first time I have ever left a comment on a website but feel that Morcambe deserve praise for the efforts they make in giving fans a great day, if you are an away fan thinking of traveling to Morecambe then go! Make a day or short stay of it and sample ther amazing pie peas & gravy !

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  3. David Lord

    Third time that I’ve been to the Globe Arena. Pre-match pint at the Eric Bartholomew, with no trouble whatsoever from the Morecambe fans. Good news is that the Imperial pub (a bit of a gamble going in) is now boarded-up. Walking to the ground, a guy with a Morecambe scarf said Hi to us, enquired about the journey here and wished us well! In previous years, the away end (turn right at the entrance to the Reception) was reserved for away fans. Not any more! After squeezing through an extremely turnstyle entrance, we were told to pay £19 each to sit down. When somebody asked why we weren’t allowed to stand behind the goal, the reason was given ‘that we didn’t bring enough support’. Fair enough, until somebody said that they wanted to make more money out of us! We made our way to the stand (to the right of where the dug out is) and if you stood up (which a lot of us did) were told in no uncertain terms to sit down! As there was nobody behind me, I thought this a bit puzzling, but I’d paid £19 and wasn’t going to be thrown out just for refusing not to sit. So one of the stands behind the goalsremained empty, apart from three banners put up by the Burton supporters. We tried to make some noise but I thought the acoustics in the stand weren’t all that good. In the Morecambe end, a long drummer and someone on the trumpet tried to get the atmosphere going and partly succeeded. A 0-0 score followed, both sides cancelling the others’ attacks out. Morecambe nearly won at the end but the guy skied the ball over the bar. Fair result, I thought. One point gained rather than three points lost. I always enjoy going to the Globe Arena and wish them all the success in the world, but would ask them to reconsider their decision to open up the other stand behind the goal. I’m old school and think the best way to watch football is to stand up!

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