Scunthorpe United – Glanford Park

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glanford park scunthorpeGlanford Park opened in 1988 at a construction cost of £2.5 million, housing 9,088 supporters. It is the home ground of Scunthorpe United.

The Study United FC Stand, more commonly known as the Doncaster Road End, is the only terraced stand and houses the majority of the home supporters. On the West side of the ground is the Scunthorpe Telegraph Stand, which is marketed as a family stand and houses seating for home fans, along with executive boxes, players’ tunnel and team dugouts.

The family section is located in the south-west corner, close to both toilets and a refreshment area. Opposite is the all-seater Grove Wharf Stand. The AMS Stand houses away supporters.

Its seats originally came from Aston Villa, who play in the same colours as Scunthorpe, but were replaced for the 2007-08 season. Scunthorpe have submitted a proposal for the building of a new three-tiered stand at the South end of the ground, which will increase the capacity of Glanford Park to 11,000 and will include conference and leisure facilities. This scheme is currently on hold as the club are evaluating the possibility of moving to a new stadium.

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How to get to Glanford Park

By Road:
glanford park directionsThe Glanford Park ground is located in Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe DN15 8TD.

On the outskirts of Scunthorpe, it is easy to find from the motorway. Drivers arriving from all routes should exit the M180 at junction 3 and join the M181 towards Scunthorpe. At the end of the motorway, the Glanford Park Stadium is visible on the right. At the roundabout, turn right onto the A18 and the club car park is on the right.

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By Rail:
scunthorpe railway stationScunthorpe station is over 2 miles and a good 30-minute walk from the ground. Many fans have recommended a taxi as the easiest way of getting to the stadium. Alternatively, turn left on exiting the station and head towards the crossroads. Turn right into Oswald Road, passing one set of traffic lights. Turn left at the next set of lights into Doncaster Road. Yellow Line buses no. 7 and 8 run to the ground from outside the Atlantis chip shop. For those feeling particularly energetic, the ground can be reached on foot by continuing along Doncaster Road. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
The nearest airport is Humberside, at a distance of 14 miles. The nearest station to the airport, Barnetby, is 3 miles away and offers regular services to Scunthorpe. Click here to check the current flight times

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

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

Where to Park?

glanford park parkingReasonably price parking is available at the ground, with spaces for 600 cars. Limited street parking is also available near the ground.

Away Friendly Pubs near Glanford Park

pubs near glanford parkNear the ground, the Berkeley appears to be a firm favourite with visiting fans. It offers a pleasant mix of home and away fans, serving good beer in a comfortable atmosphere. Go past the ground, following the main road towards Scunthorpe and the pub is on the left at the first roundabout.

For rail travellers, the Honest Lawyer (listed in the CAMRA Guide) and the Blue Bell, both on Oswald Road, have received favourable reports.

Hotels near Glanford Park

travelodge scunthorpeThe Travelodge Scunthorpe, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe N15 8TE provides budget accommodation within easy reach of the Glanford Park ground. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom and offer excellent value for money, being charged per room, not per person.

The Ashbourne Hotel, Vicarage Lane, North Killingholme DN40 3JL is some 16 miles from the centre of Scunthorpe and perhaps best suited to travellers wishing to make a visit to Glanford Park part of a longer holiday. Located in the tranquil setting of a pretty North Lincolnshire Village, it offers all the facilities associated with a 3 star hotel. The Hotel’s close proximity to the A180 offers easy accessibility to all major routes via the M18. The rooms are attractively decorated and en suite.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip?

away fans scunthorpeMost fans have commented that Glanford Park is a very easy ground to find on the outskirts of Scunthorpe. The majority of visitors found it a friendly place to visit, with good humoured banter from the home supporters and no problems encountered. The view of play from the away section is generally good, though supporting pillars can be a nuisance.

A wide selection of good quality refreshments are available including (allegedly) the world’s best bacon butties. Many visiting fans have complained at the lengthy delays in exiting the club car park. Some report taking over an hour to travel the 400 yards back to the main road.

Your comments about Scunthorpe United – Glanford Park

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  1. rob norman

    top day out,stadium easy to find but 40min walk.berkley pub cheapest option but huge queues,old farmhouse less busy but chain pub beer and prices.great atmosphere for away fans,standing up seats allowed!!hope they stay up,brilliant club.

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  3. Eddie Cooney

    Arriving with an hour to spare I made the mistake of going to the local Tesco for petrol which resulted in me wasting half an hour as I got stuck in a bottle-neck trying to get back out. I noticed some fans parking at Tesco but there were a lot of notices saying ‘No Football Parking’ so I gave it a miss. There is a large car park at the ground that cost £3. Getting out of the car park was murder and I was stuck there for an hour after the game, which is probably why I saw a large number of cars parked on the grass verges on the approach roads to the ground. If I hadn’t been in a rush to get home I’d have gone and had a pint and waited for the rush to die down.

    The ground is compact with all the stands the same height and close to the pitch. Not the most attractive but the atmosphere was nice. A couple of the Scunthorpe players have Merseyside connections and seemed more interested in the Tranmere fans than their own which would irritated me had I been a Scunthorpe fan. Despite Tranmere’s first half performance being their best of the season so far Scunthorpe ran out 4-2 winners which resulted in the Tranmere fans singing ‘We only play one half’ a few times. Ah well, you have to laugh.

    I had a tasty decent pasty at half time but at the counter where I bought it there wasn’t much on offer. There must have been alternatives as other fans had pies. Not exactly haut-cuisine but not the worst either.

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  5. Jordan

    Small ground.. Nice little pub near the ground.. They have very freindly fans, i wouldnt recomend it though poor atmostphere we drew 1-1 they didnt even sing after scoring.. poor poor ground in the middle of No where, only good thing is a mcdonalds near by..


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