1. Fleetwood Town FC is a professional football club based in Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. The club was founded in 1908 and has seen significant growth and success in recent years.

2. The club's home stadium is Highbury Stadium, which has a capacity of around 5,300 spectators. The stadium has undergone various renovations to meet Football League standards and has become an important focal point for the local community.

3. Fleetwood Town FC experienced a rapid rise through the English football league system. From the lower tiers of non-league football, they achieved six promotions in just ten seasons between 2004 and 2014, reaching the EFL League One for the first time in their history.

4. Fleetwood have a growing rivalry with Blackpool even though the two sides have not played each other many times in their history. Other rivals include Morecambe, Preston North End and Accrington Stanley.

5. Fleetwood Town's best performance in the FA Cup came recently when they reached the 5th round in 2022-23.

Home of Fleetwood Town FC

Opened 1939

Capacity 5,327

Rating: 4.2

(688) Google Reviews

My garden shed is bigger than this. It’s got door a window. My garden shed is bigger than this. No trains to Fleetwood you have to the train to Blackpool North. Then you can either get the tram, bus or if you want to Walk it it’s a 7.2 mile hike. Might be nice in August but January give it a miss. Chippy out side the ground & Tesco extra a 5 minute walk away. View from the stand is okay no obstructions. Worth a visit just to tuck it off on your 92 club.
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Great club. My son's team were team if the week and had a great time in the gaming zone and leading out the players
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3 months ago
Exeter fan - your stewards were outstanding and very good sports. Pies are very good as well. Shocking result for us, but enjoyed the trip up👍🏻
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3 months ago
Even though we lost, the staff here were amazing, friendly stewards who know how to laugh, friendly staff in the cafe, great little ground
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3 months ago
Staff were very friendly, ground is a bit dated but they have not been above league one so it suits its purpose nice to get 3 points
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5 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The ground was opened in 1939, at the culmination of the most successful three-year period in the club's history, having completed a hat-trick of Lancashire Combination Cup wins. Until then the club had played on a ground next to the North Euston Hotel. It is situated on the south-west corner of the Memorial Park, just behind Highbury Avenue, after which it is named.

An unusual feature of the stadium was the 'setback' on the west side of the ground. Both the main stand and the long covered standing area known as the 
Scratching Shed were set back from the pitch by a large gap. This was the legacy of the short period from 1948 to 1952, when the stadium was used for speedway with Fleetwood Flyers riding in Division Two of the National Speedway league.[2][3] Fleetwood Flyers started the 1948 season as Wigan Warriors but moved to Fleetwood after racing a few away fixtures billed as Wigan. The Flyers raced in the National League Division Two from 1948 to 1951 without enjoying any great success. In 1952 the venue staged a number of open events with the team renamed the Fleetwood Knights.[4] In 2008, when a new West Stand was built, it was constructed over the set back area, close to the pitch. To construct the stand, the builders had to clear about 5,000 tonnes of cinder and ash still left over from the speedway track.[5]

Ground redevelopment[edit]

In February 2007 the new Percy Ronson Stand was opened. A£200,000-plus development, the stand is all terracing, and is the first new stand at the Highbury Stadium since 1939. Originally stated to hold 1,240, this figure was later revised downwards 50% by Lancashire County Council to the official capacity of 621. The stand, at the south side of the ground runs about two-thirds the width of the pitch.[6][7]

On 31 July 2007, Fleetwood Town announced the "Stadium Development Plan"[6] which includes -

  1. The demolition of the Scratching Shed, to be replaced by a new west terrace similar to the Percy Ronson Stand, and also positioned close to the pitch.[6]
  2. Demolition of the current terrace at the north end of the ground with another terrace similar to the Percy Ronson Stand. However this stand would run virtually the full width of the pitch unlike the Percy Ronson Stand.[6]
  3. Demolition of the current social club at the east side of the ground, and development of a new 1,000 all-seater stand incorporating new changing rooms, four executive boxes, dining facilities, a supporters bar, a first floor cafeteria, an IT suite, ground floor community room, new club offices and a club shop.[6]
The total cost of this three-staged final phase of the ground development was originally expected to be over £2M.[6]

The plan was finalized in December 2007, with construction being planned in two phases.
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  • Phase One: This involves the first two items of the above plan - the demolition of the Scratching Shed, and the construction of the north and west terraces, together with temporary seating in the West Stand, car parking, and new Football League standard floodlights.[9]
  • Phase Two: This involves the third item in the above plan, the construction of the new Main Stand on the east side of the ground with social and changing facilities. The current main stand, a small construction set back from the pitch on the west side of the ground next to the Scratching Shed, will remain until the completion of Phase 2, as it holds the changing rooms.

Planning permission for Phase One was granted by Wyre Borough Council on 4 March 2008.[10] Building work began on 28 April 2008 with clearing work behind the Park End Stand and continued with the demolition of the Scratching Shed, removal of the existing floodlights and clearance work on the main stand.[9] On 23 August 2008 the new stands were opened for Fleetwood's inaugural Conference North match against Vauxhall Motors. The west stand, with its temporary seating, has a capacity of 550, and has been named the Highbury Stand. The stand at the Park end has a capacity of 1,473. It has been named the Memorial Stand to honour those who lost their lives in service of their country and the trawlermen lost at sea from the port of Fleetwood.

Phase Two, the construction of the new East Stand, was originally scheduled begin during the close season in 2009, but was postponed by a year and the plans revised. A£125,000 project to re-lay the pitch and improve drainage was instead begun on 21 April 2009.
[11] This change was precipitated by a series of costly match postponements because of poor pitch conditions in 2008–09.

Plans for the new stand were revised and resubmitted in December 2009. The proposed capacity was increased to 2,000, which increased the ground capacity to over 5,500 and met the requirements of Football League membership. The stand, with a proposed price tag of £4 million, was designed with three levels of seating, five executive boxes (subsequently increased to seven) and a function suite. The ground floor is predominantly for use by club operations, and was designed to house a community room and club shop.
[12] Planning permission was granted by Wyre Borough Council in March 2010, and development was set to begin during the 2010 close season. Construction began in May 2010, ahead of Fleetwood's Conference North Play-off Final against Alfreton Town, which they won 2–1. The stand, now named the Parkside Stand, was completed in spring 2011, and fully opened ahead of Fleetwood's 3–1 victory over Altrincham on 16 April 2011.

Things to do in Fleetwood.

Ferry Cafe.

5 Reviews
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Love this cafe. Been going here forc21 years. Ever since we moved here. Myself and my then 3 children, all now adults with children of their own, still go... Read More

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Great little cafe that offers a wide range of meals from Full English Breakfast to pie and chips. A tad on the expensive side but the food is good.... Read More

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This Cafe is like stepping back in time to the old fashioned cafes on the waterfront at the seaside and its lovely to see tradition living on. This cafe has... Read More

Granada Fish Bar.

5 Reviews
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Eaten here a couple of times and they offer the most amazing fish and chips. You can eat in or take away and they also cater for those on a budget as well... Read More

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Great lunch for all the family, tasty food, well served in clean surroundings. Read More

Photo of stelegend

Excellent fish and chip restaurant. Really tasty fish (which you can have unbattered if you prefer) I had haddock and chips- perfect! Read More