1. Grimsby Town Football Club is an English professional football club based in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire. The club was founded in 1878 and they are known as The Mariners.

2. The club's home ground is Blundell Park, which has a capacity of 9,052 spectators. The stadium was opened in 1899 and has been the club's home ground ever since, although it has been renovated several times over the years.

3. Grimsby Town has a long and storied history, having won several lower-league titles and cup competitions. The club's biggest recent achievements include winning the National League play-off final in 2022 gaining promotion to League Two.

4. Another recent highlight was getting to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in March 2023 by beating Southampton 2-1 away from home.

5. The club has a strong local rivalry with several nearby teams, including Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United. Games between these teams are known as a Lincolnshire Derby.

Home of Grimsby Town FC

Opened 1899

Capacity 9,052

Rating: 4.1

(512) Google Reviews

If you're in the top rows of seats your view is very restricted. I couldn't see the opposite goal and there's a danger of banging your head - some of the struts are covered in foam! No parking, only street.
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2 weeks ago
Blundell Park has the oldest main stand still in use in the whole of the English football league. Some of the toilets are an experience and will give you the opportunity to experience being a supporter in the 1970s. Notable managers include Bill Shankly, Lawrie McMenemy, Alan Buckley and Paul Hurst. The football on the pitch is at times mesmerising, but in recent years it has improved. Grimsby, I believe, was the first club to introduce striped nets, made by Cosalt shipping chandlers. Having nets helped the players find the goal a little more often. The away support is some of the best in the football league, with thousands of people travelling to away matches on a regular basis. Their main songs relate to the once great fishing pirt of Grimsby, once the biggest in the world. Songs reflecting the heritage of Grimsby: 'FISH' ; 'We Only Sing When We're Fishing' and the classic, 'We're From Grimsby, Who the Fxck Are You?' The food at Blundell Park is pretty good, and the drinks are reasonable. It's worth booking fish and chips in McMenemys before the match. There are good food outlets around the ground. The staff are very good and the steeards are not too bad. But whatever you do, don't commit the cardinal sin of taking a can to your seat, or you will be surrounded by stewards and asked to leave. As with football, your experience depends on whether the team turns up on the day and wins. Parking is on the streets around the stadium. Please be aware at night matches, though, that a lot of dogs use the pavements as a toilet. Good public transport to the ground on Saturdays.
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5 months ago
Good atmosphere. Food basic.typical football diet.7/10
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a week ago
Nice ground, all seating and all.under cover, views can be restricted by metal beams supporting the roofs, good bar area in away end, pitch was in great condition after a lot of rain and it was December. Well worth a visit
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2 years ago
Lovely stadium with a well maintained pitch with Sprinklers. There are always plenty of stewards on hand to support along with a range of facilities which are mostly fine but as you'd expect from the age of most of the stadium is run down in places. The youth development area on the main stand is a great place to grab a cheap drinks and chocolate bar. As for the atmosphere this is usually great. I visit for every home match as I'm a season ticket holder and I always will #UTM
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a year ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Grimsby Town Football Club moved into their new Blundell Park stadium in the summer of 1899, having relocated from Abbey Park, and bringing with them all the fixtures and fittings, as well as the Abbey Park and the Hazel Grove stands.[1] The opening match was a Football League Second Division fixture against Luton Town on 2 September 1899, with 4,000 spectators seeing the teams draw 3–3.[1][4] In 1901 a new Main Stand was built on the northern side of the ground.[1]

In 1925 the Abbey Park Stand was demolished and in its place was built the Barrett's Stand. In 1937 the club's record attendance of 31,651 was recorded when the club met 
Wolverhampton Wanderers in an FA Cup tie on 20 February 1937.[3] In 1939 around the time of the break-out of the Second World War the Hazel Grove Stand, the final remaining stand from the previous ground was demolished and was replaced by the Osmond Stand.[5]

In 1953 the club introduced its first floodlights to the ground and with that enabling Grimsby Town to play night-time fixtures.
[6] Tall floodlights were purchased second hand from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1958 and installed in 1960 at a cost of £9,000 which was raised by the supporters club, they have illuminated matches ever since when required.[4][7]

In 1961, the 63-year-old Pontoon Stand was demolished and replaced with a new stand of the same name. In 1980 the ground was renovated again, the Main Stand the ground's only original stand was made an all-seater, and the Barrett's stand which was built in 1925 was demolished and replaced the two tier 
Findus stand, which now became the ground's largest stand. Following the Taylor Report which documented the Hillsborough disaster, Blundell Park was made an all seater stadium in 1995. The club in 1995 also introduced temporary seating in the partings between the Pontoon and Main Stands and the Osmond and Findus stands. The club's largest attendance since being made an all seater stadium was 9,528 on 3 March 1999 against Sunderland in a Football League Division One tie. Following Grimsby Town's relegation from the second tier of English football to the fourth between in 2003 and 2004, the club removed the expansion seating, which would only have made returns in high-profile cup fixtures.[5]

Grimsby Town received a £19,000 grant in April 2015 from 
The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) – the largest funder of non-league football in the country, which enabled the club to carry out repairs and maintenance to the floodlights at Blundell Park.[8][9]

Things to do in Grimsby.

Steels Corner House.

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Best fish and chips in local area ,been going for 55 years , consistent quality everytime Read More

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On my journey to Cleethorpes, this place was one of the stand out experiences. I was told on good authority, the chap, that this was the place to go for... Read More

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The best fish and chip shop. Hands down. I prefer the battered sausage, chips, and gravy. It's SO good. The portions are always huge as well. My family... Read More

Willys Wine Bar.

8 Reviews
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Willys wine bar is a lovely building right on the seafront. Huge glass windows with views of the sea. it gets amazingly packed especially in Summer when a... Read More

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I think this is a very good place and I loved the wine here I and I got so drunk I absolutely think you should come here and lovely food. Read More

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On the Cleethorpes visit, we went to this bar several times. According to locals in the know, it's the only place to go. I can see why - it's got something... Read More