Home of Lancaster City FC

Opened 1911

Capacity 3,513

Rating: 4.3

(145) Google Reviews

Although this is one match of a low-level league, the atmosphere is still very hot.
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3 months ago
Great location right next to the train station and a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre. Good place to watch football with the family and having visited many clubs and grounds in this league a great league to watch with fast paced play at an affordable price. Queues for bar/food were extremely long however this was likely due to Non-League Day. Would happily come back here to watch a match if I was in the area.
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11 months ago
Friendly officials and fans. Will definitely be back there again later on this season.
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4 months ago
First time watching an English Football Game and absolutely loved it!
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4 months ago
Friendly grass roots football at its best. All the players are happy to talk to the kids and sign autographs. Directors are just normal people who pour their heart and soul into the club. My youngest went on as a mascot and loved the experience. Great friendly atmosphere. Lancaster's hidden secret gem
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11 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

The club play at Giant Axe, located in a picturesque setting and shadowed to the east by Lancaster CastleLancaster railway station and Lancaster Priory, all from where the ground can be seen and reached with a short walk. The River Lune and Lancaster City centre are also nearby. It has been their home ground since the formation of the present club in 1911, although the first club to bear the name Lancaster also played there. Giant Axe was given its name as it was the centrepiece of a sports club, the exterior wall which was, when viewed from above, the same shape as an axe head. In those early years tennis, cricket and bowls were also played at the ground, with the football pitch being at the centre of a huge circle of grass called 'the sixpence', which also featured four cricket pitches. The ground has seen many changes since those early days and was renovated in the 1970s when the original main grandstand and then the social club were both destroyed by fire. A new main stand was built in 1977 and in 1994 a new social club, The Dolly Blue Tavern, was built when the ground was again modernised. The West Road End Terrace was added in 2000 and modern plastic seating installed in the main stand.

The Giant Axe layout consists of the 513-seat Main Stand, named the John Bagguley Stand after the club's late president. There are turnstiles located in three corners of the ground. Next to the main stand are the players and officials changing facilities, a supporters' bar named Netbusters, the directors lounge, toilets and The Dolly's Diner refreshments kiosk. The open West Road Terrace is situated behind one goal and a covered terracing called The Shed, now renamed The Neil Marshall Stand in memory of City's legendary and popular long-serving captain, at the other. Opposite the Main Stand is the Long Side, an open terrace that also plays host to a second supporters bar, a raised sponsors hospitality lounge and the dugouts. The club offices are now in the club car park behind the West Road Terrace.

Lancaster City's social club The Dolly Blue Tavern, which included the club offices and was built and opened in 1995, was located by the club car park. However, the club closed in August 2012 and has since been redeveloped into sheltered accommodation.

Things to do nearby.


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Merchants 1688 is one of the best options in Lancaster, which otherwise is short on real ale pubs. It's a lovely venue, with several designated sections and... Read More

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We only had a flying visit here but Merchant is obviously a very cool pub. It's hidden in these huge ancient wine cellars with arched ceilings which create... Read More

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Bags of ambience and a select menu make this place a winner in the eating out stakes. Housed in a complex of old wine cellars, it's a great intimate place... Read More

Lancaster Castle.

7 Reviews
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Good because Eleanor's narration left us wanting more. Inside was out of bounds so we were left with a half hour outside tour and the mini museum of the... Read More

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You'd be silly to come all the way to Lancaster without seeing the castle! The castle is still a working court and prison, but you can take tours there... Read More

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My husband and I saw a sign for a castle during our six-week UK road trip and decided to take a detour. We discovered that following a castle sign is almost... Read More