Home of Mansfield Town FC

Opened 1919

Capacity 9,186

Rating: 4.3

(661) Google Reviews

Neat and compact three sided stadium. Adequate refreshment facilities with friendly helpful stewards. Please disregard the view photo....just first impressions on taking my seat !! Handily placed for town centre, plentiful pubs and the train station. Good luck for the promotion challenge, you're playing some nice football.
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11 months ago
Visited for a league 2 match. The ground itself was fine the inside looked nice and was well presented. The pitch itself looked well maintained. The atmosphere from the home fans was terrible more like a library... however, the Grimsby town fans were electric and in full voice. Around the ground is not very accessible the signage was horrible no clear signs of where away fans enter the stadium, this needs improvement. Overall the match was good and facilities inside the ground were okay.
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a week ago
Came here as a visiting supporter. A friendly, happy football club, great atmosphere. All of the staff and all of the supporters we spoke to made us feel safe and welcome.
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a month ago
Traditional ground and has its own charm. For League Two, it’s far better than some of the recent ones I’ve been to ( eg Harrogate, Salford). Been here four times as a visiting fan , 3 wins and 1 draw, so it’s been a good ground. Decent away capacity around 1,700 and the rest of the ground looks tidy enough. The only downside is the stand opposite the main stand which is not operational. Good atmosphere created by the home fans. Parking is not that easy but enough places nearby to suit most. Good, honest football club is my impression and the ground seems to reflect that. Bear in mind that this rating should be taken in context and comparing the stadium to others in L2. Clearly not rated in comparison to , for example , Premier League stadiums.
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4 months ago
Not a bad ground, standard lower league
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a month ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Mansfield Town first started playing matches there in the 1919–20 season, however for the first two years it was also used as a cricket ground by the Mansfield branch of the National Federation of Discharged and Disabled ex-Servicemen's Societies (DDSS). In 1921, the DDSS's lease on the ground ran out, and the ground was sold by its owner, the Duke of Portland, on the condition that it would only ever be used for sporting purposes.

The first 
grandstand was erected in 1922 along the length of the west side of the ground, with the other three sides mounds formed from ash from nearby coal mines, all completed by 1926. In 1929, using the money from the cup run of the previous year, a covered stand was built on the Bishop Street side, occupying a similar position to the Bishop Street Stand of today. The first terracing was built during the 1930s from railway sleepers, and lasted 20 years.

Floodlights were installed and officially switched on by 
Billy Wright on 5 October 1961 before the Football League Cup game against Cardiff City.[11]

Shortly after World War Two, concrete terracing and a PA system were introduced. The club bought land to the West side of the ground in the mid-1950s, just before the supporters' club funded the building of the new North Stand, at a cost of £30,000.

In the 1960s a new grandstand was erected on the west side of the ground after being purchased from 
Hurst Park Racecourse in Surrey. The stand itself cost £30,000, although the final amount spent was considerably more than this once the cost of transportation and reconstruction is taken into account. The stand was first used in 1966, but it was not fully completed until 1971.

Between 1984 and 1986, Field Mill was home to a 
rugby league team called Mansfield Marksman.

After plans to relocate to a new all-seater stadium were scrapped, work began in July 1999 to completely modernise Field Mill. The North Stand, Quarry Lane End and West Stand were completely demolished and new stands built in their place, including a two tier stand on the west side of the ground. The redeveloped all-seater stadium was officially opened by 
John Prescott on 28 July 2001, six months after work had been completed.

In July 2005, safety officials temporarily restricted Field Mill's capacity to 5,000 when fire safety certificates could not be located.
[12] The ground's capacity was again reduced in May 2007, from 9,368 to 4,684, when Nottinghamshire County Council, who enforced the reduction, cited a poor standard of stewarding and a lack of a pro-active approach to safety.[13] In July 2007 the capacity was raised to 6,553 following an inspection from safety officials,[14] but was reduced back to 4,684 in September after visiting Chesterfield supporters were given too many tickets by mistake.[15] Field Mill's capacity was then increased to 5,457, and in January 2008 further increased to 7,300 for the FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough after a problem with the turnstiles and other issues were resolved.[16]

In early 2010, the Mansfield Town announced plans to allow the ground to be used to hold concerts and other events to raise non-matchday income. On 22 August 2010, 
Westlife brought their Where We Are Now Tour to the ground. The event was hailed a success despite not selling out and poor weather conditions affecting uncovered fans.[17] No further concerts were announced.

In December 2010, Mansfield Town were evicted from the ground by their landlord 
Keith Haslam following a dispute over unpaid rent.[18] The club looked for alternative grounds at which to play their home games in the Conference National, including Alfreton Town's Impact Arena and Ilkeston Town's New Manor Ground. However, their first home game after the eviction was postponed in any event due to the freezing weather.[19]

The current owner John Radford confirmed, when announcing the stadium-purchase in 2012, that a clause in the sale precluded any use except for sports events.


The Ian Greaves Stand – formerly known as the West Stand, is the largest with upper and lower tiers, and executive seating. The stand has a capacity of 5,417 (2,764 in the upper tier, and 2,509 in the lower tier). The dugouts were moved to the front of this stand in late 2016, following a request from then-new manager Steve Evans, although this impeded the view of the lower-tier seats (Block D & E).[20]

Quarry Lane End – behind the South goal, housing the home fans, with a capacity of 1,968. The players' tunnel is in the corner of this stand adjacent to the old West Stand.

North Stand – behind the opposite goal from the Quarry Lane End, this was traditionally the home terrace although safety issues meant this would swap with the Quarry Lane End and become the away stand. Capacity of 1,910.

Bishop Street Stand – this stand, which runs along the side of the pitch opposite the old West Stand, was condemned prior to 2006 and is boarded up to prevent access.[21] Mansfield District Council gave planning consent for redevelopment in 2002.[22] There are plans to build a new 2,800 capacity stand including new dressing rooms and television facilities, but no developments have occurred.[23]

Things to do in Mansfield.

The Red Bar & Grill.

2 Reviews
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Blimey! Literally the best burger I've had since I can remember! Had the Cheezus burger and it was just delicious, banging, yuuuuummmy! The others in my... Read More

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Really liked it here, the service was swift, friendly and efficient.... good selection of drinks to wash down the man sized portions of well cooked tasty... Read More

The Widow Frost.

2 Reviews
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Every time i go to Mansfield i will always pop into The Widow Frost , they have a great selection of Real Ales available , decent pub grub , very friendly... Read More

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Very large bar. Nice seperate eating area. Can get very busy on a weekend. (Hard to move inside!) But for a relaxing lunchtime drink in town, it's just the... Read More