Home of Scunthorpe United FC

Opened 1988

Capacity 9,088

Rating: 3.9

(84) Google Reviews

Ticket arrangements straightforward. A range of reasonably priced snacks inside the ground. It's a good two miles from/to the station and the town centre, but there are bus services to/from the nearby Tesco's supermarket across the roundabout from the ground (about 5 minutes walk from the home end, 7-8 minutes walk from the away end). Just a shame about the match result!
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a year ago
Great experience supporting Notts County on Saturday. Easy to park, lots of places to eat close by. Lovely burgers but make sure you take your card. No cash allowed. Great atmosphere, friendly fans. A great day out!
Was one of my favourite stadiums when it was first built but it is now so run down from the car park to the seats and is in dire need of some tlc especially at the away end.
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7 months ago
Best Stadium since Old Show Ground. Amazing club UTI
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a year ago
Nice compact ground, Stewards fabulous, the fans made is Newport County fans very welcome.

History (from Wikipedia)

Scunthorpe United originally played at the Old Show Ground, which was located towards the centre of the town at the junction of Doncaster Road and Henderson Avenue. In the wake of the Bradford City disaster of 1985, it was determined that substantial improvements would have to be made to the Old Show Ground in order for it to meet new regulations, improvements which the club could not afford. Ultimately it was decided that the best course of action was to relocate to a new out of town site, with the sale of the land occupied by the Old Show Ground being used to raise much needed revenue for the club.[5] After the club relocated, the Old Show Ground was demolished and replaced by a Safeway supermarket, which was subsequently sold to Sainsbury's in 2004.[6]

Construction began during 1987 on a site located on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, close to the start of the 
M181 motorway and approximately 1.5 miles West of the Old Show Ground. The ground was fully completed prior to the commencement of the 1988–89 season and was officially opened at the start of the season by Princess Alexandra. Upon its completion, it was the first new Football League stadium in England for 33 years.[7]

Glanford Park originally opened with a capacity of 11,190, both of the goal-ends being standing terraces, however this capacity was later reduced to its current value of 9,088 in 1991.

The name Glanford Park was derived from its funding by the then 
Glanford Borough Council, before North Lincolnshire became a unitary authority.

For all but one of its first 17 seasons (
1999–2000), the stadium staged fourth tier football prior to Scunthorpe's promotion to League One in 2005, since when they have appeared in either League One or the Football League Championship for all but one season (2013–14).

Premier League side 
Manchester City visited Glanford Park on 24 January 2010, in the FA Cup Fourth Round. City won the match 4–2, which saw Robinho score his final goal in English football.[9]

The record attendance is 9,077 for a 5–2 loss against Manchester United in the League Cup on 22 September 2010.

The record attendance for a Football League game stands at 8,921 for a 2–1 win over 
Newcastle United in the Championship, coming on 20 October 2009.[11]

Structure and facilities[edit]

Glanford Park is a relatively simple affair, consisting of four single-tier stands of equal height, three of which are all seated. Although there is no seating in any of the four corners between stands the ground is still fully enclosed, with the rear wall and roof of each stand simply being extended to meet in the corners. Since February 2011, the south-west corner of the ground has been completely filled-in with the construction of the ‘Legends Lounge’, with the other three simply containing refreshment kiosks.

Things to do in Scunthorpe.

The Malt Shovel.

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The Anchor - Beefeater.

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This 2 star rating is no reflection on the staff here, they're always wonderful. It's more so the food. I ordered the vege burger and loaded potatoes,... Read More

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