Home of South Shields FC

Opened 1992

Capacity 3,500

Rating: 4.6

(542) Google Reviews

There is loads on offer at this football ground. Fab staff and great atmosphere. I was here for a charity football match. Better facilities than some bigger stadiums
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4 months ago
Went to the game v Ratcliffe Borough, treated myself to a bit of hospitality. Nice two courses, beer and service excellent and a good seat in the stand. Entertaining 0 0 score line but really enjoyed the experience. Do recommend you try it out.
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6 months ago
A more modern ground with a great atmosphere
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a month ago
Much improved set up decent views and plenty of outlets for refreshments
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2 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Stadium[edit]

South Shields today play their home games at 1st Cloud Arena (formally known as Mariners Park and before that Filtrona Park in reference to the filter factory next door) situated on the Bede Industrial Estate, East Jarrow. It has a capacity of around 3,000 with 250 seats. The ground was home to the Filtrona factory's works football team before previous chairman John Rundle bought the facility and moved Shields in during the summer of 1992. Before this, the club used rented council facilities like The Nook but spent the majority of their existence sharing Jack Clark Park with Marsden cricket club.

The club were forced to leave the facility after the 2012–13 season by the former chairman who still acted as landlord until funds or a buyer could be found. during this, the club played their games at Eden Lane, the former home of Peterlee Newtown FC for two seasons. This was before current chairman Geoff Thompson bought the Filtrona Park premises in May 2015 and moved the club back in.

Since moving back, the ground has undergone a massive transformation with a 3G training facility built alongside the pitch and new stands on the shaftesbury end in 2016, new stands at the 3G end would follow in 2018 and in February 2021, ambitious plans were announced to build two new permanent stands on both the Shaftesbury and 3G ends. This plan if approved would allow the ground to meet National League standards.

The ground is within a 2-minute walk of the nearest 
Tyne & Wear Metro stop, that being Bede.

Between 1974 and 1992 however, the club had no home to call its own and spent the vast majority of its time at the council owned Jack Clark Park in Horsley Hill. Home games were also played at The Nook.

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