Information for travelling supporters heading to Glanford Park tomorrow…
What is ground like?
GlanfordPark was opened in 1988. At this time it was the first new league football ground to be built in England since the Second World War. Inside it is a simple affair with all four stands being of equal height and similar in appearance. The ground is totally enclosed, although the corners are not used for spectators. The home end is terracing, whilst the other three sides of the ground are all seated. There is a small electric scoreboard suspended below the roof of the South Stand. The stadium is completed with a modern looking set of four floodlight pylons.
What's it like for away fans?
Away fans are housed in the South Stand at one end. This is all seated and can house 1,678 supporters. If demand requires it, then extra seats can be made available in the south corner of the West Stand.
There is a concourse area located near the stand entrance, and a small food kiosk located on the other side of the stand, which is accessed from within the stand itself.
Inside the ground a range of Pukka Pies are on offer at £2.80 each, including Chicken Balti, All Steak, Cheese and Onion, plus traditional pasties. For an extra 40p you can even enjoy your pie with mushy peas! Otherwise just outside the main entrance to GlanfordPark there are a number of fast food outlets and eating places such as McDonalds, KFC and a Frankie & Benny's.
At GlanfordPark there is the Iron Bar which admits visiting supporters. Otherwise near to the ground there is 'The Old Farmhouse' pub, which also allows in away fans providing though that they are not wearing team colours.
There is another pub near the ground called the Berkeley, which is also popular with away supporters. To find this Sam Smiths pub go past the ground (or park there first) and follow the main road towards Scunthorpe and it is on the left hand corner of the first roundabout you reach.
Travelling by car
The ground is on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, making it easy to find from the motorway. Leave the M180 at Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe. At the end of this motorway, you will see the ground on your right. Turn right at the first roundabout onto the A18 and right again into the large car park at the ground, which costs £3.
Post Code for SAT NAV: DN15 8TD
Travelling by train
Scunthorpe Railway Station is over two miles away from GlanfordPark. On some occasions the Police lay a free bus service from right outside the railway station to GlanfordPark. The return service operates about ten minutes after the final whistle. Otherwise a taxi is probably the easiest way to reach the stadium. However, if you have time on your hands and are feeling fit..... Turn left out of the station and head towards the crossroads (facing a church) and turn right into Oswald Road, going past a set of traffic lights and the Honest Lawyer and Blue Bell pubs. At the next traffic lights turn left into Doncaster Road (where there a number of fast food outlets). Then just go straight down this road and you will eventually reach GlanfordPark on your left. Otherwise as you pass the Blue Bell pub on your left, turn left onto Doncaster Road where you can catch Bus Number 909 (every 20 minutes to the hour, does not run on Sundays) which takes you to the groud.
Official Programme: £3
(via football ground guide)