Sunny Scunthorpe provides the next destination for travelling Grecians this weekend, as Exeter City make their way to Glanford Park.
156 City fans last made the trip to Lincolnshire on a cold Tuesday night in 2019, and we hope you can make the journey again!
So here’s all you need to know about the Sands Venue Stadium.
- Name: The Sands Venue Stadium (Glanford Park)
- Capacity: 9,088
- Year opened: 1988
- Address: John Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 8TD
In 1988, The £2.5m project was the first purpose-built football stadium for 33 years since Southend’s Root’s Hall. Scunthorpe originally played at the Old Showground but realised that the substantial improvements needed to renovate the ground were not viable after the 1985 Bradford City Disaster.
After redevelopments to the two end terraces, the capacity of Glanford Park was reduced from 11,000 to its current value. The Stadium has hosted some of the big names in English football. In 2010, Scunthorpe welcomed Manchester United in the League Cup which brought in a record attendance of 9,077 fans. The Premier League giants ran out 5-2 winners.
In July 2019, Scunthorpe United confirmed planning permission to build a completely new 12,000-seater stadium on the site. The redevelopment of Glanford Park will be built on a stand-by-stand basis over multiple seasons, allowing the Iron to continue playing there without the need to relocate.
City fans will be housed in the AMS South Stand on Saturday. The stand is all-seated, holding up to 1,678 fans with TV screens and a bar located under the stand, with two access points close to the turnstile entry.
Entrances - Turnstile gates 6A, B and C and 7A and B
We have been allocated 400 tickets in AMS Stand, priced as below:
- Adults: Advance £22 | Matchday £25
- Seniors 65+/U21/ Student: Advance £15 | Matchday £17
- Under 18: Advance £6 | Matchday £8
- Under 12 (max two per paying Adult): Free
Ambulant disabled are charged the relevant age category with a free carer given where person is on High-Rate DLA for care or mobility.
Supporters can pay on the day at the ticket office in the Easy Buy Stand or match day ticket booth in the corner of the Britcon and East Stands, payment by card only.
How to buy:
You can buy tickets online by clicking here.
Tickets will also be able to be purchased from the club shop, or by phone.
Tickets for collection
Tickets will be available to collect from the Club Shop between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
Getting To the Sands Venue Stadium
By Car: (276 miles: Estimated: 4hrs 31m)
The address for Glanford Park is John Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 8TD
Similar to Harrogate, the trip involves taking the Northbound M5 exiting for M42. Merge onto the M1 before taking Junction 32 for M18.
Exit at Junction 5, M180, then J3 (M 181). Glanford Park will be on your right.
Over 600 spaces are available for both home and away fans within the stadium complex priced at £5 per car. You can make a £1 saving by booking in advance via sufctickets.com. The local retail parks operate restrictions on a matchday. If you would like to book your coach in for entry, please call 01724 747670.
By rail: (Estimated 5hrs 35m)
Exeter St David’s: 07:27 (Crosscountry toward Edinburgh) depart at Sheffield.
Sheffield: 12:11 (TransPennine toward Cleethorpes) arrives at Scunthorpe 13:02.
The station is over two miles away from the stadium. Therefore, a taxi is probably the easiest way to get to the ground.
The number for Premier Taxis on Exeter Road is 01724 411111.
If you fancy a walk though, 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 the Sands Venue Stadium 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) down to the ground.
Grecian Travel, run by the Supporters' Club is available for City's trip to Scunthorpe United.
- The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 7.15am for a fare of £43 for adults and £38 for under-16s
Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services). Junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton.) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.
PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to travel on Grecian Travel. This does not apply if you are exempt.
How to buy
Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.
For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: email@example.com (after 6pm).
Flags and Instruments
The atmosphere City fans bring on away days is always brilliant and we’re anticipating much the same on Saturday!
You will need to be granted permission to bring large flags and instruments into the Sands Venue Stadium for a match. To submit your request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48 hours before the game.
Pubs and matchday refreshment:
The Iron Bar at Glanford Park is welcoming to away supporters as well as the Old Farmhouse, which is near to the ground too.
The Blue Bell Pub is the town’s cheap chain pub and is on the walk to the Ground from Scunthorpe town centre. The Honest Lawyer is listed on the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Inside the ground (selected):
- Pukka Pies (meat and vegetarian available) £3.20
- Cheeseburger: £3.70
- Soft Drinks: £2.20
- Water: £1.70
- Hot Drinks £2.00
- Carling Lager/Cider: £3.60
- Worthingtons Ale: £3.50
Football of course is a game for all and if you witness any discrimination, please don’t hesitate to report on the KickItOut app. Not Today, or Any Day.
Thank you again for showing your support for the lads on their travels, we’re buzzing to see you at Scunthorpe this weekend as the Grecians look to make it five consecutive league games unbeaten. Come on City!