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Zone Away Match Travel SCUNTHORPE UNITED - Tuesday 12th March 2019

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SCUNTHORPE UNITED – TUESDAY 12th March 2019
GLANDFORD PARK
Capacity: 9,088
Address: Doncaster Rd, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD
Telephone: 01724 840 139


Details for Southend United visit to Scunthorpe can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Scunthorpe By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Scunthorpe Where to Drink

Post 4 - Scunthorpe By Train

Post 5 - Scunthorpe By Coach

Post 6 –- Scunthorpe Ticket information

Post 7 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW.


This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 

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Scunthorpe By Road/Parking

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com...horpe-united.html#adirections-and-car-parking

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
 

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Scunthorpe Where to Drink

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/glanford-park-scunthorpe-united.html#apubs-for-away-fans

At Glanford Park itself 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. On my last visit this 1930's/40's art deco pub/hotel had a pleasant mixture of home and away supporters and served good beer in a comfortable atmosphere. The only draw back was that it seemed that you could only park in their car park if you were staying at the hotel, as there was an automated barrier across its entrance.

Steve Tucker adds; 'Found a great little pub called the Ironstone Wharf which is about a mile and a quarter away from the ground. It's on the A18 going away from Scunthorpe towards Gunness. After going around the left hand bend, the pub is located down on the right.'

If coming by train, then the Honest Lawyer on Oswald Road is well worth a visit. Although a modern pub inside, it has been listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and has a number of beers on offer. Also on Oswald Road is the Blue Bell which is a Wetherspoons outlet. Otherwise alcohol is available inside the stadium.
 

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SCUNTHORPE by Train

From the footballgrounsguide site:
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/glanford-park-scunthorpe-united.html#aby-train

Scunthorpe Railway Station is over two miles away from Glanford Park. Neil Hallam a visiting Burnley supporter informs me; 'On our last visit we found that the Police were laying on a free bus service from right outside the railway station to Glanford Park. Once in the vicinity of the ground, the fans are not compelled to go straight in but are allowed to head for the heavily policed and liberally bouncered pubs and bars on the adjacent retail park. The return service operates about ten minutes after the final whistle. With Burnley this service worked well, however it remains to be seen how it gets on with other clubs who may have a larger visiting contingent.'

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 Glanford Park 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.

TRAINS

On a Tuesday night if you are going by train you will have to stay overnight, so I doubt many will go by train but here goes:

FROM LONDON
Direct Train from London Kings Cross at 15.48 change at Doncaster Arrive Scunthorpe at 18.06 £26.00 Advance single must be bought in advance

Other trains are dearer

RETURN WEDNESDAY

Depart Scunthorpe 9.08, 11.08 or 13.08 change at Doncaster arrive London Kings Cross 11.31,13.31or 15.31 £28.00, £21.00 or £15.00 Advance Singles must be bought in advance

They can be bought on line at the link below or ask at your local station
http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/servi...CU/120319/1400/dep/120319/2200/dep#returnJump

FROM SOUTHEND

Fares are being shown as £68.80 with advance singles which must be bought in advance

If your Travelling from Southend it’s worth considering the Travelzone coach which would be considerably cheaper and easier

As always all information is given in good faith, but please check out carefully for yourself before booking
 

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COACH SERVICES TO SCUNTHORPE

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games, Shrimperzone's own service ZONE TRAVEL and one run by the SHRIMPERS TRUST.

Zone Travel have seays available at £25.00 Adult
Tickets can be booked at the following
https://www.zonetravel.co.uk/

Shrimpers Trust details not available yet
Tickets can be booked at the following link:
https://www.shrimperstrust.co.uk/travel.asp?game_id=0
 
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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/glanford-park-scunthorpe-united.html#awhat-is-it-like-for-away-supporters

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.

Normally away fans can really make some noise from this end and the stewarding is normally tolerant and relaxed. Although there is a concourse area located near the stand entrance, there is, in fact, another small food kiosk located on the other side of the stand, which is accessed from within the stand itself. Although there are a couple of supporting pillars in this stand, the view is generally okay. James Broadbent adds; ‘Glanford Park is very easy to find on the edge of town. Scunthorpe is generally a friendly place to visit, where you can have decent banter and a good day out. To help boost the atmosphere the club allow drums and musical instruments to be brought into the stadium.’

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 Glanford Park, there are a number of fast food outlets and eating places such as McDonalds, KFC and a Frankie & Benny's.

n my last visit the atmosphere was good inside the ground and no problems were encountered. It was on this visit that I witnessed an amusing incident, when in the League Cup tie against Birmingham City, the stewards tried to insist that away fans sat down rather than standing up. Of course, this met with chants of; 'Stand up, if you love the Blues!' to which the stewards looked somewhat dismayed at, with many Birmingham fans continuing to stand up. One poor steward was dispatched to sort this 'problem' out. I have to say he used a unique and an effective approach, during a lull moment in the away fans singing, a voice from the back of the stand, was heard singing; 'Sit down and watch the game! Sit down and watch the game!'. You guessed it, it was the lonely steward singing! Still it had the desired effect! Well for a while anyhow...
 
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