|Clubs||Grimsby Town FC|
|Renovations||1901, 1939, 1961, 1981|
|Record attendance||31 651 (Grimsby Town - Wolverhampton Wanderers, 20.02.1937)|
Description: Blundell Park
Though standing since 1898, it currently looks nothing like in the early years. However, there’s still a lot of history behind it. Central part of the single-tiered main stand actually dates back to 1901 and stands unchanged, earning the nickname of oldest stand in the football league. Another interesting story led to raising the Pontoon Stand, behind one of the goals. It was built with supporters’ money and still today gathers the most vibrant ones, who unlike many others in Britain use a drum.
Today’s Blundell Park is a real mix. There are four stands, but only two of them connected with a corner section. That is the main stand and the Osmond Stand. But none of those covers the whole length or width of the pitch, both reaching some 75% of their side of the pitch. Opposite the main stand is the Findus Stand that is only some 50 meters wide, but then again is the only 2-tiered stand, thus having a big impact on capacity. That leaves only the fan-raised Pontoon Stand spanning all the way from one corner to another…
Back in the 80’s the ground could cope with crowds up to 27,000, but then came the standing-ban and a massive reduction. Further decrease in seat number was brought hen Grimsby Town got relegated to 5th division, making temporary stands (those were sued to fill existing gaps between existing stands) unnecessary any more. Still – nearly 10,000 for a team playing in the 5th tier? Quite a number.
England: Grimsby 3 weeks from decision on new stadium
It’s hard not to be excited when looking at the new renders, but these will in fact change entirely before we see the actual stadium built. So far a preliminary decision needs to be made.
England: Grimsby announce stadium partner
Extreme Leisure are to build the long-anticipated Grimsby Community Stadium, along with adjacent ice rink, shops and housing. Planning application yet to come though.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
England: Three steps closer to the new Grimsby Town stadium
All indications suggest supporters and the community should be presented details in 2015. Local council established their own project team and commissioned a study into the scheme.
New design: Grimsby Community Stadium
They’ve been playing at their current ground since the nineteenth century. Efforts to relocate already date back 20 years. No wonder Grimsby Town supporters are now mobilizing to gain support for this project.
England: Ticket prices breaking new records
And not the kind of records supporters would wish to see. First time ever average price for the cheapest seats in top four leagues (!) exceeded £20. That means ticket prices in England are rising at 4 times the speed of inflation – BBC Sport alarms.
England: Visiting 116 stadiums on a bike, scoot or on feet
He’s neither an away-going supporter, nor a groundhopper. It’s also not a sports discipline, what he’s doing. Steven simply decided to visit 116 venues in England and Wales using his bike, scoot and feet. This is how Football Ground Tour was born.