Sands Venue Stadium (Glanford Park)
|1,678 (Away section)|
|Clubs||Scunthorpe United FC|
|Record attendance||9,077 (Scunthorpe United - Manchester United, 22.09.2010)|
|Address||Doncaster Rd, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD|
Sands Venue Stadium – stadium description
It’s famous for one single reason. In 1988 Scunthorpe United were the very first club in over 30 years to have a new ground in England. No wonder some call it the beginning of a revolution in English football that was struggling with serious safety regulation issues in late 1980’s.
The name given to this simple, single-tiered venue comes from Glanford Borough that used to exist there, but has been dissolved later. Since United aren’t playing above third tier in league system, they’re allowed to have a portion of terracing inside the stadium.
Despite announcements from 2006, the ground hasn’t been redeveloped yet. First phase was supposed to be a second tier to one of the stands.
England: Does Scunthorpe United have a future at Glanford Stadium?
The Iron have been relegated for two consecutive seasons and now they compete at England’s sixth division, but that’s not the only problem the club has. The owner of Glanford Park, their home facility, is demanding a substantial sum from the United authorities for using the stadium, or the club's eviction from the venue. The conflict ended up in court.
England: Scunthorpe admit new stadium stuck in limbo due to COVID-19
SUFC chairman admits in an interview that COVID-19 has “pretty much killed that at the minute”, speaking about the club's stadium redevelopment plans. However, planning and talks to make the project viable are ongoing.
England: Scunthorpe granted long-delayed permission
Even though green light for construction is good news, Scunthorpe United are furious. Extended and unexplained delays in proceedings have cost the team millions, reportedly.
New design: Scunthorpe's Plan B revealed
It was almost ready for construction and then Scunthorpe United announced they were pulling out. Their new stadium was abandoned, instead reconstruction of Glanford Park is planned. Here's how it will look.
England: Scunthorpe United's new stadium should be ready for the 2018/19 season
Scunthorpe United won't move out of their current home until mid-2018. Bad news? To some extent, but at least now the new ground is moving forward after numerous setbacks!
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England: Scunthorpe finally counting down to groundbreaking
After a series of delays the new 12,000-capacity stadium for Scunthorpe United should finally go ahead this spring. Today the North Lincolnshire Council greenlighted it today!
England: Scunthorpe United stadium approved
The club's plans for a new £18 million stadium were yesterday given the go ahead – and the ground looks set to open in July 2016. A Scunthorpe Telegraph report.
England: Scunthorpe march on with stadium plan
Scunthorpe have submitted plans for their new £18million 12,000-seater stadium to North Lincolnshire Council planners. Sky Sports report.
England: Details revealed about Scunthorpe stadium
No longer planned ‘somewhere near the city’, but just 900 meters away from the existing Glanford Park. The new 12,000-capacity stadium will be accompanied by 10 secondary football fields and planning application is due in 3 weeks.
Scunthorpe: Consultations begin, new stadium closer
Groundbreaking isn’t on the horizon yet, but planning application may be filed within just 4-6 weeks, should all go well. Despite first consultation meeting yesterday, fans still don’t know where the stadium would be located.
New design: Scunthorpe United Stadium
It’s been confirmed in December and already now we see how the desired new ground of The Iron should look. Of course these are initial renderings, but the aspirations of the League Two side are admirable!
England: Scunthorpe announce new stadium and hope for safe standing
During yesterday’s annual general meeting the chairman of Scunthorpe United revealed his club is planning a new stadium for 12,000-18,000 people. If possible, the structure would include a terrace area with safe standing facilities.
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.
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