Sands Venue Stadium (capacity 9,088)
Glanford Park, currently known as the Sands Venue Stadium, has been home to Scunthorpe United since 1988, when the club left the Old Show Ground, making it the first new football league stadium to be built since the Second World War. The stadium is actually based in Glanford, so when the local council of Glanford provided a small amount of funding, the club originally named the stadium Glanford Park.
The stadium itself is quite a simple design, with all four stands being equal in height and of similar appearance. The corners are filled in although they are not used for supporters. The Britcon Stand behind one of the goals is the only terraced stand, with the others being all seated.
Away fans visiting the Sands Venue Stadium are located in the South Stand, with an allocation of around 1,700.
There is a car park at the Sands Venue Stadium itself, holding up to 600 cars. However, there are a number of pay and display council owned car parks in Scunthorpe that fans may wish to park in.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to the Sands Venue Stadium for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Sands Venue Stadium Car Park||DN15 8TD||£3||0.1km||The car park at the stadium has 600 spaces, and is a very reasonable cost at just £3. As you might imagine, there can be a bit of a delay trying to get away after the game because of the matchday traffic.|
Scunthorpe Railway Station is just over two miles away from the Sands Venue Stadium, so the majority of away fans opt to take a taxi to the stadium.
However, if you are feeling more energetic, it is walkable within about 40 minutes. Upon exiting the station, turn left on to Station Road and continue until you reach the crossroads. Turn right on to Oswald Road, going past a set of traffic lights as well as the Honest Lawyer and Blue Bell pubs. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right on to Doncaster Road. At this point you can either catch the number 909 bus to the stadium or keeping walking along this road for around a mile until you reach the Sands Venue Stadium.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near the Sands Venue Stadium, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited the Sands Venue Stadium.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Scunthorpe United, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Scunthorpe United’s Sands Venue Stadium in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Scunthorpe United perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!