Glanford Park

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Glanford Park is a football stadium in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England, and the current home of Scunthorpe United. It is the smallest stadium by capacity in the Championship .

Glanford Park opened in 1988 at a construction cost of £2.5 million, housing a total of 9,088 supporters. It was the first time that an English football club had moved to a new purpose-built stadium in 33 years, since Southend United moved to Roots Hall in 1955.

History

Scunthorpe originally played at the Old Showground, which was located towards the centre of the town on the Doncaster Road. After the club relocated, the Old Showground was demolished and replaced by a Safeway supermarket, which was subsequently sold to Sainsbury's in 2004.

Glanford Park is located on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, close to the start of the M181 motorway. The name Glanford Park was derived from its funding by the then Glanford Borough Council, before North Lincolnshire became a unitary authority.

On its completion, it was the first new Football League stadium in England for 43 years.

The stadium was officially opened at the start of the 1988–89 season by Princess Alexandra.

For all but one of its first 17 seasons, the stadium staged fourth tier football before Scunthorpe were promoted to League One in 2005, since when they have appeared in either League One or the second tier Football League Championship.

Manchester City visited Glanford Park on 24 January 2010, in the...
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