On Saturday 23rd September Pompey supporters will be travelling to Scunthorpe United’s Glanford Park Stadium, Jack Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TD. The Iron’s ground holds around 9,000 and Blues fans will be in the AMS Stand, the South Stand, which is behind one goal.
How to get to Glanford Park
The ground is on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, making it easy to find from the motorway.
From the M1 at Junction 32 take the M18 towards Doncaster, continue on the M18 to Junction 5 then join the M180 towards Scunthorpe. Leave the M180 at Junction 3 and take the M181 for Scunthorpe. At the end of the M181 you will see the ground on your right. Turn right, the third exit, at the first roundabout on to the A18 and right again into the car park at the ground.
Car parking is available at the ground at a cost of £3, on a first come first served basis. The car park can be very slow to exit after the match.
There is some on street parking in the surrounding areas but be warned there are police restrictions in some streets. Parking in the nearby retail parks is also restricted.
The journey to Scunthorpe will take from five to six hours, either via Winchester and Sheffield, or via London Kings Cross and Doncaster.
At the time of writing it is not known how South Western Railway trains from Portsmouth to London Waterloo will be affected by engineering works so best to check at www.nationalrail.co.uk
Scunthorpe station is over two miles from the ground, towards the town centre. So best to take a taxi, or alternatively you can walk or go to the bus station and take a bus to either Tesco or Bolsover Road.
If you are feeling fit and decide to walk, turn left out of the station and head towards the crossroads (facing a church) and turn right in to 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 are a number of fast food outlets), then just go straight down this road and you will eventually reach Glanford Park on your left.
Where to eat and drink
Near the ground is The Old Farmhouse, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 8TE a Hungry Horse pub that welcomes away fans and serves food. There is a £3 charge to park there, but order a main meal and it will be deducted from the bill. If you need accommodation there is a Travel Lodge next door.
Also near the ground is a John Smith’s pub, The Berkeley, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7DS.
Between the station and the ground are The Honest Lawyer, 70 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe DN15 7PG a small real ale pub with a restaurant and a Wetherspoons The Blue Bell, Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7PU.
Outside the main entrance to the ground there are a number of fast food outlets, and if you are travelling by road you will pass a McDonalds and KFC on the way in from the motorway.
The Irons bar at the ground usually admits away fans but may get full near kick off.
The AMS Stand has an away fans bar underneath it and there is also a variety of refreshments and snacks available, with a range of Pukka Pies and pasties.