Morecambe FC.png

The Ground

Away fans are in the terrace behind the goal with some seating available in the end of the adjoining Peter McGuigan Stand.  The ground is pretty new (Morecambe moved in in 2010) but is unusual for a new stadium in having 3 terraced sides.  


Ticket prices for standing (seated prices in brackets) are Adult £20 (£25), Concession £15 (£20), Young Adult 18-22 £10 (£15), Junior 14-17 £5 (£7), Child Under 14 £3 (£5).

Mazuma Stadium

Morecambe FC.png

Who are they?

Like Rovers, Morecambe are relative newcomers to the football league, gaining promotion to League 2 for the first time in their history in 2007 under the management of Sammy McIlroy. Although the club were formed in 1920, they spent their first 48 years in the Lancashire Combination before starting the slow rise into the football league. They reached the League 2 play-offs in 2010 but, apart from this, had never finished in the top 10 in League 2. All changed in the 2020/21 season.  Under their manager, Derek Adams, the club finished 4th in League 2, missing promotion by a single point.  They went into the play-offs together with Newport, Tranmere and FGR.  After despatching Tranmere 3-2 on aggregate, Morecambe went on to beat Newport 1-0 at Wembley to reach League 1.  Derek Adams immediately left to manage Bradford City. They first season was a struggle, until Derek Adams returned to manage the club earlier this year.  He succeeded in lifting Morecambe out of the drop-zone to finish 19th in League 1 last season.

How are they doing?

Since the turn of the year, Morecambe have suddenly started to find some form.  Before Christmas they’d had just 2 wins and a number of draws to their credit – a 1-0 home win against Barnsley and a 2-1 away victory against Rovers the only high points.  Since Christmas, a run of 4 home victories (2-0 against Accrington, 5-0 against Burton, 2-1 against Cheltenham and, most recently 5-1 against Bristol Rovers) has moved them up to 19th in the table, 6 points ahead of Rovers with 2 games in hand.

This recent form run of home form has turned a desperate position into one of great hope. 

Away from home, Morecambe struggle – just the one away victory all season – an injury time winner from Farrend Rawson giving them all the points at Forest Green.   Their last 2 away outings have seen them lose 4-0 against Ipswich and 5-0 against Derby.  But their home form is bound to have given them a lot of confidence

Morecambe have had some off-field issues rumbling.  The club’s owners (who also owned Worcester Warriors rugby) put the club up for sale last summer and there is still no news about new owners.  The Warriors folded after HMRC issued a winding-up petition last month.   Although Morecambe FC appear financially sound, the changes must be unsettling for their supporters.

A Rovers connection

Defender Farrend Rawson was with FGR from 2018 to 2020.  Nottingham-born Faz left to join Mansfield in 2020 before moving to Morecambe this summer when his contract at Mansfield expired.

Farrend has only scored one goal this season – his injury time close-range header condemned Forest Green to a 2-1 defeat back in September.

Farrend Rawson, when he was at FGR

Who to watch?

Top scorer with 8 goals is their number 15, midfielder Jenson Weir.  Weir is a 20 year-old Brighton loanee who has represented England at u-20 level.  He is the son of former Scottish international, David Weir.

Close behind him in the goalscoring for the Shrimps is Huddersfield loanee Kieran Phillips with 7 goals.  But Phillips had to return to his home club in January due to injury.  However, his absence didn’t stop Morecambe putting 5 goals past Bristol Rovers in their last home match.

Leading the line will likely be number 9, Cole Stockton.  The former Tranmere striker has been at Morecambe since 2019.  He, arguably had one of his best seasons for the Shrimps last season – 2 Player of the Month awards, 2 Goal of the Month awards, and inclusion in League 1’s Team of the Year.  Stockton hasn’t been prolific this season – just 2 goals so far – but he is a physical forward with good finishing skills.

Morecambe wait on Cole Stockton for Doncaster clash | NewsChain

Number 9, Cole Stockton, is likely to lead the line for Morecambe.

Weir buzzing to be back - News - Morecambe

Midfielder Jensen Weir, number 15, is Morecambe’s goalscorer in form.

The Manager

After guiding Morecambe into League 1 in 2021, Derek Adams is now in his 2nd spell at the club

A claim to fame!

Morecambe have the distinction of never having been relegated in the history of the club. Even throughout the lower leagues Morecambe have never felt the heartache of dropping down a division. On some occasions, as part-timers, it wasn’t possible for them to be relegated in certain divisions, but it is still an impressive achievement! AFC Wimbledon shared this distinction until they were relegated to League 2 last season.  Now, of all the clubs in the top 4 divisions, Morecambe are the only one never to have been relegated. In case you were wondering, FGR have suffered one relegation when they dropped to Division 2 of the Gloucestershire Northern Seniors League in 1955 (they came straight back up the following season!).

Mislaid mascot

Morecambe could have been accused of ‘cat-napping’ when they moved from their old stadium, Christie Park, to their new one, the Mazuma Stadium (formerly the Globe Arena), in 2010.  They forgot their mascot, Christie the Cat, who was named after the old stadium. He was left locked up in a first aid room. A month later a man walked into the club shop offering to sell them the mascot costume!  In the end, Christie was returned in good faith (and for free) after some gentle police persuasion and has continued to perform his duties ever since.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is christie-the-cat-morecambe-1024x576.jpg

Christie, the abandoned cat!

Where is Morecambe?

Morecambe sits on the Lancashire coast, between Blackpool and the Lake District. Morecambe Bay is famous for its local delicacy – Morecambe Bay potted shrimps.  Not surprising how the club got its nickname – The Shrimps!  The Bay is huge and sandy, covering 310 square kilometres, making it the second largest bay in Britain after The Wash.  Not only is it huge in size, Morecambe Bay is one of the most important wildlife sites in Europe, boasting abundant bird life and diverse marine habitats.


The town of Morecambe is an adopted home to one of boxing’s biggest names – Tyson Fury.  Apparently it’s not uncommon to see Fury in Morecambe with his family, interacting with local residents.


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is tyson-fury-1024x576.jpg
Tyson Fury, who is apparently keen on Morecambe

Notable people from Morecambe

Two of Morecambe’s most famous names include actress Dame Thora Hird and the comedian Eric Morecambe.

Morecambe was the home town of John Eric Bartholomew, who became known by his stage name of Eric Morecambe and who, with partner Ernie Wise, became the country’s most famous comedy double act until Morecambe’s death in 1984.



Free Stock Photo: The dreadful likes of Davro or Cannon and Ball with be lost to future generations but Eric Morecambe will live on with all of us. His statue, John Eric Bartholome, a British comedian performing in the show Morecambe and Wise whose birthplace was Morecambe in Lancashire

The statue of Eric Morecambe has become something of a tourist attraction in Morecambe

Actress & comedian, Dame Thora Hird, had a career spanning 70-years and became something of a national treasure