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For those travelling to Glanford Park (or the Sands Venue Stadium) it has a capacity of just over 9000.  It has been Scunthorpe’s home since 1988 when it became the first new football stadium to be built since the 2nd World War.  Away fans are usually in the South Stand on the plan below.  The stand is all-seated, holding up to 1,678 fans with TV screens and a bar located under the stand, with two access points close to the turnstile entry (Turnstile gates 6A, B and C and 7A and B).

Matchday prices are expected to be;

  • Seniors 65+/U21/ Student: Advance £15 | Matchday £17
  • Adults: Advance £22 | Matchday £25
  • Under 18: Advance £6 | Matchday £8
  • Under 12 (max two per paying Adult): Free

Ambulant disabled are charged the relevant age category with a free carer given where person is on High-Rate DLA for care or mobility.  Supporters can pay on the day at the ticket office in the Easy Buy Stand or match day ticket booth in the corner of the Britcon and Stand, payment by card only. 

In July 2019, Scunthorpe United confirmed planning permission to build a completely new 12,000-seater stadium on the site. The redevelopment of Glanford Park will be built on a stand-by-stand basis over multiple seasons, allowing the Iron to continue playing there without the need to relocate.  

Sands Venue Stadium

Check out Scunthorpe’s full away fans guide here Scunthorpe Away Guide




This will be only the fifth ever league meeting with Scunthorpe Utd.  The fixtures last season saw Rovers record their best away win of the campaign. After going behind in the 9th minute, a Jamille Matt hat-trick and a Matty Stevens goal saw Rovers win 4-1.  Back at The New Lawn in April this year (behind closed doors), a see-saw game finished with an 80th minute Chris Stokes goal securing a 3-2 victory.

Scunthorpe have not had a great start to the season and currently sit in 24th place (bottom) and in the league’s relegation places, 1 point behind Oldham and 3 points behind Carlisle.  The Iron have had 6 defeats, 4 draws and just one victory (a home win against Tranmere) in their opening 11 matches.  On their last outing Scunthorpe went to Harrogate.  After 16 minutes they were 3 down.  By half-time it was 5-0 to Harrogate.  The match finished 6-1 with Scunthorpe having a man sent off in the 81st minute for a second yellow card.

This early season form has caused some rising discontent among fans of the Iron.  To make matters worse, neighbouring rivals Grimsby are going through a good patch, with new ownership, a Supporters’ Trust on the board, and big crowds (Grimsby v Wrexham attracted 6,000 fans for a National League game – about 3 times the gate at Scunthorpe ).  Things didn’t improved over the summer when their main striker, 22 year old John MCatee, turned down a new contract offer from Scunthorpe to sign a 2 year deal down the road at Grimsby.


Also following MCatee away from Blundell Park was Scunthorpe’s talented winger Abo Eisa, who moved to Bradford City.  In all Scunthorpe released 17 players at the end of last season and probably have a big rebuilding job on their hands.  They finished last season one place above relegation and things don’t look to have improved greatly so far.

Striker John MCatee turned down Scunthorpe to move to rivals Grimsby in the summer.

Scunthorpe have scored 7 times  in the league this season with 7 different scorers.  One of their threats might be their number 9, Ryan Loft.  The 6ft 4in striker, who is in his 2nd season with Scunthorpe was their leading marksman last season.  Formerly on Spurs’ books, Loft plays number 9 as a classic centre forward.

Lofty by name……..!!


Scunthorpe are nicknamed ‘The Iron’ – a legacy of the town’s steel making tradition. This match with Scunthorpe United FC is the ffifth league encounter between the two clubs but FGR did meet the “Iron” once before in a 2014-15 first round FA Cup tie which Scunthorpe won 2-0.  Scunthorpe won both League match-ups between the sides in 2019/20 with Rovers winning both encounters in 2020/21.

Scunthorpe’s official mascots are ‘the Scunny Bunny’ and ‘the Scunny Hunny Bunny’!

Scunthorpe came into the EFL in 1950 and have remained there ever since. They had a run in the second tier in the 1950’s and 60’s and another couple of very brief flirtations in the Championship as recently as 10 years ago. However, Scunthorpe have spent most of their time in the 4th tier. Relegated back to League 2 in 2019, they finished last season in 2nd position and the season before in 20th.

Local rivals include Grimsby Town & Hull City (Humber Derby games) and Lincoln City (known as Lincolnshire Derbies).  

Scunthorpe can boast some well-known former players. These include Kevin Keegan, former England and Liverpool goalie Ray Clemence, Ian Botham (who played 11 games for the Iron in 1980 before concentrating on his cricket), and Neil Warnock. Warnock has never managed Scunthorpe, in spite of the fact that he seems to have managed most other clubs (Scarborough, Notts County, Torquay, Huddersfield, Plymouth, Oldham, Bury, Sheffield Utd, Crystal Palace (twice), QPR (twice), Leeds, Rotherham & Cardiff). He currently manages Middlesborough.

Neil Warnock played as a winger for Scunthorpe but has never managed them

Ian (now Lord) Botham made 11 appearances for Scunthorpe before concentrating on cricket