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Scunthorpe United


Current LeagueEngland » National League North
Current GroundGlanford Park
Previous GroundsThe Old Showground
Scunthorpe United Fans566
Average Number of Grounds Visited58.96
Formed1899
Websitewww.scunthorpe-united.co.uk
NicknameThe Iron
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New stadium effect

Scunny started the trend of moving into a new stadium when they left the Old Show Ground for Glanford Park in 1988. The new £2.5m stadium was a change from the norm as instead of being located in the town centre, it was built at the end of the M181 motorway, some 2+ miles away from the town.

In terms of league form, the new stadium made absolutely no difference - Scunny's average finishing position before and after the move was 78th.

Scunny did succeed in attracting more fans to the new stadium though - attendances rose by 23% from 2,585 to 3,167.

Old stadium: The Old Showground (1899 - 1988, 89 years)
New stadium: Glanford Park (Opened 1988, £3m)

Old stadium average attendance: 2,585
New stadium average attendance: 3,167
Difference: +582 (+23%)

Old stadium average league position: 78
New stadium average league position: 78
Difference: 0

Average attendance

The Old Showground
1978/19792,721
1979/19802,366
1980/19812,357
1981/19822,357
1982/19833,580
1983/19843,349
1984/19852,068
1985/19861,778
1986/19872,166
1987/19883,233
Glanford Park
1988/19894,547
1989/19903,524
1990/19913,114
1991/19923,190
1992/19933,147
1993/19943,182
1994/19952,917
1995/19962,434
1996/19972,606
1997/19983,006

League position

The Old Showground
1978/197980
1979/198082
1980/198184
1981/198284
1982/198372
1983/198465
1984/198577
1985/198683
1986/198776
1987/198872
Glanford Park
1988/198972
1989/199079
1990/199176
1991/199275
1992/199384
1993/199481
1994/199577
1995/199680
1996/199781
1997/199876

See how Scunthorpe United compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


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Scunthorpe United granted planning permission for new stadium

Thursday 11th July 2019

Scunthorpe United have been granted planning permission for a new stadium on the site of Glanford Park.

The club are planning to spend £30m transforming Glanford Park into an 11,000 capacity venue which will also be able to host concerts and other non-sporting events.

The work will be carried one stand at a time “over the next few seasons” which will allow the club to continue playing at the stadium whilst the ground is rebuilt.

Scunny will start with the east stand (away end) first, before working their way around the stadium. Other improvements include better food and drink facilities as well as cantilever roofs, meaning unrestricted views from every seat.

The League 2 side originally submitted a planning application last year after a proposed new stadium at the nearby Lincolnshire Lakes project fell through.

A separate planning application for 160 apartments next to the ground has not yet been approved.


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