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Scunthorpe United


Current LeagueEngland » National League North
Current GroundGlanford Park
Previous GroundsThe Old Showground
Scunthorpe United Fans560
Average Number of Grounds Visited58.28
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.


Upcoming Scunthorpe United fixtures

Scunthorpe UnitedvKing's Lynn Town
Fri 29th March 2024   15:00   Vanarama National League North at Glanford Park

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