Morecambe Town

Contacts:

Address Globe Arena, Christie Way, Westgate, Morecambe LA4 4TB
Telephone No. 01524 411 797
Fax No. 01524 832 230
Official Website http://www.morecambefc.com
Unofficial Website http://www.morecambefc-supporters.org.uk/
Club Forum http://shrimpsvoices.co.uk/

 

Miscellaneous:

Ground Facilities Club house, club shop
Capacity 6,476 (Seating 2,173)
 
Home Kit

Red Shirts, White Shorts, Red Socks

Away Kit

Shirts - Black shirts with Red trim, Black Shorts, Black Socks

 

Directions:

By Car:
Exit the M6 at junction 34, then take the A683 towards Lancaster and take the A589 towards Morecambe. Go straight across two roundabouts passing a McDonalds outlet on your left. At the next roundabout (where there is a Toby Carvery) take the first exit into Westgate Road (signposted West Promenade, Sandylands). Continue along this road for about one mile and you will reach the stadium on your right.

Parking at the stadium is for permit holders only so it is a case of finding street parking. If you continue along Westgate passing the stadium on your right, then on the other side of the railway bridge there is plenty of street parking to be had in the side roads on either side.


By Train

Morecambe railway station is around a 25-30 minute walk away from the ground. As you come out of the railway station turn left down Central Drive past Frankie and Benny's, a Morrisons superstore and a KFC outlet and you will reach the sea front. Turn left along the promenade passing the Ranch House pub on your left and then take the 5th left into Regent Road. Proceed straight up Regent Road and continue along into Westgate. You will reach the stadium on your left hand side, just over the railway bridge. Morecambe is served by trains from Lancaster.

David Foster adds; 'From near Morecambe train station you can get a bus number 6 or 6A, from the bus stop located opposite Frankie & Benny's. This drops you right outside the stadium. Coming back there is a bus stop outside the ground, the bus then which goes into town along the sea front and then onto the railway station.'

Paul Legon informs me; 'There is new bus service number 12, that runs from Lancaster Station via the Heysham By-Pass to the Battery on Morecambe sea front. This is a 3 minute walk from the end of Regent Road. It is by far the best bus for supporters arriving at Lancaster station'.

 

 

Admission Prices 2013/14:
Home Fans:
Peter McGuigan Main Stand (Centre Premium*): Adults 24, No Concessions
Peter McGuigan Main Stand (Centre): Adults 21, Concessions 21, Under 16's 11
Peter McGuigan Main Stand (Wings): Adults 18, Concessions 15, Under 16's 7
Peter McGuigan Main Stand (Family Area): Adults 18, Concessions 15, Under 16's 7, 2 Adults + 2 Under 16's 41, 2 Adults + 1 Under 16's 37.50, 1 Adult + 2 Under 16's 25, 1 Adult + 1 Under 16 21.50
West Terrace: Adults 15, Concessions 12, Under 16's 6, 2 Adults + 2 Under 16's 34, 2 Adults + 1 Under 16's 31, 1 Adult + 2 Under 16's 21, 1 Adult + 1 Under 16 18
North Terrace: Adults 14, Concessions 11, Under 16's 5, 2 Adults + 2 Under 16's 31, 2 Adults + 1 Under 16's 28.50, 1 Adult + 2 Under 16's 19, 1 Adult + 1 Under 16 16.50

Away Fans:
Main Stand: Adults 18, Concessions 15, Under 16's 7**
East Terrace: Adults 15, Concessions 12, Under 16's 6**

Concessions apply to Over 65's and Students (in full time education, proof of student status must be produced).

* Premium seats allow you access to a lounge with bar facilities.

** ID may be requested as proof of age for Under 16's paying at the turnstiles. If ID is required and cannot be produced, then the full adult price will be charged.

Programme
Official Programme 3


General Information:

The stadium holds up to 6,476 supporters, with 2,173 seats available in the Main Stand, which runs the length of one side of the pitch. Opposite the Main Stand is an uncovered terrace with a capacity of 606. The idea of building the new stadium like this was to give off a similar feel to the ground as that at Christie Park. At either ends of the pitch are the home and away stands, with the home end holding a maximum of 2,234 supporters.
 

Last Season: 16th, Football League Two

Average Attendance: 1,954

 

A Fans View

Travel: I drove and was able to park free of charge within short walking distance.

Refreshments: Called at the Toby Carvery just off the last roundabout before the stadium. Excellent carvery good ale and friendly staff and locals.

Impressions: From the first sight it looked like most new purpose built stadiums. Lack of signs directing away supporters. Social club open for both sets of fans but only the one barman who was quite ignorant.

Facilities: Without notice or explanation the away terracing was closed despite being quoted 14 from Morecambe F.C. the day before the game we had to pay eighteen pounds each to sit down. Toilets catering all accepfable plenty of leg room but on entering the seated area was appalled to observe a three quarter built ground with fans in a main stand and behind a goal. Maybe a dozen or so people along the far side of the ground open to all elements. Programmes for the game were not available until five minutes into the game and the stewards which had been over officious were happy to let a group of supporters congregate dangerously on steps to purchase a programme.

Exit: Easy peasy lemon squeezy with only 1,285 present.

Enjoy: It was not the best of weathers but the day was spoiled by not being able to stand no programmes available early enough over officious stewards lacking a consistent approach so no i will not be returning. This is not sour grapes as overall Morecambe ran out deserving 2-0 winners but they are a professional league club but on the night non league standards for supporters.