Blundell Park

Away Fans' Guide | Grimsby Town

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Sky Bet League One leaders Argyle turn their attentions momentarily away from their league challenge to focus on the Emirates FA Cup.

The first round draw, as it has often done in recent years, sends the Greens away from home, all the way to the Lincolnshire coast to take on League Two side Grimsby Town.

Joining us on the road? Read on for your away guide.

Away fans' guide to Blundell Park

Getting there

By road 

DN35 7PY for GPS users.

Follow the signs on the M180 and continue as it becomes the A180. This road will bring you to where you need to be as it runs adjacent to Blundell Park. Supporter coaches should leave Grimsby Road via Tiverton Street and will be parked on Harrington Street.

Supporters and team coaches should leave Grimsby Road to Tiverton Street and will be parked along Harrington Street.

By train

The nearest train station to the ground is Cleethorpes, which is around a 20 minute walk away from Blundell Park.

Upon exiting the station, turn right and head down the high street following the signs. You will eventually come down to Blundell Park on your right.

Upon arrival at Cleethorpes train station, you will find yourself on the promenade. From here, you will find two viable routes to the ground.

Option 1: This is the route that is the most accessible. Leave the station to the south-west and turn onto Prince’s Road. Follow this until you reach Isaac’s Hill Roundabout, turning right onto Grimsby Road. Continue on Grimsby Road and turn right onto Manchester St (After Papa Johns). At the end of the street, follow the road left and continue until you reach the first set of turnstiles on the left (Harrington 2).

Option 2: This route is very similar in distance and journey time, but will take you on a seaside walk. Leave the station onto the North Promenade. From here, walk north-west up the Promenade and away from the Pier. You will see Fuller Street bridge and the ground to your left. Cross over the bridge, this brings you onto Harrington Street. The first set of turnstiles on the left (Harrington 2) are designated for away fans.

Please note that Option 2 is not wheelchair accessible

By bus

Stagecoach operate services that run directly opposite Blundell Park. Supporters should look out for the number 9, 13 and 46 routes on matchdays. 


Parking is extremely limited around Blundell Park. We advise supporters to arrive early and use the local street parking. Please be aware though that some areas close to the ground have match day parking restrictions.


Tickets are still available for all for the trip to Blundell Park, and can be purchased on the day. Supporters can pay cash on the turnstile or by cash or card from the Ticket Office. Sales on the day of the game will rise by £2. 

Tickets booked for collection will be available from the Home Park Ticket Office until 10am on Friday, 4 November. After this, all remaining tickets will be sent to Grimsby for collection on the day of the game. Collections of these tickets will be from the Harrington 2 Turnstiles 15-18.

If you have selected the postal option, and have not received your ticket by Friday, 4 November, please either call the Home Park Ticket Office on 01752 907700, during office hours of 9am to 3pm, or email by 3pm for duplicates to be arranged.

Miles Away Coach Travel

Coaches will depart from outside of the Devonport End at 5am.

Match programmes

Can be bought from the entrances to Blundell Park, from the ticket office and around the ground for £3.

Food and drink

Food on offer inside the ground include a range of Pukka Pies; Steak, Chicken Balti and Cheese and Onion (all £3.30). Pukka Pasties (£3.30), Cheeseburgers (£4.20), Beef Burgers (£4.00), Jumbo Hot Dogs (£3.80) and a further selection of confectionery. Hot drinks are also available from food stands, offering tea and coffee (£2.00), Bovril, and hot chocolate (£2.30). Soft drinks and bottled water are also available. 

There are fully-stocked bars throughout the ground. The Mariners Trust run bars are situated at the back of Pontoon Stand, the Main Stand, in the Lower Youngs Stand and in the Osmond Stand (away fans).

Famous fish & chips

Grimsby and Cleethorpes is renowned for its fish & chips, and Grimsby Town FC recommend that you visit the County Fish & Chip shop on Grimsby Road, which is just a short walk from Blundell Park.

Alternatively, they recommend Steel’s Fish & Chip restaurant in the Market Place in Cleethorpes.

Away bar

Visitors to Blundell Park will be offered a warm welcome in the dedicated away supporters' bar, Scotties. Scotties is a bar full of character and football history, decked out with the scarves, flags and shirts of past visiting clubs, all of which have been donated by visiting fans over time.

To help enhance the football bar feel, they welcome any and all club memorabilia donations. Any donations of memorabilia would be greatly appreciated. Hot and cold food and drinks will also be available. This will vary depending on where away supporters are housed in the Osmond Stand. The bar opens at the same time as the turnstiles and can only be accessed from within the ground.

Family zone

Located in the corner between the Osmond Stand and Lower Youngs Stand, the Mariners Trust run Family Fanzone welcomes away fans for most home games. Within the fanzone, facilities include:

• Docks Beers – A local brewery selling their own lines as well as soft drinks

• Local food outlet

• Live entertainment (subject to bookings/availability)

 • Kids Zone – including table football, retro board games and face painting

Club shop

The Grimsby Town club shop is situated off Imperial Avenue and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and from 9am until kick-off on a matchday.


Blundell Park has a capacity of 9,031 and is an all seater, no smoking stadium.

Away end: The Osmond Stand is situated at one end of the ground and opposite the Pontoon Stand. This replaced the Hazel Grove Stand which was moved from the club’s previous Abbey Park Stadium home. This stand was built in 1939 when the Hazel Grove was demolished shortly before the start of World War II.

This stand predominately houses visiting supporters and can accommodate a maximum of 1,884 supporters.

Disabled supporters

Disabled toilets

Due to the age and configuration of Blundell Park, there is only 1 toilet suitable to be used by wheelchair users. This facility is located at the rear of the Main Stand, opposite the School of Excellence Bar.

Radio Commentary for visually impaired supporters

There are several headsets available, allowing the visually impaired to receive Hospital Radio commentary from the Main Stand. Headsets must be collected from Hospital Radio in the Main Stand (K95) and require supporters to sit in seats K95 – K105 as the headsets are hard wired up to hospital radio.

Matchday car parking

Grimsby Town have a limited amount of Matchday parking available for our disabled supporters on a first come first served basis.

There are six disability marked bays available on Harrington Street (Opposite Blundell Avenue), that requires a valid Blue Badge to be displayed in the on the front dashboard of your vehicle.

Failure to display your badge correctly or inappropriate use of a Blue Badge that contravenes the regulations could result in a fine or confiscation of your badge by authorised organisations.

Club DLO contact

Grimsby's Disabled Liaison Officer is Lisa Piggott who can be contacted on 01472 605050 Ext:8010 or via email on If you have any further queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa.

Where to stay

Grimsby Town FC recommend The Burlington Hotel, Cleethorpes.  

Quote 'GTFC' for preferential rates.

01472 693155 E:

Banners and flags

Flags are permitted into Blundell Park on matchdays

• Any banner or flag larger than 160cm x 80cm must have a valid fire certificate supplied with it at the time of bringing it into the stadium.

• Any supporter planning on bringing in a flag/banner that requires a fire certificate must inform the club’s Health and Safety Officer prior to the matchday, including a photograph of the flag/banner via an email to

 • Messages and images on any flag or banner must be supportive of their team and not contain any texts or images of a defamatory, racial, abusive, homophobic, religious hatred or any other text that could be perceived as inciting tension by the club’s duty managers on a matchday. Grimsby Town FC reserves the right to refuse any flag/banner that does not endorse supporting the game entry into the stadium.

• Flags must not be displayed in an area where the enjoyment of the match for other supporters would be disrupted or obscured by the presence of the flag/banner. The matchday stewards reserve the right to ask supporters to remove their flag/banner if it is causing disruption or upset to fellow or rival supporters. In addition, flags must not cover any advertising.

Surrounding area

Visiting supporters looking for an away-fan friendly bar needn’t look further than the Swashbuckle in Cleethorpes. Found on Grant Street (take the first left on Prince’s Road from the train station).

The Blundell Hotel on Grimsby Road is a home fan only pub. For those wanting to dine at a restaurant, Cleethorpes offers a wide variety of eateries and bars.

Cleethorpes also hosts a number of fish and chip takeaways and restaurants for that traditional North East Lincolnshire experience. On Grimsby Road GR8 White is an excellent choice for fish and chips.

The nearest free ATM is situated at Tesco Express – also on Grimsby Road

Supporter liaison officer

Contact Grimsby's Supporters Liaison Officer, Amanda Jane Stephenson if you require any further information at

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