Here’s a few details which we think will make your visit to Blundell Park run smoothly, and will hopefully make your visit to Grimsby Town more welcoming.

Grimsby Town Football Club is actually situated in the town of Cleethorpes – postcode: DN35 7PY. See Google map below.

By Road: Follow the signs for Grimsby on the M180, continue on this road when it becomes the A180. This road runs right past the Blundell Park and the ground is adjacent to the McDonalds Drive-Thru.

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. 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.

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. All Stagecoach timetables can be found by clicking HERE. 

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.

By Bus: Stagecoach operate services that run directly opposite Blundell Park that are free to season ticket holders on matchdays. Supporters should look out for the number 9, 13 and 46 routes on matchdays.

Tickets can be bought online here – please note, there is no facility to print your ticket. Your ticket will be left for collection at the Ticket Collection Point in the Club Shop.

Our award-winning programme (The Mariner), 64 pages, can be bought from the entrances to Blundell Park, from the ticket office and around the ground – cost is £3.00

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 confectionary. Hot drinks are also available from food stands, offering tea & coffee (£2.00), Beefy Bovril & 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 we recommend that you visit the County Fish & Chip shop on Grimsby Road, which is just a short walk from Blundell Park. Or we recommend Steel’s Fish & Chip restaurant in the Market Place in Cleethorpes.

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. 

Our designated wheelchair point for Home fans is in the Main Stand. We have 22 wheelchair bays and 30 seats for carers. We have 20 wheelchair bays and 20 seats for carers in the Osmond Stand for Visiting fans. These need to be pre-booked by contacting GTFC directly on 01472 605050.

Each disabled fan in receipt of High Rate DLA/Enhanced PIP is entitled to one carer free. The disabled toilet is also located in this area and is unfortunately the only toilet in Blundell Park with disabled access.

As the ticket office is located on the opposite side of the stadium to away fan turnstiles it is advised that any ticket collections are made before making your way into the ground.

Disabled and ambulant supporters are an integral part of our fan-base at Grimsby Town Football Club and we look forward to welcoming you to Blundell Park.

To book tickets, please call the ticket office on 01472 605050, or if you would like any further information on our facilities.

The club provides the following for supporters with a disability:

Main Stand

22 Wheelchair Bays for home & away supporters plus a further 30 seats allocated for their helpers.

We also have a wide range of seating available for Ambulant Disabled supporters. Ambulant Disabled supporters also have the option of sitting anywhere in the Main, Pontoon, Osmond(Predominantly only available for visiting supporters) or Findus Stands however the Upper Findus and McMenemy’s is only assessable via stairs, as the design of the building does not permit the install of a lift and therefore is unable to accommodate wheelchair users. Please contact the Disability Liaison Officer Lisa Piggott for advice on seating prior to any ticket purchase.

Qualification Required – Disabled Season Tickets

To qualify to purchase a Disabled Season Ticket, supporters must have documentation proving to be currently in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) at the high rate. A complimentary carer Season Ticket is available if required for those receiving PIP at the higher rate care component.

Season Tickets for disabled supporters are charged at the relevant age category and stand price.

Carers of Disabled Season Ticket holders are issued with their Season Tickets free of charge as they are regarded as necessary support to disabled supporters. If for any reason the disabled supporter cannot attend a specific match but the carer still wishes to attend, please contact the Ticket Office to upgrade the Season Ticket on that occasion. Any carers’ tickets used when the disabled supporter is not in attendance will result in both Season Ticket cards being deactivated for the remainder of the season.

Cup-ties and other games at Blundell Park

Season Tickets are valid for 23 home league matches only, supporters who wish to purchase tickets for other matches such as cup or play-off fixtures must contact the Ticket Office ahead of the game in question to purchase their tickets. Season Ticket holder seats are reserved until 5pm on the day before the match, after this time these seats will go on general sale.

Away Match Tickets

For each fixture away from home, the club requests as many wheelchair and ambulant disabled tickets as possible.

Tickets will be sold through the Ticket Office and should demand exceed supply, Season Ticket holders will be given first priority followed by Mariners Trust Members.

Booking Tickets

Disabled Tickets can be purchased through the Ticket Office.

The Ticket Office is open between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Saturdays (matchdays) 9.00am to kick-off and 30 minutes after the game.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Ticket Office or by telephone on 01472 605050, Option 4.

Unfortunately our online system cannot process complimentary carers’ tickets so this must be done in person or by telephone.

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.

Official Disabled Supporters Club

The Grimsby Town Disabled Supporters Club were formed in 1980 by Daphne Farquarson and continues to follow the Mariners across the country. Millman’s Coach Company provides their transport, with most away days accommodated for.

If you would like more information on up-coming trips, or wish to become a member of the GTDSC, call Daphne on 01472 696904.

Matchday Car Parking

We have a limited amount of Matchday parking available for our disabled supporters on a first come first served basis. There are 6 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. Please see the attached link for further information: Blue-Badge-England.pdf

Club Contact

Our Disabled Liaison Officer is Lisa Piggott who can be contacted on 01472 605050 Ext:8010 or via email on lisa@gtfc.co.uk If you have any further queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa.

Is your child attending their first game at Blundell Park? Simply send your child’s name and the fixture you are attending to sam@gtfc.co.uk and you will receive a free tailored digital certificate in recognition. 

Situated on the north side of the ground, is the Main Stand which dates from 1901 and is the oldest stand in the Football League. Only the central part of the stand dates from 1901, the rest having been modified in some guise or other. This stand houses the changing rooms and disabled supporters’ areas. The players’ tunnel runs from the centre of this stand onto the pitch between the two dugouts. The Main Stand is a Family Stand which also incorporates the ‘Family Lounge’. The official capacity of the Main Stand is 2,277.

In 1899, Blundell Park was opened with the original Pontoon Stand constructed alongside the Main Stand, but this stand was eventually demolished in 1961 and was replaced by the current Pontoon Stand which was built by funds raised by the club’s supporters. The stand is situated behind the goal to the right of the tunnel and was converted to an all-seater facility in 1995. The official capacity of the Pontoon Stand is 1,808. 

The Young’s Stand is the third to be built on the opposite side of the ground to the tunnel and changing rooms. Originally the club had moved the Abbey Park Stand from their previous ground the Abbey Park Stadium, this stand was eventually demolished in 1925 and was replaced by the Barrett’s Stand. The Barrett’s itself was eventually demolished in 1980 and was replaced with a two tier stand paid for by the fish processing firm Findus. The stand therefore was named the “Findus Stand”.

The stand was opened in 1982 and is the largest inside the stadium with the upper tier offering a scenic view of the Humber Estuary, Spurn Point and the North Sea, from this point you can clearly view the shipping going down the estuary. The lower tier’s front rows are open to the elements.

In the 1990’s Findus ceased production in the town, so the stand went through several other sponsored names. Firstly the stand was renamed the Stones Bitter stand before later becoming the John Smiths stand in 1997 and then the Carlsberg stand in 2004. Findus returned to the Town in 2009 and the stand then reverted to its original name.

For the 2016/2017 season, a new sponsorship deal with Young’s Seafood was announced with the tiers being renamed to the Upper Young’s and Lower Young’s stands. The official capacity of the Young’s Upper Stand is 1,982, with the capacity of the Young’s Lower Stand being 826.

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.

We recommend The Burlington Hotel, Cleethorpes.  

Quote GTFC to get a very best rate.

01472 693155 E: info@theburlingtonhotel.co.uk

You can find some more information on visiting Blundell Park here.

Contact our Supporters Liaison Officer, Amanda Jane Stephenson if you require any further information at slo@gtfc.co.uk

The Grimsby Town Travel Club has been in operation for over 30 years and its main aim has always been the same: to take a coach to every first team away fixture. 

Originally the club was run by Bernard Morley, although since his death, it has been led by Terry Hall – with assistance from Janice Rooke, Mick Fanthorpe and Moira Tabois.

To Book, call Terry Hall on 07716 094444 (after 6pm). 

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