On Wednesday 10th August I visited the Globe Arena, home of League 2 side Morecambe for the first time.
Morecambe FC played at their original home of Christie Park for 89 years before moving to the newly built Globe Arena at the start of the 2010/11 season, the same season that Chesterfield moved to the B2Net Stadium. I never got the chance to visit Christie Park, which is now occupied by a Sainsburys supermarket.
During a day out in Morecambe, we decided we would visit the new stadium. After a short walk to the ground, we were greeted by an impressive entrance at the back of the main stand. We headed into the reception and were kindly allowed inside the ground and into the home dressing room.
The main stand which is all seated is by far the best area of the ground.Behind each goal there are standing areas which is suprising as most newly built grounds tend to have seating. However it is the area opposite the main stand which again is all standing that looks rather out of place. It makes it look like the ground is unfinished, though I suppose it leaves plenty of room to develop the ground in the future.
Below you can see my photos from the Globe Arena.
with the Eric Morecambe statue!
Arriving at Globe Arena
Welcome to the Globe Arena
Next Match is vs. Aldershot Town
The Main Entrance
Through the tunnel
Sat in the dugout
The Morecambe badge
Around the side of the main stand
The Peter McGuigan Stand
The Morecambe Bay Wines Stand
The Open Terrace
The Bay Radio Stand
View from the corner of the main stand
Stood in the main stand
Behind the net
At pitchside with the main stand behind me
Close up of the open terrace
Looking over the ground
Stood on the terrace
View from the back of the MBW Stand
The main stand
The Globe Arena
Behind the net
A close up of the main stand
A mural on the wall of the bar
A picture from Morecambe's Conference play off final win
The dressing rooms
The message above the dressing room door
Inside the dressing room