Morecambe FC Ground Visit

 
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

The floodlights

The scoreboard

At pitchside

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

Open Terrace

The main stand

The Globe Arena

Behind the net

A close up of the main stand

Inside reception

The Lounge

The Lounge

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

The showers

Inside the dressing room

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