Our Impressions of Blundell Park
Blundell Park fell victim of the Taylor Report some years ago, and as such the terracing in the corners of the ground have been removed, with the exception of one corner. These corner areas are now empty, and with the ground being so close to the sea, the conditions are best described as windy.
The most impressive stand is the John Smiths Stand, which was only built in the mid 80's. This stand is much higher that the remaining three stands, offering excellent views of the North Sea. This does impact on the atmosphere though, as most songs pass straight over the remaining three stands! The rest of the ground is rather dated, and the club is well aware of the need to re-develop. They have recently applied for planning permission to built a new 15,000 all seater stadium on the edge of town, on the M180, and are obviously reluctant to spend vast amounts of money upgrading Blundell Park
Away fans are normally located within the Osmond Stand, and are allocated approx 2,200 seats. This stand offers covered seating, although the legroom is rather sparse, and there are some impaired views. Visiting fans are also welcome in the Family Stand, but it's best to contact the club to arrange this.
One thing that did let Blundell Park down were the state of the toilets. We have received one e-mail saying 'I had to wipe my feet on the way out' and 'bring your wellies if you want a p**s'. The ladies toilets are no better, the sinks had just cold water, there was no soap and no hand towels!
Directions to Blundell Park
Follow M180 onto the A180 to Grimsby. At the first roundabout, by the Haven pub, go straight over into Grimsby Road, following the signs for Docks, Cleethorpes A180. From here just simply follow straight on, for just under three miles, following the signs to 'Cleethorpes A180' and 'Grimsby Town FC'. Blundell Park is situated behind the drive thro' McDonalds
Follow A46 into Grimsby, go straight on at roundabout after duel carriageway, following signs to Cleethorpes. At Grimsby College, get in right hand lane and keep following signs for Cleethorpes. At Isaac's Hill roundabout turn left onto Grimsby Road. The ground is on the right hand side behind the drive thro' McDonalds.
The nearest railway station to Blundell Park is Cleethorpes (...not Grimsby!!!), and is about a mile away. Exit the station at the barrier at the far end of the platform, and turn right and right again (...so you are walking parallel with the line). Continue through the station car park, past bar 1, past another car park, and take the next left into Poplar Road. Continue to the end of Poplar Road, and at the T junction turn right into Grimsby Road, and the ground is approx half a mile along on the right hand side.
Local Area around Blundell Park
Parking is not normally a problem, as there are loads of side streets with few restrictions. Check out Grimsby Road.
Disabled Facilities at Blundell Park
The disabled facilities at this stadium are reasonably adequate, compared to the age of the ground. Fans are located within an enclosure in the North East corner of the Main Stand, and we are told 'there's never any problem accommodating visiting fans'. The disabled Toilets are located nearby, although there is NO specific disabled parking. You are advised to call the club to book. For the visually impaired, there are Eight seats available with hospital radio commentary, again it's best to call the club and pre-book these.