VISITED THIS GROUND
16/7/2005 - Grantham 0 Lincoln City 2
19/7/2007 - Grantham 2 Lincoln City 4
Ahh Grantham, a
place where I had never been in my life, I’d been through it on the train but never had anything else to do with Grantham.
City were playing them in a pre-season friendly so I decided to make the short trip down the road and had virtually no clue
of what to expect. I’d seen clips of them playing Orient 2 seasons ago in the FA Cup, but that didn’t give a good enough picture of what the ground was like.
So after a short
trip down the road, we ended up coming up to the ground and I must say, I was actually fairly impressed despite of the £8
admission fee which for not only a friendly, but a non-league side was ridiculous, made even stupider by seeing a sign to
renew season tickets for £144. Just ridiculous.
So we got inside
the ground and found out seat in the upper section of the main stand and I must say, I was actually quite impressed. The seating
section was extremely comfortable with a LOT of leg room and an excellent view
of the action. The seating section held around 400-500 people and was elevated about a smaller piece of seating. The other
stand was the other side of the pitch and was a terrace that was actually bigger (height wise) than the terracing located
at Cheltenham, Torquay or Yeovil.
The only problem
with Grantham’s ground really is that it’s also an athletics’ stadium meaning there’s a running track
on the outside which means the action seems a bit far away. Also, the only place that sells food in the whole ground is near
the terraced stand, meaning that if you’re in the seating, you have to walk around the barriers around the race track.
is a fairly nice ground considering what level it’s at but it’s obvious that it’s not meant for football. Unfortunatly really and maybe with a little redevelopment, this wouldn’t look too out of place in the league, funnily
enough, it’s better than some grounds that are actually in the league although in the interest of fairness, I won’t
say who’s grounds.