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Football

The South Kesteven Sports Stadium

Ground Address: Trent Road, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 7XQ

Ground Capacity: 7,500


Has the first team played there before?

Date Competition Opposition H / A Result Attendance
15:00 Sat 18 Aug 2012EvoStik PremierGrantham TownA2-4W1,220
15:00 Sat 31 Aug 2013EvoStik PremierGrantham TownA1-5W739
15:00 Sat 28 Feb 2015EvoStik PremierGrantham TownA1-2W844

What's the ground like?

As well as a football pitch, the stadium has an eight-lane athletics track and a bar, which is run by Grantham Football Club.

It is known locally as The Meres, after the name of the playing field with its large number of park pitches that occupied the site prior to the stadium being built in 1991. The club moved into the stadium in August 1991 after vacating their town centre home the previous October and ground sharing at Spalding in the interim period.

The stadium was completed in 1991 at a cost in the region of £4m. It is a multi-purpose venue and has an eight-lane international standard running track around the central football pitch. Although not ideal from the football purist’s point of view, the track does ensure year-round usage of the facility. The club has a ten-year lease from South Kesteven District Council which gives them priority use of the stadium for football.


Getting to the ground by public transport


Getting to the ground by car

From A1 South: Leave A1 at A607 Melton Mowbray exit. At island right towards Grantham passing under A1. Take the next left onto the A1 South slip road. At island turn right into Swingbridge Road and Industrial estate. Follow road to the end. At T junction turn left into Trent Road. Ground is on the right.

From A1 North: Leave A1 at A607 Melton Mowbray exit. At island on slip road turn left into Swingbridge road and Industrial estate. Follow road to the end. At T junction turn left into Trent Road. Ground is on the right.

From A607 Melton Mowbray: Enter Grantham passing under A1. Take the next left onto the A1 South slip road. At island turn right into Swingbridge Road and Industrial estate. Follow road to the end. At T junction turn left into Trent Road. Ground is on the right.

From A52 Nottingham: At first island by Muddle Go Nowhere pub turn right into Barrowby Gate. Follow road through housing estate to the end. At T junction turn right into Dysart Road. Almost immediately turn left into Trent Road. Ground is on the left.

From A607 Lincoln / Sleaford: Enter town passing hospital on the right. Go through 3 sets of lights and turn right at the fourth. After approx 100yards at the next lights filter left onto A52 Barrowby Road. Go over island by ASDA and pass under railway bridge. At next island by Muddle Go Nowhere pub turn left into Barrowby Gate. Follow road through housing estate to the end. At T junction turn right into Dysart Road. Almost immediately turn left into Trent Road. Ground is on the left.

From A52 Boston: Enter Grantham downhill passing army camp. At first lights by McDonalds go over into Springfield Road. Go over lights by Isaac Newton pub into Trent Road. Ground is approx. 1 mile on the right.

FROM ALL DIRECTIONS FOLLOW BROWN SIGNS FOR SPORTS COMPLEX WHICH IS BEHIND THE STADIUM

Parking:

There is a large car park at the stadium. Overspill from this can use the adjacent Leisure Centre carpark. There is a dedicated area at the North end of the Stadium for supporters coaches.


Good Beer Guide Pubs

Grantham Railway Club
off Huntingtower Road, Grantham, NG31 7AU
01476 564 860
Mile(s) from ground: 1.2

Chequers
25 Market Place, Grantham, NG31 6LR
01476 570149
Mile(s) from ground: 1.2

Nobody Inn
9 North Street, Grantham, NG31 6NU
01476 565288
Mile(s) from ground: 1.4

Pub details from CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2012 with permission, these are the GBG pubs closest to the ground. Distance is as per GBG 2012 Android version, using the ground’s post code.