Globe Arena: Morecambe

Christie Way, Morecambe, Lancashire, England, LA4 4TB

Globe Arena is one of the most modern and refreshing stadiums in the Football League. It has been the home of Morecambe Football Club since it opened in 2010 and is state of the art for a ground in one of the lower leagues. It can hold up to 6,476 supporters, though it has yet to be pushed to its full capacity.

The ground replaced Morecambe’s much loved home, Christie Park. The Shrimps played there for just shy of 90 years and enjoyed some incredible times at the ground, but it was showing its age by 2010 and a new stadium was much needed. The ground was supposed to open with a showpiece friendly against Bolton Wanderers on the 28th of July 2010 but the opening was delayed because of problems putting the finishing touches to the stadium.

Stats

Globe Arena Stats
Year Opened2010
Capacity6,476
Average Attendance1,457
Record Attendance5,003 (Morcambe v Burnley (2010))
Pitch Size100 x 69 (6900)
OwnerMorecambe Football Club
SponsorGlobe Construction
Clubs HostedMorecambe FC
First FixtureMorcambe v Coventry (10/08/2010)
Morecambe Stats
Year Founded1920
NicknameThe Shrimps, Red and White Army (Now Red and Black Army), Seasiders
Club MascotChristie the Cat
RivalsAccrington Stanley, Lancaster City, Fleetwood Town, Barrow, Southport, Bradford City
Previous StadiumsChristie Park
KitRed & Black Stripes (Home) / White & Black (Away) / Yellow & Black (Third)
Shirt SponsorPurple Property
Team OwnerG50 Holdings
Record GoalscorerKeith Borrowdale (289)

Globe Arena Photos

Globe Arena Seating Plan & Where to Sit

There are four stands at Globe Arena. The Peter McGuigan Stand is the main stand, The Omega Holidays Stand is where the more noisy fans go, The Bay Radio Stand is where the away supporters are housed and The Open Terrace is a terraced section of the stadium.

Morecambe Ticket Prices

Morecambe charge differently according to your age and where in the stadium you want to go. We have listed the chepest and most expensive prices below, with the low price being for the terraced section and the high price being for the Premier Lounge.

  • Adults: £16.00 - £26.00
  • Concessions: £13.00 - £26.00

How To Get Morecambe Tickets

Buy tickets online, over the phone or at the ground itself.

Where to Buy

Getting To Globe Arena

Swap Start/End

Train - Morecambe Railway Station is the closest to the ground and takes about 3 hours to get to from London.

Bus - The 6 and 6A buses are the ones you’ll want for the ground.

Car - Leave the M6 at Junction 34 and get onto the A683 then the A589 then follow the signs.

By Air - Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are the two closest to Morecambe.

Taxi - A taxi from the centre of Morecambe to the ground will cost £7 and take a little over five minutes.

Parking Near Globe Arena

260 parking spaces are available at nearby Westgate Primary School.

Useful Resources

Globe Arena Hotels

Being on the coast, Morecambe is well prepared for visitors. Here are some hotels to consider:

The Trevelyan Guest House - £50+

27 West End Road, Morecambe, LA4 4DJ
Just over half a mile from the stadium is this guest house with ten rooms. It’s also got a meeting room, free Wi-Fi and excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Plus the beach is a short walk away. More details.

Westleigh Hotel - £60+

9 Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA3 1BS
A mile away from the ground is another guest house with good reviews. The Westleigh Hotel has fourteen rooms rather than ten, a library and free Wi-Fi in the reception area. More details.

Holiday Inn Lancaster - £70+

Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3RA
If you’re not a fan of privately run hotels then this member of the Holiday Inn chain might be more your cup of tea. It’s further afield at nearly four miles away from Globe Arena, but your travel will be rewarded with a health club, full-service spa including indoor pool, a garden, free Wi-Fi and free parking. More details.

Pubs & Bars Near Globe Arena

So it's pubs you want is it? Well then, here are a couple for you to try:

Station Promenade

Old Station Buildings, Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA4 4DB (01524 410 724)
Station Promenade is, weirdly, near to both the station and the promenade… It’s a Fayre & Square pub so if you’ve been to any other members of that chain you know what you’re in for: Cheap but tasty food, good drinks and service with a smile. It’s family friendly too, if you’re wondering.

The Eric Bartholomew

10-18 Euston Road, Morecambe, LA4 5DD (01524 405 860)
Also near to the train station but in the opposite direction is another chain pub, this time a JD Wetherspoon. We’ll try to avoid the cliches involved in talking about Wetherspoons, but sufficed to say you’ll get the same sort of things as you get everywhere else.

Hurley Flyer Pub

Westgate, Morecambe, LA4 4TB (01524 419 044)
The Hurley Flyer is right next door to the ground so it offers exactly what you’d expect from a pub near to a football ground. There’s a good, cheap menu, a decent drinks selection and TVs for live sport.

Facilities

The Globe Arena was voted Best Small Stadium at the 2017 Stadium Experience Hospitality Awards, which tells you a lot.

Prices

  • Programme: 3.00
  • Pie: 3.20
  • Cup of tea: 1.70

Hospitality

Match day hospitality packages at Globe Arena can include a hot and cold buffet, a 2 course meal or a 3 course meal as well as half-time refreshments and a cash bar. The executive boxes can hold up to 10 people and are available on a match by match basis, or the Local Choice Suite is another option if you want to mix with others.

Private Hire

Globe Arena is a state-of-the-art facility with the ability to house any number of events, and claim expertise with weddings, charity functions and conferences.

Stadium Tours & Museum

There is neither a museum or the opportunity to tour the stadium unfortunately, but if that changes we will update the page.

About Morecambe

Morecambe sign on the old Christie Park ground - Alexander P Kapp [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Whisper it quietly as the locals aren’t too happy to hear it, but Morecambe have often lived in the shadow of the neighbours, Blackpool. Unlike The Tangerines they have never played in the top-flight, but that’s not to say that The Shrimps have not enjoyed their own brand of success over the years. Formed on the 7th of May 1920, Morecambe began life sharing ground with the local cricket club.

They built steadily over the coming years, with local derby matches drawing in over 3000 spectators. This success was particularly evident in the post-war period, culminating in a Lancashire Senior Cup Final win in 1968. Later, in 1974, the club won the FA Trophy by beating Dartford at Wembley. The most successful day in the club’s history came on the 20th May 2007 when they won the Conference Playoff Final to gain promotion to the Football League for the first time.

Globe Arena History

Globe Arena Under Construction 2010 - Ian Taylor [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Having shared Wood Hill Lane with Morecambe’s cricket club for the first year of the football team’s existence, Morecambe Football Club moved to Roseberry Park in 1921. The club president, JB Christie, purchased the ground outright a few years later and it was renamed Christie Park in his honour. In the end, though, it started to show its age and when the club was promoted to the Football League in 2007 an announcement was made that they would play their home games elsewhere from the start of the 2009-2010 season.

Globe Arena, named after the construction company that built it, suffered numerous delays that set its official opened back by more than a year. In the end it opened in August of 2010 in time for the 2010-2011 season. As well as having four stands around the sides of the pitch, the stadium also boasts a community block that houses a gym and the club’s ticket office.

Future Developments

Has the stadium has only recently opened there are unlikely to be any major changes taking place in the foreseeable future.

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