Club: Fleetwood Town FC | Opening: 1939 | Capacity: 5,094
History and description
First football got played at Highbury Stadium in 1939, however due to the outbreak of World War 2 and the suspension of all football, it took seven years for the second match to be played at the ground.
After the War, the stadium also regularly held speedway races, which in later years was still visible in the large gap between Main Stand and pitch. Over the years, Highbury Stadium remained a very modest ground consisting of a small Main Stand, covering about a third of the side, and small terraces on the other sides.
In 2007, Fleetwood embarked on a large redevelopment plan that would result in four new stands to be erected. In 2007 and 2008, new stands were built behind the goals and one of the sides. The redevelopment was completed in 2011 when a new 2,000-seater main stand was completed.
How to get to Highbury Stadium
Highbury Stadium is located centrally in Fleetwood just south of the town centre and east of the port and Freeport outlet. The walk from the southern edge of the town centre (Lord Street) or Freeport outlet takes about 10 minutes.
The Blackpool tramway runs close past the stadium. Get off at stop Lindel Road or Stanley Road from where it’s a few minutes walking to the ground. The closest rail station is Blackpool North, which has a direct connection with Preston and Manchester Piccadilly station. From Blackpool North it’s a small walk to the tramway, which runs along the coast. The tram journey to Fleetwood takes about 40 minutes.
Buses are an alternative, and slightly quicker. Bus 1 and 14 run close past the stadium. The journey from Blackpool town centre takes about 30 minutes.
Address: Park Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6TX
Fleetwood Town Tickets
Tickets for Fleetwood Town matches can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 1253 775080, or at the ticket office at Highbury Stadium.
Seats range in price from £23.00 to £29.00, whereas standing costs £22.00.