Highbury stadium has a capacity of 5,094 with just under half seated. The Main stand running alongside the stadium is a very aesthetically pleasing stand and is all seated. Opposite this stand is the Highbury stand and this stretches just half the length of the pitch. At either end is the Percy Ronson Stand and the Memorial Stand and both are covered terrace affairs. Each stand offers a fantastic view as they should. All stands have been rebuilt since 2006 and following the rise in stature the club has gone through, you can only see more development work taking place.
Away supporters are allocated the Percy Ronson Stand, where up to 800 fans can be accommodated. Views are excellent as the gradient is relatively steep and there are no supporting pillars. A small number of seats are also allocated to the visiting fans in the Parkside stand.
Highbury Stadium seating plan:
There is a supporters bar located at the stadium which generally does not allow away fans in so arrive early as there are very few pubs close to the stadium but a number can be found in the centre of Fleetwood itself which is around a 10-15 minute walk.
There's a fish and chip shop opposite the stadium but if you're after anything else you'll also need to take the stroll into town.
The stadium is situated in the middle of a residential area and parking isn't usually a problem although you will need to avoid any residential permit parking zones as you'll end up with a ticket or a clamp. Very few of those around though so you shouldn't struggle for a spot. A good bet is either Gordon Road or Addison Road. Both literally moments away from the stadium.
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Be aware that there is no train station in Fleetwood and therefore the most likely event is that you'll be travelling to Blackpool North. This is around 6-7 miles from the stadium and as such it'll be an expensive cab journey so your best option is to catch a number 1 bus from the station. This will take you into the heart of Fleetwood and within walking distance of the ground.
Rivals - Blackpool
Travel: I bought my match ticket online in advance. I also bought a tram ticket via the Blackpool transport App. A 24-hour ticket cost just over a fiver which is not bad at all. The ground is situated just a five-minute walk away from the tram stop.
Refreshments: I collected my match ticket from the ticket office and walked round to Jim's Bar which was open to both sets of fans for a pre-match pint and to watch the Tottenham v West Ham game on the television. The bar was spacious with both sets of fans mixing with no trouble at all.
Impressions: It is a lovely little ground. The Memorial Terrace the home end for home fans was very spacious. The away end opposite also looked very good.
Atmosphere: With the windy conditions being difficult both sides were trying to play the ball on the ground but they were canceling each other out. There were a couple of half chances for both sides before Fleetwood hit the post before what would have been an excellent strike from a Bristol Rovers player but also hit the inside of the post and bounced back into play. Tempers did fray a little bit in the second half with six players being booked from Bristol Rovers including a little scuffle for an off the ball incident which led to four yellow cards, two for each team. The game ended 0-0 which was good enough for Bristol Rovers to confirm their safety with a game to spare.
Exit: Not bad I got the tram again back to Blackpool. Managed to get to the hotel that I was stopping in before 6 pm which was not bad.
Enjoy: The conditions were awful but an end to end game none the less. An enjoyable visit that I would happily do again.
Ground Name: Highbury Stadium
Capacity: 5,094 (Seats 2,500)
Address: Park Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 6TX
Main Tel No.: 01253 770702
Team Nickname: The Fishermen
Year Ground Opened: 1939