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Demolition of the Old Showground home of Scunthorpe United since 1899. In 1958 the ground became the first in England to have a cantilever stand. The record attendance of just short of 24000 was set in 1954 for an FA Cup 4th round visit by Portsmouth.
New stadium Glanford Park

Demolition of the Old Showground home of Scunthorpe United since 1899. In 1958 the ground became the first in England to have a cantilever stand. The record attendance of just short of 24000 was set in 1954 for an FA Cup 4th round visit by Portsmouth.

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Scunthorpe United - Opening of Glanford Park.
Official Souvenir Programme.

First new purpose built football stadium in England since the fifties.


The Football League Representative XI was ..
Peter Shilton (Derby County)
Kevin Pressman (Sheffield Wednesday)
Mel Sterland (Sheffield Wednesday)
Trevor Peake (Coventry City)
Tony Mowbray (Middlesbrough)
Neil Pointon (Everton)
Mike Phelan (Norwich City)
Peter Reid (Everton)
Mark Ward (West Ham United)
Gordon Cowans (Aston Villa)
Danny Wilson (Luton Town)
Trevor Francis (QPR)
Mick Harford (Luton Town)
Robert Fleck (Norwich City)
Keith Houchen (Coventry City)
John Robertson (Newcastle United)

Kevin Keegan turned out as a guest for Scunthorpe but could do nothing to stop the FL XI running out 5-1 winners.
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Lost English football grounds

Scunthorpe United - Opening of Glanford Park.

Official Souvenir Programme.

First new purpose built football stadium in England since the fifties.

The Football League Representative XI was ..

  • Peter Shilton (Derby County)
  • Kevin Pressman (Sheffield Wednesday)
  • Mel Sterland (Sheffield Wednesday)
  • Trevor Peake (Coventry City)
  • Tony Mowbray (Middlesbrough)
  • Neil Pointon (Everton)
  • Mike Phelan (Norwich City)
  • Peter Reid (Everton)
  • Mark Ward (West Ham United)
  • Gordon Cowans (Aston Villa)
  • Danny Wilson (Luton Town)
  • Trevor Francis (QPR)
  • Mick Harford (Luton Town)
  • Robert Fleck (Norwich City)
  • Keith Houchen (Coventry City)
  • John Robertson (Newcastle United)

Kevin Keegan turned out as a guest for Scunthorpe but could do nothing to stop the FL XI running out 5-1 winners.

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