Highbury Stadium - Fleetwood Town Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: September 9, 2021

Highbury Stadium Main Stand Fleetwood

Highbury Stadium, not to be confused with Aresnal F.C’s former stadium, is the home ground of Lancashire based football team Fleetwood Town.

Owned by the local Wyre Borough Council, the 5,327 capacity ground first opened in 1939.

Fleetwood Town Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Team:Fleetwood Town
Address: Park Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6SP
Pitch Size:115 × 71 yards
Record Attendance:6,150 vs Rochdale (13th November 1965)
Stadium Owner:Wyre Borough Council
Operator:Fleetwood Town F.C.
Stadium Names
Names:Highbury Stadium (Fleetwood)
Construction Details

Highbury Stadium History

Fleetwood Town first moved to their current Highbury Stadium at the start of the Second World War in 1939, after previously playing on a pitch located next to North Euston Hotel.

Not to be confused with Arsenal Stadium which was commonly referred to as Highbury, Fleetwood Town’s ground inherited its name from the nearby Highbury Avenue on which it sits on.

A relatively small club compared to neighbours Blackpool today, the club sought to move to a larger ground after winning three consecutive Lancashire Combination Cups.

Representing a period of the club’s most successful years, Fleetwood moved to a higher quality pitch located next to Memorial Park hoping that the club could sustain its level of early achievements.

Unfortunately, the quality of the matchday experience declined somewhat and the club never were able to build on their early successes. Between 1948 and 1952 Highbury became used for Motorcycle Speedway competitions, and thus a track encircled the perimeter of the pitch.

This greatly reduced the intimacy of the arena, and sight-lines available from the terraces which were then known as “Scratching Sheds”.

This left the original Highbury Stadium with an unfortunate legacy, and it wasn’t until 2008 when the new West stand was constructed that the last remaining trace of the Speedway Track had been removed.

Reportedly builders had to excavate over 5,000 tonnes of material, but it ultimately proved worth it after proximity to the pitch was achieved across all four stands.

This redevelopment came as part of a three phase stadium plan which Fleetwood Town announced on the 31st July 2007. The first and second phases saw the construction of new goal-end terraces for the north and south, and the third phase saw the addition of the new marque main stand.

Costing £2 million pounds in total, the creation of the Percy Ronson Terrace in 2007 remarkably represented the first new stand to be constructed at Highbury since 1939.

Fleetwood Town Info

Full Name:Fleetwood Town Football Club
Rivals:Blackpool, Morecambe, Preston North End, Southport, Barrow
Team Colours:Red and White
Club Mascot:Captain Cod
Nicknames:The Cod Army, Fleetwood
Training Ground:Poolfoot Farm
Former Stadiums:North Euston Ground (1908-1939), Queen's Ground (1918-1920)
Famous Players:Jamie Vardy, Ashley Hunter, David Ball, Ched Evans, Shola Ameobi
Famous Managers:Joey Barton, Micky Mellon, Graham Alexander, Uwe Rösler, Steven Pressley
Team Owner:Andrew James Pilley
Team Goalscorer:David Barnes (101)
Most Appearances:Nathan Pond (498)
Official Website:https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/
Team Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleetwood_Town_F.C.

Highbury Stadium Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Fleetwood Town's Highbury Stadium:

Highbury Stadium Seating Plan

Stand Photos

Fleetwood’s Highbury has four stands: The Memorial Stand (North), The Parkside Stand (East) which is the main stand , The Percy Ronson Stand (South) which is all terracing, and Highbury Stand (West) behind Highbury Avenue.

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

Highbury Stadium Away End

Away fans are housed in both the Parkside Stand (seating) and the Percy Robson Stand (standing), with the sections of the stands effectively constituting the north-west corner of the ground.

The modern terrace is capable accommodating 621 fans, whilst the less popular seating area has room for 210 visitor although it’s still good to offer people the choice.

Away tickets can either be purchased from the visiting club’s website or on the day of the match providing tickets are still available, and you’re happy paying slightly more.

Be warned that the turnstiles are automated which means you can’t purchase a ticket there, you need to go to the ticket office located near the away entrance.

Parkside (Away Seating)

  • Adult: £22.00
  • Over 65/Under 18: £17.00
  • Under 16: £14.00
  • Under 5: free

Percy Ronson (Away Terrace)

  • Adult: £20.00
  • Over 65/Under 18: £15.00
  • Under 16: £12.00
  • Under 5: free

Best Pubs near ground

At the stadium there is the informal sounding “Jim’s Bar” which is purpose-built and opened in October 2008 with both sets of fans allowed to mingle before and after the game.

The entrance is located down the alleyway at the rear of the memorial stand, with the bar stocking a large range of draught and bottled beers with occasional special offers.

Jim’s Kitchen also serves a decent range of hot and cold food with the bar boasting no less than 17 televisions and a free to use cash machine within.

Food - Places to eat

They’re not called the cod army for nothing and towards the southwest corner of the stadium on Hatfield Avenue is the popular “Highbury Chippy” which serves fish and chips with a McDonalds and Asda Supermarket located near the end of the Amounderness Way, 5-10 minutes north-east of the stadium.

Inside the stadium there are numerous kiosks selling the typical range of hot food and cold drinks, in addition to the Red & Whites restaurants.

Fleetwood Town Club Shop

The exterior of the Fleetwood Town club shop

Fleetwood Town Club Shop

The Fisherman operate a club shop at Highbury in addition to their own official online site,  Highbury Store. The opening times for store at the ground are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Tuesday Matchdays: 9.00 am to kick-off
  • Saturday Matchdays: 9.00 am to kick-off
  • Sundays: closed

For more information and confirmation of opening times feel free to phone the store on 01253 775080 or send an email to [email protected].

Can you take a stadium Tour?

It doesn’t appear as if Fleetwood Town FC currently offer fans the chance to undertake a stadium tour of Highbury Stadium (Fleetwood).

If this changes, we’ll be sure to update this section.

How to buy Fleetwood Town Tickets

Tickets to see Fleetwood play at home can be purchased via the usual channels such as at the ticket office in the BES Parkside Stand Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, via telephone 01253 775080 or on the internet from Fleetwood Town’s Online Box Office.

The club encourage fans to book in advance via offering a small discount on tickets of a few pounds compared to if you were to buy an equivalent ticket on the same day.

Ticket Prices for League One:


  • Adult: £22.00
  • Over 65/Under 18: £17.00
  • Under 16: £14.00
  • Under 5: free


  • Adult: £21.00
  • Over 65/Under 18: £16.00
  • Under 16: £13.00
  • Under 5: free

Memorial (Terrace)

  • Adult: £20.00
  • Over 65/Under 18: £15.00
  • Under 16: £12.00
  • Under 5: free

How to get to Highbury Stadium

Where is Highbury Stadium?

Highbury Stadium is located on the Fylde Peninsula  8 miles north of Blackpool surrounded by the Irish Sea to the west, Morecambe Bay to the North and the River Wyre to the east.

The town of Fleetwood is located in Lancashire, north-west England.


Highbury Stadium’s Address for satnav is as follows:

  • Park Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6SP.

Car Parks

There isn’t a dedicated car park at the stadium save for the club and disabled fans, with Fleetwood Town encouraging street parking on surrounding roads.

Train - Public Transport

Technically the closest station is Poulton Le Fylde but Blackpool North is much more convenient and located only slightly further away at a distance of with 7.5 miles versus 6.5.

As the larger train station there are better range of transport options to get to the ground starting with the taxi rank outside. The cabs can fit up to 6 people with a journey costing just under £20 with a duration of 25 minutes.

This may be suitable if there are 4-5 of you or if there are other fans you can group up with otherwise, the options below are probably a better bet.

Welcome sign to Fleetwood Town

Public Transport of Highbury Stadium

Hotels Near Highbury Stadium

With the exception of the Broadwater Caravan Park when looking for a hotel in Fleetwood you should always be looking at the northern part of the Fylde Peninsula with the North Euston Hotel being the pick of the  limited bunch.

You can also look for hotels around Blackpool.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Highbury Stadium?

English side Fleetwood Town play their home matches at Highbury Stadium.

What is the capacity of Highbury Stadium?

As of 2024 Highbury Stadium has an official seating capacity of 5,327 for Football matches.

When was Highbury Stadium opened?

Highbury Stadium officially opened in 1939 and is home to Fleetwood Town

What is the postcode for Highbury Stadium?

The postcode for Highbury Stadium is FY7 6SP.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Highbury Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Fleetwood Town for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.