Field Mill or One Call Stadium for sponsorship purposes is a multi-purpose sports venue located in the town of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England. Dating back to the late 19th Century, the ground has a current capacity of 10,000 although it is currently reduced to 8,186 for reasons of safety.
The site adjacent to Quarry Lane was originally owned by Cotton Doubler Company Greenhalgh & Sons Work who used the land as a recreational sports area for employees of the company. One of the sons, Harwood Greenhalgh, became a professional footballer for Notts County and England, and this is believed to have inspired the company’s generous donation of the land for sports.
Mansfield Town FC started to play their home matches at the stadium from the 1919-1920 season onwards at the site, with the ground almost exclusively used for football since 1894, with the exception of some cricket matches. The stadium as it exists today primarily took its form from modernisation plans which occurred between a two year period before and after the millennium between 1999 – 2001.
Opened on 28th July 2001 by Labour Peer John Prescott, the newly built North Stand, Quarry Lane End and West Stand were worlds apart from the ash mounds which constituted seating for spectators back in 1922.
The club still aspire to build a new 2,800 capacity stand on the site of the currently closed Bishop Street Stand, however raising the requisite capital remains an issue.
Below is the seating plan for Mansfield’s One Call Stadium:
Mansfield’s One Call Stadium consists of four stands with only three of them currently in action: North Stand which houses the away fans, The Quarry Lane End (South) for home supporters and the Ian Greaves Stand (West) which is the largest. The Bishop street stand (East) is condemned and no longer in use.
Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the stadium.
The Matchday Experience
Away fans are currently housed in the North Stand which is capable of accommodating up to 1,800 fans should the travelling contingent for whatever reason ever be that large.
The current seating arrangement for fans has reportedly annoyed quite a few of The Stags Fans who believe that it goes against tradition to base the away fans in the area of the ground which has historically been used by home supporters.
Still, away fans benefit from being based here as the North Stand is a fairly new construction and as a result has excellent views throughout with a lack of problematic support pillars for the roof.
At the stadium there is the Sandy Pate Sports Bar located beneath the Ian Greaves Stand which was refurbished in the summer of 2013 at an estimated cost of £80,000. According to the club it is one of the “finest facilities in the football league”.
Open on matchdays between 12.00pm and 5.00pm for supporters with a valid match ticket, it is open to the general public afterwards and throughout the week.
Away from the stadium there are quite a few pubs which welcome both sets of fans such as The Talbot on Nottingham Road close to Sainsburys, and opposite this Il Rosso which is an Italian themed Wine Bar which is slightly more expensive, and subsequently less busy with both “pubs” having televisions showing the latest sports news.
Lastly for those travelling along the A38 there is The Sir John Cockle Pub and around a quarter of a mile past this there is also The Bold Forester which has a large selection of real ales to sample.
Within the nearby retail park there is a Burger King (North East of Stadium), MCDonalds and KFC (South-East) and at Sandy Pate Sports Bar there is a new signature “Stag Burger” which could tickle your fancy.
Mansfield FC operate a club shop at The One Call Stadium in conjunction with their own online site, The Stags Club Shop. The opening times for the store at the ground are as follows:
- Monday – Friday: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
- Midweek match: 10.00 am – kick off
- Saturday Match: 10.00 am – kick off and after full time for 30 minutes
For more information, to confirm opening hours or to check availability of the latest sportswear send a message to [email protected] or phone the store on 01623 482482.
It doesn’t appear as if Mansfield Town currently offer fans the chance to undertake a stadium tour of Field Mill. If this changes, we’ll be sure to update this section.
Tickets to see The Stags can be purchased via the usual channels including telephone (01623 482 482), email ([email protected]), in person at the stadium ticket-office (Open Monday to Friday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm) and on the internet by visiting MTFC Stags Tickets.
- Adults: £20.00
- Concessions: £15.00
- Aged 7-16: £10.00
- Aged 6 and under: Free
- Adults – £22.00
- Concessions: £17.00
- Aged 7-16: £12
- Aged 6 and under: Free
Concessions available to Seniors who are 60 years plus and full time students.
The One Call stadium is located 1.1 miles south of Mansfield town centre on the northern bank of the River Maun within an out of town retail park.
Mansfield railway station is exactly 0.4 miles away by foot with a journey time under 10 minutes.
With the One Call Stadium visible from the train station it almost doesn’t need directions but alas, exit the station via the footbridge adjacent to platform 2 and walk through the retail park. You can access the ground through 4 roads to the east and you can’t really get lost!
Mansfield Bus Station is adjacent to the railway station but for the majority of people there is absolutely zero need to get the bus, and it would actually take longer.
One Call Stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:
- Quarry Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5DA
Like a lot of stadiums, Parking is limited at the One Call Stadium with the club operating one small car park for visiting fans on matchdays. Costing £5.00 per car, it is run on a strictly first come first served basis and supporters are advised that the car park closes at 2.30pm so you are advised to get their early.
Just a quick warning on the retail park near to the North Stand…it doesn’t permit matchday parking and is for short stay only so please double check signs before deciding to park around the ground.
The closest hotels are back near Mansfield Station with the Midland and The Victoria probably the most suitable options. Towards the north of the city there is the Clifton Hotel and Mansfield Lodge which are also two other solid choices.