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Scunthorpe United Football Club
Glanford Park
Scunthorpe
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Lincolnshire
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Scunthorpe United F.C. has existed under various names, including Scunthorpe and Lindsey United, since 1899. The club is nicknamed 'The Iron' due to the fact that Iron and (later on) Steel are the mainstay industries of the town of Scunthorpe. Despite having existed since 1899, the club did not join the Football League until 1950. The club has played in the lower two divisions for most of its time in the Football League, reaching the second tier between 1958 and 1964. Following relegation in 1964, the club has had to wait until 2007 to finally return to the former Second Division, now called The Championship. The club played at The Old Showground until 1988 when new fire regulations forced them to become the first club in the modern era to move to a new purpose built stadium. The new stadium Glanford Park, was officially opened on August 14th 1988 when a United side, bolstered by the presence of former Scunthorpe player Kevin Keegan, took on a star studded Football League Eleven. Just under two weeks later Scunthorpe played their league match at Glanford Park, a 3-1 victory against Hereford United and the perfect way to kick off the new era for the team.


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