Club Profile

Morecambe

A club only recently in the Football League, from a town known for its sandy beach, a rich shrimp dish, and being home to a very famous comedian of the same name.

LOCATION: Morecambe, Lancashire, is on the coast just over an hour north from Liverpool or Manchester.

CONTACT: morecambefc.com, 01524 411797, #UTS

NICKNAMES: The Shrimps

History

Morecambe only got started as a club in 1920, and only made the Football League in 2007 – an event which is the subject of a highly detailed mural you will want to visit in town. Before that, they had a good run in the 1960s and 70s, capped off by winning the 1974 FA Trophy. They built up again in the 90s, made a couple of nice FA Cup runs in the…

Rivalries

Apparently it’s all about Accrington Stanley–odd because the 46 miles between them would seem rather large. It could be that, after making the league in 2007, it took Morecambe 16 tries to finally beat them. A much closer team they have only recently started playing is Fleetwood Town, just across the bay to the…

Women's Team

Morecambe Ladies were unable to raise a team last season and appear to no longer

Songs

Nothing in particular we’re aware

Stadium

Though it’s fairly new (built in 2010) the 6,500-seat Mazuma Stadium is happily right in town. It’s a pretty standard affair for this level of the game: one stand (the Peter McGuigan) with seats and all the offices, two covered terraces behind the goals, and an uncovered one along the side. The latter could be interesting for much of the season…

Going to a Game at Morecambe

GETTING THERE: It’s about a 30-minute walk from the train station, and worth it to extend a little to go via the waterfront. Other than football, it’s the thing to see in town. PUBS: There’s a Wetherspoon in the center called the Eric Bartholomew (more on him below), and down on the seafront look for The Royal Bar and the larger Kings Arms. There…

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