The new Crossbar and Grill bar at the Club’s training ground at Poolfoot Farm is now open.
Crossbar and Grill is an exciting new bar and restaurant that provides a modern spin on the traditional sports bar, bringing "Food, Football, Family & Friends" together through great food, great drinks, great music and above all a fantastic service.
This exciting venue is very much at the heart of the community, with fantastic facilities which all can enjoy in comfortable surroundings, as we offer an Americana style menu, craft beers and a selection of wines that we hope everyone will love.
Crossbar and Grill is the destination place to celebrate the beautiful game, whilst enjoying our gourmet burgers, award-winning German Dogs and amazing locally sourced steaks, all within the surroundings of Poolfoot Farm.
Adam Holt, Food and Beverage Manager at the Club, said: “Crossbar and Grill brings a new twist to the classic sports bar, delivering relaxed dining and a contemporary stylish beer and wine bar ideal for meeting for a drink while watching the latest game, or celebrating with family."
“We are feeding our players and staff here almost every day so it made perfect sense to extend the communal area in to restaurant that would also welcome the public.
“Come down, have a meal, a drink or simply a coffee and relax and watch either the first team train or your own children play an under 11’s match.
“We want Poolfoot to be a real community hub both on the field and off it. There really is nothing else like this in the North West and we are very proud to be opening such a wonderful facility for everyone to enjoy.”
Football great Sir Alex Ferguson officially opened Fleetwood Town’s new £8m Poolfoot Farm training complex.
The Manchester United legend – the most decorated manager in British football history – cut the ribbon at the Club’s stunning new state-of-the-art training facility in Thornton, Lancashire, on Wednesday April 20.
Poolfoot’s opening sees Fleetwood Town boast some of the finest training facilities in the UK with 12 grass pitches, two full size 4G FIFA 2 star standard artificial pitches, a fully fitted gym, fitness studio, physiotherapy suite, dedicated classrooms, meetings rooms, a top quality bar and restaurant, seven changing rooms and offices.
Not only will the facilities – which are fully open to the public – benefit Town’s first team, but the development of young players with the club now in talks to develop their youth academy to match those operated in the Premier League.
Under the governance of the professional game’s ‘Elite Player Performance Programme’ (EPPP), Town presently operate a Category 4 academy, providing elite development for age groups U17 through to U21.
The club is in talks with the Football League to move to a Category 3 status as early as next season which would see elite level coaching operations at Poolfoot Farm from age eight upwards.
The facilities at Poolfoot Farm, which are built on the site of a former farm, were constructed to the highest specification after the club’s management toured a number of top training complexes across England and on the continent.
Fleetwood Town Chief Executive Steve Curwood said: “We’ve taken the best ideas from those complexes we visited, but the greatest challenge was trying to make it work as both a professional training facility and a community sports complex.
“Almost no clubs open their training facility doors to the public in the UK, however overseas there are some great examples of this and how this engages local communities and fans.
“This facility will transform the club in so many ways both for the professional players and the community.
“Hundreds of local children have already enjoyed the use of our 4G pitch, be that local junior clubs, schools, and other organisations. It’s a real hive of activity and it’s brilliant to see so many families enjoying the facilities which just a couple of years ago was wasteland and an eyesore.
"There is also another 4G pitch being constructed as we speak and this will be ready within the next couple of months, further adding to the facilities on site.”
This exciting new partnership will provide a fantastic opportunity for young people from the town to grow and develop with the Fleetwood Town FC at the home of Fuse Football.
Junior committee members met with Andy Pilley, Steve Curwood, Gretar Steinsson, Martin Booker and Fuse Football Centre Manager Mick Horsfall earlier this month to discuss the partnership.
Andy Smart, spokesman for the Juniors, was delighted with the outcome. He said: “It was an extremely positive meeting where all parties discussed our future.
“Committee members and coaches have voluntarily worked so hard over the past three years to grow the Juniors to the point where we are today. It is a massive achievement from where we have come from.
“It is now the time to give our kids the best and play at what must be the finest football facilities for a grass roots club in the UK.
“As part of training ground’s first phase of development, all training and a large section of Juniors matches will take place at Fuse Football. The second phase will see more top quality grass pitches available from autumn this year.
“We have always welcomed children from all backgrounds and with all different abilities. This will continue and grow further.
“Whether it is for social reasons a child wants to play football in a safe environment or a child that is of an ability that they can progress into the professional game, we have the network.
“For spectators and children we can now offer refreshment facilities, shelter and toilets. In the very near future there is a plan developed for further education opportunities, class rooms plus party and fundraising facilities.
“Nothing has changed regarding our current pitches at this moment in time due to our steep growth. We will be keeping our grass pitches on King George's playing fields and although they have never been the best we will continue to work to make those pitches better ongoing.”
“Finally, we now have our own base, a home for the Juniors and one that will be one for the very best for many years to come.”
Club chairman Andy Pilley added: “I am delighted that we have agreed this new partnership with Fleetwood Town Juniors.
“This means that the Juniors and their parents will be able to enjoy what will be a stunning football facility at Poolfoot Farm. A very exciting future is in store for everyone connected with both Fleetwood Town clubs.”
Bring your function to Fleetwood Town - whether it's a family occassion or an important business event there's space here to suit your needs.
The Parkside Suite - the premier facility overlooking the pitch, which can accommodate up to 200 people.
Jim's Bar - the largest facility at Highbury and can take up to 350 people. It's an ideal venue for increased numbers.
Red & Whites - is the stylish new cafe bar and lounge and can accommodate up to 50 people for a more intimate function.
To arrange an appointment to take a look and discuss your needs further, contact Sarah McLellan on 01253 775080 (please mention this website)
Fleetwood Town FC is an ideal venue for your business meetings, with state of the art facilities at competitive rates. Full or half day delegate rates are available and you'll be in the perfect venue to do business at Highbury Stadium.
Did you know that Fleetwood Town Football Club can provide your charity with a fantastic state of the art venue, first class catering and event management to make your fundraising events and activities a success?
If you’ve never seen the facilities at Highbury you would be welcome to take a look round and see for yourself what a great spot it is, and find out more about what they can do to help you to raise the profile of your charity by making your fundraising event both memorable and smoothly run.
From small corporate fundraisers through to glitzy annual balls you’ll find the space and facilities that you’re looking for at Fleetwood Town FC, including:
The Parkside Suite – which overlooks the pitch and will wow your guests. It’s a stylish venue for charity dinners, balls and corporate events which can cater for up to 160 seated guests, along with seven executive boxes that can provide private dining for a further 84 guests.
Jims Sports Bar – is perfect for a social gathering and is the largest function room with a capacity to cater for up to 350 guests. You can make use of 16 flat screen televisions and a fully licensed and well-stocked bar along with the equipment to host live entertainment.
Red & Whites Lounge – is an intimate venue with a contemporary feel and the capacity to cater for up to 50 guests.
Highbury for Hire – Use our entire stadium for a charity football event (Terms & Conditions apply).
Along with venue hire, catering and event management, charitable donations from the club, key partners and sponsors can be made available for any fundraising activities hosted at the event, and the team will also give you support with promotion through their own PR, website and social media.
Come and have a look round and see what a great facility it is for yourself!
The Business Club was founded in 2013 by Fleetwood Town, together with a group of businesses who were in some way connected to FTFC, as a way of maximising the economic input of the Club within the Fylde Coast and creating additional business opportunities through developing good working relationships.
The Business Club meets on alternate Thursday mornings in the Parkside Suite at Highbury or at Poolfoot Farm from 7am.
After a full English breakfast businesses share their own information, news and referrals, before finishing for 9am to depart for a full day of business. Membership is by category and new businesses are able to come to three meetings as a guest before committing to join.
If you're interested in joining, you can find out more about the Fleetwood Town Football Club Business Club here
How much more pleased could we all be that Fleetwood Town Football Club, under the ownership of Andy Pilley and management of Graham Alexander, won their play off final at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday 26 May 2014, to secure a place in Sky Bet League One.
The 1-0 win against Burton Albion secures their sixth promotion in ten years after the winning goal from Antoni Sarcevic closed the game with celebration for the Cod Army.
Fleetwood Town Football Club Skipper Nathan Pond (above) has been with the club for over 10 years
The information contained in this page is supplied and maintained by the advertising business and is their sole responsibility E&OE.
Click the buttons below to show details for:
The 2017/18 Sky Bet League One fixtures have been released and Fleetwood Town Football Club start at home to Rotherham United on Saturday 5th August!
The Fylde-coast derby returns to Sky Bet League One this season, with the Cod Army hosting Blackpool on Saturday 25th November. The return fixture at Bloomfield Road will be played on Saturday 14th April
Make sure you don't miss a minute of the action by getting your 2017/18 season ticket before the Early Bird Deadline on Friday 30th June (5pm).
Don't sit and type them in yourself, get all of the Fleetwood Town FC Fixtures synced straight into the calendar on your phone or tablet
Tickets for the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One Season go on sale at 9am on Monday 22nd May 2017.
Adult season tickets start from just £220, Senior season tickets start from £150, with Under 18s and Student season tickets priced at £50.
This means that Adults can watch Fleetwood Town from just £9.56 per game, Seniors from just £6.52 and Under 18s and Students from just £2.17.
Season tickets can be purchased in person at the club shop/ticket office at Highbury Stadium, over the phone by calling 01253 775080 (please mention that you saw it here!), or by visiting www.ftfcstore.com
Season ticket holders will also receive the following benefits:
- 50% off away travel
- 25% discount on room hire at Highbury Stadium
- Discounted hospitality for designated fixtures
- Free entry to a named pre-season friendly
- Priority tickets for cup matches
The early bird deadline is Friday 30th June 2017, after this date season ticket prices will have a small price increase.
Existing season ticket holders have until Friday 16th June 2017 to guarantee their seat for the 2017/18 season. If the season ticket is not renewed by that point the seat will go on general sale and will be available to purchase.
Fleetwood Town memberships also go on sale on Monday 22nd May 2017. These can be purchased in the same way as season tickets and the price has been frozen at just £20 for all supporters.
For further information on season tickets or memberships, please contact the club shop on 01253 775080 (option 1).
The hospitality facilities at Highbury are second to none, so why don't you treat your family, friends or business colleagues to a VIP Experience and watch your next Fleetwood Town game in style.
Choose from a VIP box (seats 12), each with private access to the Parkside Stand, or matchday hospitality in the Parkside Suite.
2016/17 VIP Season tickets from £999 +vat (23 league games plus benefits)
VIP matchday hospitality from £49 per person and £600 +vat for Executive Boxes
Phone 01253 770580 option 2 for information and to book (please mention that you saw it here!)
🗣️ REACTION: #ftfc head coach Uwe Rosler has given his reaction after we completed the signing of Conor McAleny! ➡️ https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/news/2017/june/rosler-mcaleny-signing-is-fantastic-for-our-football-club/
🗣️ REACTION: New recruit Conor McAleny says #ftfc is the 'right place for him' after signing a three-year deal. ➡️ https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/news/2017/june/mcaleny-exciting-times-are-ahead-for-the-club/
🗣️ REACTION: #ftfc chairman Andy Pilley says the signing of Conor McAleny is 'very exciting' - we agree! ➡️ https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/news/2017/june/fleetwood-town-secure-signing-of-conor-mcaleny/
📽️ WATCH: Conor McAleny gives his first interview and signing a three year deal with #ftfc! ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxxLHYrQd8Y
New signing Conor McAleny talks about the reason why he joined Fleetwood Town in his first interview for the club. Make sure you send your welcome messages t...
✍️ INCOMING: #ftfc are delighted to confirm the signing of attacker Conor McAleny on a three-year deal from Everton Football Club! #McAlenySigns ➡️ https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/news/2017/june/fleetwood-town-secure-signing-of-conor-mcaleny/
✍️ We're ready for a new signing... ✔️ A goal scorer ⚽ ✔️ Signed from a Premier League club 🙌 ✔️ Known for scoring screamers 🚀 Any ideas?
🏃 APPOINTMENT: #ftfc can confirm James Barrow as the club's new first team Sports Scientist. ➡️ https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/news/2017/june/james-barrow-joins-as-first-team-sports-scientist/
📆 PRE-SEASON: Ticket prices for our home games with Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End have been confirmed. ➡️ https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/news/2017/june/prices-announced-for-bolton-and-preston-pre-season-friendlies/
🎫 DEADLINE APPROACHING: Uwe has signed up, so make sure you do too - get your season ticket before the Early Bird deadline now! ➡️ https://goo.gl/616A5q
📰 IN FOCUS: Take a detailed look at our first opponent Rotherham United of the new season in our 'In Focus' series. ➡️ https://www.fleetwoodtownfc.com/news/2017/june/in-focus-rotherham-united/