Matches played at Field Mill Ground, Mansfield

 

Date of matchType of matchName of teamName of teamScoreAttendance

21 March 1934

Division Three (North) Cup quarter-finalMansfield TownChesterfield4-1

3,500

11 November 1936

Division Three (North) Cup 1st roundMansfield TownPort Vale0-2

1,008

27 September 1937

Division Three (South) Cup 1st roundMansfield TownCrystal Palace0-1

1,500

12 October 1938

Division Three (South) Cup 1st roundMansfield TownNotts County3-0

1,616

11 August 1973

Watney Cup 1st roundMansfield TownHull City0-3

6,137

6 August 1975

Anglo-Scottish Cup English qualifiers Group 2Mansfield TownLeicester City2-0

6,496

9 August 1975

Anglo-Scottish Cup English qualifiers Group 2Mansfield TownHull City2-1

5,757

29 September 1975

Anglo-Scottish Cup quarter-final 2nd legMansfield TownAyr United2-0

7,149

3 November 1975

Anglo-Scottish Cup semi-final 2nd legMansfield TownMiddlesbrough0-2

7,115

31 July 1978

Anglo-Scottish Cup English qualifiers Group 4Mansfield TownNotts County1-0

5,107

3 October 1978

Anglo-Scottish Cup quarter-final 2nd legMansfield TownPartick Thistle

3-2

(aet)

5,287

31 October 1978

Anglo-Scottish Cup semi-final 1st legMansfield TownBurnley

1-2

5,517

4 August 1979

Anglo-Scottish Cup English qualifiers Group 3Mansfield TownNotts County

0-1

3,527

16 August 1982

Football League Group Cup Group GMansfield TownNorthampton Town

1-2

1,485

21 August 1982

Football League Group Cup Group GMansfield TownNorwich City

1-3

1,985

21 February 1984

Associate Members Cup 1st roundMansfield TownDarlington

1-3

1,086

6 February 1985

Freight Rover Trophy Northern section 1st round 2nd legMansfield TownHull City

2-1

2,116

10 April 1985

Freight Rover Trophy Northern section quarter-final

Mansfield Town

(won 5-3 on pens.)

Burnley

1-1

(aet)

2,540

20 May 1985

Freight Rover Trophy Northern section final

Mansfield Town

Wigan Athletic

(won 1-3 on pens.)

1-1

(aet)

5,214

11 March 1986

Freight Rover Trophy Northern section 1st round Group 8

Mansfield Town

Notts County

1-0

3,447

17 March 1986

Freight Rover Trophy Northern section 1st round Group 8 play-off

Mansfield Town

Doncaster Rovers

4-2

2,895

2 December 1986

Freight Rover Trophy Northern section 1st round Group 3

Mansfield Town

Halifax Tow

2-2

1,944

8 April 1987

Freight Rover Trophy Northern section area final 1st leg

Mansfield Town

Chester City

2-0

7,679

5 September 2017

International under-19 matchEnglandGermany1-3

3,566

 

Field Mill, home of Mansfield Town, is the oldest ground in the football league. The Stags, however, were late arrivals to Field Mill, turning up in 1919, nearly sixty years after the first football match was played at the ground.

 

The Greenhalgh family, owners of Field Mill cotton mill, established a cricket club on nearby land. This became known as Field Mill, and in 1861, four Greenhalgh brothers formed the Greenhalgh Football Club. This makes Field Mill the country’s second oldest football ground, it being just one year younger than Hallam FC’s Sandygate in Sheffield.

 

A succession of clubs played at Field Mill before Mansfield Town arrived and eventually monopolised the ground. The Stags soon built their first stand, utilising materials recycled from Clipstone Army Camp. More recycling took place in 1959 when the club bought the frame of a stand from the recently closed Hurst Park racecourse to create the new West Stand.

 

After plans to relocate to a new purpose-built ground were scrapped, three new stands were built in rapid time between 1999 and 2001, including the new two-tier Ian Greaves Stand, which replaced the much-loved West Stand.