Southport Football Club is an English football club based in Southport, Lancashire. The club participates in the Conference Premier, the fifth tier of English football. From 1921 to 1978 they were a Football League club. They play their home matches at Merseyrail Community Stadium, which has a capacity of 6,008 (1,884 seated, 4,124 standing). They are known by their nickname "The Sandgrounders"