Premiership football grounds from the air. HAMPDEN PARK GLASGOW. HAMPDEN PARK GLASGOW. Doing The 92 ~ Home. Exciting new code! We know that not everyone reads the front page so here's a bonus for those of you that do. We've introduced some new code to make game entry much easier but because it's new there's bound to be the odd bug or two. Therefore please use it with caution initially. To activate it, click on the My Profile' button and set 'Fast Game Entry' to Yes. Go to Stats / Seasons / Teams and you'll see that every game now has a tick box next to it. All you need to do is tick the games you've seen and then click the Save Game Changes button. You have to do the League and Cup games separately. Once you've added some games, come back to this page and click the new 'All My Games' button.
Please remember this is new code - let us know about any quirks and we'll get them sorted out. Molineux Stadium - The Stadium Guide. Key facts Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC | Opening: 1889 | Capacity: 30,852 seats History and description Wolves moved into Molineux Stadium in 1889, having played at various grounds in the previous decade. On the 7th of September 1889, Molineux was the site of the first ever league game in English history, in which Wolves beat Notts County 2-0. In 1923, Wolves were able to buy the ground, and soon after started building a new main stand, the Waterloo Road Stand, which had been designed by Archibald Leitch.
Developments continued in the next decade with the opening of the new Molineux Street Stand in 1932 and the renovations of both end terraces in 1935. In 1939, Molineux recorded its highest attendance when 61,315 fans saw Wolves play Liverpool in an FA Cup match. Molineux remained practically unchanged in the following decades, and slowly fell into a state of disrepair. This new stand however severely impacted Wolves’ finances and brought the club on the brink of bankruptcy. Getting there. Lost football grounds... Turf Moor in the old days could be pretty inhospitable. Usually got given a small corner of a very large terrace along the pitch side.. Been to every dodgy place over the years, Upton Park, Elland Road, NInian Park, the old Den etc and have never been anywhere as unwelcoming as Turf Moor.Remember my first visit in 1992. Mate and I went up on the train, idea was to get up early find a few nice friendly Lancashire hostelries and have a few.Should have figured something wasn`t quite right when there were loads of mounted police at the station to welcome us.
We were then told we were being escorted to the ground for our own safety. 116. Photo of Odsal Stadium 1954. Footballsite - some of the record-breaking, unusual and bizarre football stories. Its perhaps not the case so much now but with seasons which hardly overlapped and a group of natural sportsmen who needed to earn a decent living in both summer and winter it was perhaps not surprising that many players played both our national sports - football and cricket - to a high standard. A dozen players have represented England at both football and cricket and dozens more have played both games to a high standard. Here are some of them - Chris Balderstone was a true Roy of the Rovers all-rounder. As a footballer he was signed by Bill Shankly for Huddersfield Town in 1958 although one Denis Law kept him out of the first team until the following year.
He went on to play for Carlisle, Doncaster and Queen of the South. At Carlisle he scored a penalty for the Cumbrians against Spurs on Saturday August 24th 1974 - the only goal of the match and a victory that put Carlisle on top of the old First Division for just a few days. The greatest all-rounder of them all was CB Fry. Lost Ground: Estadio Lluís Sitjar | Football Weekends. Estadio Lluís Sitjar was a beautiful stadium in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The stadium opened in 1945 and was mainly used for football games, hosting the home fixtures of RCD Mallorca. At first the stadium was named Es Forti but in 1960 the name was changed to Lluìs Sitjar Stadium because of their former president, Lluìs Sitjar Castellà.
The first game ever played in the stadium was a 3-0 win for Real Mallorca over Xerez in the second division. Miquel Sans scored the first goal. At first the stadium had a capacity of 15,000 people. RCD Mallorca left the stadium in 1999 when ONO Estadi (Son Moix) opened, which is now named Iberostar Estadi. Iberostar Estadi The reserve team RCD Mallorca B continued to use the stadium until 2007, before they to moved on to Son Bibiloni the club’s training complex to the north of Palma. Demolition works of the stadium began in November 2014 and ended in April 2015. Related Comments comments. What happened to England's lost football grounds? West Ham United are due to move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford from Upton Park in 2016 while Tottenham Hotspur, who have plans for a new stadium next to their current White Hart Lane ground, will have to find a temporary home venue for the 2017-18 season.
They are just the latest clubs to leave their long-established homes - a trend which began in the 1990s and which shows no signs of abating. So what became of England's lost football grounds? Arsenal: Highbury. Closed in 2006 There are hundreds of flats around the old Highbury pitch and John Jeans lives in one with a view of the famous turf from the old North Bank. However, while this is a dream for many Arsenal fans, Dr Jeans has slightly mixed feelings about it. He is a Chelsea fan. "I did say to my wife we'd never live at Highbury," he said. "The Arsenal fans, they like to point out where (Thierry) Henry scored a free kick or (Dennis) Bergkamp scored that goal. "We're very lucky to live in the old stadium.... "Shops suffered... Lost Football grounds Street View. Ten Lost Non-League Grounds | The Itinerant Football Watcher. The sheer amount of non-league grounds that have disappeared in the last three decades is staggering.
Here I pause to remember just a handful of them. GROUND: Dark Lane, Staghills Road, Newchurch, Waterfoot, Lancashire RECORD ATTENDANCE: 3,450 v Shrewsbury Town (FA Cup) 22/11/1975 Rossendale United were formed in 1898 after the demise of the areas two previously dominant sides Rawtenstall and Myrtle Grove, the latter having made an audacious attempt at Football League membership as Rossendale FC in 1894. The newly formed club took over at the Dark Lane ground that had previously been used for Rugby Union. The magnificent main stand was opened in August 1928 but by the late 1970’s it was decidedly worse for wear. GROUND: Hill Top Ground, High Road, Stanley, County Durham RECORD ATTENDANCE: 5,000 v Leytonstone (FA Amateur Cup) 1920 GROUND: Hazel Grove, Coalfield, County Durham GROUND: White Lion Ground, High Street, Edgware, Middlesex RECORD ATTENDANCE: 8,500 v Wealdstone (FA Cup) 29/10/1949.
Abandoned Football Grounds. 25 Incredible Football Stadiums You Didn't Even Know Existed. Scotland’s lost football grounds remembered. They are stadiums whose names are engrained into Scottish football folklore. Here we look at some of the country’s famous football grounds that are no longer with us. Douglas Park - Hamilton Academicals FC Home to the Accies from 1888 to 1994, Douglas Park’s largest attendance came in 1937 when 28,690 spectators watched Hamilton take on Hearts. Once closed, the ground’s turnstyles were sold to Falkirk while part of the main stand was bought by junior side Auchinleck Talbot. The site is now a supermarket. New Douglas Park was built adjacent to the old site and opened in 2011. Boghead Park - Dumbarton FC Once one of the oldest sporting venues in the UK, Boghead Park was closed in 2000 having been home to Dumbarton since 1879. It was also the home of Kilnockie FC, the team in Robert Duvall’s film “A Shot at Glory”.
Dumbarton moved to a new 2,000 all-seater stadium in 2000 while their old home is now a housing development. Annfield Stadium - Stirling Albion F.C Broomfield Park - Airdrieonians F.C. Football's golden years: From Hampden to The Dell, .... By Nick Metcalfe for MailOnline Published: 11:07 GMT, 6 March 2013 | Updated: 14:31 GMT, 6 March 2013 One of the consistent features of British football over the decades has been the magnificence of the various stadiums, from grand old venues like Villa Park and Goodison Park to the romance of Molineux and the sheer size and splendour of Hampden Park and Wembley. In this latest Sportsmail picture special, we've searched the archives and found a number of pictures that help to illustrate the great diversity of our stadiums.
Some of these grounds sadly don't exist any more and some have changed beyond all recognition, while others still look familiar. We hope you enjoy this selection, and if they bring back any particular memories for you, feel free to leave us a comment at the bottom of the article. This fantastic picture of Hampden Park was taken in 1960, on the day of the fabled European Cup final between Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt. Aston Villa | Club | History | Villa Park. Villa Park is one of the oldest and most famous stadiums in Europe. Opened in 1897, it has hosted World Cup, European Championship and other international football matches as well as more FA Cup semi-finals than any other venue.
The stadium was also the venue for the last ever European Cup Winners Cup final between Lazio and Real Mallorca in 1999. World Cup Venue This famous venue is also one of a very select few that has hosted international matches over three different centuries, the first senior international taking place in 1899. Villa Park hosted 3 matches during the 1966 World Cup. And it’s not just football that has graced the club’s spiritual home. Villa Park has also been the setting for music concerts, featuring the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Barry White and Duran Duran. Even the famous evangelist Billy Graham addressed the masses at Villa Park. Copyright © Aston Villa FC 2009. Chelsea v Liverpool FC: Vintage photographs of Kenny Dalglish's men sealing the first leg of the 1986 Double.
LIVERPOOL FC travelled to Chelsea on the final day of the 1985/86 season knowing a win would allow them to snatch the league championship back across Stanley Park from neighbours Everton. A 2-0 win at Anfield in February had put Howard Kendall's men eight points clear of their Merseyside rivals and on course to retain their title but a stunning run of ten wins and one draw kept Kenny Dalglish's side in the hunt. The Blues were still in the driving seat however until the penultimate round of matches when their shock defeat at relegation-threatened Oxford United coupled with a Liverpool win at Leicester City put the Reds' destiny back in their own hands. Thousands of Liverpool fans travelled to Stamford Bridge hoping to see their heroes reclaim their crown and they were rewarded when the only goal of the game was scored right in front of them midway through the first half.
St James' Park story: How the home of Newcastle United became one of the most iconic in the world. An eye-catching piece of architecture, St James’ Park is one of the great British football grounds. But it took much wrangling and many ups and downs along the way to get it to the whopping 52,000-seater stadium it is today. In the final part of our series looking back at the stadium’s history, former Newcastle United chairman Freddy Shepherd spoke to The Chronicle about the stunning modern day arena he helped create. The ex-Toon tycoon opened up about the rapid rise of the ground during the 90s, a possible move away from St James’ and what the future holds for the UK’s sixth largest football stadium. After the opening of the £5m Jackie Milburn stand in 1987, much still needed to be done.
Enter the fray Sir John Hall, who completed a takeover in the early weeks of 1992. “When I first went to the club I think the crowd was 16,000 and it was obvious to everybody that the ground had to be done up,” said Freddy. “The 90s saw the biggest move on the ground ever. “It would have been a nonsense. FANS.