Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Mike S

grounds used for professional league

73 posts in this topic

London have had more grounds than shirts.....

Since 1980 there's been home games played at:  The Cottage, The Bridge, Widnes, Palace sports centre, Chiswick Poly, Wealsdon, Griffin Park, Hendon, Copthall Arena, The Valley, The stoop, Barnet 2 and now Ealing....we took games on the road to carcaison, Tynecastle, Leicester and Bridgened as well as Orient and Gillingham...not forgetting Hersham and Wycombe

Ealing is a perfect ground for the club in its current incarnation, but once again, should they be in the top flight I suspect that they will return to Brentford, which was I am reliably informed was the only ground they called home where they actually grew attendances!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 30/06/2010 at 0:54 PM, Mike S said:

 

two for ... Skolars who I believed used Finchley RU

Also half a season at Enfield Town a few years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Crusaders played at Chester RUFC last season for at least one match.  Did they also play at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay in the past?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rugby League in Carlisle. In 1928 Harraby Park Stadium roughly same area as Gillford Park

From 1981 home games: Brunton Park, Belle Vue Wakefield, Fartown Huddersfield, Southend Road Penrith, Gillford Park, Gateshead, Carlisle RU, Hawick RU

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And you can add a game of Carlisle v Mansfield in Penzance

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A range of grounds for Fulham/ Broncos home games in their various guises and quite a few on the road: Craven Cottage, Naughton Park, Stamford Bridge, Polytechnic of Central London, Swinton, Central Park, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Hendon, Barnet Copthall, The Valley, Griffin Park, The Stoop, Hearts, Kingsmeadow, Newport, Welford Road Leicester, Griffin Park, Stade Albert Domec Carcassone, Port Talbot, Broadfield Stadium Crawley, Brewery Field Bridgend, Stade Aime Giral Perpignan, Leyton Orient, Priestfield Stadium Gillingham, Molesey Road Esther, Adams Park High Wycombe,The Hive, Trailfinders.

Other stadiums not necessarily home games include Millennium Stadium, Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium, The Knoll Neath, Murrayfield, Bloomfield Road Blackpool, Halton Stadium Widnes, Wembley Stadium

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Southern Reiver said:

A range of grounds for Fulham/ Broncos home games in their various guises and quite a few on the road: Craven Cottage, Naughton Park, Stamford Bridge, Polytechnic of Central London, Swinton, Central Park, Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Hendon, Barnet Copthall, The Valley, Griffin Park, The Stoop, Hearts, Kingsmeadow, Newport, Welford Road Leicester, Griffin Park, Stade Albert Domec Carcassone, Port Talbot, Broadfield Stadium Crawley, Brewery Field Bridgend, Stade Aime Giral Perpignan, Leyton Orient, Priestfield Stadium Gillingham, Molesey Road Esther, Adams Park High Wycombe,The Hive, Trailfinders.

Other stadiums not necessarily home games include Millennium Stadium, Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium, The Knoll Neath, Murrayfield, Bloomfield Road Blackpool, Halton Stadium Widnes, Wembley Stadium

Widnes was a home game as the drains under the cottage had collapsed.....

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, nonbelievers said:

Widnes was a home game as the drains under the cottage had collapsed.....

 

I am assuming your referring to Naughton Park second on the list. Wasn't aware that was the reason

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, Southern Reiver said:

I am assuming your referring to Naughton Park second on the list. Wasn't aware that was the reason

Indeed     that's why I said Widnes. The drainage issue was a cross between pipes under the stands and a collapsed bank on the thames

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

York have played home games at Clarence st. Huntington. Bootham crescent. Scarborough. Heworth. Clifton park. Doncaster. Featherstone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes NW Crusaders played at least 2 games at Chester RUFC last season and they once played Thatto Heath in a friendly at Colwyn Bay. I saw London play Salford in a Challenge cup tie at Kingstonian FC. I also have programmes .v. Swinton  at Hendon FC and .v. Warrington at Newport RUFC. I have the programme from that Carlisle .v. Mansfield game at Penzance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2010 at 8:53 PM, Jill Halfpenny fan said:

The greyhound stadium was used in the 1970's, they were called New Hunslet at the time if my memory is correct.

They had the gridiron style goalposts, outlawed by the RFL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Broncos must be unique to have played home games in 4 different countries!

Edited by Quinskolar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember calling out my granddad for saying Hull City played at The Boulevard for a while saying he was losing his marbles. How wrong I turned out to be

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huddersfield is 3, Fartown, Leeds Road and the now John Smith's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, daz39 said:

Huddersfield is 3, Fartown, Leeds Road and the now John Smith's

You probably know this Daz. Huddersfield played at Rifle Field before moving to Fartown. This was obviously before  the merger which led to the formation of the Huddersfield Cricket & Athletic Club and before the 1895 schism.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes i did know but presumed the original poster meant during the breakaway era, ie from 1895 onwards by which we were at Fartown.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, daz39 said:

Yes i did know but presumed the original poster meant during the breakaway era, ie from 1895 onwards by which we were at Fartown.

Of course, hence my post.

There is a short street called Rifle Fields in Springwood. I don't know whether it is on the site of the original sports field.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Swinton have used Chorley Road, Station Road, Burnden Park, Maine Road, Giggle Lane, Park Lane, Moor Lane, LSV, Heywood Road, and the Willows as home grounds that I have known of. 

North Wales Cru have used Racecourse, Chester RFU, Queensway, and Cefn Druids that I can remember. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 04/02/2017 at 8:28 PM, longboard said:

Of course, hence my post.

There is a short street called Rifle Fields in Springwood. I don't know whether it is on the site of the original sports field.

Thats the one, i think it originally ran down to where the ring road/springwood car park is now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 04/02/2017 at 11:26 PM, BeerGrills said:

Swinton have used Chorley Road, Station Road, Burnden Park, Maine Road, Giggle Lane, Park Lane, Moor Lane, LSV, Heywood Road, and the Willows as home grounds that I have known of.

Giggle Lane's a new one on me. Not a terribly appropriate nickname given that it's next to the cemetery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, The Cube said:

Giggle Lane's a new one on me. Not a terribly appropriate nickname given that it's next to the cemetery.

One could die laughing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



Rugby League World - June 2017

League Express - Mon 17th July 2017