Christie Park (Morecambe)

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Christie Park
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Christie Park (Morecambe) is located in Morecambe
Christie Park (Morecambe)
Former location in Morecambe
Location Christie Avenue, Morecambe, Lancashire, England
Coordinates 54°4′3″N 2°50′50″W / 54.06750°N 2.84722°W / 54.06750; -2.84722
Owner Morecambe F.C.
Capacity 6,400
Construction
Opened 1921
Closed 2010
Demolished 2010
Tenants
Morecambe F.C.

Christie Park was the home of Morecambe FC, located on the corner of Christie Avenue and Lancaster Road in Morecambe, Lancashire, England.

Christie Park had a capacity of approximately 6,400.[1] It comprised three covered stands and one uncovered stand. The only seated stand (the Main Stand) ran along the length of the pitch on one side. The main terraced end (the North Stand) was situated behind one of the goals, and was the location for the majority of the home fans on match days. The other covered stand (the Umbro Stand) was opposite the North Stand and was where away fans were placed during segregated matches. The capacity in this stand could be increased using temporary terracing, such as when Carlisle United visited on Boxing Day, 2004.

The uncovered stand (the Carwash Terrace), took its name from the Carwash directly behind it on Lancaster Road. The supporters' club building that used to be behind it was knocked down late in 2006 and the club then received planning permission to build a new stand on its site comprising sponsors' facilities, conference rooms and offices.

On 17 July 2007, however, Morecambe announced plans to move to a new stadium in time for the start of the 2010-2011 season. [2]

The final ever goal at Christie Park was scored by David Artell.

Within days of the end of the 2009-10 season, demolition of the stadium commenced and site clearance began. By mid August 2010 the superstructure of a new Sainburys supermarket occupied the spot where the stadium once stood. With Morecambe FC now installed at their new ground, the Globe Arena off Westgate in Morecambe, Sainsburys opened their new supermarket in late 2010.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "CHRISTIE PARK". Morecambe FC. Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "New Stadium Planned". Morecambe Official Website. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2007. 

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