|Field size||105 x 78 m (114.82 x 85.30 yds)|
Dean Court was named after the Cooper-Dean family of Bournemouth, who granted the land to the football club in 1910. One of the stands had previously been used in the Wembley Exhibition of 1924. The ground's attendance record of 28,799 was set at an FA Cup match against Manchester United in 1957.
The ground was completely rebuilt in 2001, with the pitch rotated ninety degrees from its original position. The stadium was also moved away from adjacent housing. Although it was rebuilt as a three sided stadium, seats were placed on the undeveloped south end in the autumn of 2005. The club sold the stadium in December 2005 in a sale-and-leaseback deal with London property company Structadene.
South stand rebuild
In the 2010–11 a temporary south stand was built, but was removed during the 2011–12 season after attendances fell. During the summer of 2013 a 2,400 seat stand was built on the undeveloped end of the ground as a result of the club's promotion to the Championship. In July 2013 it was named after former club striker Ted MacDougall.
In August 2014, chairman Jeff Mostyn revealed that the club were looking at the possibility of redeveloping the stadium rather than moving to Matchams. With a limited capacity of 11,700, the club were exploring the option of building a new, permanent stand should they continue to be successful in the Championship.
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- History of AFC Bournemouth
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