Douglas Park

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This article is about the former stadium in Hamilton, Scotland. For other uses, see Douglas Park (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 55°46′49.53″N 4°03′26.32″W / 55.7804250°N 4.0573111°W / 55.7804250; -4.0573111

Douglas Park
Location Hamilton, Scotland
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1888
Closed 1994
Architect Archibald Leitch (Main Stand)[1]
Tenants
Hamilton Academical F.C. (1888–1994)
Clyde F.C. (1991–1994)

Douglas Park was a football stadium in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, the home ground of Hamilton Academical FC from 1888 to 1994.[1]

The stadium holds the record for Hamilton Academical's largest ever attendance, 28,690 people against Hearts in 1937.[1] Douglas Park also played host to Clyde between 1991 and 1994, as that club awaited the building of their new ground in Cumbernauld, Broadwood Stadium.[2]

Hamilton ceased playing first team matches at Douglas Park the end of the 1993-94 season.[1] The club continued to use it for reserve team matches until January 1995, as the sale of the ground was not completed until December 1994.[1] Douglas Park was then redeveloped as a Sainsbury's supermarket.[1] Turnstiles were sold to Falkirk F.C. and part of the main stand was sold to Auchinleck Talbot F.C. for £30,000.[1] The only part of the old ground that Hamilton Academical retained was the floodlights.[1] A new stadium, called New Douglas Park, was built immediately next to the old site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Inglis 1996, p. 446
  2. ^ Inglis 1996, p. 436
Sources
  • Inglis, Simon (1996). Football Grounds of Britain. Collins Willow. ISBN 0-00-218426-5.