The stadium holds the record for Hamilton Academical's largest ever attendance, 28,690 people against Hearts in 1937. 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.
Hamilton ceased playing first team matches at Douglas Park the end of the 1993-94 season. 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. Douglas Park was then redeveloped as a Sainsbury's supermarket. Turnstiles were sold to Falkirk F.C. and part of the main stand was sold to Auchinleck Talbot F.C. for £30,000. The only part of the old ground that Hamilton Academical retained was the floodlights. A new stadium, called New Douglas Park, was built immediately next to the old site.