Eugene Cross Park

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Eugene Cross Park
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Location Ebbw Vale RFC, Newchurch Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 5AZ
Coordinates 51°47′7″N 3°12′23″W / 51.78528°N 3.20639°W / 51.78528; -3.20639Coordinates: 51°47′7″N 3°12′23″W / 51.78528°N 3.20639°W / 51.78528; -3.20639
Owner Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Capacity 8,000[1]
Opened 1919
Tenants
Ebbw Vale RFC
Ebbw Vale Cricket Club
Glamorgan County Cricket Club
Wales Minor Counties Cricket Club
Ebbw Vale RLFC (1907-1912)
Ebbw Vale F.C. (1919-1999)

Eugene Cross Park is a rugby and cricket ground in Ebbw Vale, Wales. In November 1919 the Ebbw Vale Welfare Association was formed and bought the "Bridgend Field". The 6 acres (24,000 m2) of land became known as the Welfare Ground, and in 1973 its name was changed to its present title in honour of Sir Eugene Cross, the influential and long-standing Chairman of the Welfare Trustees. The ground has terraces, a stand which was bought due to a fire which burnt the previous stands and a clubhouse which boasts a pub, a club shop open at match days and award-winning hospitality packages. The stadium is located next door to the B4486 road, the Newchurch Road and the Ebbw River.

It is the home of Ebbw Vale RFC and Ebbw Vale Cricket Club, it occasionally hosts matches for Glamorgan County Cricket Club, and a small number of international rugby league matches have taken place there.[2] It was also home to Ebbw Vale F.C. for a period when they were members of the League of Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadiums in Wales at worldstadiums.com". worldstadiums.com. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eugene Cross Park at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010.