New Douglas Park

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New Douglas Park
The Academy
New Douglas Park - 1.jpg
New Douglas Park is located in South Lanarkshire
New Douglas Park
Location in South Lanarkshire
Location Hamilton, Scotland
Coordinates 55°46′55.76″N 4°03′30.61″W / 55.7821556°N 4.0585028°W / 55.7821556; -4.0585028
Opened 2001
Surface Grass (2001–2004)
FieldTurf (2004–2008)
Grass (2008–2013)
Tigerturf (2013-)
Capacity 6,078[1]
Tenants
Hamilton Academical F.C.

New Douglas Park is a football stadium in Hamilton which serves as the home of Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical. It takes its name from Douglas Park, the club's former stadium.

Stadium[edit]

Construction of the stadium was completed by Ballast Nedam in 2001.[2][dead link] The pitch was converted to artificial FieldTurf in 2004. After Hamilton was promoted to the Scottish Premier League in May 2008, the artificial surface had to be replaced by grass due to league rules. In addition to the turf replacement, a temporary stand was erected in March 2008 to bring the stadium's capacity up to the league requirement of 6,000 all seater.

At the beginning of season 2013-14 Hamilton returned to an artificial playing surface.[3]

During the 2013-14 season, Albion Rovers played Scottish Cup ties against Motherwell[4] and Rangers[5] at the stadium.

Records[edit]

The stadium's record attendance of 5,898 was set on 28 February 2009 when Hamilton played league leaders Rangers in a Scottish Premier League game.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://spfl.co.uk/clubs/hamilton/
  2. ^ Shields, Tom (29 July 2001). "Nice new stadium, shame about the name". The Sunday Herald. 
  3. ^ The Accies Score With TigerTurf UK
  4. ^ Albion Rovers 1-0 Motherwell BBC Sport, 30 November 2013
  5. ^ Albion Rovers 0-2 Rangers BBC Sport, 17 March 2014
  6. ^ Hamilton Accies 0-1 Rangers BBC Sport, 28 February 2009

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