Ravenscraig Stadium

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Ravenscraig Stadium
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The Grandstand
Full name Ravenscraig Stadium
Former names Ravenscraig Stadium
Location Greenock, Scotland
Coordinates 55°56′25″N 4°48′47″W / 55.94028°N 4.81306°W / 55.94028; -4.81306Coordinates: 55°56′25″N 4°48′47″W / 55.94028°N 4.81306°W / 55.94028; -4.81306
Capacity 650
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1958
Renovated 1992, 2009

Ravenscraig Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium, in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland. The stadium is primarily set up for athletics, with a running track, but it is also the traditional home of Greenock Juniors Football Club. The stadium is undergoing a £1.7 million refurbishment in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[1]

The stadium was built in 1958 with a cinder track, upgraded to synthetic in 1992.[2]

In season 1959–60 a capacity crowd of 8,200 watched Greenock Juniors lose a Scottish Junior Cup quarter final to Johnstone Burgh.[3]

The stadium front

In November 1972 the stadium hosted the first ever official international women's football match to be played in Great Britain. Scotland were defeated 3–2 by England. This was almost exactly a hundred years after the first men's international between the two nations.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenock stadium to get £17 million upgrade stv.tv 14 March 2009
  2. ^ Tim Grose (27 December 1999). "Greenock Ravenscraig Stadium". UK Running Track Directory. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ravenscraig on track to become top athletics venue". Inverclyde Council. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Football Nation: Sixty Years of the Beautiful Game. bloomsbury. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-4088-0126-0. Retrieved 14 January 2012.