Sandygate Road

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Sandygate Road
Sandygate Road - Hallam FC - geograph-2013247.jpg
Main Stand
Location Crosspool, Sheffield
Owner Hallam F.C.
Operator Hallam F.C.
Capacity 700 (210 seated, a further 40 covered)[1]
Surface grass
Construction
Built 1804
Opened 1804
Tenants
Hallam F.C., Hallam C.C.[2]

Sandygate Road is a football and cricket stadium in the Sheffield suburb of Crosspool, South Yorkshire, England. It is home to Hallam F.C. and Hallam C.C.

First opened in 1804, Hallam F.C. have played at the ground since 1860. Sandygate has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the "Oldest Ground in the World".[3] On 26 December 1860, the world's first inter-club football match was played at the ground, Hallam taking on Sheffield F.C.

The stadium was used in the filming of the 1996 Sean Bean film When Saturday Comes. In the film, Sean Bean's character Jimmy Muir is scouted by Tony Currie whilst playing for Hallam and later signs for Sheffield United.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandygate". Hallam Football Club. 
  2. ^ "Hallam Football Club". 
  3. ^ "World's oldest football teams play in derby". bbc.co.uk. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 

Coordinates: 53°22′35″N 1°31′52″W / 53.376375°N 1.531225°W / 53.376375; -1.531225