Southend Stadium

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Coordinates: 51°32′39.88″N 0°42′53.95″E / 51.5444111°N 0.7149861°E / 51.5444111; 0.7149861

Southend Stadium was a former greyhound racing track in Grainger Road, Southend, Essex.[1] It was also the home ground of Southend United between 1934 and 1955.

The stadium opened for racing in September 1931 which provided Southend with a permanent track following an unsuccessful attempt by promoters in 1927 on the Kursaal, Southend on Sea. In 1948 Rayleigh in Southend provided the sport with a second Southend track but it was overshadowed by its bigger neighbour. Southend was the first greyhound track to film in colour television pictures and hosted a major competition called the Thames Silver Salver and remained a popular track until its closure on Boxing Day 1985. The site is now a retail park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genders, Roy (1981). The Encyclopedia of Greyhound Racing. Pelham Books Ltd. ISBN 07207-1106-1.