Wheater's Field

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Wheater’s Field
Full name Wheater’s Field
Location Broughton, Salford, England
Coordinates 53°29′38″N 2°15′55″W / 53.494001°N 2.265213°W / 53.494001; -2.265213Coordinates: 53°29′38″N 2°15′55″W / 53.494001°N 2.265213°W / 53.494001; -2.265213
Capacity 20,000
Surface Grass
Tenants
Broughton Rangers


Wheater’s Field was a rugby ground in Broughton, Salford, England. It was home to the Broughton Rangers rugby league club of the Northern Union. On 19 October 1907, the stadium hosted a match between Rangers and the New Zealand All Golds. It had a capacity of 20,000 spectators. Rangers would call the stadium home until just before the First World War when they moved to the nearby Cliff.

The ground hosted two Challenge Cup finals, in 1907 Warrington 17 Oldham 3 and in 1921 Leigh 13 Halifax 0.[1]

Wheater's Field is now a housing estate and its location is traceable through the naming of three streets: Wheater's Crescent, Wheater's Street and Wheater's Terrace.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wheater's Field, rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved on 2 July 2009.

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Preceded by
Headingley
Leeds
Challenge Cup
Final Venue

1906-07
Succeeded by
Fartown
Huddersfield
Preceded by
Headingley
Leeds
Challenge Cup
Final Venue

1920-21
Succeeded by
Headingley
Leeds