Albert Park, Hawick

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Albert Park
Albert Park is located in Scottish Borders
Albert Park
Albert Park
Location in Scottish Borders
Location Mansfield Road, Hawick,
Roxburghshire, Scotland
Coordinates 55°25′59″N 2°45′46″W / 55.43306°N 2.76278°W / 55.43306; -2.76278
Capacity 1,500[1]
Field size 110 x 60 m[2]
Opened 1963
Tenants
Hawick Royal Albert F.C. (1963–present)

Albert Park is a football ground in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, which is the home of East of Scotland Football League club Hawick Royal Albert F.C..

Football[edit]

The ground was opened in 1963 and is located on Mansfield Road in the north-east of the town.[2][3] It is adjacent to Mansfield Haugh, a rugby union ground.[4]

Greyhound racing[edit]

Albert Park had a short lived greyhound track around the pitch from 13 May 1989 until 1999. The track was a fairly tight circuit, heavily banked and raced over 270, 450 and 630 yards. The greyhound operation closed amidst controversy after a track manager was convicted of animal cruelty after using hares as live bait. Greyhound racing's governing body the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) were unable to impose any punishment because the track chose to be independent and was not affiliated to the GBGB.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert Park, soccerway.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Information - Hawick Royal Albert, East of Scotland Football Association. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  3. ^ Albert Park, footballgroundmap.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  4. ^ Crawford, Kenny (27 September 2015). "Hawick consumed by unique Scottish Cup excitement". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Barnes, Julia (1991). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. p. 207. ISBN 0-948955-61-9. 

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