Between 1878 and 1881 the ground was used as the home venue for the Blackburn Rovers football team, following their move from the Pleasington Cricket Ground. The first Rovers match at the Meadows came in 1878 against Partick Thistle. In 1881 they left the ground to play at a newly built venue at Leamington Street.
- "East Lancashire". lancashireleague.com. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- "1875-1884: The early years". History. Blackburn Rovers Official Site. 2 July 2007. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
- Alexandra Meadows Ground Profile at englandfootballonline.com
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