Celtic Park (Belfast)

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Celtic Park
Location Belfast, Northern Ireland
Capacity 5,000 seated, overall 50,000.
Surface Grass
Broke ground 1899
Opened 1901
Closed 1983
Demolished 1986
Belfast Celtic

Celtic Park was a multi-use stadium in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was used mostly for football matches and was the home of Belfast Celtic F.C.. It was also a greyhound racing course. The stadium was able to hold 50,000 spectators at its height 5,000 spectators seated.[1] The stadium ceased to host Belfast Celtic matches when the team stopped playing competitive matches in 1949, but it continued to be a greyhound track until the 1980s.[1] Like Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, it was known as Paradise by its fans. It was the first greyhound track that opened in Ireland on 18 April 1927, and one of the first in the United Kingdom.[2] The site of Celtic Park is now occupied by a shopping centre.[1] The last greyhound meeting was in 1983.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Belfast Celtic". Groundtastic. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Greyhound Derby
  3. ^ Greyhound Derby

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Coordinates: 54°35′21″N 5°57′45″W / 54.589099°N 5.962551°W / 54.589099; -5.962551