Craven Park, Barrow-in-Furness

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Not to be confused with Craven Park, Hull.
Furness Heating Components Stadium
Craven Park
Craven Park, Barrow.jpg
Location Duke Street
LA14 5UW
Coordinates 54°06′54″N 3°14′7″W / 54.11500°N 3.23528°W / 54.11500; -3.23528Coordinates: 54°06′54″N 3°14′7″W / 54.11500°N 3.23528°W / 54.11500; -3.23528
Capacity 7,600
Surface Grass
Opened 1931
Barrow Raiders

Craven Park is a rugby league stadium in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. It is the home of Barrow Raiders rugby league team.

Rugby league[edit]

Craven Park was built in 1931, largely as a result of the efforts of supporters of Barrow RLFC, 500 of whom volunteered to construct the ground. The total cost of the building project came to £7,500 which was an unbelievable figure in those days.

The stadium was named after Commander G. W. Craven, a local war hero, who had started the appeal fund with a donation of £500. It should not be confused with Craven Park, or Old Craven Park in Hull, other rugby league venues.

In November 2007, the Cumbria rugby league team had their biggest ever win at Craven Park when they beat the United States national rugby league team 70–0.

For the 2010 season the ground was known as the Furness Heating Components Stadium (Craven Park). For the visit of Wigan in the Challenge Cup improvements were made and the capacity is now 7,600 (up from 6,500).

Greyhound racing[edit]

Independent (unaffiliated to a governing body) greyhound racing took place around Craven Park from 1932-1933.[1] [2]


  1. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. p. 410. ISBN 0-948955-15-5. 
  2. ^ "Barrow Greyhound Racing, Thursday 4 August". Lancashire Evening Post. 1932.