Craven Park, Barrow-in-Furness
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.
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).
Matches between either Barrow or Cumbria against touring international rugby league sides included:
|1||16 September 1933||Australia def. Barrow 24–5||12,221|
|2||4 December 1937||Barrow def. Australia 12–8||8,153|
|3||23 October 1948||Australia def. Barrow 11–5||13,143|
|4||11 September 1952||Australia def. Barrow 26–2||16,045|
|5||18 October 1956||Australia def. Barrow 25–11||9,988|
|6||24 October 1959||Barrow def. Australia 12–9||8,488|
|7||2 September 1963||Australia def. Barrow 18–5||10,130|
|8||16 November 1967||Barrow drew with Australia 10–10||8,418|
|9||1 October 1978||Australia def. Cumbria 47–4||5,964|
|10||15 October 1982||Australia def. Barrow 29–2||6,282|
|11||21 October 1986||Australia def. Cumbria 48–12||4,233|
|12||4 November 2007||Cumbria def. United States 70–0||1,028|
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