Dalziel Park (stadium)

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Dalziel Park Stadium
LocationScotland Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
Coordinates55°47′8.42″N 3°59′11.33″W / 55.7856722°N 3.9864806°W / 55.7856722; -3.9864806
OwnerThe Motherwell Football & Athletic Club Ltd.
Capacityunknown
Construction
Opened1889
Closed1895
Demolished1895
ArchitectUnknown
Tenants
Motherwell F.C.(1889–1895)

Dalziel Park Stadium was a football stadium located at Airbles Street and Glencairn Street in Motherwell,[1] North Lanarkshire, that hosted the home matches of Motherwell, formed after a merger between Alpha and Glencairn.[1] The first official match at the stadium was a 3–3 draw against Rangers.[2][3] The exact capacity is unknown.

After three years playing at a site on Roman Road,[2][4] Motherwell played at Dalziel Park until 1895.[2][4] The club had turned professional the previous year, and the ground was considered unsuitable for professional football, with the surface being described as small and muddy.[5] The ground had only one stand, a pavilion based on the west side.[3] Baron Hamilton of Dalzell granted a lease of land in the northern part of his Dalzell Estate, half-a-mile away, where Motherwell built a new stadium, Fir Park, where they are based to this day.[4] The last ever match at Dalziel Park was against Royal Albert on 31 May 1895,[1] with income raised from the match used to fund the new stadium.[6]

The old stadium was demolished and replaced by residential housing.

Sources[edit]

  • Wilson, Derek (2008). Motherwell FC On This Day. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 978-1-905411-37-5.
  • Wilson, Derek (2009). Motherwell FC Miscellany. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 978-1-905411-37-5.
  • Inglis, Simon (1996). Football Grounds of Britain. Collins Willow. ISBN 0-00-218426-5.
  • Hay, Ian (2006). Football Grounds from the Air. Myriad. ISBN 1-904-736-56-4.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A Brief History of Motherwell FC". MotherwellFC.org. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Wilson 2009, p. 20
  3. ^ a b Hay 2006, p. 74
  4. ^ a b c Inglis 1996, p. 457
  5. ^ Wilson 2008, p. 45
  6. ^ Wilson 2008, p. 92

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