Harvey Hadden Stadium

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Harvey Hadden Stadium
Full name Harvey Hadden Sports Complex
Location Wigman Road,
Bilborough,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire
NG8 4PB
Coordinates 52°58′05″N 1°12′58″W / 52.968°N 1.216°W / 52.968; -1.216Coordinates: 52°58′05″N 1°12′58″W / 52.968°N 1.216°W / 52.968; -1.216
Operator Nottingham City Council
Capacity 1600 (740 seated)
Construction
Built 1959
Renovated 2014
Expanded 1970s
Tenants
Nottingham Caesars (1984-2014), (2016-)
Nottingham Trent University Athletic Club
Nottingham University Athletic Club
Nottinghamshire Athletic Club
Nottingham City RLFC (1989-1993)
Nottingham Outlaws ?-2013

The Harvey Hadden Stadium is a purpose-built athletics stadium in the Bilborough district of Nottingham, England which is the home of the Nottingham Caesars, an American Football team playing in the BAFA National Leagues as well as the Nottinghamshire Athletics Club and both the Athletic clubs of Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham University.

It is also used for other sporting events such as Football, Boxing, MMA and Rugby League.

Facilities[edit]

The stadium is currently operated by Nottingham City Council.[1]

The separate complex facilitiy holds a Gym, Activity Rooms, Sports Hall and Indoor Athletics area. The Stadium is built into an embankment and has a total capacity of 1600 in which all are housed in the Main Stand. The stand holds a seated capacity of 740 with room for another 800 spectators on a standing terrace on either sides. Opposite the Main Stand there is a slip road coming from the access road to allow a port of call for Emergency vehicles. The Stadium has the usual amenities including Food Kiosks and Bathroom facilities, but Player changing rooms are housed in the main complex building.

The field has a Running Track, Pits and Shot put nets surrounding a sports field.

Sports[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Harvey Hadden stadium is also home to several Nottinghamshire Athletics clubs [1]

American Football[edit]

From 1984 until 2014 the stadium housed home games for the City's American Football club, the Nottingham Caesars. During the renovation of the stadium in 2014 the club vacated but returned in time for the 2016 season. The ground is fully equipped with original American Football posts as opposed to Rugby posts which is a common site in the British League. The Caesars training field lies adjaecant to the Main Stand.

Rugby League[edit]

The Harvey Hadden Stadium was a former home to the semi-professional Nottingham City RLFC from 1989 until 1993 when the club folded. For a number of years, it was the home of Nottingham Outlaws an amateur rugby league side.

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