New Douglas Park

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SuperSeal Stadium
SuperSeal Stadium
New Douglas Park - 1.jpg
SuperSeal Stadium is located in South Lanarkshire
SuperSeal Stadium
SuperSeal Stadium
Location: Whitehill
Location Hamilton, Scotland
Coordinates 55°46′55.76″N 4°03′30.61″W / 55.7821556°N 4.0585028°W / 55.7821556; -4.0585028
Capacity 6,018[1]
Surface Grass (2001–2004)
FieldTurf (2004–2008)
Grass (2008–2013)
Tigerturf (2013-)
Opened 2001
Tenants
Hamilton Academical

New Douglas Park is the previous stadium name, it is currently known as the SuperSeal Stadium for sponsorship purposes,[2] is a football stadium in Hamilton which serves as the home of Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical. It takes its name from Douglas Park, the club's former stadium.

Stadium[edit]

Construction of the stadium was completed by Ballast Nedam in 2001.[3][dead link] The pitch was converted to artificial FieldTurf in 2004. After Hamilton was promoted to the Scottish Premier League in May 2008, the artificial surface had to be replaced by grass due to league rules. In addition to the turf replacement, a temporary stand was erected in March 2008 to bring the stadium's capacity up to the league requirement of 6,000 all seater.

At the beginning of season 2013–14 Hamilton returned to an artificial playing surface.[citation needed]

During the 2013–14 season, Albion Rovers played Scottish Cup ties against Motherwell[4] and Rangers[5] at the stadium.

In July 2016 it was announced that as part of a £750,000 sponsorship deal, New Douglas Park would be renamed the SuperSeal Stadium after a deal was agreed with Glasgow-based home improvements company SuperSeal.[2]

Records[edit]

The stadium's record attendance of 6,007 was set on 17 January 2015 when Hamilton played Celtic in a Scottish Premiership game.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamilton Academical Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b McGilvray, Andy (14 July 2016). "Hamilton Accies announce biggest sponsorship package in their history". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Shields, Tom (29 July 2001). "Nice new stadium, shame about the name". The Sunday Herald. 
  4. ^ Albion Rovers 1-0 Motherwell BBC Sport, 30 November 2013
  5. ^ Albion Rovers 0-2 Rangers BBC Sport, 17 March 2014
  6. ^ [1]

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