The Brickfields

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Brickfields Recreation Ground[1]
The Brickfields.jpg
LocationDevonport, Devon
Capacity8,500[2]
Opened1915
Tenants
Plymouth Albion (2003- )

Brickfields Recreation Ground is a sports stadium and multi-sport complex in Devonport, Plymouth, England. It is run by EveryoneActive on behalf of Plymouth City Council, and is the home ground of Rugby Union team Plymouth Albion of the National League 1, who moved there in 2003, after leaving their old ground at Beacon Park. The highest crowd was 6871, for a match against local rivals Exeter Chiefs in October 2008.[3][4]

Following Albion's relegation to the National League 1 in 2015, the North stand of the rugby stadium which read "PARFC" in white seats, was demolished, and attendances dropped down to roughly 1,000 per match.[5] Albion have two marquee tents next to the East and South stands that they hire out as a venue for receptions.[6]

Since 1915, the site has been a recreation ground. Now it is run by Everyone Active and is home to a gym complex, which is built into the back of the West stand.[7] The rest of complex includes:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.plymouthalbion.com/
  2. ^ "Cornish Pirates could move to Plymouth's Home Park". This is Plymouth. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  3. ^ Club (12 October 2008). "Gareth Steenson steers Exeter home: Rugby Union". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  4. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Plymouth Albion 14-41 Exeter". BBC News. 12 October 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
  5. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | Plymouth Albion 14-41 Exeter". The Plymouth Herald. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  6. ^ "The Brickfields are more than just a rugby venue". Plymouth Albion. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Brickfields Sports Centre". Everyone Active. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Brickfields Sports Centre and Recreation Ground". Plymouth City Council. Retrieved 7 February 2017.

Coordinates: 50°22′15.91″N 4°10′13.92″W / 50.3710861°N 4.1705333°W / 50.3710861; -4.1705333