The Oval (Wirral)

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The Oval
Gateway to Bebington Oval Sports Centre - - 123911.jpg
Coordinates53°21′28″N 3°00′36″W / 53.357902°N 3.009944°W / 53.357902; -3.009944Coordinates: 53°21′28″N 3°00′36″W / 53.357902°N 3.009944°W / 53.357902; -3.009944
OwnerWirral MBC
OperatorWirral MBC

The Oval (sometimes referred to as the Bebington Oval and Port Sunlight) is a Municipal athletics stadium in Bebington, Merseyside and leisure centre with outdoor ski slope.

The venue has played host to Tranmere Rovers F.C. reserve and ladies teams. The track is regularly used by Wirral AC and many competitions such as the Merseyside Championships take place here.

The ground has an eight-lane running track which was originally paid for by Lever Brothers in the 1920s but has since undergone an upgrade. It is the home to the athletics club Wirral AC.[1]

It was featured in the film Chariots of Fire and represented the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir.

In November 2008 it was the scene of a suicide when a 30-year-old woman set fire to herself.[2]


  1. ^ "Bebington at". Retrieved 25 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Woman dies of burns after setting herself on fire in suspected suicide". Daily Mail. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2010.

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