Haig Avenue


Haig Avenue

Infobox Stadium
stadium_name = "Haig Avenue"
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location = Southport,
Merseyside,
PR8 6JZ
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opened = 1905
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owner = Sefton Council
operator = Southport F.C.
surface = Grass
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tenants = Southport F.C.
seating_capacity = 6,008 (1,884 seated)
dimensions = 115 x 78 yards

Haig Avenue is a football stadium in Southport, England and is the home ground of Southport F.C.

Location

The ground is situated to the east of Southport just off the A570, the main road to Ormskirk. It is sited at the edge of a residential area, adjoining school playing fields.

The stadium

Haig Avenue now has a capacity of 6,008 people (1,884 seated, 4,124 standing) though the record attendance is 20,010 against Newcastle United in the fourth round of the FA Cup in 1932. These days the ground seldom operates at more than a quarter full, although nearly full houses have been registered for key matches such as the F.A. Trophy semi-final against Slough Town which Southport won to reach their first ever Wembley final.

The ground has a covered main stand, called the Grandstand, opposite an uncovered terrace, known as the Popular Side. Behind the goals, the south (Scarisbrick) end is covered; this is where the majority of the home fans congregate. The north (Blowick) away end is open to the elements. The south stand is called the "Jack Carr Stand", after a popular director at the club, and was named shortly after his death.

The stadium does not carry a sponsor's name. There are limited car parking facilities, however these are reserved for home, away and match officalls.

Events

The ground has played host to Youth Internationals in the past, and has also been home to both Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. reserves. It has also numerous hosted FA Women's Cup ties.


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