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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #165 on: August 14, 2020, 06:45:11 PM »
The tunnel was the only thing finished at Vale Park.. it had the space for a massive ground but not really the support for a Wembley of the Midlands.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #166 on: August 14, 2020, 08:22:00 PM »
Wasn't the Valley absolutely huge at one point?

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #167 on: August 14, 2020, 08:49:46 PM »
Wasn't the Valley absolutely huge at one point?
Yeah, record attendance was a little over 75,000 (against us in the FA Cup, 1938)


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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #168 on: August 14, 2020, 09:58:23 PM »
Wasn't the Valley absolutely huge at one point?

When I was growing up (late 70s) I think the capacity was listed as 66,000.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #169 on: August 14, 2020, 10:17:03 PM »
Not a club ground but Hampden was huge, I have a pic somewhere of and Sco v Eng match around the end of the war, ridiculous.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #170 on: August 14, 2020, 10:17:37 PM »
Actually, it is a club ground. Queen’s Park .

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #171 on: August 14, 2020, 10:22:11 PM »
There's a Scottish Park that used to be a ground too I think.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #172 on: August 14, 2020, 10:24:42 PM »
I did a quiz pre-Taylor Report and one question was the twenty biggest grounds in the league. There were some really unusual ones - places like Huddersfield and Cardiff.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #173 on: August 14, 2020, 10:31:20 PM »
There's a Scottish Park that used to be a ground too I think.

Cathkin Park, used to be home to Third Lanark.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #174 on: August 14, 2020, 10:34:09 PM »
Berwick and Brechin. One had a hedge behnd one ground and the other's capacity was bigger than the town's population. I can't remember which was which. 

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #175 on: August 14, 2020, 10:49:00 PM »
Berwick and Brechin. One had a hedge behnd one ground and the other's capacity was bigger than the town's population. I can't remember which was which.
Yes, Brechin City is the one that had the hedge.

Berwick got a record crowd in the 60s when they beat Rangers, and it exceeded the town's population. Apparently, they officially opened Shielfield Park against us in 1955 when our reserves prevailed 3-1.

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #176 on: August 15, 2020, 12:45:36 AM »
Not a club ground but Hampden was huge, I have a pic somewhere of and Sco v Eng match around the end of the war, ridiculous.

My dad and granddad loved Celtic and I recall that the European cup semi v Celtic in 1970 was switched to Hampson as Parkhead was too small. The crowd was over 125k!

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #177 on: August 15, 2020, 12:54:32 AM »
Not a club ground but Hampden was huge, I have a pic somewhere of and Sco v Eng match around the end of the war, ridiculous.

My dad and granddad loved Celtic and I recall that the European cup semi v Celtic in 1970 was switched to Hampson as Parkhead was too small. The crowd was over 125k!

There's an old bloke I work with (a couple on here met him at the League Cup final) who was at that game, plus a Scotland v England with a crowd of about 130,000, the 1962 SFA Cup final in front of 129,000 and the Old Firm game the day of the Ibrox disaster. His father had been at the 1960 European Cup final. That's some history in one city. 

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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #178 on: August 15, 2020, 07:03:21 AM »
There's a Scottish Park that used to be a ground too I think.

Cathkin Park, used to be home to Third Lanark.
More than that, the former national stadium whilst Queens Park played there (up until 1903). It's about 5 minutes walk from Hampden Park, and worth a visit if you're there anyway. Had a capacity of 50000 in it's day.





There's been 3 Hampden Parks. The current one, before that it was what's now Cathkin Park, and before that it was at the bowls club by the railway outside Cathkin Park - so you can visit all 3 in a oner.
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Re: North Stand Demolition
« Reply #179 on: August 15, 2020, 07:25:30 AM »

The original Hampden Park, 1873-1883, as it looks now

 


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