- Haig Avenue
stadium_name = "Haig Avenue"
opened = 1905
surface = Grass
structural engineer =
services engineer =
seating_capacity = 6,008 (1,884 seated)
dimensions = 115 x 78
Haig Avenue is a football
stadiumin Southport, Englandand is the home ground of Southport F.C.
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.
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 Cupin 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. Trophysemi-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.
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 Cupties.
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