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Athletics, Cycling, Rugby, Speedway, Greyhound Racing

Gosforth Stadium

55.013303, -1.619380

Gosforth, Newcastle







Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

23 Jun 2022

Northern Football Club, Northumberland County Rugby Union, Gosforth RFC

HER Description

Gosforth Stadium started as Gosforth Cycling Grounds circa 1900. In 1912 rugby arrived and in 1922 Northumberland County Rugby Union made it their County Ground. Two rugby clubs also played there - Northern (until 1937) and Gosforth (until 1955). In June 1929 a 440 yard speedway track was added. In May 1932 a greyhound track took its place. Stands and terraces were built for 18,000 spectators by Totalisator Holdings. The greyhound track was sheltered by overhanging corrugated metal roofs, a feature known at only one other track, White City in Liverpool. In 1976 the company was sold to Ladbrokes. The last dog race took place in 1987. Demolished 1989. An Asda supermarket now occupies the site.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Gosforth Stadium, 1965. Source: Novis1899, Wikipedia, Creative Commons

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Gosforth Stadium before demolition in 1989. Unknown Source.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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