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Football, Athletics

Central Avenue Stadium

54.599794, -1.281596

Billingham

Opened:

1958

Closed:

2017

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

21 Sept 2023

Billingham Synthonia Football Club, Billingham Athletics Club

HER Description

Originally owned by ICI, the Central Avenue Stadium consisted of a football pitch surrounded by a running track. The 2,000 capacity cantilever stand was the longest in the country at the time the stadium opened. The stand was demolished in 2019.

Brian Clough, an ICI employee, started his football career with Billingham Synthonia FC.

The stadium hosted a Great Britain v Benelux countries international athletics meeting in 1963.

Words kindly provided by Jonathan May

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1950s

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

Central Avenue, 2014. Uploaded to Twitter by @PeterRMiles

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

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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