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Fraser Eagle Stadium

The Crown Ground
The Crown Ground
Location Livingstone Road, Accrington, Lancashire
Built 1968
Opened 1968
Capacity 5,057 (2,000 Seated)
Field dimensions 111 x 72 yards
Tenants
Accrington Stanley F.C. (1968 - Present)

The Crown Ground, known as the Fraser Eagle Stadium for sponsorship purposes until the demise of local company Fraser Eagle in 2009 (and previously as the Interlink Express Stadium), is a multi-use stadium in Accrington, England. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Accrington Stanley F.C.. The stadium holds 5,057 and was built in 1968. It was the smallest stadium in The Football League in the 2010-11 season however it lost this status to newly promoted Crawley Town's Broadfield Stadium.

Stands/Terraces

  • The Jack Barret Memorial Stand - This stand is the newest stand. A Terrace used to be in its place until it was knocked down and replaced by the current one whilst Stanley were still in the Northern Premier League. It runs half the length of the pitch. The dugouts are situated here and in the John Smiths Stand.
  • John Smiths Stand - This stand runs the other half the length of the pitch. It used to be called the Thwaites Stand. Because of the slope on the pitch it has fewer rows of seating the nearer you get to the Clayton End.
  • Clayton End - Officially called the Sophia Khan Stand. This the home end. The more vocal Stanley fans known as the Stanley Ultras like to stand here. It is a covered terrace that had a roof added to it at the start of 2007-08. Seats were added to the front half of the terrace to bring the stadium up to Football League standards.
  • Whinney Hill Terrace - Otherwise known as the Cowshed. It was a small terrace with only 3 rows but had seating installed in the covered section to bring the stadium up to Football League standards. It has a roof running 2/3 the length of the pitch held up by pillars. The terrace continues around the corner for about 1/3 of the Coppice End and around the corner at the other end to join with the Clayton End. The Television gantry is situated in the middle of the terrace. The half nearest the Coppice End is given to away fans.
  • Coppice End - This is the away end. It is identical to the Clayton End except it only runs 2/3 the width of the pitch and has no roof. If the away club brings a small amount of fans the terrace is unused.

References

  • footballgroundguide.com profile
  • Crown Ground on PitchMap.co.uk

Coordinates: 53°45′55.28″N 2°22′15.28″W / 53.7653556°N 2.3709111°W / 53.7653556; -2.3709111

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