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Craven Park, Barrow-in-Furness

The Furness Heating Components Stadium
Craven Park
Location Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 5UW
Coordinates
Capacity 7,600
Surface Grass
Opened 1931
Tenants
Barrow Raiders

Craven Park is a rugby league stadium in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. It is the home of Barrow Raiders rugby league team.

Craven Park was built in 1931, largely as a result of the efforts of supporters of Barrow RLFC, 500 of whom volunteered to construct the ground. The total cost of the building project came to £7,500 which was an unbelievable figure in those days.

The stadium was named after Commander G. W. Craven, a local war hero, who had started the appeal fund with a donation of £500. It should not be confused with Craven Park, or Old Craven Park in Hull, other rugby league venues.

In November 2007, the Cumbria rugby league team had their biggest ever win at Craven Park when they beat the United States national rugby league team 70–0.

For the 2010 season the ground will be known as the Furness Heating Compoments Stadium (Craven Park). For the visit of Wigan in the Challenge Cup improvements were made and the capacity is now 7,600 (up from 6,500).

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