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THE HAWTHORNS
 
The Hawthorns has been a League ground for 120 seasons;
from July 1st, 1900 to the current day .

The Hawthorns was the 67th
ground to be used for a League game.

Current Capacity 26,272

Year opened 1900

 
GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
 
West Bromwich Albion FC moved to The Hawthorns from Stoney Lane in 1900 and re-erected the stand from their former ground on the east side whilst other facilities on opening included a new 5,000 seat main stand on the west side and embankments at each end. The freehold was purchased for Ł5,350 in 1913 and alterations that took place prior to WWI included the installation of a cover at the south end, the roofing and expansion of the banking on the east side (following the destruction of the stand by a fire in 1904) and refurbishment of the main stand.

Further improvements in the inter-war years included the installation of concrete terracing around the ground, an extension to the stand on the east side, the building of a 750 seat stand in the south west corner and the rebuilding of the main stand roof. The record attendance of 64,815 was set during this period at the FA Cup 6th Round tie v. Arsenal (3-1) on March 6th, 1937
No further alterations took place until the 1950s when a stand was built in the north west corner and in 1964 the east side cover was removed to the north end and replaced by a 4,300 seat stand, the paddock of which was converted to all seats in 1976. A new 4,150 seat main stand was constructed on the west side in 1981 and, after re-roofing in 1985, the terrace at the south end demolished and replaced with a 5,755 seat stand in 1994. In the same year an 8,234 seat structure opened at the north end and, in 2001 the stand on the east side was demolished and replaced with a new 8,000 seat structure giving an all-seat capacity of 28,000 at the start of the 2007/8 season. The pitch size was 115 x 74 yards.
 

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
 
Ground address: The Hawthorns, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LF
Main phone number: 0871 271 1100
Ticket office: 0871 271 9780
Ticket prices: All areas of the stadium: Adults (A) Ł39 (B) Ł25 Senior Citizens (A) Ł29 (B) Ł20 Students/Under 21's (A) Ł25 (B) Ł15 Under 17's (A) Ł (B) Ł10
 
If driving to ground: Leave the M5 at Junction 1 take the A41 towards Birmingham, the ground is on your right after 400 yards (speed cameras on this stretch of the A41). Street parking or alternatively there are a few private matchday car parks at local industrial units near the ground, or at Hawthorns station which costs Ł4.
 
If using Public Transport: For the Hawthorns meet up at the Vine pub 152 Roebuck Street, West Bromwich, take the train to Smethwick Galton Bridge from Snow Street Rail Station in Birmingham or the Metro to Kettrick Park from the Vine you walk down Roebuck Street to the roundabout turn right on Birmingham Road then follow the road down to the ground on the right. Going Direct to the ground then get the metro from Birmingham Snow Hill station to the Hawthorns which is about five minutes walk from the ground and Smethwick Rolfe Street local trains from Birmingham New Street, which is about a 15 minute walk from the ground. You walk on to Tollhouse Road you then do a right into Rolfe Street and then sharp right into Brasshouse Lane then at the junction continue straight onto Halford Way past the Metro Station and then turn right into Birmingham Road or you can get the metro from Bilston Street Wolverhampton it’s a two minute walk from the Wolverhampton main station, it saves you going into Birmingham if you are coming from the north.
 
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