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Haig Avenue was a League ground for 58 seasons;
from July 1st, 1921 to June 30th, 1978 .

Haig Avenue was the 132nd
ground to be used for a League game.

Year opened 1905

GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
When Southport Central FC moved from Scarisbrook New Road to Ash Lane in 1905 a timber seated stand was removed from the old ground and re-erected and extended on the north side of the new venue. The thoroughfare and ground were re-named as Haig Avenue in 1921, Southport FC’s debut season in the Football League, and a new covered enclosure added on the south side of the pitch. Subsequent improvements included extending the covered enclosure around the west side and the installation of some concrete terracing giving a ground capacity of some 30,000. The record attendance of 20,111 was subsequently set at the FA Cup 4th Round Replay v. Newcastle United (1-1) on January 26th, 1932.

In 1966 the main stand burned down and a new 200 seat structure was subsequently erected in its place and although Southport FC dropped out of the League in 1978, the ground is still utilized for their home games.

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
Ground address: Haig Avenue, Southport, PR8 6JZ
Main phone number: 01704 533422
Ticket prices: Adults Ł12.50 Concessions Ł9 Under 18's Ł5 Under 11’s accompanied by an adult are admitted free. Programme Ł2.50
If driving to ground: Leave M6 at junction 26. Join M58 to junction 3. Join A570 that is (Signposted Southport); follow A570 through Ormskirk Town Centre following the signs for Southport. At the big roundabout (McDonalds is on the left) take the fourth exit. Go along Melos Cop Road this road until you reach the second set of pedestrian lights and take the next left into Haig Avenue the ground is on the left.
If using Public Transport: Train from Manchester to Meols Cop take 1 hour to get there or from Wigan Wallgate where it takes 45 minutes, Meols Cop is the nearest station to the ground and is only 10 minutes from the ground you come out of the station and walk straight down Norwood Road when you get to the Car Showroom take the next right into Haig Avenue and follow the road round to the ground which is on the left
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