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The Hawthorns (West Bromwich Albion stadium)



Name: The Hawthorns
West Bromwich FC
Inauguration: 3 September 1900
First match: West Bromwich-Derby 1-1
Capacity: 25,300 seats
Record Attendance: 64,815; West Bromwich-Arsenal, 1937
Address: Halfords Lane, West Bromwich B71 4LF

Stadium Pictures

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The Hawthorns is the home of West Bromwich Albion F.C. in West Bromwich, England.

Hosting Association Football since September 3, 1900, the ground was the first Football League ground to be built in the 20th century, the club moving there after the expiry of their lease on the old Stoney Lane ground.

Today, it is a 27,877 all-seater stadium. Its name derives from the hedges of American hawthorn (Crataegus) that marked the field-boundaries of the farmland on which it was built. Notably, at an altitude of 551 feet, it is the highest ground among those of all 92 FA Premier League and Football League clubs.


Halfords Lane Stand

Constructed: 1979 - 1981
Capacity: 5,110 (seated)

Running along the west edge of the pitch, the Halfords Lane Stand provided VIP seating before the advent of the new East Stand.

Apollo 2000 Stand

Constructed: 1994 - 1995
Capacity: 8,286?? (seated)

Better known to supporters as the Brummy Road, the traditional Birmingham Road End runs behind the goal, adjacent to the A41. Traditionally housing the core of the home support, its role has been somewhat stolen by the Smethwick End in recent years.

Travel West Midlands Community Stand

Constructed: 1994 - 1995
Capacity: 5,816 (seated)

Running behind the goal at the southern edge of the pitch, the Smethwick End houses the away supporters though they are generally only allocated part of the stand, the rest housing the most vocal of the home support.

East Stand

Constructed: 2001
Capacity: 8,000 (seated)

Replacing the old Rainbow Stand, the East Stand now houses the club's administration offices and corporate entertainment suites.

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