Meadow Park
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LocationBroughinge Road
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
WD6 5AL
OwnerBoreham Wood F.C.
Capacity4,500 (1,700 seated)[1]
Record attendance4,101 (Boreham Wood v St Albans City - FA Cup second round, 6 December 2021)
Field size110 by 77 yards (100.6 m × 70.4 m)[2]
Opened1963
Tenants
Boreham Wood F.C.
Arsenal W.F.C.
Arsenal F.C. U23

Meadow Park is a football ground in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England. It is the home ground of Boreham Wood F.C., and also hosts the home matches of Arsenal Women F.C. and Arsenal youth teams.[3]

Meadow Park is also the name of the public park which includes the football ground, as well as children's play areas, tennis courts, multi-sports courts, interactive play, a teen shelter, football pitches, open grassland and a wildflower meadow.[4][5]

History

Boreham Wood moved to Meadow Park from Eldon Avenue in 1963.[6] A new main stand was built shortly afterwards. That was demolished in 1999 and replaced by a stand with a cantilevered roof.[6] A new West Stand was opened in 2014.[7] A new North Bank terrace was opened in 2019, sharing the name of one of the stands from Arsenal's traditional former home of Highbury.[8]

Record attendance

The record attendance for the ground is 4,101, set in an FA Cup second round match against St Albans City on 6 December 2021.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ Preview: Rovers prepared for opener Forest Green Rovers F.C.
  2. ^ "Meadow Park". Football Ground Guide. August 2015.
  3. ^ "Youth sides to play at Meadow Park". 30 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Meadow Park". ParksHerts. Hertfordshire Association of Cultural Officers Greenspace Management Group.
  5. ^ Louis, Nathan (19 March 2021). "Meadow Park plans in Borehamwood move forward". Borehamwood & Elstree Times.
  6. ^ a b Boreham Wood Pyramid Passion
  7. ^ New stand opened by Arsenal manager in pre-season friendly Borehamwood Times, 22 July 2014
  8. ^ Pentland, Daniel (February 2020). "DID YOU KNOW? – The facts behind Arsenal's Meadow Park home". FAWSL Full-Time.
  9. ^ Boreham Wood 4–0 St Albans City BBC Sport, 6 December 2021
  10. ^ FULL TIME Boreham Wood F.C. on Twitter

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