Sandygate
HallamFCwithground.jpg
LocationCrosspool, Sheffield, England
OwnerHallam F.C.
OperatorHallam F.C.
Capacity700 (210 seated, a further 40 covered)[2]
Surfacegrass
Construction
Built1804
Opened1804
Tenants
Hallam F.C., Hallam C.C.[1]

Sandygate is a football and cricket stadium in the Sheffield suburb of Crosspool, South Yorkshire, England. It is home to Hallam F.C. and Hallam C.C.

First opened in 1804, Hallam F.C. have played at the ground since 1860. Sandygate has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the "Oldest Football Ground in the World".[3] On 26 December 1860, the world's first inter-club football match was played at the ground, Hallam taking on Sheffield F.C.

The ground offers viewing for spectators from 3 sides of the pitch. The Shed End, the Main Stand and the Cricket Net End.

The Shed End

The Shed End is a covered terrace behind the goal on Sandygate Road. This mainly houses the vocal home supporters and is where the bulk of the atmosphere is created.


The certificate for the record of being the oldest football ground in the world
The certificate for the record of being the oldest football ground in the world
Plaque
Plaque
The "Shed End"
The "Shed End"
View of the main stand
View of the main stand

References

  1. ^ "Hallam Football Club". Archived from the original on 23 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Sandygate". Hallam Football Club. Archived from the original on 2 March 2007.
  3. ^ "World's oldest football teams play in derby". BBC. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2014.

Coordinates: 53°22′35″N 1°31′52″W / 53.376375°N 1.531225°W / 53.376375; -1.531225