Select Security Stadium
|Address||Stobart Stadium Halton, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, WA8 7DZ|
Stobart Stadium, Halton was the name of the stadium from 2008 to 2013, but today it is referred to as Select Security Stadium. It is a stadium located in Widnes, the UK. It is a permanent home for Widnes Vikings. This is all-seater stadium, which capacity reaches 13,350 people. Since 2013, the ground has also been used by Liverpool Ladies F.C, the Everton Ladies F.C. and, Halton Spartans.
Widnes F.C. changed several stadiums before they got a lease for a new ground, which is today known as Select Security Stadium. The first game played at the stadium was between Widnes F.C. and Liversedge in 1895. In the 1920s, it was offered to purchase the land instead of using it under the leasing contract, which was conducted for 3,250 pounds. Tom Naughton, the secretary of the club, was responsible for collecting the necessary money, but he died in 1932 before the purchase was finalized. Later, the ground was renamed after him.
In 1978, the stadium was visited by 12,202 during the match between the local football club and Kangaroo. In 1995, due to financial difficulties, the ground was sold to Halton Borough Council, which along with Widnes Vikings decided to construct a new stadium at the ground that would include a social club and other facilities. The reopening of the stadium took place in 1997. Under a sponsorship agreement, the ground was renamed Stobart Stadium Halton in 2007, which it remained until 2013.