Shielfield Park

Key Facts

Address Shielfield Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2EF, England
Capacity 4099 seats
Build Date 1954
Record Attendance 13,365

Berwick Rangers v Queens Park at Shielfield Park

Description

Shielfield Park is located in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, the UK. It is a permanent home for Berwick Bandits, a speedway team, and Berwick Rangers, a football team.

Berwick Bandits first used the ground in 1968. They were happy with the stadium, but due to arguments with Berwick Rangers, they had to move to Berrington Lough in 1980. However, in 1996, the speedway team returned home, and since then they have enjoyed the comforts of the ground.

Berwick Rangers has been played at the ground since 1953. The highest attendance of 13,365 people was noted in 1967 during the game Berwick Rangers against Aston Villa.

In 1985, the football team had to sell the land to the local council to cover the necessary expenses. Berwick Rangers was still able to use the land according to the lease agreement. In 1990, the stand roofs were removed for safety. In 1992, the lease was sold to a greyhound company, which made the Berwick Rangers share the ground with other football clubs. In 5 years, the supporters of the football club managed to buy the lease.

Today, Shielfield Park has the capacity of 4,099 people. The Main Stand has 1,366 seats. There is also the Ducket, a small a covered terrace.

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