St Mel's Park

Key Facts

Address Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
Capacity 3000 seats
Build Date 1927
Record Attendance 9000

Field of Dreams

Description

St Mel’s Park used to be the permanent home of Athlone Town F.C. until 2007 when the club moved to the Athlone Town Stadium, a new ground with the total capacity of 5,000 seats. The stadium was named after a nephew of Saint Patrick.

St Mel’s Park was constructed in 1929, and the last game of Athlone Town F.C. in the ground took place in 2006. There has been a range of major event held in the ground, and one of the famous sports events that it hosted was the game between AC Milan and Athlone during the 1975–1976 UEFA Cup. During this famous game, the stadium hosted around 9,000 people, which was the highest attendance of the stadium.

St Mel’s Park was used as a ground for Irish football for seventy-seven years, but since the club decided to move to a brand new ground, the era was ended.

The club even offered free admission for the very last game that they played in the ground. Unfortunately, Athlone Town F.C. did not manage to win, ending the game against Monaghan United F.C. with the score 2:2.

Program and Fanzine Prices

The official programme cost 2 euros.

Admission Prices

The price for an adult ticket was 10 euros.
A student ticket cost 6 euros.
OAP was available at 4 euros.

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