Wigan Athletic FC
Thanks to Dave Couseins a Wigan Athletic
fan for providing the photos in the first
Stand (External View)
This stand was
built in 1954 and replaced a previous
that had been destroyed by fire in the
St Andrews Terrace
This was also
known as the Popular side and the roof
was erected over this terrace in the
record crowd attendance at Springfield Park
was 27,526 v Hereford United. This was for an FA Cup 2nd
Round match, played on 12 December 1951.
Both teams at the time were non-league and
is still the largest recorded (other than at
Wembley) for a game between two non-league
photo shows that part of the roof
had been replaced by a newer
structure at some point.
The Famous Grassy
At one time so fans
stood on the grass as well as the
front terrace. This led to some
comical scenes especially
if there had been heavy rain, with some fans ending up sliding
down it. Some voluntarily and others
At one time there was a cycle track
around the playing area and this accounts for
the semi-circular nature that can be seen at
the front of the terraces.
Towards The Town End
first used at the ground in 1965.
The following photos were
taken by Han van Eijden at the very last game
to be played at Springfield Park, against
Manchester City. This was the first leg of a
semi-final play off game, for what was then
Division Two. It was played on Saturday 15 May
1999. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, with Paul
Dickov for Manchester City becoming the last
player to score a goal at Springfield Park.
Wigan lost the second leg at Maine Road 1-0.