New Grosvenor Stadium

at , Lisburn, BT27 5 United Kingdom

<p><b>New Grosvenor Stadium</b> is a <a href="/pages/w/135449939822876">multi-purpose stadium</a> in <a href="/pages/w/105592712807035">Ballyskeagh</a>, <a href="/pages/w/108625189161387">County Down</a>, <a href="/pages/w/103115603062569">Northern Ireland</a>. It is currently used for <a href="/pages/w/132979573567790">football</a> matches and <a href="/pages/w/105740609459697">greyhound racing</a>, the latter under the operating name <b>Drumbo Park</b>. The stadium currently has a total capacity of 8,000 of which 790 can be seated, however this is split to a capacity for Football matches of 7,000 {540 seated} and a capacity for Greyhound Racing of 1,000 {250 seated}.</p><p>The stadium was built originally as a trotting venue in the village of Ballyskeagh on the outskirts of <a href="/pages/w/106086129422919">Lisburn</a> and was acquired by <a href="/pages/w/116046215076440">Distillery Football Club</a> and converted into a football ground in 1980. The club named the venue New Grosvenor Park after their <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosvenor_Park%2C_Belfast" class="wikipedia">previous home</a> in Belfast, which had been damaged by a fire bomb attack in 1971 and then demolished to make way for the building of a motorway link through the city in 1972.</p><p>The stadium was modified in the mid-1980s to accommodate Greyhound Racing under the operating name of Ballyskeagh Greyhound Track, rebranded as <b>Drumbo Park</b> in 2009, and continues to be a duel venue accommodating both Soccer and Greyhound Racing as independent bodies.</p><p>The Stadium contains four distinct structures, two on the east side of the ground and two on the west, three of which are operated by Lisburn Distillery, the club having added Lisburn to their name in 1999, and a fourth operated solely by Drumbo Park. The two companies do not allow the shared use of their spectator facilities, meaning that the Drumbo Park stand is closed during football matches, which are advertised as taking place at New Grosvenor Park while the Morton McKnight Stand, Social Club and Visiting covered terrace are all closed during Greyhound Racing meets, which are advertised as taking place at Drumbo Park.</p>


New Grosvenor Stadium

Lisburn BT27 5
United Kingdom
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P: 28-90301148
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