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Cappielow Park

Key information about Cappielow Park

Cappielow Park was opened in 1879 and now houses the Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton FC. The ground is located across East Hamilton Street from the River Clyde in Greenock and supposedly has a Scandinavian origin.

Its current maximum capacity is 11,589, 5,741 of which are seated, and it has a pitch that measures 100m by 64m. The surface of the field is covered with grass and it has no running pitch surrounding it.

The record attendance at Cappielow Park was set in 1922 when 23,500 supporters witnessed a league-deciding game against Celtic.

A history of Cappielow Park

Cappielow Park has been the home of Greenock Morton FC ever since it was opened way back in 1879. The Scottish team has redeveloped it in recent years and although it’s not a huge ground nor the most modern one, it is one of the bigger stadiums in its respective league.

But, even with that being said and despite the obvious traditional spirit and the overall character it presents, Cappielow Park is slowly but surely beginning to show its age. Being their residents’ home for more than 140 years, that doesn’t exactly come as a huge surprise either.

In its early years, not much was done to refurbish it and it wouldn’t be until 1931 that the main stand was built. Originally, it had wooden benches installed which were actually present at the stadium until as late as the 1990s when the club decided to replace them with plastic bucket seating.

But still, that is not to say that Cappielow Park has not seen any exciting fixtures or big events take place there. In fact, the ground hosted an international clash between Scotland and Wales in the 1902 British Home Championship and early in its history, it was also used for public lectures, track cycling and athletics.

In 1922, Cappielow Park would record its highest ever attendance when 23,500 fans came to watch a league-deciding game against Celtic, ultimately leading to Celtic clinching the title. But interestingly enough, Greenock Morton FC are not the only residents at the stadium.

In recent years, both Clydebank and Ayr United have played their respective home matches at Cappielow Park. The former team after Boghead was closed and the latter while their Somerset Park was having new floodlights installed. Clydebank ended up staying from 1999 until 2002.

And since 2013, Celtic U20 also call it home and it hosts regular youth international fixtures as well. On 12 December 2008, the club announced they bought a stand from eternal rivals St Mirren, who were vacating their Love Street stadium to move to St Mirren Park, and would re-erect it at the Wee Dublin end of their ground.

They also bought two floodlights from them as well.

Tickets to watch Greenock Morton FC at Cappielow Park

All tickets to watch Greenock Morton FC play at Cappielow Park can be found and purchased on the club’s official website. The adult ticket costs £20 while children and concessions get a discounted cost.

Season tickets for full 18 matches for adults can be bought for £295, regardless of whether you choose a standing or a seated area of the stadium.

Related links – Official website of Greenock Morton FC

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