Fir Park

Fir Park

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Fir Park Stadium is a football stadium situated in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The stadium plays host to the home matches of Scottish Premier League club Motherwell. The club moved into the new ground in 1895, leaving behind their ground for 9 years, Dalziel Park, located half-a-mile to the west of the stadium. The stadium is all-seater with a capacity of 13,742. The record attendance for the stadium is 35,632 against Rangers in a 1952 Scottish Cup match.

Today, the stadium has an unbalanced look about it, with one large stand contrasting with three smaller stands. Until recently, the Davie Cooper and South stands had their advertising slogans changed whenever the club's sponsor changes, and are perhaps best known for displaying "M O T O R O L A", which adorned the stands for many years. Both of these stands were designed by Scottish architect Bill Dickie., The Stadium Guide, World Stadiums

The Phil O'Donnell Stand

The Phil O'Donnell Stand, was built in 1960 as the Main Stand. The stand was renamed The Phil O'Donnell Stand in honour of the late Motherwell captain who died on the Fir Park pitch.

It is an unusual structure in that the steel girders run for the full length of the pitch, but the stand only runs for two thirds the length of the pitch. This was due to a dispute with a home owner beside the stadium during construction, which the club lost, and thus were...
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