is a 7,653 capacity all seater sports stadium
, England. It has been the home ground of Northampton Town Football Club
following their move from the County Ground
in October 1994.
The site also hosts athletics
in the adjacent stadium. Aside from being a sports venue, Sixfields also houses conference facilities.
The stadium had been scheduled to be opened at the start of the 1994-95
, but was not ready on time and as a result Northampton began the season still at the County Ground.
The mid-season relocation to Sixfields is one of just a few which have taken place in English senior football
since the Second World War. The first game to be played there was against Barnet
in Division Three
on 15 October 1994. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with striker Martin Aldridge
scoring the first goal at the new stadium.
The largest of the stands, seating just under 4,000 home supporters on a matchday, the West Stand also accommodates the club offices, changing rooms and supporters bar.
Named after ex-Northampton Town player and manager Dave Bowen
, who helped take the club from Division Four
to the First Division
during the 1960s, the North Stand is behind the goal nearest to the hill. It seats approximately 900.
- Alwyn Hargrave (East) Stand
This is the Family Enclosure which stands opposite the West Stand. It can accommodate approximately 1,700 fans. It is usually reserved for home supporters,... Read More