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The Hawthorns

The Hawthorns
Address:The Hawthorns
Halfords Lane
B71 4LF
West Bromwich
Map & Directions:
Telephone: (0121) 525 8888
Fax: (0121) 524 3462
Box Office:(0121) 525 8888
Club: West Bromwich Albion

Ground Profile

West Brom, having recently completed the refurbishment and expansion of The Hawthorns have been playing football here for over 100 years. In 1900 the initial capacity was 35,000 although this rose to 65,000 in 1924 after large areas of terracing had been added.

The present stadium began to form in 1964 when the East Stand, also known as the Rainbow End (named after the bright seats) was built. The old Halford's Lane was rebuilt between 1979 and 1982, but it wasn't until 1995 that the modern Hawthorns began to evolve. Both the Birmingham Road and the Smethick End were replaced by two new stands.

The latest phase of development saw the demolition of the Rainbow End in 2001. This was replaced by the new East Stand at a cost of £5,25 million. The ground is now totally enclosed, and boasts a capacity of 28,003.

Away fans are normally located in the Smethwick stand behind one of the goals, and are normally allocated part of the seating with this stand.