Defunct Clubs & Disused/Former Grounds Visited (including pre-Manchopping)


()- League club played in during last visit

*- Competition played in during blog visit

Now Defunct Clubs:

Banky Lane – Sale Town (Cheshire League Division 2)

College Grove/ Ingfield (Groundshare)/ Belle Vue – Wakefield (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Dark Lane – Rossendale United (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Kingston Park – Newcastle Blue Star (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Leigh Sports Village/Crilly Park (w/Atherton LR) – Leigh Genesis (Northern Premier League Division 1 North)

Manchester Regional Arena- Northwich Manchester Villa (NWCFL First Division)

Mayfield Sports Centre – Rochdale Town (NWCFL First Division)

Melandra Park – Gamesley (Cheshire League Premier)

Millmoor – Westfield United u18 (Sheffield u18 League Division 5)

New Manor Ground – Ilkeston FC ( Northern Premier League Premier Division)

Rolls Royce Sports Ground – Hucknall Rolls Leisure (CML Black Dragon Division South) * Friendly

Stockport Sports Village – Stockport Sports (NWCFL Premier)

Sutton Leisure Centre – Penlake (Cheshire League 1)

The Cage (St. Bride’s Playing Fields) – Gorse Hill (Lancs & Cheshire League Division 1)

Valley Road – Flixton (North West Counties League Premier Division)

Now Defunct Grounds:

No Longer Existing:

Boleyn Ground – West Ham United (Premier League) * FA Cup

Kettering Road – Stamford (Northern Premier League Premier)

Knowsley Road – St. Helens Town (North West Counties Division 1 (old))

Meadowbank (Commonwealth) Stadium – Edinburgh City (SFL League 2)

White Hart Lane – Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)

No Longer Used By Club/First Team:

Altcar Road – Richmond FC (Liverpool Old Boys League Division 2)

Ball Haye Green Sports Club – Ball Haye Green (Staffordshire County League Premier)

Bower Fold – FC United of Manchester (Northern Premier League Premier Division * FA Cup (Groundshare)

Griffiths Park – Rudheath Social (Cheshire League Premier)

Kellamergh Park – AFC Fylde (North) (Former Ground; still used by academy sides)

Kingsmeadow – Kingstonian (Isthmian League Premier) (Still used by AFC Wimbledon)

Manchester Regional Arena – Manchester Central (Division One)

Manor Farm (Field) – Wythenshawe Amateurs (Manchester League Premier Division)

Moss View Road – Partington Rovers (Division ‘AA’) (Still used by Rovers’ Reserves)

New Ferens Park – Durham City (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) (Still used by Durham United)

Noose Lane – Willenhall Town (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) * NPL President’s Cup (Still used by Sporting Khalsa)

Platt Lane Complex – Manchester Gregorians  / Prior Visit, different pitch  (Manchester League) (Still used by Govan Athletic)

Queen’s Terrace – Ossett Albion (NPL First Division North)

Rushford Park – Parrswood Celtic (Lancs & Cheshire League Premier Division) (Still used by Manchester Rovers)

Shaw Lane Stadium – Shaw Lane Aquaforce (NCEL Premier)

St.John’s Park – Ladybridge (Division 1) * Friendly (Still used by age group/women’s team)

Stormy Corner – Skelmersdale United (Northern Premier League Premier)

Summerhill Lane (Doris Wells Memorial Field) – Steeton (WRCAFL Premier) * League Cup (Still used by Steeton Reserves)

The Lancaster Club – AVRO (Manchester League Premier) (To be (apparently) built upon) 

Valley Road – Unicorn Athletic (League 2)

Fields/Pitches with no spectator area:

Bobby Langton Way – Burscough Bridge (Mid-Lancs League) (Adjoining Burscough FC)

Chassen Road – George FC (Altrincham & District League Division 2) (Former Ground)

Flixton Fields – Old Stretfordians / Aldermere FC (Lancashire & Cheshire Division 1 / ‘A’)

Heys Road – (Prestwich FC vs Prestwich Heys ; Friendly)

Hough Lane – Chorltonians FC (Lancashire & Cheshire League Premier Division)

Lostock Field – Urmston Town (Altrincham & District League Division 2)

Mottram Hall Hotel – (Cheadle Town vs Dinamo Bucharest ; Friendly)

Nicholls Football Centre 3G (Manchester College, Ardwick) – FC United of Manchester Youth (Former Ground)

River Lane – AMA Lynn/River Lane Rangers (North West Norfolk League)

Turn Moss – Torpedo Chorlton (Manchester Saturday Morning League)