Banks’s Stadium (Bescot Stadium)

Capacity11 300
Country England
CityWalsall
ClubsWalsall FC
Inauguration 25.08.1990 (Walsall FC - Torquay United, 2-2)
Construction 1989-90
Renovations 2003
Cost 4,5 mln Ł (1990)
Record attendance 11 049 (Walsall FC - Rotherham United, 09.05.2004)
Contractor GMI Construction

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Description: Banks’s Stadium

Though erected in 1990, this venue needed a revamp soon afterwards. This was due to stricter safety regulations implemented after Hillsborough disaster. Meanwhile most of the ground’s 9,400 spots were standing, thus needed to be closed or changed into much more space-consuming seating. After a period of reduced capacity the stadium was enlarged to 11,300 in 2003.

There are two large banqueting/conference rooms and three bars at the ground. It is known for rather unsympathetic exterior. One façade, the most seen one, is located adjacent to M6 motorway and covered in advertising, which only adds to the cheap cladding.

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