|Clubs||Swindon Town FC|
|Renovations||1932, 1938, 1951, 1960, 1971|
|Record attendance||32 000 (Swindon Town – Arsenal, 15.01.1972)|
|Address||County Ground, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 2ED|
Description: County Ground
Swindon Town FC moped to County Ground in 1893 when it was used Orly for cricket. Three years later another stadium, this time football-specific was built next to it. This is where STFC play to this day. First major changes came in 1932 with a new covered stand, followed 6 years later by roof over another enclosure. The latter revamp was founded by supporters who collected over Ł4,000. Similar amount was paid to the club as compensation in 1945, after the army had taken over the venue for WWII purposes.
In the 1950’s floodlights arrived in Swindon, first installed and tested in 1953, officially inaugurated during league game in 1956, exactly on February 29th. The time matters as just one week before that Portsmouth have become the very first club to play a league fixture with artificial lighting. County Ground failed to be first in terms of floodlighting, but was first and remains the only stadium to have its clock provided by well-known brand Rolex.
England: Ticket prices breaking new records
And not the kind of records supporters would wish to see. First time ever average price for the cheapest seats in top four leagues (!) exceeded £20. That means ticket prices in England are rising at 4 times the speed of inflation – BBC Sport alarms.
England: Visiting 116 stadiums on a bike, scoot or on feet
He’s neither an away-going supporter, nor a groundhopper. It’s also not a sports discipline, what he’s doing. Steven simply decided to visit 116 venues in England and Wales using his bike, scoot and feet. This is how Football Ground Tour was born.