Darlington Arena

Capacity25 000
Country England
Other names Reynolds Arena (2003-2004), New Stadium (2004-2005), Williamson Motors Stadium (2005-2006), 96.6 TFM Darlington Arena (2006-2007), Balfour Webnet Darlington Arena (2007-2009), The Northern Echo Darlington Arena (2009-2011)
Inauguration 15.08.2003 (Darlington FC - Kidderminster Harriers, 0-2)
Cost 20 mln £
Address Darlington Football Stadium, Darlington, DL2 1DL


Darlington Arena – stadium description

The stadium was built in 2003 as part of millionaire George Reynolds’s investment in Darlington FC. Due to ambitious action Reynolds was soon named patron of the ground. However, less than a year after opening the name was changed as the investor had been arrested for defrauding money. The venue was then taken over by two businessmen, Philip Scott and Graham Sizer.

Since the opening capacity was restricted to 10,000 by local authorities who found local road infrastructure insufficient to cope with larger crowds. However, if hosting events with greater demand, organizers can apply for one-time permissions to open more parts of the stadium.



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