|Address||Miles Street, Hyde, Greater Manchester, SK14 2SB|
Ewen Fields – stadium description
Built back in the nineteenth century, this stadium in eastern outskirts of Manchester has served as home to Hyde United since 1919. The host only changed when United were rebranded to Hyde FC in 2010.
The shift was associated with Manchester City partnership. That large club saved Hyde from bankruptcy and renovated the stadium, changing red colour of the facades and roof to blue. City’s crest was also established on the ground as it served as home venue for the club’s reserves in 2010-2014.
Ewen Fields has a very unusual layout: the main grandstand is in the east instead of west, the north end stands askew instead of parallel to the field, while there are 5 stands in total, not 4. As if this wasn’t odd enough, the most popular Shed End is called an end despite not being one – it runs along the pitch, near the north-east corner.