The Oval

Capacity5 056
Country Northern Ireland
ClubsGlentoran FC
Inauguration 1892
Renovations 1903, 1941-1949, 1953, 1999
Record attendance 55,000 (Glentoran - Rangers, 1966)
Address Parkgate Drive, Belfast BT4 1EW, Northern Ireland


The Oval – stadium description

Despite being among Ulster’s oldest with opening back in 1892, this stadium was already the fourth venue to be used by Glentoran, even though the club started operation just a decade earlier.

New stands were built in 1903, but current look of the ground is an outcome of works done 50 years later, in 1953. Before that the Oval was bombed in 1941 and repaired until 1949.

Theoretically it’s able to hold up to 26,500 people with terracing throughout the perimeter of the pitch, but for safety reasons only two seated and covered sections are being opened nowadays, bringing actual size to just over 5,000 seats.



Related news