Albert Park, Hawick

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Albert Park
Location in Scottish Borders
LocationMansfield Road, Hawick,
Roxburghshire, Scotland
Coordinates 55°25′59″N2°45′46″W / 55.43306°N 2.76278°W / 55.43306; -2.76278
Capacity 1,500 [1]
Field size110 x 60 m [2]
Hawick Royal Albert F.C. (1963–present)

Albert Park is a football ground in Hawick in the Scottish Borders, which is the home of Lowland Football League club Hawick Royal Albert F.C.



The ground was opened in 1963 and is located on Mansfield Road in the north-east of the town. [2] [3] It is adjacent to the Mansfield Park rugby union ground, home of Hawick RFC. [4]

Greyhound racing

Albert Park had a short lived greyhound track around the pitch from 13 May 1989 until 1999. [5] The track was a fairly tight circuit, heavily banked and raced over 270, 450 and 630 yards. The greyhound operation closed amidst controversy after a track manager was convicted of animal cruelty after using hares as live bait. Greyhound racing's governing body the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) were unable to impose any punishment because the track chose to be independent and was not affiliated to the GBGB. [6]

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  2. 1 2 Information – Hawick Royal Albert Archived 30 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine , East of Scotland Football Association. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  3. Albert Park, Retrieved 30 March 2013.
  4. Crawford, Kenny (27 September 2015). "Hawick consumed by unique Scottish Cup excitement". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  5. "Closures and openings over the past 10 years, July 1993, page 18". Greyhound Star. 1993.
  6. Barnes, Julia (1991). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. p. 207. ISBN   0-948955-61-9.