Blantyre Greyhound Stadium

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Blantyre Greyhound Stadium
Blantyre Greyhound Stadium
Location Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, near Glasgow
Coordinates 55°47′28″N4°04′44″W / 55.79111°N 4.07889°W / 55.79111; -4.07889

Blantyre Greyhound Stadium was a greyhound racing and speedway stadium in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, near Glasgow. [1]

The track opened on 6 October 1933 as an independent (unlicensed) track and was popular with the miners from the pit well and Whistleberry colliery. [2] The track was owned by Frank Doonin and it also hosted the Glasgow Tigers from 1977-1981. It closed on 22 April 1982 and the site was redeveloped to incorporate the new A725 road (linking the town to the M74 motorway). [3]

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  3. Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. p. 410. ISBN   0-948955-15-5.