Craven Park, Barrow-in-Furness

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Craven Park
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Craven Park, Barrow-in-Furness
Location Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 5UW
Coordinates 54°06′54″N3°14′7″W / 54.11500°N 3.23528°W / 54.11500; -3.23528 Coordinates: 54°06′54″N3°14′7″W / 54.11500°N 3.23528°W / 54.11500; -3.23528
Capacity 3,000
SurfaceGrass
Opened1931
Tenants
Barrow Raiders

Craven Park is a rugby league stadium in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. It is the home of Barrow Raiders rugby league team.

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Rugby league

Craven Park was built in 1931, largely as a result of the efforts of supporters of Barrow RLFC, 500 of whom volunteered to construct the ground. The total cost of the building project came to £7,500 which was an unbelievable figure in those days.

The stadium was named after Commander G. W. Craven, a local war hero, who had started the appeal fund with a donation of £500. It should not be confused with Craven Park, or Old Craven Park in Hull, other rugby league venues.

As of 2021, the capacity of Craven Park stands at only 3,000. [1]

Matches between either Barrow or Cumbria against touring international rugby league sides included: [2]

GameDateResultAttendance
116 September 1933 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Barrowcolours.svg Barrow 24–512,221
24 December 1937 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow def. Australian colours.svg Australia 12–88,153
323 October 1948 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Barrowcolours.svg Barrow 11–513,143
411 September 1952 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Barrowcolours.svg Barrow 26–216,045
518 October 1956 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Barrowcolours.svg Barrow 25–119,988
624 October 1959 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow def. Australian colours.svg Australia 12–98,488
72 September 1963 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Barrowcolours.svg Barrow 18–510,130
816 November 1967 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow drew with Australian colours.svg Australia 10–108,418
91 October 1978 Australian colours.svg Australia def. County Flag of Cumbria.png Cumbria 47–45,964
1015 October 1982 Australian colours.svg Australia def. Barrowcolours.svg Barrow 29–26,282
1121 October 1986 Australian colours.svg Australia def. County Flag of Cumbria.png Cumbria 48–124,233
124 November 2007 County Flag of Cumbria.png Cumbria def. United States colours.svg United States 70–01,028

Greyhound racing

Independent (unaffiliated to a governing body) greyhound racing took place around Craven Park from 1932–1933. [3] [4]

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References

  1. https://www.barrowrlfc.com/craven-park-ground/
  2. Craven Park results at Rugby League Project
  3. Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. p. 410. ISBN   0-948955-15-5.
  4. "Barrow Greyhound Racing, Thursday 4 August". Lancashire Evening Post. 1932.