London Road 1970

London Road 1970

Jack M
Bridgewater AFC split after a dissagreement between the chairman and the board, with Bridgewater United moving out of London road (into 'The racehorse ground') and Bridgewater City stay at London Road. The renamed Bridgewater City moved into the fourth division and won the league outright in '63. United were relegated, with the lowest number of points ever in league football, just 9 (all away wins). In 1964 both teams were in the same division, but city won both games 4-0 and 6-3. United were relegated again, fell into bankrupcy and joined with Kendal FC, moving 60 miles west to Cumbria, under new ownership. The majority of fans stayed at city anyway. The new Town side Main stand was built in 1966 with funds from an FA Cup tie with first-division Stoke, which they lost 1-0. This main stand took advantage of the little space on the town side. In 1969, the same year bridgewater were promoted back to the second division, they built a hotel to help inprove finances. The park side will be the next to be developed, due to the large amount of space on that side. The away fans are now given a seated section to one side of the Park stand as well. Overall Capacity is now 35,000 (11,000 seated). #1960 #1960s #1970 #1970s #apartment #bridgewater #city #classic #contempoary #cow_shed #end #england #english #evo_stik #history #lodge #men #new #old #optional #plastic #plastik #roof #rovers #seats #stadium #stand #stay #temporary #terrance #town #travel #woode
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