Cappielow Park :: Shared Description

Located on Sinclair Street in the east end of Greenock, Cappielow Park has been the home of Greenock Morton Football Club since 1879. The club was established in 1874 and played at nearby Morton Terrace (from which the name of the club is believed to originate) for five years until the opening of Cappielow Park.

The ground capacity is currently 11,589. The record attendance was in 1922 when Morton hosted Celtic in what was the league decider. 23,500 souls crammed into the ground that day.

Other clubs have sold their old grounds and moved to new stadiums, but not Morton. The ground is hemmed-in on all sides, with little room for expansion or development as the east and west terraces are both fairly narrow and the Glasgow to Gourock railway line runs immediately behind the main stand.

The main stand was built in 1931 and is located at the south side of the pitch. Opposite the main stand is The Cowshed, which was previously covered terracing, but which is now split terracing and seating.

The east terracing backs onto Sinclair Street (pronounced "Sinkler") and is very narrow in places. It is known as the Sinclair Street End.

The west terracing is wider and is known as the Wee Dublin End, due to the presence of an Irish immigrant community in that area in the past.
by Thomas Nugent
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NS2975 : Sinclair Street by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : Scottish Football League 1 Winners Flag by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : Cappielow Park by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : Cappielow Park by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : Cappielow Park by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : Sinclair Street by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : East Hamilton Street by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : Cappielow Park and Titan crane by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : Cappielow Park by Thomas Nugent
NS2975 : Cappielow Park by Thomas Nugent


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Created: Fri, 8 Jan 2016, Updated: Fri, 8 Jan 2016

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