On Thursday 11th August I visited Haig Avenue, home of Southport FC, for the first time.
Southport lost their football league status back in 1978, after 57 years as a league club. They were the last club to be voted out of the league through the re-election process, and were replaced by Wigan Athletic. The club has never returned to the Football League and today Southport play in the Blue Square Premier, though only because Rushden and Diamonds got expelled from that division last season!
The Sandgrounders play at Haig Avenue, and while we were in Southport we decided to pay a visit to the ground. The club kindly allowed us to have a look around take plenty of photographs.
The ground was nice and had a traditional look about it which I liked. The main stand is the most impressive, being large and all seated. The other 3 stands are terraces, the largest of which is the covered Jack Carr stand that is located behind one of the goals. The Popular Side and the Blowick End are both open to the elements.
I enjoyed my visit to Haig Avenue, visiting a friendly club and a nice traditional football ground. You can see my photos below.