The 2006 season was a special one for the stadium and the Black Bear football program, as the facility topped a quarter of a million fans (250,000) in attendance since the stadium opened in 1998. The official Football page for the University of Maine Black Bears These features make it stand out in football … Each box is similar to the boxes in Alfond Arena, featuring theatre seating and cable TV access. Maine Road hosted two England internationals, the first was a 3–0 defeat of Wales on 13 November 1946 and the second a 9–2 win over Northern Ireland on 16 November 1949, England's first ever World Cup qualifier. The bricks, with people's names or other messages, are displayed in the southeast area of the stadium. The Maine Black Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Maine located in the U.S. state of Maine. All boxes provide a great view of the field. Black Bear Nation continues to fill the stands to cheer on the exciting University of Maine football team. [2] The initial layout of the ground consisted of one covered stand with a seating capacity of 10,000, and uncovered terracing on the other three sides, with gentle curves connecting the corners.[13]. [4] In 1963, benches were installed at the Platt Lane end, meaning that Maine Road had more seats than any other English club ground of the time. [15] Supporters witnessed a visiting Stoke team which included Stanley Matthews and City's team boasted players Frank Swift, Fred Tilson, Sam Cowan and Matt Busby. The street was first known as Dog Kennel Lane. Maine Road also gives its name to a non-league football club, Maine Road F.C. The new surface was made possible by the generous donation of $1 million by Phillip and Susan Morse (Class of '64). The grandstand, which increases the capacity of the stadium to 10,000, was made possible by a $3.1 million dollar donation from Harold Alfond. The back of the scoreboard, the portion facing campus, features a 20-foot, four-inch by three-feet, nine-inch message center which promotes upcoming campus and athletic events. In addition to hosting Deering High School sports it is the home stadium of the GPS Portland Phoenix, an amateur team in USL League Two. The stadium could hold about 85,000 spectators at that time, which made it the largest stadium in England after Wembley Stadium. [34], Two years later the go-ahead was given for a new housing development to take part on the site, consisting of 474 homes. [29], Towards the end of Maine Road's lifespan there were proposals for other sports teams to make use of the stadium following City's relocation; Stockport County once expressed interest in moving there from Edgeley Park,[18][30] and in December 2000 Sale Sharks rugby union club was offered a lease for the stadium. ID: CMRCM1 (RM) aerial view of the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club and showing the nearby sports development. The first was the 1913 FA Cup Final, hosted by Crystal Palace with a crowd of 121,919. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. Its place was taken by the all-seater Umbro Stand that also incorporated executive boxes, and was opened in March 1993. [1] This renovation was the first of many, as Maine Road's layout and capacity was varied throughout its lifespan. Paul Lamond 3885 3D-Puzzle Manchester City FC Etihad Stadion Spannendes 3D-Puzzle mit einem der berühmtesten britischen Stadien – Etihad, der Heimat des Fußballteams von Manchester City. In 1934, the second highest attendance at an English football game at a club ground was recorded at Maine Road. Maine Road's replacement, the City of Manchester Stadium has maintained this tradition of having a large pitch. The stadium hosted its first ever NCAA playoff game when the Black Bears faced New Hampshire in the second round of the FCS Playoffs on Dec. 7, 2013. from 1923 to 2003. The Maine Road match was between Manchester City and Stoke City in front of 84,569 fans in the sixth round of the FA Cup on 3 March 1934. City's final goal at the stadium was scored on 21 April 2003 by Marc-Vivien Foé during a 3–0 victory over Sunderland. For 18 seasons, Morse Field at Alfond Sports Stadium has served as one of the finest football facilities in the Northeast. Construction took 300 days, the total cost £100,000. The club, who currently play in the North West Counties Football League Division One, was founded by a group of Manchester City supporters in 1955. The press and luxury box levels, standing approximately 90 feet off the ground, provide both a great view of the contests and the entire athletic complex. There is a public art display commemorating the stadium and features a circular plate half open, symbolising the centre spot and the new emerging development which now sits on the Maine Road stadium.[36][37]. Changes at the Platt Lane end took place in 1935, extending the terracing and providing a roof for the full stand. [31] However, none of the proposals came to fruition and some past City players stated their dismay at the stadium not being renovated for mixed-use sport stadium. There are also operations, coaches and statistician booths. The new surface was installed by Northeast FieldTurf Hue Inc., which is owned by former Black Bear football great John Huard (Class of '67). [5] To many City fans east Manchester was regarded as City's home and a move to Belle Vue seemed right. The era of standing accommodation at Maine Road came to an end in May 1994 as the stadium became all-seater to comply with the requirements of the Taylor Report, with the demolition of the Kippax Street Terrace, which unusually for an all-standing area was located at the side of the pitch instead of behind the goals. The molded chairs are mostly blue with some white seats forming a large letter "M". A block "M" will be displayed at midfield. In 2004, an average of 6,746 fans watched the Black Bears play in five home games. [18] Maine Road was also used by Manchester United to host three of their four home games in the 1956–57 European Cup, until Old Trafford was equipped with floodlights as required by UEFA. The Black Bears set individual season attendance, average game attendance and single-game attendance records in 2016 under first-year head coach Joe Harasymiak. However, the width was changed several times by managers wishing to alter the pitch size to suit their style of play. The team plays its home games at the 8,419 seat Alfond Stadium in Orono, … The club, which was founded in 1894, is a member of both the Liverpool County and Lancashire County Football Associations, and currently plays in the Northern Premier League Division One North West. The University Development Office led a fundraising effort with key volunteer leaders to raise additional private monies for the project. A total of 10,048 fans came out to the 2016 homecoming game, a contest which saw Maine defeat No. Plans to build Maine Road were first announced in May 1922, following a decision by Manchester City F.C. In June 1961, the American Christian evangelist Billy Graham attracted over 100,000 people to the stadium, over the course of four nights, as part of his UK tour. [15] The match was won 1–0 by Manchester City. May 15, 2020 Football. Morse Field at Harold Alfond Sports Stadium got a makeover during the summer of 2008 as new, state-of-the-art FieldTurf was installed. For the football club, see. [7], Many were disappointed when a site in south Manchester was chosen. [39] It hosted the 1984 Football League Cup final replay, which Liverpool won 1–0 against Everton. The grandstand provides seating for approximately 6,000 people. In addition, a number of wartime internationals were held at the ground. 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Maine Road hosted Manchester United's first three home games of the 1956–57 European Cup, as Old Trafford didn't have floodlights installed and so wasn't deemed suitable to host matches in the tournament. In dem Stadion wurden zwei bisher unerreic… The official 2020 Football Roster for the University of Maine Black Bears [16] Further changes were planned, but suspended when Manchester City were relegated from Division One in 1938, and abandoned when World War II broke out.[1]. The board also has two trivision advertising panels on the bottom. The stadium was the site of the 2000 commencement ceremony, Maine's first outdoor graduation since 1994. The boxes also have sliding glass doors to allow air circulation and "pad sound." It formed part of an ancient route south of Manchester. … Paul Lamond 3885 3D-Puzzle Manchester City FC Etihad Stadion Spannendes 3D-Puzzle mit einem der berühmtesten britischen Stadien – Etihad, der Heimat des Fußballteams von Manchester City. to leave their Hyde Road ground, which did not have room for expansion and its main stand had been severely damaged by fire in 1920. 17 UAlbany by a score of 20-16. [26], An auction of the ground's fixtures and fittings took place in July 2003, raising £100,000, which was donated to community projects in the Moss Side area, which was undergoing a lengthy regeneration process. This was prompted by the hosting of two FA Cup semi-finals in successive years,[19] the side facing the Main Stand (which until that time was generally known as the Popular Side) was redeveloped and named the Kippax Stand after a nearby street. This marked the peak capacity of the ground, estimated at around 88,000. Black Bear Nation continues to fill the stands to cheer on the exciting University of Maine football team. [32] Demolition began in late 2003,[33] lasting around 10 months. The aisles throughout the stadium are considerably wider than the previous structure, allowing for increased traffic flow. [40], The stadium was used for several scenes in the 1948 motion picture Cup-tie Honeymoon. [11], During construction, the stadium was reputedly cursed by a Gypsy when officials evicted a Gypsy camp from the area. The following season Manchester City moved to the City of Manchester Stadium in East Manchester, a mile from the city centre and near Ardwick where the club originally formed in 1880. Maine Road was a football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England, that was home to Manchester City F.C. Funds were also raised through brick purchases. "Our student-athletes will benefit the most from this and we are all grateful for the gift.". [28] The auction lasted for seven hours and 1,000 supporters attended the auction with interest from clubs such as Preston North End and Norwich City for the bigger lots which could be reused. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. Maine Road was a football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England, that was home to Manchester City F.C. The name reverted to the Platt Lane Stand in the late 1990s. There were plans for further expansion at Maine Road to take the capacity to an all-seated 45,000, but these were abandoned in favour of a move to the City of Manchester Stadium built for the Commonwealth Games in 2002. The stadium was shared by Manchester United after the Second World War as Manchester United's Old Trafford ground had been damaged during the Manchester Blitz. It hosted FA Cup semi-finals, Charity Shield matches, a League Cup final and England matches. The panels rotate at timed intervals. 8 Richmond . Maine Road holds the record for the highest attendance for a club in their normal home stadium in English club football, set in 1934 at an FA Cup sixth round match between Manchester City and Stoke City. More recently, it was featured in the 2000 film There's Only One Jimmy Grimble[41] and the 2003 ITV drama The Second Coming, which starred Christopher Eccleston.[42]. [44] The club previously based its headquarters at the social club adjoining Maine Road. "The University of Maine football program can't thank Phil and Susan Morse, and John Huard enough for their help on this project," head coach Jack Cosgrove said. This figure is a national record for a league game. The move to a larger stadium at Maine Road was backed by then manager Ernest Mangnall. The stadium has hosted concerts by many famous artists, including Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, David Bowie, David Cassidy, Dire Straits, Faith No More, Fleetwood Mac, Guns N' Roses, Jean Michel Jarre, The New Power Generation, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Prince, Queen, Soundgarden, The Rolling Stones, Simple Minds and Mavis Staples, among others. By 1990, some areas of the ground were becoming outdated, and there was the need for the stadium to become all-seater following the outcome of the Taylor Report in January that year, and the Platt Lane stand was demolished in 1992. Maine Road was also the venue for a number of rugby league matches, hosting the Rugby Football League Championship Final eleven times between 1938 and 1956. For 18 seasons, Morse Field at Alfond Sports Stadium has served as one of the finest football facilities in the Northeast. The first European match at the ground saw United thrash Belgian champions RSC Anderlecht 10–0 in the preliminary round, a competition record which lasted for 17 years. There is also a men's and women's restroom at the luxury box level. [15] A decision was taken to close the turnstiles with an attendance at approximately 85,000, 3000 short of what was thought to be the maximum capacity. Immediately prior to demolition the capacity of the Kippax terrace was 18,300. [20] The next major redevelopment came in the 1970s, with the construction of the North Stand, a cantilevered stand which remained in place until the closure of Maine Road. Maine Road holds the record for the highest attendance for a club in their normal home stadium in English club football, set in 1934 at an FA Cup sixth round match between Manchester City and Stoke City. Paul Lamond 3885 3D-Puzzle Manchester City FC Etihad Stadion Spannendes 3D-Puzzle mit einem der berühmtesten britischen Stadien – Etihad, der Heimat des Fußballteams von Manchester City. The top level of the building is devoted to media, including booths for three radio stations, a television broadcast area, and a print media room. The final competitive match before the closure of the stadium took place on 11 May 2003 with a Premiership match against Southampton. This article is about the stadium. [18] It also hosted the rugby league match of the cross code challenge between Wigan Rugby League and Bath rugby union. [43]. Bei seiner Eröffnung war es nach dem Londoner Wembley-Stadion das zweitgrößte Fußballstadion in England. FSV Mainz 05 (under the name Coface Arena). The Black Bears set individual season attendance, average game attendance and single-game attendance records in 2016 under first-year head coach Joe Harasymiak. Maine averaged 7,937 fans per game, besting the previous average game attendance mark by over 1,000 as the old record was set during the 2004 season (6,746). The final match was followed by performances by musical acts Badly Drawn Boy and Doves. While most of the seating is bench style, there are also a number of molded chairback seats available to preferred donors and season-ticket holders. A crowd of 9,244 was on hand to watch the Black Bears' defeat New Hampshire, 52-28, in the inaugural game. Football club. Memorial Stadium is a 5,200 seat multi-purpose outdoor stadium in Portland, Maine. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. Maine Road opened on the 25 th of August 1923 with a match between Manchester City and Sheffield United (2-1). Maine Keeps Outside Playoff Chances Alive With Win Over #8 Richmond. ID: AAA83D (RM) The Maine Place a development by Prospect Homes, built on the site of Maine Road Stadium, former home to Manchester City F.C. The stadium features a field turf playing surface and a rubberized track. Tickets were sold upwards of £250[24] and a crowd of 34,957, about 100 off maximum capacity filled Maine Road for the final day. For long periods of its history Maine Road had the widest pitch in England. Marine Football Club is an English football club based in Crosby, Merseyside. [9] Maine Road was originally known as Dog Kennel Lane but renamed Maine Road (after the Maine law) during the 1870s at the insistence of the Temperance movement[10] which owned land on Dog Kennel Lane and the local authority accepted its request. Paul Lamond 3885 3D-Puzzle Manchester City FC Etihad Stadion Spannendes 3D-Puzzle mit einem der berühmtesten britischen Stadien – Etihad, der Heimat des Fußballteams von Manchester City. The new surface began installation in June and will be in place for Maine's 2008 home opener versus Stony Brook on Sept. 13. The most high-profile concert held at Maine Road was that of Mancunian band Oasis (themselves avowed Manchester City fans) in April 1996, a performance which was later released as a video, ...There and Then. The endzones will be navy blue with "Maine" being painted on in block lettering. Home to the Portland High School Bulldogs, "Fitzy" plays host to a variety of sporting events including a full schedule of high school, community, amateur, semi-pro teams, and the Maine Principals Association football, field hockey, and lacrosse championships. Das Etihad-Stadion-3D-Puzzle kann in spektakulären Farben und Details in etwa 3-5 Stunden ohne Schere, Werkzeug oder Klebstoff nachgebildet werden, ein Muss für alle Fans von Man City. The entrance to the elevator is also located in this area, providing handicap access to the mezzanine, luxury and press box areas. 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