Saturday, 12 October 2013

Brunton Park Carlisle

Brunton Park Carlisle
Pictures Taken Saturday 6th October 2013
Brunton Park is a football stadium and the home of Carlisle United F.C. It is situated in the city of CarlisleCumbria and has a certified capacity for the 2011/2012 season of 18,202. The ground opened in 1909. Brunton Park's grandstand burned down in 1953 and the stadium flooded completely in 2005.
Record Attendance: (tied) 27,500 Carlisle-Birmingham City, 5 January 1957, FA Cup 3rd Round
27,500 (Carlisle-Middlesbrough F.C, 7 February 1970, FA Cup 5th Round
Record Gate Receipts: £146,000 (Carlisle-Tottenham Hotspur, 30 September 1997, Coca Cola Cup 2nd Round

Brunton Park was the first ground to host an FA cup match between league clubs played under lights. Carlisle played Darlington in a first round replay, losing 1-3.
In 2007 Brunton Park was transformed into a 20,000 capacity concert venue to host Elton JohnFrom Wikipedia

Hugh "Hughie" McIlmoyle (born 29 January 1940 in Port GlasgowScotland), is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a centre forward for Port Glasgow and in the Football League for Leicester CityRotherham UnitedCarlisle UnitedWolverhampton WanderersBristol CityMiddlesbrough and Preston North End and in the Scottish Football League for Greenock Morton.
From Wikipedia