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Construction cost: £7.5m
Location: Halfords Lane, West Bromwich B71 4LF
Due to the clubs early success, WBA ended up moving four times in seven years since founding before ending at Stoney Lane where they enjoyed FA Cup success twice. In 1900 the lease expired and so the club moved to The Hawthorns on a 14 year lease with option to buy which they did in 1913 and so they have remained since. It is so named due to the hawthorn bushes that needed to be cleared in order to build it.
At 168m, it is the highest of all UK football league stadiums. Concrete terracing was added in 1920, the first electric turnstile in Britain was installed in 1949, 1957 brought electric floodlights. In 1968 CCTV was implemented to attempt to reduce hooliganism. Over time the capacity reduced from an estimated 60,000 to eventually 25,000 following the Taylor Report. In line with their implementation of modern technologies, WBA became the first club to have widescreen TVs in 2002.
Expansion plans were revealed in 2003 to increase to a 40,000 all seater, but were scrapped following Premiership relegation in 2006.
|Date||Time||Home vs Away||Venue||Book Hotel|
|Wed 11th Dec||19:45||Wigan Athletic vs West Bromwich Albion||DW Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 14th Dec||12:30||Birmingham City vs West Bromwich Albion||St Andrews Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 21st Dec||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Brentford||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Thu 26th Dec||15:00||Barnsley vs West Bromwich Albion||Click here|
|Sun 29th Dec||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Middlesbrough||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Wed 1st Jan||17:15||West Bromwich Albion vs Leeds United AFC||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 11th Jan||15:00||Charlton Athletic vs West Bromwich Albion||Click here|
|Sat 18th Jan||00:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 25th Jan||00:00||Cardiff City vs West Bromwich Albion||Cardiff City Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 1st Feb||00:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Luton Town||The Hawthorns||Click here|