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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|
|Sat 12th Mar||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield Town AFC||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Tue 15th Mar||20:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Fulham||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 19th Mar||15:00||Bristol City vs West Bromwich Albion||Ashton Gate||Click here|
|Sat 2nd Apr||15:00||Birmingham City vs West Bromwich Albion||St Andrews Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 9th Apr||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Stoke City||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Fri 15th Apr||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Blackpool||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Mon 18th Apr||15:00||Nottingham Forest vs West Bromwich Albion||City Ground||Click here|
|Sat 23rd Apr||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Coventry City||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 30th Apr||15:00||Reading vs West Bromwich Albion||Madejski Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 7th May||12:30||West Bromwich Albion vs Barnsley||The Hawthorns||Click here|