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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 17th Aug||15:00||Luton Town vs West Bromwich Albion||Click here|
|Wed 21st Aug||20:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Reading||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 24th Aug||12:30||Derby County vs West Bromwich Albion||Pride Park Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 31st Aug||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Blackburn Rovers||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 14th Sep||12:30||Fulham vs West Bromwich Albion||Craven Cottage||Click here|
|Sat 21st Sep||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Huddersfield Town AFC||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 28th Sep||01:00||Queens Park Rangers vs West Bromwich Albion||Loftus Road||Click here|
|Tue 1st Oct||01:00||Leeds United AFC vs West Bromwich Albion||Elland Road||Click here|
|Sat 5th Oct||01:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Cardiff City||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 19th Oct||01:00||Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich Albion||Riverside Stadium||Click here|