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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|
|Tue 28th Jan||19:45||Cardiff City vs West Bromwich Albion||Cardiff City Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 1st Feb||15:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Luton Town||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sun 9th Feb||13:30||Millwall vs West Bromwich Albion||The New Den||Click here|
|Wed 12th Feb||20:00||Reading vs West Bromwich Albion||Madejski Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 15th Feb||12:30||West Bromwich Albion vs Nottingham Forest||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 22nd Feb||15:00||Bristol City vs West Bromwich Albion||Ashton Gate||Click here|
|Tue 25th Feb||20:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Preston North End||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 29th Feb||00:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Wigan Athletic||The Hawthorns||Click here|
|Sat 7th Mar||00:00||Swansea City AFC vs West Bromwich Albion||Liberty Stadium||Click here|
|Sat 14th Mar||00:00||West Bromwich Albion vs Birmingham City||The Hawthorns||Click here|