The Showgrounds (Coleraine)

The Showgrounds is a football stadium in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. It is the home ground of Coleraine F.C.. The stadium holds 13,132, but is currently restricted to 2,496 under safety legislation.[2]

The Showgrounds
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LocationColeraine, Northern Ireland
Coordinates55°7′58″N 6°39′37″W / 55.13278°N 6.66028°W / 55.13278; -6.66028Coordinates: 55°7′58″N 6°39′37″W / 55.13278°N 6.66028°W / 55.13278; -6.66028
Capacity13,131 (2,496 safe capacity)[1]
SurfaceGrass pitch
Opened1907
Tenants
Coleraine FC

Between September 1971 and October 1972, Derry City F.C. were forced to use the stadium as their home-ground after the Irish Football Association banned the use of their ground in Derry, the Brandywell, due to security fears emanating from the Trouble and civil unrest in the nearby Bogside area. Derry's use ended in 1972 when, faced with dwindling crowds, travelling to Coleraine to play home-games was no longer financially sustainable.

Milk CupEdit

The Showgrounds also hosts the Milk Cup finals and main matches. The Milk Cup is an international youth football tournament which features both international teams and league clubs from around the world.

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