This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for the scans of badges on this page.

The Battersea area of London had a greyhound track located at 0° 9' W 51° 28' N and first held racing in 1930. It operated under the official NGRC and had a grid reference of TQ2877. The track, which was based on Lombard's Road, was adjacent to the present day London Heliport. In February 1937 the track was purchased by the GRA who endeavoured to close it and build an ice rink on the land.

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 It ultimately closed in 1939 because of stiffer competition from near neighbours Catford, Crayford and Walthamstow.

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I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Battersea badges and artefacts for sale then email