ROCHDALE GREYHOUND STADIUM

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 helping to construct this page.

The greyhound track in the Lancashire town of Rochdale was situated at 2° 8' W 53° 36' N and held its inaugural meeting on 18th June 1932. Although the Athletics Ground was first used for greyhound racing in 1932, speedway had held its first meeting at the stadium prior to this date.

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Standard races were run over 500 yards and it was customary to run Handicaps as well as Heats of a Winner Takes All sweepstake, with Heat winners contesting the Final towards the end of the meeting. It raced under rules throughout its history, closing in 1962.

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I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html?txtXCoord=391122&txtYCoord=412877

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

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21 where further reading can be undertaken.