|SKEGNESS (MARSH LANE) 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 Lincolnshire seaside town of Skegness has had a number of greyhound tracks in its history, although little is known of the earliest one which opened on 27th August 1931. It was to be a further 50 years before the town gained another recognised track, this time based on Marsh Lane at 0° 16'E 53° 11'N which opened on 16th July 1981. The track was relatively small in circumference, only measuring 370 metres, but held sprints over 273 metres, standard races over 460 metres and distance races over 640 metres.|
|The track had a chequered history, with prolonged closures before brief spells of racing again, but finally closed its doors to greyhound racing just ten years after opening in 1991. The track is still in use today, but primarily for stock car racing.|
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
http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21 where further reading can be undertaken.
If you have rare Skegness badges and artefacts for sale then email firstname.lastname@example.org