04 Jul 2020 in News
When the site of the club's former home, National Park was sold for housing in 2004, Tameside council took on the role of landlords by building the Tameside Stadium, our current home, which was completed a year later in 2005.
The new stadium deserved a fitting opening fixture, and that it recieved. The ground was formally opened on 8th September 2005, by Sir Alex Ferguson, as his Manchester United XI provided the opposition. Amongst the Red Devils side were Gerard Pique, Fraizer Campbell, Guiseppe Rossi and Jonny Evans.
Outside the 4,000 capacity Tameside Stadium, a statue stands commemorating three locally born players associated with the World Cup, Geoff Hurst, Jimmy Armfield and Simone Perrotta, the latter of which was part of the reason the club were recently named AS Roma's team of the week due to our connections to the former Italy international.
Since Ferguson's United came to town, the Tameside Stadium has played host to hundreds of fixtures in multiple divisions from the Northern Premier League to the National League North, not to mention FA Cup second round appearances and FA Vase semi-final clashes!
The facilities of the Tameside Stadium are used by 4,000 people every week and the ground has allowed Curzon Ashton to move to the forefront of the local community. Most recently the facilities have been used as a testing centre for our ongoing fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Make sure to come back to our official website tomorrow to see who or what we are giving the letter U to!
Article by Rob Glover.