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Park Avenue was a League ground for 63 seasons;
from July 1st, 1908 to June 30th, 1970 .

Park Avenue was the 86th
ground to be used for a League game.

Year opened 1907 Year closed 1973

GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
The Park Avenue ground had been used for both rugby and cricket before the formation of Bradford Park Avenue AFC in 1907. The facilities, which originally included a covered seated stand on the south side (backing on to the cricket ground at a higher level) and standing areas around the ground, were improved with the construction of a new main stand (incorporating a covered seated area overlooking the cricket pitch) and a pavilion on the south side and the installation of a cover on the north side.

Later improvements included the provision of some concrete terracing and the installation of a cover at the west end. The record attendance of 32,810 was, unusually, set at a Wartime Cup match v. Blackpool on April 8th, 1944. (The attendance was originally reported as being 2,000 higher but a faulty turnstile was found to have been registering people twice.) The club failed to gain re-election to the Football League in 1970 and moved out to Valley Parade for their final season of existence in 1973. The club subsequently re-formed and the partially demolished site of Park Avenue remained derelict until it was utilized as the site of a Fitness First Gym in 2003.

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
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