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SKYSN 92LIVE:MUZZA UNVEILS PLAQUE RE FIELD MILL
6th August 2015 22:32


4 Aug 2015

Live on Sky Sports News at 8.25am:




video here: http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/9934205/92-live-mansfield

original article here: http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/field-mill-history-now-known-as-one-call-stadium-2067243.aspx

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Stags’ ground recognised as oldest pro ground in the world
mansfieldtown.net, 4th August 2015

Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium has been affirmed as the oldest professional football ground in the world.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/stags-ground-recognised-as-oldest-in-the-world-2593625.aspx#6rrYTqWfCWO2LGSe.99

Stags’ boss Adam Murray unveiled a plaque to commemorate the ground’s prestigious status during an interview yesterday (correction: this) morning with Sky Sports News.

The club have also placed a large sign across the top of the Quarry Lane Stand to show-off this notable record.

Originally known as Field Mill, the ground has been used as a football ground since 1861 (and as a cricket ground for a few years before that).

The Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, which was first used in 1860, is the oldest football ground in the world. It is currently used by Hallam FC. Bramall Lane, the current home of Sheffield United, was first used as a football ground in 1862 (though like Field Mill was used as a cricket ground for a few years before that).

One Call Stadium is therefore the oldest football ground in the world that hosts professional football and is also the oldest football ground in the Football League.

After pulling the strings on the ceremonial curtain, manager Adam Murray said to Sky Sports News: “We’re a club that bases itself on a lot of pride. There’s a lot of history to the club and one of my big aims when I took over (as manager) was to bring the community to the club and take the club into the community.”

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Mansfield Town unveil ‘oldest ground’ plaque on TV
chad.co.uk, by Sports Reporter, Tuesday 04 August 2015

Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium has today been affirmed as the oldest professional football ground in the world

Stags’ boss Adam Murray this morning unveiled a plaque to commemorate the ground’s prestigious status during a pre-season interview with Sky Sports News.

http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/sport/local-sport/mansfield-town-unveil-oldest-ground-plaque-on-tv-1-7392106

The club have also placed a large sign across the top of the Quarry Lane Stand to show-off this notable record.

Originally known as Field Mill, the ground has been used as a football ground since 1861, and as a cricket ground for a few years before that.

The Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, which was first used in 1860, is the oldest football ground in the world. It is currently used by Hallam FC.

Bramall Lane, the current home of Sheffield United, was first used as a football ground in 1862, though like Field Mill was used as a cricket ground for a few years before that.

Field Mill is therefore the oldest football ground in the world that hosts professional football and is also the oldest football ground in the Football League.

Murray said: “We’re a club that bases itself on a lot of pride. There’s a lot of history to the club and one of my big aims when I took as manager was to bring the community to the club and take the club into the community.”

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