Cornish Stadium

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Cornish Stadium
LocationPar Moor Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3RP
Coordinates50°20′41″N 4°44′12″W / 50.34472°N 4.73667°W / 50.34472; -4.73667
Opened1949
Closed1988

The Cornish Stadium was a greyhound racing track and speedway venue in Par Moor Road, St Austell, Cornwall.[1]

Opening[edit]

The track opened in May 1949 for speedway and was located on the north side of Par Moor Road and south side of St Austell Road.[2]

Greyhound racing[edit]

Independent (unaffiliated to a governing body) greyhound racing took place form 11 July 1958 until 1986 over race distances of 250, 458, 650 and 860 metres.[3][1]

Speedway[edit]

Speedway took place from 1949 until 1964.[4]

Motor sports[edit]

Stock car racing took place in 1987 shortly before the closure of the stadium. Sidecar Racing, Midget Racing and Go Karts were also held at the venue.[1]

Closure[edit]

The stadium was redeveloped into the Cornish Market World in 1988.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "St Austell Greyhound Stadium". Greyhound Racing Times.
  2. ^ "OS Plan 1971". old-maps.co.uk.
  3. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  4. ^ "St Austell Speedway". Defunct Speedway.
  5. ^ "Closures and openings over the past 10 years, July 1993, page 18". Greyhound Star. 1993.