In this article, we take a look at a top 10 by NLYT based on abandoned non league stadiums.
Commonly when clubs move to a new stadium, it’s because their old one has been sold and there have been houses built on them. But this isn’t the case for all, with many left lying abandoned.
Take a look at the video below going through the top 10 or scroll on plus go on the next few pages to read about each…
10) YEADING (The Warren)
The West London Bayside used to play here before merging with Hayes to become Hayes & Yeading back in 2007. They moved to Church Road, the former home Hayes.
They played their for four years before the ground was demolished in 2011 and had to go and groundshare with the liked of Woking, Maidenhead United and Beaconsfield, but before moving it to the SkyEx Community Stadium, a newly built ground on the sites of The Warren which was opened in 2017.
Bizarrely a stand actually still remains at The Warren, well as least a part of the stand, as the new stadium was built slightly further sound on the site, so this stand wasn’t fully demolished.
9) LEYTON STADIUM (Leyton)
Leyton (not Orient, a separate club) used to play at the ground formerly known as the Hare and Hound.
Over in 2011, after a short suspension from the league for not paying it’s subscription fees, the club was forced to withdrawn from the Isthmian League Division One North due to the debt.
Following this the chairman, secretary management and the players left the club and ended it’s existence. It’s left the ground still there, fully intact although some parts worse for wear.
8) FEETHAMS (Darlington)
Feethams of Darlington between 1883 and 2003 was demolished over 10 years ago but a little bit remained only until recently.
The Quakers moved to the Darlington Arena which they also left. They now play at Blackwell Meadows as a phoenix club.
Back to Feethams and there is a cricket ground adjacent to it which remains in use.
The ground, which had a capacity of 8,500, was left abandoned for three years before most of was demolished in 2006. One stand behind the goal remained for many years before also getting knocked down.
Take a look at the more abandoned non league stadiums on the next page.