Cappielow
Cappielow is a district of Greenock in Inverclyde, west central Scotland. It is home to Scottish First Division side Greenock Morton F.C. The name Cappielow, taken alone, usually refers to the Cappielow Park stadium, but it can also refer to a small area of housing or the adjoining industrial estate. Cappielow Park is across East Hamilton Street from the River Clyde, by the motorway towards Port Glasgow and Glasgow. The uncovered home terrace behind the goals on the turnstile side runs along Sinclair Street. The ground is approximately five minutes walk from Cartsdyke. Cappielow's etymology is supposedly of Scandinavian origin, although details of this are sketchy. It has been home to the club since the early part of the 20th century. Refurbishment has recently been completed, and presently the capacity is around 11,000, with 5,741 of these being seated. The area behind the western goal is known as the Wee Dublin end, which contains non-backed bench seating, converted from the old terracing that once stood there. The main stand contains plastic bucket seating, which replaced the wooden benches that were a fixture of the ground until the late 1990s. The Cowshed lies to the north of the pitch; formerly a fully terraced area for both home and away supporters (complete with segregation fence down the middle), it is now for home supporters only, with much of the frontal terracing removed, and plastic bucket seats occupying its place. Behind the eastern goal is the "Sinclair Street" end, with uncovered terracing. On 12 December 2008, Morton announced the purchase of a stand from long time rivals St. Mirren, as they were leaving their traditional Love Street home to move to Greenhill Road. It will be re-erected at the "Wee Dublin end". It was also announced two of St. Mirren's floodlights have been purchased, to be put at either end of the Cowshed. A statement on the Morton official website concludes: "Despite our rivalry, we have always had a good relationship with St Mirren and we would like to take this opportunity of thanking them publicly for all their assistance and wishing them every success in their new home."