Springfield StadiumEdit profile
Springfield Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in St. Helier, Jersey, set in a public park. Springfield was formerly the headquarters of the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society and was the venue for Jersey cattle shows, as well as social and sporting events, including the Battle of Flowers. The original Springfield Hall (c. 1912) was an early concrete building with geometric Art Nouveau details. During the German occupation it was used as a repair depot and parking area for tanks. In the 1960s it hosted events such as the Jersey Eisteddfod and concerts, including early performances by The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Small Faces. The hall was demolished in the 1990s and the new community hall and grandstand opened in 1997. The main pitch is currently used mostly for football matches, most notably the Muratti, and has hosted the Island Games opening ceremony. The grandstand seats 960 people and up to 7,000 people can watch from the surrounding landscaped park. It is the headquarters of the Jersey Football Association. A children's playground and all-weather ball court are also situated in the park. A shared-use footpath/ cycleway through the park provides a link in the St. Helier Town Cycle Network. Springfield currently acts as the polling station for Saint Helier district No. 2.