Home of FC Halifax Town

Opened 1921

Capacity 10,401

Rating: 4.2

(226) Google Reviews

Great football club. Good day out, good result for The Shaymen.
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3 months ago
We go to The Shay to watch Halifax Panthers. We are Leeds Rhinos fans but on Sundays we watch local championship matches and Halifax is one of our favourites. The ground is low key compared to Headingley but that is part of its charm. It is a great ground with grass roots folk running it. It is a brilliant ground albeit we watch rugby not football. It is a great Sunday afternoon
Very small social club, no shop just a bench in the social club, although it does look like improvements are underway.
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3 months ago
Was here as an away fan for Halifax v OAFC. Soon as I entered I felt welcome the staff weren’t aggressive nor were the stewards, queues were a bit long but went down fast. Lack of cubicles in the Male Toilets and lack of space in the Male Toilets but weren’t a massive problem. Stewards checked your tickets before going into the stands. Fans in the terrace were held by police for a bit. There was a large tree in the way of viewing the pitch from the concourse. No signs in place for the away who’s first time it is going there, this meant me and my other Oldham fan had to trek round the half way around ground. Overall not a bad ground which results in the 3 stars.
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3 months ago
Superb facilities. Food a tad expensive, never any non-alcoholic beer in supporter's bar. (Come on!) Real community feel to the place and proper football to see. None of the Premier League prima donna theatrics rolling around on the pitch! Brilliant experience-love it. Our time is coming!
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5 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

North Stand[edit]

The North Stand was completed first (before the South Stand), which enabled Halifax Town to return to the Football League when it won the Conference in 1998. The South Stand was completed within the next year. The stand is usually where away fans are housed. In recent times the stand hasn't been used as Halifax Town's opponents don't tend to bring a large following of supporters. For rugby league the stand is usually open. It is a terraced stand.

South Stand[edit]

The South Stand is generally where the home fans stand. It was once the away stand. The stand has a bar in its concourse and catering facilities are situated outside.

East Stand[edit]

The East Stand is now the main stand at the Shay. In the past it has been the main problem at the Shay as when the Family Stand was demolished in 2000, construction on the new East Stand started but stopped when Halifax Town were relegated in 2002. The stand remained in this state until late 2008 when Calderdale Council agreed to put money into completing the stand. The stand was redesigned by Sheffield-based architects Ward McHugh Associates prior to the commencement of works. Main structural work on the stand was completed in December 2009, it then needed to go through safety checks and to be furnished inside. 28 March 2010; the new East Stand opened taking the overall ground capacity to over 10,000, as well as providing six executive boxes overlooking the pitch, which can accommodate up to 12 people per box and also new facilities as listed below.[6]

Skircoat West Stand[edit]

The stand used to be half-seating half-standing but became all-seater in 1998. It is the oldest part of the ground and is not the full length of the pitch. Like the North Stand it was built on the side of a slope and backs onto the main road.

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