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Scarborough Athletic Football Club Ground, Seamer Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 4HF

The McCain Stadium or The Seamer Road Football Ground as it was originally known, began life as a sporting venue during 1898. It would become the home to Scarborough Football Club, and later Scarborough Pirates, a Rugby League Club formed during the early 1990’s.

The old football ground was located along the side of the busy A64 Seamer Road, situated roughly one and a half miles southwest of Scarborough’s town centre. It seems a series of Flip meetings were found to have taken place during the early 1960’s it is last known that it took place on 10th August 1966.

Adverts suggest that the Greyhounds would chase a Ball Type Hare, over distances of 250, and 285 yards, possibly around a two-bend course. It still remains uncertain whether that Greyhound Racing featured on the actual football ground or on a section of grassland north of the stadium, which had been used as the clubs training pitch.

Scarborough Football Club itself had a brief spell playing in The Football League, but financial pressures forced the club to fold in 2007, with debts amounting to 2.5 million pounds.

The football ground remained derelict and unused for the following four years before being totally demolished in 2011. Today, it is not known whether any evidence of the stadium remains, as a Lidl Store and new housing on Stadium Lane now covers the site.  Postcode YO12 4HF

The derelict McCain Stadium photographed during 2010, it is now more than 50 years since Greyhound Racing took place there. The venue is now covered by new dwellings.
These adverts and captions were printed in The Greyhound Owner newspaper, this one dated June 30th 1960.
These two captions dated July 21st 1960.

June 22nd 1961.
August 23rd 1962.
June 27th 1963.
An advert dated May 1966.