The Shay

The Shay is a sports stadium in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. Halifax Town football and Halifax Panthers rugby league clubs both play home games at the Shay.

The Shay
Full nameThe Shay
LocationShay Syke,
Halifax,
West Yorkshire,
England,
HX1 2YS
Coordinates53°42′58″N 1°51′33″W
OwnerCalderdale Metropolitan Council
OperatorF.C. Halifax Town
Halifax Panthers
Capacity10,401 (5,108 seated) (5293 declared as safe standing capacity for North and South stands)
Field size110 x 76 yards
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1921
Architect(East Stand Redesign) Ward Mchugh Associates
Tenants
Football
Halifax Town (19212008)
F.C. Halifax Town (2008present)

Rugby League
Halifax Panthers (1998present)
Huddersfield Giants (2011 3 games)

Speedway
Halifax Dukes (19491952, 19651986)

The stadium is owned by Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council[1] and leased by the Shay Stadium Trust, a not-for-profit company set up to preserve the ground as a sports stadium.

The Shay lies on the south side of Halifax, about a quarter of a mile from the town centre. The four stands at the Shay are the North Stand, the East Stand, the South Stand and the Skircoat Stand. The North and South stands were built in the mid-1990s. The Skircoat Stand is the oldest stand at the Shay.


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