Reception wire wires football RL WLFC main office at Warrington Wolves Rugby Stadium, Cheshire England UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3644 x 2816 px | 30.9 x 23.8 cm | 12.1 x 9.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:2 August 2013
Location:Jones Halliwell Rugby stadium, Winwick Road, Warrington, WA2 7NE United Kingdom
Halliwell Jones Stadium is a rugby league stadium in Warrington, England that is the home ground of Warrington Wolves. It has also staged Challenge Cup semi-finals, the European Nations Final and the National League Grand Finals' Day. By the late 1990s, Warrington RLFC's spiritual home Wilderspool Stadium had become decrepit and unfit for purpose, and so the club looked to move to a new stadium. Before settling on the site which had formerly housed the Tetley Walker brewery, a site in Burtonwood was considered but these plans were rejected. The last competitive game at Wilderspool (after 105 years at the ground) was played on 21 September 2003, when Warrington beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 52-12. The stadium was notable for bucking the common trend of modern stadia by including terracing areas rather than being an all-seater stadium. There were originally 4 stands in the stadium – the North Stand (reserved seating), the East Stand (originally unreserved seating but later became reserved seating), the South Stand (home terracing), and the West Stand (visitors' terracing and overflow of home terracing). It also has enormous pitch dimensions of 120 m x 74 m, as requested by Warrington's head coach of the time, Paul Cullen, due to his desire to play expansive rugby. The official capacity of the stadium is 15,200.