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Tannadice Park

Dundee United Football Stadium
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Dundee United Football Stadium

A football stadium in north-central Dundee, Tannadice Park is home to Dundee United Football Club. Originally called Dundee Hibernian, the club was established in 1909 as a focus for the Irish community of the area, in circumstances similar to the formation of (Glasgow) Celtic or (Edinburgh) Hibernian. The club was admitted into the Scottish League in 1910. However by 1923 the club changed the name to Dundee United to remove the association with the Roman Catholic religion, which was felt was causing a slump in attendances.

Today the stadium has a seating capacity of 14,209, although the record attendance for the ground was in 1966, when 28,000 fans went to see The Terrors (the nickname for Dundee United) play the Spanich club Barcelona in the Fairs Cup.

Uniquely in Scotland, Tannadice Park and Dens Park, the home of Dundee FC, are both located on opposite sides of the same road.


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