Residence | The Hawthorns' West Bromwich Albion | SoccerBible
The next stop on our 'Residence' tour takes us to the Black Country and onto West Bromwich Albion's turf as we step inside The Hawthorns. Home to the Baggies since 1900, it's an arena that has witnessed the impossible, the glory, and the gut-wrenching misery of relegation. Flirting with the Premier League without fully committing, West Brom have kept the top flight's revolving doors spinning in the last couple of decades, all the while competing for bragging rights in an area spoilt in rivalries. For now, it's about finding a way back to the big time, using The Hawthorns as their catalyst to climb.
The original home of one of football's greatest Great Escapes, the Hawthorns is a ground that has benefitted from development over the course of time. The type of development that brings character that cannot be achieved at once. Those seductive floodlights forever providing a glimpse of match day feels for anyone travelling along the M5.
A central hub on the English football map. West Brom is your easy away day out, the difficulty on the pitch however, normally depends on which tier of football you're watching. A stadium that boasts all the facilities of modern ground but with a warm charm of compact and traditional feels.
The Hawthorns has been West Brom's home since 1900, and currently has a capacity of 26,688, making it the 32nd largest stadium in English domestic football.
For fans of pointless pub-quiz-styled stadium information you'll be interested to know that The Hawthorns is the highest ground in England at 551 feet above sea level. Every day's a school day...
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