The History Of Dean Court Now Known As The Vitality Stadium

Most often, each stadium has its own history that narrates the development and progress of the facility. The history of a stadium goes back way during ancient times that talks about different information about the structure.

Dean Court which is now identified as the vitality stadium is a soccer or football stadium in Kings Park, Bournemouth England and is Bournemouth’s home ground.

In 1910, the family Cooper-Dean gave Boscombe FC a piece of land which the ground was named after them. The land site was an antiquated gravel pit and it was still not ready for the 1910-11 football game season. Since the facilities of the club are not ready yet, the players had to be in a nearby hotel to change. Early developments included a stand with 300 seats.

In 1923, the club changed their identity to Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic. Dean Court hosted the first football match on September 1, 1923,being watched by 7,000 people. There were subsequent improvements including the construction of the stand with 3,700 seats.

In 2001, they completely rebuilt the ground with a 90-degree pitch rotation from the original position. The work was not completed for the 2001-2002 season which made Bournemouth play their initial 8 games in Dorchester Avenue Stadium.

During 2010-11, they constructed a south stand which was only temporary and was removed in the 2011-2012 season because of reduced attendance.

In 2011 July, the stadium’s name was changed to Seward Stadium because of the sale of the naming rights to Seward Motor. Seward joined the administration in 2012 February which led to the change of name to Goldsands Stadium. In 2013, during the summer season, they built a 2,400-seater stand at the undeveloped ground portion because of the Championship promotion of the club. In 2013 July, the stadium was named after Ted MacDougall who was a past club striker.

In 2014 August, Jeff Mostynrevealed about the possible redevelopment of the stadium instead of transferring to Matchams. In 2015, the stadium was named vitality stadium after the change of naming rights.

In 2016 May, Bournemouth stated that no additional capacity will be constructed to the stadium for the following season of Premier League.  In 2016 December, the club planned to find another site because of the ground’s ownership issues.

And finally, in2017, the club confirmed to construct a new facility stadium at Kings Park which is the current site of the structure.