MANSFIELD MAKING HISTORY
MANSFIELD Town have unveiled a plaque to commemorate their Field Mill home being confirmed as the world’s oldest professional football ground.
The 8,000-capacity stadium had been used as a cricket ground before hosting its first football match in 1861, one year before Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane.
Stags boss Adam Murray was on hand this week to commemorate the record at the stadium, which also hosted the first-ever game under artificial light in 1930.
He said:“There’s a lot of history to the club and one of my big aims when I took over was to take the club into the community.”