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13 minutes ago, GNU_Linux said:

Berwick's Shiefield Park is used by the Berwick Bandits speedway team. Granted it may be the case Berwick Rangers get an exemption on historical grounds.

I remember there being a mention that Berwick's pitch is larger as they've had more say on those matters. On ground criteria they meet Bronze for their licence. Wikipedia lists Shielfield's dimensions 100 x 70 yards.

EDIT: Blurb from Ashfield's NLS page http://nonleaguescotland.org.uk/ashfield.htm

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Entry to the ground is through the bar area. You even pay your admission to the bar staff. Beside the main stand is a terraced enclosure. Opposite the stand is a section of terracing with crush barriers. The actual pitch is very narrow, measuring exactly 50 yards. It was narrowed to accommodate the wide corners of the speedway track that replaced the previous dogtrack. The Peugeot Ashfield Stadium is also used by the Glasgow Tigers speedway team.

 

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Unless the imagery has been changed Google Maps has Ashfield as ~49m at the halfway line and 54m if you go to the edge of the speedway track, but that's still not enough. https://goo.gl/maps/SpcedibTgumxNKZY9

Central Park is 95x60m, while Shielfield is 100x58m. Darvel will need to extend their pitch by a couple of metres in each direction if they want to get to the Championship :P

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1 hour ago, Ginaro said:

Unless the imagery has been changed Google Maps has Ashfield as ~49m at the halfway line and 54m if you go to the edge of the speedway track, but that's still not enough. https://goo.gl/maps/SpcedibTgumxNKZY9

Central Park is 95x60m, while Shielfield is 100x58m. Darvel will need to extend their pitch by a couple of metres in each direction if they want to get to the Championship :P

What size is Darvel’s pitch?

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13 hours ago, FairWeatherFan said:

Entry Level licence which would be good enough to get up to SPFL League One requires:

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Bronze Level licence which is good enough to get all the way to the SPFL Premiership:

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Outwith licencing (Tier 6 and below) I don't think there is an official minimum but the likes of EoSFL's entry criteria does stipulate "The playing field shall be in compliance with the laws of the game and must be a minimum of 90m in length and 56m in width" so they look to apply the minimum required by Entry level licencing as well.

Its believed Ashfield would struggle on this criteria due to the way things played out with BSC Glasgow. They had originally been accepted to the Lowland League with Ashfield's ground as their home field, but never actually played there as they quickly moved to Maryhill. The belief being that the speedway at Ashfield would make it unsuitable for licencing standards.

At the time I believe the Ashfield Pitch was narrowed to 50m to allow for track expansion. This meant the pitch wouldn’t pass license criteria. If they haven’t done so already they would definitely need to widen the pitch if they were to go for their license.

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8 hours ago, cmontheloknow said:

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100 x 63 yards

Definitely more space from above than it feels whilst being there.  Appreciate the updates on the league rules.

Obviously all pitches have to be compliant with the LotG, but the minimum size under the Laws is absurd, and no serious level could ever be played on it.  Basketball perhaps.

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When I first saw the pitch sizes many years ago, I thought the minimum was for youth games - came in handy with my long throw ins !  Can remember watching Bristol Rovers at Eastville while the Bristol speedway was there, and the pitch didn't look wide enough to me. Guessing there's some leeway towards Berwick and Cowden, do clubs ever complain ? 

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13 hours ago, Andy groundhopper said:

When I first saw the pitch sizes many years ago, I thought the minimum was for youth games - came in handy with my long throw ins !  Can remember watching Bristol Rovers at Eastville while the Bristol speedway was there, and the pitch didn't look wide enough to me. Guessing there's some leeway towards Berwick and Cowden, do clubs ever complain ? 

Seriously doubt Bristol Rovers had the sort of problem on pitch width, Ashfield would have if they tried to get licensed:

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44 minutes ago, The Ilford Drummer said:

90 % know a delay til March was the best option but never managed to get it through due to the conveluted two tier vote fiasco.

If we're talking about question one basically being "Do you want to start on October 24th under the current restrictions?" which went 36- Yes, 31-No. Then you can't really say 90% supported a delay until March.

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23 hours ago, Tutankhamen said:

You having a giraffe ?

Must be an English thing, can remember clubs moaning about pitch sizes even at amateur levels. Have only seen speedway at Ashfield, and know they keep doing work on the track - so can't recall whether the pitch is narrow. Cracking pic of Eastville with the famous Tote End 💪

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Todays daily figure in Scotland is almost half what it was 2 weeks ago, we're back on a slow downward curve.  The UK has flat lined, very slightly down in the last 2 weeks, but not by much.

Hopefully crested the peak of the second wave, and heading downwards towards the end of the month.

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