ⓘ Groundshare is the principle of sharing a stadium between two local sport teams. This is usually done for the purpose of reducing the costs of either constructi ..

                                     

ⓘ Groundshare

Groundshare is the principle of sharing a stadium between two local sport teams. This is usually done for the purpose of reducing the costs of either construction of two separate facilities and related maintenance.

                                     

1.1. Types of groundshare Intersport Groundshares

Given sufficient compatibility between facility requirements, two teams that do not play the same sport may share a ground or a stadium. North American indoor arenas commonly feature basketball and ice hockey teams sharing the facility during their common fall-to-spring season; a layer of insulation and a basketball floor can easily be laid over or removed from the hockey rink, and dasherboards disassembled or reconfigured, in a matter of hours. Historically baseball and American football teams often shared a large general-purpose outdoor or domed stadium, particularly during the multi-purpose stadium era of the 1960s-1990s, despite the dissimilarity of their fields. This practice fell out of fashion in the 1990s as baseball teams constructed highly specialized stadia in which football fields fit awkwardly if at all. Football teams in turn built more specifically rectangular stadia, often with a floor slightly wider than American football requirements to comfortably accommodate domestic or international soccer as American spectator interest in that sport grew.

A variation on the groundshare concept exists commonly within the NBA and the NHL. As the requirements for a regulation NHL hockey rink and a regulation NBA basketball court do not differ significantly, in the majority of cases where a metropolitan area has both an NBA and an NHL franchise, the teams share the same arena.

                                     

1.2. Types of groundshare Intrasport Groundshares

This is two teams that play the same sport share the same ground. These may be two non-competing teams who play at different levels, such as Bury F.C., renting Gigg Lane to F.C. United of Manchester in England.

                                     

1.3. Types of groundshare Intraleague Groundshare

This is where two teams in the same league share the same ground, such as the New York Giants and New York Jets sharing MetLife Stadium. Starting in the 2020 season, the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams will share SoFi Stadium, in Inglewood.

In the American NBA, only two franchises share one arena: both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers share Staples Center.

                                     

2.1. Examples of groundsharing Intraleague groundshares

  • Stadio MarcAntonio Bentegodi: A.C. Chievo Verona and Hellas Verona F.C.
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: Collingwood, Hawthorn, Melbourne and Richmond
  • Perth Stadium: Fremantle and West Coast
  • Stadio Luigi Ferraris: U.C. Sampdoria and Genoa C.F.C.
  • Docklands Stadium: Carlton, Essendon, North Melbourne, St Kilda and Western Bulldogs
  • Tele2 Arena: Djurgårdens IF Fotboll and Hammarby Fotboll
  • Ajinomoto Stadium: FC Tokyo and Tokyo Verdy 1969
  • Staples Center: Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers
  • Salt Lake Stadium: ATK, East Bengal FC, Mohun Bagan AC
  • Stadio Atleti Azzurri dItalia: Atalanta B.C. and U.C. Albinoleffe
  • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza "San Siro": AC Milan and Inter Milan
  • Jan Breydel Stadium: Club Brugge K.V. and Cercle Brugge K.S.V.
  • Azadi Stadium: Persepolis F.C. and Esteghlal F.C.
  • Letzigrund: FC Zurich currently share their home stadium with Grasshopper Club Zurich until the completion of Grasshopper Zurichs new stadium.
  • Stade Charlety: Paris FC and Paris Saint-Germain Feminines
  • Jamsil Baseball Stadium: LG Twins and Doosan Bears
  • Kadir Has Stadium: Kayserispor and Kayseri Erciyesspor
  • Adelaide Oval: Adelaide, Port Adelaide
  • Teddy Stadium: Beitar Jerusalem F.C. and Hapoel Jerusalem F.C.
  • Philip II Arena: FK Vardar and FK Rabotnicki
  • Estadio do Maracanã: Botafogo FR, CR Flamengo and Fluminense FC
  • Stadio Olimpico: A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio
  • Gamla Ullevi: IFK Goteborg, GAIS, Orgryte IS
  • Estadio Algarve: S.C. Farense and Louletano D.C.
  • MetLife Stadium: New York Giants and New York Jets


                                     

2.2. Examples of groundsharing Former

  • Selhurst Park: Crystal Palace F.C. shared their home stadium with Charlton Athletic F.C. from 1985 until 1991 and latterly Wimbledon F.C. from 1991 until 2003.
  • Parc des Princes: Paris Saint-Germain and Racing Paris between 1982 and 1989.
  • Tokyo Dome: Yomiuri Giants and Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters until 2004.
  • Twerton Park: Bath City F.C. shared their home stadium with Bristol Rovers F.C. from 1986 until 1996 and latterly Team Bath F.C. from 1999 until 2009.
  • Estadio Jalisco: Futbol Club Atlas and Guadalajara until Guadalajara moved to their new home of Estadio OmniLife in 2010.
  • Maine Road: Manchester City F.C. shared their home stadium with Manchester United F.C. from 1945 until 1949.
  • Munich Olympic Stadium: Bayern Munchen and TSV 1860 Munchen shared this stadium from 1972 until 2005.
  • Halton Stadium: Widnes Vikings shared their home stadium with St Helens R.F.C. in 2011.
  • Watling Street: Dartford F.C. shared their home stadium with Maidstone United F.C. from 1988 until 1992.
  • StubHub Center: Los Angeles Galaxy and CD Chivas USA from 2005 until Chivas USA folded in 2013.
  • Priestfield Stadium: Gillingham F.C. shared their home stadium with Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. from 1997 until 1999.
  • Queensgate Stadium England: Bridlington Town and Scarborough Athletic
  • Stadio delle Alpi: Juventus and Torino shared this stadium from 1990 until 2006.
  • Ullevaal Stadion: Vålerenga, Lyn until 2009.
  • Heritage Park: Bishop Auckland and Darlington
  • Moss Rose: Macclesfield Town F.C. shared their home stadium with Chester City F.C. from 1990 until 1992.
  • Allianz Arena: Bayern Munchen and TSV 1860 Munchen
  • Stadio Olimpico di Torino: Juventus and Torino shared this stadium from 1958 until 1990 and latterly from 2006 until 2011.
  • Boleyn Ground: West Ham United F.C. shared their home stadium with Charlton Athletic F.C. from 1991 until 1992.
                                     

2.3. Examples of groundsharing Intersport groundshares

  • KC Stadium: Hull City A.F.C. football and Hull F.C. rugby league
  • BC Place: BC Lions Canadian football and Vancouver Whitecaps FC association football
  • Stade Jean Bouin: Red Star FC football association and Stade Français Paris rugby union.
  • Twickenham Stoop: Harlequin F.C. rugby union share their home stadium with London Broncos aka Harlequins RL rugby league from 1997 until 1999 and latterly from 2006.
  • Keepmoat Stadium: Doncaster Rovers F.C. football share their stadium with Doncaster rugby league.
  • Madejski Stadium: Reading F.C. football share their home stadium with London Irish rugby union.
  • Salford City Stadium: Salford City Reds rugby league share their home stadium with Sale Sharks rugby union.
  • Yankee Stadium: New York Yankees baseball and New York City FC soccer.
  • The Shay: F.C. Halifax Town football share their home stadium with Halifax rugby league.
  • Adams Park: Wycombe Wanderers F.C. football share their home stadium with London Wasps rugby union from 2002.
  • Liberty Stadium: Swansea City A.F.C. football and Ospreys rugby union
  • John Smiths Stadium: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. football and Huddersfield Giants rugby league.
  • Suncorp Stadium: Brisbane Broncos rugby league, Queensland Roar football and Queensland Reds rugby union
  • Spotland Stadium: Rochdale A.F.C. football share their home stadium with Rochdale Hornets rugby league.
  • Ashton Gate: Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby.
  • CenturyLink Field: Seattle Seahawks American football and Seattle Sounders FC football
  • Yamaha Stadium: Jubilo Iwata football and Yamaha Jubilo rugby union.
  • Gateshead International Stadium: Gateshead football and Gateshead Thunder Rugby League
  • Meadow Lane: Notts County F.C. football share their home stadium with Nottingham R.F.C. rugby union.
  • Headingley Rugby Stadium: Leeds Rhinos rugby league share their home stadium with Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union. In addition Yorkshire County Cricket Club cricket are based in an adjacent stadium.
  • Bramall Lane: Sheffield United F.C. football share their home stadium with Sheffield Eagles rugby league.
  • Blackwell Meadows: Darlington RFC and Darlington F.C.
  • DW Stadium: Wigan Athletic F.C. football and Wigan Warriors rugby league
  • Homes Stadium Kobe: Vissel Kobe football and Kobelco Steelers rugby union
  • Sapporo Dome: Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters baseball and Consadole Sapporo football.
  • Oakland Alameda Coliseum: Oakland Athletics baseball and Oakland Raiders American football
  • StubHub Center: Los Angeles Galaxy football share their home temporarily with the Los Angeles Chargers American football
  • BMO Field: Toronto Argonauts Canadian football and Toronto FC association football


                                     

2.4. Examples of groundsharing Former

  • Giants Stadium: New York Giants and New York Jets American football and New York Red Bulls association football until its demolition in 2009.
  • The Shay: Halifax Town A.F.C. football from 1998 until 2008 shared their home with Halifax rugby league.
  • Anaheim Stadium now Angel Stadium of Anaheim: California Angels baseball; now Los Angeles Angels shared with Los Angeles Rams American football from 1980–1994
  • Boundary Park: Oldham Athletic A.F.C. football shared their home stadium with Oldham R.L.F.C. rugby league from 1997 until 2001 and latterly from 2003 until 2009.
  • Griffin Park: Brentford F.C. football shared their home stadium with London Broncos rugby league from 2002 until 2006.
  • Busch Memorial Stadium: St. Louis Cardinals baseball shared with St. Louis Cardinals American football from 1966–1987 and St. Louis Rams American football in 2005
  • Madejski Stadium: Reading F.C. shared their home stadium with Richmond F.C. rugby union from 1998 until 1999.
  • Loftus Road: Queens Park Rangers F.C. football shared their home stadium with London Wasps rugby union from 1996 until 2002 and latterly with Fulham F.C. football from 2002 until 2004.
  • Sixfields Stadium: Northampton Town F.C. currently share their home stadium with Coventry City F.C.
  • Cardiff City Stadium: Cardiff City F.C. football and Cardiff Blues rugby union from 2009 until 2012.
  • Elland Road: Leeds United F.C. football shared their home stadium with Hunslet rugby league from the mid-1980s until 1995.
  • Vicarage Road: Watford F.C. football shared their home stadium with Wealdstone F.C. from 1991 until 1994 and latterly Saracens F.C. from 1997 until 2013.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome: Minnesota Twins baseball until 2009, Minnesota Vikings American football - NFL, University of Minnesota Golden Gophers American football - NCAA under 2009
  • Edgeley Park: Stockport County F.C. football shared their home stadium with Sale Sharks rugby union from 2003 until 2012, when Sale moved to the Salford City Stadium.
  • Kingston Park: Newcastle Falcons rugby union, Newcastle Blue Star now defunct football until 2009.
  • Don Valley Stadium: Rotherham United F.C. football shared with Sheffield Eagles rugby league in this predmoninately athletics stadium in 2008 and latterly from 2011 until 2012.
  • Ricoh Arena: Coventry City F.C. football and Wasps rugby union shared this ground between 2014 and 2019.
  • Kingdome: Seattle Seahawks American football shared with Seattle Sounders association football from 1976–1983, Seattle Mariners baseball from 1977–1999, and Seattle SuperSonics basketball from 1978–1985
  • Deepdale: Preston North End F.C. football shared their home stadium with Lancashire Lynx rugby league from 1996 until 2000.
  • Racecourse Ground: Wrexham A.F.C. football shared their home stadium with North Wales Crusaders rugby league from 2012 until 2016.
  • Memorial Stadium Bristol: Bristol Rovers football and Bristol rugby union from 1996 until 2014
  • Bramall Lane: Yorkshire County Cricket Club cricket shared the stadium with Sheffield FC football from 1862 until 1875, Sheffield Wednesday F.C. football from 1868 until 1888 and Sheffield United F.C. football from 1889 until 1975.
  • Odsal Stadium: Bradford Northern RLFC rugby league shared their home stadium with Bradford City A.F.C. football from 1985 until 1986.
  • Valley Parade: Bradford City A.F.C. football shared their home stadium with Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. football from 1973 until 1974 and latterly Bradford Bulls rugby league from 2001 until 2002.
  • The Valley: Charlton Athletic F.C. football shared their home stadium with London Broncos rugby league from 1996 to 1997 and latterly from 1999 to 2000.
  • Rogers Centre formerly SkyDome: Toronto Blue Jays baseball shared with Toronto Argonauts Canadian football from 1989–2015 and Toronto Raptors basketball from 1995–1999.
  • Craven Cottage: Fulham F.C. football shared their home stadium with Fulham RLFC rugby league from 1980 until 1984.
  • RFK Stadium: Washington Redskins football shared with the second Washington Senators baseball from 1962-1971 and various NASL soccer clubs intermittently from 1968-1984, then D.C. United soccer in 1996; United then shared with the Washington Nationals from 2005 until 2007.


                                     
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  • Spartan South Midlands League Division Two and play at Knights Lane, groundsharing with Stratford Town. The club was founded in 2007 as Stratford Town
  • division, taking promotion to the Premier Division after agreeing a groundshare with Stourport Swifts. In 2010 11 the club won the Worcestershire Senior
  • Spartan South Midlands League Division One and play at Berkeley Fields, groundsharing with North Greenford United. The club was founded on 16 May 2015, for
  • ultimately successful in purchasing the stadium, with Hinckley AFC having to groundshare at Heather St John s. Leicestershire and Rutland Senior Cup Winners 2016 17
  • of the Essex Senior League and play at the Harlow Arena in Harlow, groundsharing with Harlow Town. The club was formed in 2007 by a merger of Mauritius
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  • English football club currently based in Evesham, Worcestershire, via groundshare agreement. The club are currently members of the National League South
  • members of the Northern League Division Two and play at Kimberley Park, groundsharing with Prudhoe Town. Newcastle University joined the Northern Alliance
  • Hellenic League Division One East and play at Summerleaze Village, groundsharing with Holyport. Upon their formation in 2010, Langley were placed into
  • out, leaving them unable to complete the work. The team was able to groundshare with Knowle and later Shirley Town but the facilities at these grounds
  • currently members of the Isthmian League South Central Division and groundshare at Cheshunt s Theobalds Lane. The club was established in August 2006