The venue was opened in 1949 for the purpose of Junior Football and Greyhound racing being adapted for speedway the following year by the addition of a speedway track designed with the help of Ken Le Breton.
The opening speedway meeting took place on the 14 July 1950, a challenge match against Newcastle that Lanarkshire won 48-
The speedway track lay fallow for 1956 but there were a few training sessions in 1957 and that perhaps encouraged Ian Hoskins to re-
1972 saw yet another attempt to stage speedway at the venue but fate had other ideas, the opening meeting set for the 15 May did not take place because the track licence had not arrived, the rearranged meeting was to be on the 29 but was abandoned before the start because of heavy rain. It was rescheduled for June 5 but yet again the weather had other ideas, eventually on the 12 June 1972 a challenge match did take place against Teesside but the spectator numbers were so bad no further attempts were made to stage meeting at this venue.
Many thanks to John Jarvis who gave permission for me to use details from the book “Homes of British Speedway” and Richard Austin who supplied the programme cover from 1951 and John Somerville the image from 1958.