Motspur Park

University of London Track

Fulham FC Training Ground
Motspur Park

Telephone: 020 8942 0661


Type: Cinder (no longer exists - grassed over), 400m, 6 lanes, 11 lane straight

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Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: Motspur Park

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 220674
National Grid Reference: 522000, 167400

Paper Maps:
AA Street by Street London 223 G3
A-Z London Master 72Wa 144 (S)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 1E 120
A-Z London 6C 120
A-Z Surrey 5F 42
Collins London Comprehensive 199 CU100
Collins London 92 G6
OS Explorer Map: 161
OS Pathfinder Map: 1191
OS/Philip's Surrey 39 A3

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Other Info:
This former cinder track was believed to have been built in about 1928 and was owned by the University of London and was one of the major venues in London until at least the 1960s. The 1958 and 1959 WAAA champs were held here. It had an extremely wide home straight - one photo indicates it probably had as many as 11 lanes. The track was grassed over in 1995 having not been used for meetings since about 1990 and there is now no trace of it. The University of London sold the grounds at Motspur Park in 1999 to Fulham FC who use the site as their training ground. The covered stand is however still there and has been painted in Fulham FC's black & white colours. The track can be seen in the film The Four Minute Mile. It was also used in the film Chariots of Fire for the scene where Lidell beat Abrahams and also for the 1970 film The Games.

Last update: 20/05/2001

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