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Bury – Gigg Lane

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Gigg Lane was the home of Bury FC from 1885-2019 when the club was unable to take their place in League One due to financial problems. The ground grew with the club, hosting a floodlit match as early as 1889 according to the club website. Bury enjoyed success in the Lancashire League before joining the Football League in 1894. Official capacity was as high as 32,000, although that was passed on a few occasions when additional terrace space was provided. Peak attendance was 35,000 for an FA Cup 3rd round match against Bolton in 1960.

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