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Wee bit about the Ulster United stadium

The first football game played at night under lights in Eastern Canada was played in Toronto at Ulster Stadium on October 29, 1930 between Oshawa and Toronto Balmy Beach. It was opened in 1925 under the ownership of the Ulster United Soccer Club.  In the 1930's close to 9,000 fans regularly attended to watch games. That was was the case on May 21, 1930 when Glasgow Rangers played Toronto Ulster United in soccer.

There was also a dog racing track. It was located at the corner of Greenwood and Gerrard Street East,  behind the Ulster Arms, also a formerly busy pub, for about 20 years. After World War II it was torn down to make room for housing development.

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11 hours ago, siddiqi_drinker said:

Wee bit about the Ulster United stadium

The first football game played at night under lights in Eastern Canada was played in Toronto at Ulster Stadium on October 29, 1930 between Oshawa and Toronto Balmy Beach. It was opened in 1925 under the ownership of the Ulster United Soccer Club.  In the 1930's close to 9,000 fans regularly attended to watch games. That was was the case on May 21, 1930 when Glasgow Rangers played Toronto Ulster United in soccer.

There was also a dog racing track. It was located at the corner of Greenwood and Gerrard Street East,  behind the Ulster Arms, also a formerly busy pub, for about 20 years. After World War II it was torn down to make room for housing development.

Lived in oshawa for 9 years. 

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6 hours ago, thetruthisootthere said:

Lived in oshawa for 9 years. 

Was Greenwood where the horse racing track was located?  Only ever went to Woodbine

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Interesting find OP.:tu:

 

I wonder if we have any special ties with present day Canadian clubs?

 

Also, it made me wonder what present day team in Canada has the biggest crowds?

 

Outwith the OF - do they compare with our bigger clubs?

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1 hour ago, siddiqi_drinker said:

Was Greenwood where the horse racing track was located?  Only ever went to Woodbine

No that was up north of the city.

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4 minutes ago, thetruthisootthere said:

No that was up north of the city.

Aye Woodbine is up north, the old greenwood track was near the beach but I forget the exact location - probably condos by now LOL

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1 minute ago, siddiqi_drinker said:

Aye Woodbine is up north, the old greenwood track was near the beach but I forget the exact location - probably condos by now LOL

Think it's condos all the way along almost to oshawa now. Not been back in 18yrs. 

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Reading Mr Struths book right now and was fascinating to see the players with their bowler hats on.

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Brilliant video and ffs we got penalties even in these days. Fucking cheats. WATP.

 

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