The stadium was Northampton Town’s home for 97 years but is now used solely for cricket matches.
The County Ground, amazingly, was a shared cricket and football ground and was home to both Northamptonshire CCC and Northampton Town FC.
One side of the ground was therefore obviously without a stand or terrace so a temporary barrier was put up when football matches were played. Occasionally, for bigger games, a temporary seating stand would be erected along this side of the ground.
The other side was a small pitch-length terrace with an even smaller stand that took up less than a third of the touchline.
At either end was a terrace, one covered and running the full width of the pitch. While behind the other goal was a terrace that ran two-thirds of the pitch’s width and was open to the elements. This open terrace was used for away fans.
What was once a football ground until 1994, is now a car park and a new stand for the cricket club.
Northampton Town played their last match at the County Ground on the 12th October 1994, losing 0-1 to visitors, Mansfield Town.
The footballing parts of the County Ground started being demolished within three months of the club’s departure to the Sixfields Stadium and now there is no trace of football ever having been played there, other than people’s memories.