28 memories of Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium through the years

IF you miss the old Portsmouth greyhound stadium, why not take a trip down memory lane with our latest retro gallery.

Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 12:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 12:23 pm
Golden Muzzle - Winner Jicky (No. 2) and second-placed dog Upton Johno ( No. 4) pictured on the first lap of the final at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium at Target Road, Tipner back in 2000. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 005949_0041
Golden Muzzle - Winner Jicky (No. 2) and second-placed dog Upton Johno ( No. 4) pictured on the first lap of the final at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium at Target Road, Tipner back in 2000. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 005949_0041

The stadium was constructed in 1930 east of Tipner Lane on the site of the Stamshaw Chemical Works.

The new, larger stadium was opened on May 25 1931 with the last meeting taking place on March 27 2010.

Sadly the stadium was demolished in 2012, so you can no longer see it.

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Runners get off to a flying start in the 8-06pm Volkeswagen Golf GTI Challenge race at Tipner Stadium. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 012884_0081

But why not take a trip down memory lane with these pictures of the stadium over the years.

The area of land at Tipner, Portsmouth, bisected by the M275 motorway entrance to Portsmouth, with the greyhound stadium and Pounds yard at bottom left, and the Tipner ranges with Pounds shipbreakers at top in 1999. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 993153-22
Punters enjoying a pint and a bite as they wait for the start of the next dog race at Tipner stadium. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 012884_0152
Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium in Tipner, June 1976 PP5257
Sandra Spiers (48) bar supervisor at The Grandstand Bar at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium. 10th February 2006. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 060583-0237
A night out at the dogs at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium, Target Road, Tipner in 2001. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 012884_0149
The starting gates at Tipner Greyhound Stadium in September 1990 PP4178
Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium, Tipner in November 1990 PP1560
Laying the odds - Bookmakers in action as the crowds build up for the next race at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium back in 2001. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 012884_0116
Golden Muzzle - Winner Jicky (No. 2) with kennel hand Nigel Wareham (left), trainer Brian Clemenson (far right) and assistant trainer Carolyn Sallis (centre), receiving the trophy from Peter Shrees (right) after final at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium, Target Road, Tipner. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 005949_0067
Greyhound podium circle in the centre of Tipner's Greyhound Stadium, 1990 PP5259
Tipner Greyhound Stadium missing its 'A' in 1990 PP5258
Bookmaker - Ian Kilsby at his betting stall in Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium in 2001. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 012884_0067
Night out at the dogs for Gary Nash (31) and his wife Sara Nash (33) from Waterlooville, with their sons Callum (eight) and Jack (nine) (who is not seen facially in picture at left). 2006. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 060583-0266
Golden Muzzle - Winner Jicky (No. 2) and second-placed dog Upton Johno ( No. 4) pictured on the first lap of the final at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium at Target Road, Tipner back in 2000. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 005949_0041
Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium, Tipner in November 1990 PP1561
Tote betting - The selling and paying booth at Portsmouth dog track. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 012884_0110
Out of the trap - Runners get off to a flying start in the 8-06pm Volkeswagen Golf GTI Challenge race at Tipner Stadium. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 012884_0075
Greyhound track general manager Jim Snowden at Portsmouth’s greyhound stadium at Target Road, Tipner. Plans to transform the racing track, costing nearly £5m, were unveiled at the site that day.
Nadine Bateman (left) and her friend Gill Collet (right) having a drink in the Grandstand bar overlooking the race finishing post. 10th February 2006. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 060583-0215
Dog handlers take the greyhounds from the racing kennels across the track to the parade ring for the next race on 10th February 2006. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 060583-0050
Tote betting manager Audrey Jenkins in the Tote Office back in 2006. Picture: Mike Scaddan. 060583-0038
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium site, Target Road, Tipner, Portsmouth. 6th August 2011. Picture: Allan Hutchings 112801-990
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium site, Target Road, Tipner, Portsmouth. 6th August 2011.Picture: Allan Hutchings 112801-911
Former race manager Paul Clarke (right), visits the Greyhound Stadium at Tipner with former staff and colleagues following its closure. (left to right), Ian Hursthouse, Lisa Halstead, Tony Harris, and Peter Harris. 29th April 2010. Picture: Ian Hargreaves 101364-2
The now disused Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium at Tipner on 9th November 2011. Picture: Malcolm Wells 113975-6902
Demolition work started at the Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium on Wednesday 4th January 2012. Pictured is: Dale Green, demolition site supervisor at the former Tipner dog track site. Picture: Sarah Standing 120013-82
The now disused Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium at Tipner. 9th November 2011. Picture: Malcolm Wells 113975-6892