9 March 1946 Burnden Park Disaster

The Burnden Park Disaster  occurred on 9 March 1946 at Burnden Park football stadium, the home of Bolton Wanderers. The crush resulted in the deaths of 33 people and injuries to hundreds of Bolton fans

The match was an FA Cup Quarter-final second-leg tie between Bolton and StokeCity and  was allowed to continue with the game ending goalless. The disaster brought about the Moelwyn Hughes report, which recommended more control of crowd sizes.  It was estimated that the crowd was in excess of 85,000 people.


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