The Gnoll in Neath, Wales is a
rugby union, football and cricket ground, with a capacity of
is the traditional home of Neath RFC, one
of the leading Welsh
In the future it will also play host to Association Football
, the town's
club, planning to relocate there.
The ground hosted its first ever football match when Neath Athletic
played Swansea City
pre-season friendly in July 2008
started to host some Glamorgan
fixtures in the 1930s, and in 1954 an indoor cricket school was
opened at the site. However, problems with the pitch meant that
from the late 1960s the ground was only used for one-day matches -
in 1969 The Gnoll staged the county's first-ever home game in the
Sunday League. In 1974, The Gnoll was dropped from the county's 1st
XI fixture list, although it played host to Glamorgan's matches
against the touring Australians in 1985 and 1993.
In July 2009, Neath RFC presented plans for the redevelopment of
The Gnoll, including building a community centre on the site.