The home of Hartlepool United has been Victoria Park, ever since the club was formed in 1908. The capacity of the ground is nearly 8,000. Away supporters are seated in the Rink End/Simpson Millar Stand (behind one of the goals) which has a capacity of just over 1,000.
In 1916, the stand on Clarence Road (now the Cyril Knowles Stand) was bombed by a German Zeppelin and completely destroyed. The club had a go at claiming compensation from the German government, but failed!
Hartlepool have been in either the 3rd or 4th tier of the EFL since they were admitted in 1921,except for a 4 season spell in the 5th tier (mentioned above).
Their 2 most famous managers have been Brian Clough (his first managerial appointment) between 1966 and 1967 and Cyril Knowles between 1989 and 1991. Under Knowles, a legend at the club even today, Hartlepool enjoyed relative success. But in 1991 Knowles was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed away later the same year.