Newton Heath originally played at North Road Stadium near the track; Initial capacity is about 12,000, but management believes that such facilities are not enough for the club to join The Football League. I Won My Doctor’s Stethoscope in A Card Game. The expansion began in 1887 and by 1891, Newton Heath made two more stands, each of which had a capacity of 1,000 spectators. The highest recorded audience for a North Road match is 15,000 (see Sunderland March 4, 1893). The audience was similar when the team met Gorton Villa on September 5, 1889. In June 1893, after Manchester Deans and Canons, North Road owners recalled the use of the yard from Manchester United, Secretary AH Albut immediately obtained the right to use Bank Street in Clayton. The yard was originally not a stand but before the 1893–94 season began two more stands were built; a spectator covered the entire length of a yard and the other stand was behind the goal called “Bradford end”.