Hamilton Academical F.C.

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Hamilton Academical F.C.
Full nameHamilton Academical Football Club
Nickname(s)The Accies
The Pride of Lanarkshire
Founded1874
GroundNew Douglas Park,
Hamilton
Ground Capacity6,078
ChairmanRonnie MacDonald
ManagerBilly Reid
LeagueScottish Premier League
2008/09Scottish Premier League, 9th

Hamilton Academical is a football team from Hamilton, Lanarkshire in Scotland. They were first set up in 1874 from Hamilton Academy. More commonly known as "Hamilton Accies" the team won promotion from SFL Division 2 to SFL Division 1 in the 2003-04 season. This was followed up by promotion to the Scottish Premier League in the 2007-08 season. The club have played at New Douglas Park from 2001, having previously played at Douglas Park.