Hamilton Academical F.C.

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Hamilton Academical F.C.
Full name Hamilton Academical Football Club
Nickname(s) The Accies
The Pride of Lanarkshire
Founded 1874
Ground New Douglas Park,
Ground Capacity 6,078
Chairman Ronnie MacDonald
Manager Billy Reid
League Scottish Premier League
2008/09 Scottish 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.