The Essendon Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). Essendon is one of the oldest clubs in the AFL. While the club is historically associated with the suburb of Essendon in the north-west of Melbourne, Australia it did not play its home games there until 1922 when it moved to the Essendon Recreation Reserve, later known universally as Windy Hill. Windy Hill was the club’s home ground from 1922 to 1991. Prior to this the club had played on McCracken’s Paddock (1873–1881), land next to the family home of club founder Robert McCracken, before moving to East Melbourne Cricket Ground where the club played between 1882 and 1921. While the club stopped playing at Windy Hill after the 1991 season the ground remained its training and administration base until October 2013. Since 2013 the club has been headquartered at the True Value Solar Centre, Melbourne Airport, and plays its home games at either Docklands Stadium or the Melbourne Cricket Ground.