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Re: Does any one know their British football stadia?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 09:08:49 PM »
Another site here that might help, Christine: http://www.stadiumguide.com/


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Re: Does any one know their British football stadia?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2010, 11:46:30 AM »
it's not Northampton (I asked the nice media chappie) or Derby. And yes I've been to the stadium guide...

I think I need to start with cricket. Can "someone" put cricket in the title please  :kissy:


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Re: Does any one know their British football stadia?
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2010, 12:16:36 PM »
According to my sources it's Bramall Lane (Sheffield)

http://www.cricinfo.com/england/content/ground/57296.html


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Re: Does any one know their British football stadia?
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2010, 01:34:56 PM »
Bingo! Your sources can have a hug  :hug: Those triangular road patterns clinch it http://rentahomesheffield.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/sheffunitedsample.jpg

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Oh well done! Yes, another piccie here to help confirm:
http://www.chrishobbs.com/sufc1993.jpg

and how about this aerial view from 1948...
http://www.chrishobbs.com/sheffield.htm  :thup:


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Regarding the change in title, Bramall Lane is much better known as a football stadium for Sheffield United FC. Yorkshire cricket is most often played at Headingley (also a test venue). From http://www.yorkshireccc.com/the-club/s/3

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The Club play their matches at Headingley Carnegie Cricket Ground in Leeds and also play home games at North Marine Road, Scarborough – the home of the world famous Scarborough Cricket Festival.
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As the plate Christine has the open side to the pitch, the photo used on it must pre-date 1973 when the stand was built there. yesvil's link says that the last Yorkshire cricket match played there was also 1973 - just before the stand was built.

More on the history of cricket at Bramall Lane here:
http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/129360.html
http://www.cricinfo.com/england/content/story/279723.html
http://www.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/140272.html

Interesting, isn't it? :)


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Well, I hate to labour a point, but it does state on that first link, "Even in 1902 it was primarily a football ground..." and "... Yorkshire's headquarters were at Bramall Lane until they moved to Headingley in 1903." Agreed, Yorks CCC may have  used the ground on occasions, like they use Scarborough today.

As for dating, the use of a monochrome photo could (and probably does) date it as far back as the 1950s.
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