Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sunday Snap – The demolished stadium

A chalky headland on the south coast was the subject of last week's Sunday Snap. With its high cliff and red and white striped lighthouse underneath it was of course

Beachy Head

It was a bumper week for right answers with Cheryl, Erica, Lucie, Rachel, Cass, Jen, Bex, Sam, Leona, Michelle and Nichola. Keep up the good work!

For this week I've chosen a photograph of something that no longer exists. This stadium was built in 1990 in preparation for the 1991 World Student Games. However it lasted just 23 years before it was demolished in 2013. When it did close it was actually the second largest athletics stadium in the UK with just the Olympic Stadium in London bigger. It was not only used for athletics. Over the years it was home to the local rugby league team, a stop gap abode for a nearby football team plus the host of various music gigs. The first concert at the stadium was for the home town band of Def Leppard. In subsequent years star acts such as U2, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi came to entertain the crowds of 50,000. The stadium was named after the river that flowed close by. This week's question is

What was the name of this stadium?

We were joined last week by Cheryl. Please do not adjust your sets when viewing Cheryl's wobbly Polish buildings! Over in Macclesfield Sam has been remembering a musical talent who left this world too soon.

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20 comments:

  1. I've absolutely no idea, My sporting knowledge is very small indeed.

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  2. Not a clue no nothing to do with sport I know rubbish.

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  3. Odd to think it no longer exists I have to admit I don't know where it is.x

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  4. Its great to remember things although they no longer exist.

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  5. I've been there its Don Valley Stadium, I didn't know it had been demolished, there's a shame

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  6. Not a clue with this one I'm afraid x x

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  7. I know nothing about sports stadiums, and even reading the answer above, I have never heard of it!

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  8. No idea, not into sports at all!

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  9. I didn't know but Google says it's the Don Valley Stadium which was in Sheffield.

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  10. I must say that like a few above me, I had no clue - not into sports, let alone knowing the stadiums (especially if it doesn't exist any more)!

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  11. I have no idea where it is but its sad to think that it has gone

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  12. I want to say Don Valley but im not sure I am right x

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  13. I have no idea where it is, sad that it has gone though x

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  14. Wow only 23 years, that is so temporary. I have no idea I am afraid

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  15. Its a sports arena. That is all i know, sad it has gone though. X

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  16. No idea where this one is, I could google it but that would defeat the point! Mich x

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  17. I wouldn't have the foggiest, most illiterate in all things sport, I'm afraid.xx

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  18. I have no idea! I am not sporty! Kaz x

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