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Ninian Park Last Rites

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 4 March 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

The last stand (The 'Bob Bank') at Cardiff City's Ninian Park still stands while Redrow build houses around it. It is rumoured that this stand will be demolished this week thus ending 100 years of football history at the site.

The new ground is across the road. The club is in serious debt after building the new ground and due to poor financial management. It is highly likely that the club will go into administration within the next two months. Was building a new stadium worth it?

NIKON D90 1/125 second F/13.0 ISO 200 32 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

There all at it at the moment, i went here for the welsh rugby cup final, Swansea v llanelli, great place

4 Mar 2010 6:33am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Beautiful

4 Mar 2010 7:00am

@Fade ToBLACK: Thanks.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

A crying shame,I just hope they make it through the season and maybe even get promoted !! My local team "Arminia Bielefeld" is in an identical scenario,near the top of the second division,over spent building a new main stand and facing losing points due to financial problems...

4 Mar 2010 11:36am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Lot of clubs have been hit by recession and inflated player saleries.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice colour palette

4 Mar 2010 1:22pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Q: Does the digger driver have shocking white hair?
Q: What are those papers being buried under the rubble?
:-)

4 Mar 2010 4:05pm

@Ted: 1) Yes.
2) All the bills the club cannot afford to pay!

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Truly an interesting lesson in advanced capitalism!

4 Mar 2010 7:59pm

NIKON D90
1/125 second
F/13.0
ISO 200
32 mm