This week, we take a look at Coventry City‘s former home Highfield Road, which was demolished in 2006.
The stadium was home to the Sky Blues between 1899 and 2005. After being sold for housing development, demolition work began in February 2006 and was completed by the end of the following month.
Coventry’s Highfield Road years are now regarded by many fans as the club’s golden era.
The ground was the first all-seater stadium in English football and its position, on the fringe of the city centre, meant it was always at the heart of Coventry life.
A packed out stadium for the final game at Highfield Road…
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More photos of the ground all them years ago…
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When it was sadly getting demolished…
(Photos from Stuart Young on Facebook group Football Stadia & Grounds)
Rather sad sight to what it once was!
Take a look at photos of the ground when it was full of life along with reaction and memories of it on the next page.
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