Inspired by a long day in the 107, and this inspirational view on the banks of the River Tees, which is where Middlesbrough Football Club's new stadium is located.
Made Explore #50 16th November 2011.
I'd spent a long day driving down to Scarborough and then back to Teesside, all the time the sky was being dull and cloudy - but just one huge mass of light grey cloud! Once at Teesside I noticed that darkness was falling quickly but as I set up I noticed this beautiful cloud action! Yep at long last an awesome sky!
"The stadium was built to replace Ayresome Park after the Taylor Report, which required all top division football stadia to be all-seater. After the report was delivered in January 1990, Middlesbrough needed an all-seater stadium by August 1994, and were unable to expand Ayresome Park outwards owing to its location in a residential area, and expanding the stadium upwards would have limited the club to a capacity of around 20,000 seats - the club wanted a considerably larger capacity.
The decision was taken by club officials to build a new stadium; Teesside Development Corporation offered them the Middlehaven site by the River Tees for development."
Most folk from the North East of England are quite hard on our "smoggy" brothers and sisters, due to the areas industrial landscape, well that's one word for it! However, this view highlights the beauty of Middlesbrough at night! Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd say!
Todays tune "Pigbag" as sung by the boro fans!
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