DEMOLITION AT BOULEVARD STADIUM

Bulldozers are set to pull down Hull Football Club's historic former ground.

The Boulevard stadium has fallen into disrepair since the rugby club switched to its new home at the KC Stadium in 2003.

The venue became victim to extensive vandalism and council officers called time on the historic venue, declaring it unsafe and approving demolition.

Hull Football Club played at the stadium for 107 years and many supporters will be sad to see teh venue destroyed.

Pete Allen, chairman of fans' group FC Voices, told BBC: “They will be removing what had been, since 1895, the home of the Airlie Birds and the spiritual home of hundreds of thousands of Hull supporters.

"Progress is inevitable, but it is important that in the future the heritage, location and origins of the famous club are remembered."

Mr Allen said the group would work closely with the council to ensure there was a lasting memorial to the stadium.

The original foundation stones from the stadium, which were laid by councillors when the Boulevard was built, will be used in a memorial.

The rugby posts are being removed, restored and donated to West Hull Football Rugby Club.

 

Posted on 22/08/2010