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Report - Warrington Wolves Wilderspool Stadium - July 2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Will Knot, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    The Explore.....

    The last of our three explore locations in Warrington, on a busy day out, early meet 10.00am :confused with one of the hottest days to get round these places, plenty of liquid refreshment was taken upon my return home.

    Visited with Acid, Telf and Urblex. Thanks for the day boys :thumb

    A Bit of History......

    Warrington Wolves are the only club in English rugby league history to have played every season in the top flight. Also nicknamed "The Wire", the club play their home matches at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

    Formed in 1879, Warrington enjoyed a nomadic first decade as they started out at Sankey Street, before moving to Wilderspool Road, then Slutchers Lane, before returning to Sankey Street and back to Wilderspool Road.

    Their first home game was against Oughtrington, which was won by three goals to one. The club then joined with Padgate Excelsior in 1881 and Warrington Wanderers in 1884 to give the club additional players and resources. The merger with Padgate saw J.E. Warren and Harry Ashton join the club, who were to be significant figures in the club’s early development. The benefits were near immediate, as 1886 saw the club’s first silverware, the South West Lancashire and Border Towns Trophy.

    The ground was Warrington RLFC's old ground before moving to the Halliwell Jones Stadium. It holds just over 9,200, after substantial decreases for crowd safety. It was their home for well over 100 years, and the move to new ground was widely considered long overdue; one of the stands was deemed unsafe, there was no disabled access, and seating for just over 900.

    The sport of rugby league saw a transformation in the mid-90s, with the move from winter to summer rugby. Warrington were scheduled to merge with arch rivals Widnes to form Cheshire, but these plans were resisted, and Warrington took their place in Super League, with Widnes in the league below, despite them also having a place promised at the time.

    Super League saw the advent of nicknames, and the club adopted the name "Wolves". In 2004, the club moved into their brand new 14,206 capacity Halliwell Jones Stadium on Winwick Road, with a supermarket next door.

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    I hope you enjoyed the report..........I Will Knot :D
     

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  2. The Kwan

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    Nice one Will this looks proper Bo, no streaking pictures :D
     
  3. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    nice one bud just this minute got back from this place.....
     
  4. Will Knot

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    I really enjoyed the explore.....a change from the norm :)
     
  5. georgie

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    it was good mate sorry couldnt make it the other day

    top shots matey
     
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    Was Legends night club very near here?
     
  7. Will Knot

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    Don't know mate, not from the area but 'Mr Smith's' has recently closed down, but it's dark in there :eek: Oops, maybe I Will Knot report on that some other time :confused
     
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    1 day later is better than never. The demolition starts tomorrow :mad
     
  9. Telf

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    Legends is about 1 mile away, if it's still standing.
     
  10. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Acid got naked on a few occasions :D
     
  11. Lenston

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    Looks like a good day and some nice shots there :thumb
     
  12. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones Will :thumb

    Didn"t expect to see you playing with your "Balls" on the pitch after you refusing to streak earlier :)

    I still stand by what i said, this ground today is still better than Wakefield Wildcats active stadium, as for tomorrow ?
     
  13. ACID- REFLUX

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    Eh how did you know ? you were upstairs playing with Will :)

    The pics i shot in the Club of many holes, had Legends Club posters over it, so i thought that was Legends Club with Snookers next door ??

    Well Club Pigeon now :)
     
  14. ViralEye

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    Fantastic Report. I played here a few times back in my younger days
     
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