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Report - Coventry Stadium 07/01/2020


Rgfx486

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Hi all.

Took a trip to Coventry stadium today. I drive past it all the time at work and thought today will be the day I take a closer look. Below are some pictures I took. I took a LOT so will post some of them, i have about 50.

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Hope you all enjoy these collection of pictures, I couldn't get inside, it was boarded pretty well and I never agree with breaking anything. I was on my own and kept hearing noises,was trying to avoid a certain CCTV camera and I got out of there after an hour.
 

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trikey

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Looking even more trashed as the weeks pass, you did better than me, I set the alarm off :banghead
 

Rgfx486

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Looking even more trashed as the weeks pass, you did better than me, I set the alarm off :banghead
Must have been your report I read before going and made me weary about going inside even if I could. Thing is they always say there alarmed and I always think it's mostly bullshit...not always
 

Calamity Jane

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Nice wander this. Lots of signage left, and stands etc. Thanks for sharing your 1st report. As above I`d like a wee bit of history but other than that good job :thumb
 

Rgfx486

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Nice wander this. Lots of signage left, and stands etc. Thanks for sharing your 1st report. As above I`d like a wee bit of history but other than that good job :thumb
Thanks mate,I really enjoyed it and I will definatley make sure that I provide more history on my next explorations, noted.
 

trikey

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Must have been your report I read before going and made me weary about going inside even if I could. Thing is they always say there alarmed and I always think it's mostly bullshit...not always
Wasn't my report I'm afraid, I got one pic before the alarm went off then was too busy laughing at the Mrs running away!
 

Calamity Jane

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Thanks mate,I really enjoyed it and I will definatley make sure that I provide more history on my next explorations, noted.
Thats good to hear, its nice when someone takes it on board and doesnt moan etc , kudos
 

Rgfx486

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QUOTE="Rgfx486, post: 1261354, member: 133454"]
Just thought I would Add this one with history attached thanks to @Calamity Jane for providing the link to relevant history

Brandon Stadium's first speedway meeting took place on 29 September 1928. The track was owned by Midland Sports Stadiums (who also owned Leicester Speedway) and Charles Ochiltree promoted the Speedway and Stock Car Racing until his death in 1998. His son Martin then carried on promoting duties until the stadium was sold to Avtar Sandhu in 2003. The stadium's capacity is approximately 12.500. The record attendance for Brandon stands at 24,000, and was set during a speedway meeting, the Brandonapolis of 1954 on a Thursday night, where they locked the gates are were turning away buses.
The shale speedway track, which is inside the dog track is 301 metres (329 yards) in length while the greyhound track is 409 metres (447 yards) in length.
Brandon Stadium has been a popular stop for many high-profile speedway events in its lifetime. Under the old format of the Speedway World Championship events including the British Speedway Championship, the Commonwealth and Overseas Finals as well as hosting the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain. The 'Brandonapolis' is an annual event at Brandon which features some of the world's best speedway riders. It was postponed in 2011 due to the BSPA dispute of the 2011 Elite League Season.
In 1991, Brandon Stadium staged the Under-21 World Championship Final which was won by Denmark's Brian Andersen who defeated fellow Dane Morten Andersen in a runoff after both finished on 14 points. Australia's Jason Lyons finished third, while the leading British rider Joe Screen finished in 5th place with 10 points.
The speedway also hosted the last ever Speedway World Team Cup Final in 2000 (won by Sweden) after having previously held the Final in 1993 won by the United States.
 
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