As a result of the Taylor Report, which arose from the Hillsborough disaster, Football League and Scottish League clubs are having to make stringent alterations to their grounds, in preparation for all-seater stadia. This revised edition reflects many of those changes, as well as the promotion to Football League status of Maidstone United and Barnet. New illustrations have been included, where appropriate. Since his book was first published in 1983 as "The Football Grounds of England and Wales", Simon Inglis has become acknowledged as an authority on the safety aspects of football ground architecture, and is now a member of the Football Licensing Authority. His survey, in this book, of every ground in all Divisions of the Football and Scottish Leagues, discusses their significance from the perspectives of football history, architecture, safety and social history.
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In this completely new third edition, Simon Inglis has revised and updated his original classic to take into account the demands of the Lord Justice Taylor's Report following the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and the ever-changing football scene of the 1990s.
Old stands have come tumbling down, terraces have been replaced by seats, and a host of long cherished notions have been challenged by the onset of modernization and redevelopment. Yet 'Football Grounds of Britain', with its new photographs and many additional entries, continues to be the first point of reference for all football supporters, stadium enthusiasts and those who cherish our national sporting heritage.
"An essential, fascinating and standard work… every soccer fan should have one"
"We should be grateful to Simon Inglis for doing such a magnificent job of chronicling this fantastic heritage while it still exists…"
MIKE TICHER, 'When Saturday Comes'
"Superbly illustrated, sharply written, it is simply the most fascinating book on football I have ever read"
DAVID RANDALL,'The Observer'
Simon Inglis is a writer, broadcaster and consultant on football and stadium-related matters. Born and brought up in Birmingham, he fell in love with Aston Villa and Villa Park at the age of seven. He graduated in history and the history of architecture from University College London, before beginning his journalistic career in Manchester. His first book was ‘The Usborne Guide to Soccer’, followed by ‘The Football Grounds of England and Wales’ (CollinsWillow, 1983).
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Book Description HarperCollinsWillow, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002182491
Book Description HarperCollinsWillow, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2182491