It’s incredibly sad, but this one should definitely be filed under “football grounds nobody could be bothered to knock down properly”.
Most of the ground was demolished after a fire in 2007, but eight years on and much of it is still visible and a very sad sight to see.
I passed by chance on the way home from a gig in Donny and decided to pull over. All that’s really left are outlines now. You can see some bits of terraces still in tact, enough to know this was once a football ground.
Concrete stairs are thrown onto piles of rubble, and you can easily make out the pitch. But it makes for a very eery visit. I’ve attached a couple of photos that I’ve nicked from a variety of sites to show what Belle Vue looked like, as well as part way through its demolition, but it’s unrecognisable now.
There’s not a lot to see, and with houses soon to be built I’d imagine it won’t be there much longer, but a very interesting visit if you’re in the area.
Apologies for not bringing you the promised photos of the new turnstile, but certainly externally it looks like everything is done now. Hopefully the car park can be sorted out soon and we’ll be done with this!
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