The World’s Oldest Soccer Stadiums

We all know how popular soccer is. The sport which is played in more than two hundred countries and dependencies has been in existence since the 18th century.

Soccer has earned the nicknames ‘The Beautiful Game’ and ‘The World’s Game’. The sport has a lot of influence to most people in the world.
Despite the extensive knowledge that you may have about this game, you may not have the knowledge of the world’s oldest soccer stadiums.

Below is a list of 5 of the oldest soccer stadiums, the very first stadiums to be opened.

5. Stamford Bridge (1877)

Number 5 on the list is the home ground of Chelsea F.C.. Stamford Bridge was opened 139 years ago. It is owned by Chelsea Pitch Owners and has a capacity of 41,663.

4. Deepdale Stadium (1875)

Deepdale Stadium which was opened in 1875 was initially used for cricket and rugby. The first association football match was held in 1878. The stadium has undergone several renovations with all 4 original stands been replaced with new seated structures.

3. The Racecourse Ground (1864)

The Racecourse Stadium is located in Wrexham, North Wales. The ground was originally used for cricket and horse racing before being used for soccer. Guinness World Records acknowledged the stadium as the oldest soccer stadium that still hosts international matches in the world.

2. Field MillĀ  (1861)

This stadium is also called One Call Stadium and is located in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The ground is regarded as the oldest in Football league as it has been hosting football since 1861.

1. Bramall Lane (1855)

Bramall Lane Football Stadium is found in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The number one on our list was also opened as a cricket ground 161 years ago. It was the largest stadium in the 19th century and it hosted many of the city’s very significant matches.

There you have the world’s oldest soccer stadiums. Some of them are stadiums you knew about. However, you probably did not have an idea that they are among the oldest soccer stadiums.

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Historic Buildings in Ontario, Canada

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Ontario is a multi-cultural province in east central Canada. It is an economic, education, innovation, tourism as well as governing center. Founded as ‘colony model’ in the year 1882 in September by William Chaffey. It has several historic buildings with a significant architectural design structures as well as cultural resources.

The following are preserved historic buildings in Ontario:

  • Peter Secord House. It is the oldest historic building constructed in year 1782. Currently it is an inn offering bed and breakfast.
  • Mohawk chapel. It is the oldest first Anglican Church in Ontario. It was constructed back 1785 by the Indian Mohawk after the colonial resettlement.
  • Scadding cabin. Built in 1794, by John Scadding on his property. He was a Devonshire immigrant. Its current use is as a museum.
  • Brown-Jouppien house. John Brown built it in the year 1810. It is located at St. Catherine and currently it is the only building still standing strong, currently piece of art since Jon heritage consultant bought it.
  • Gibraltar Point Lighthouse. Constructed in 1805 as the first oldest lighthouse at the great lake Ontario.
  • Fort York. Built by the British and Canadian army in the year 1813. Currently it is a historic site, and one of the most prominent of the historic buildings in Toronto.
  • Distillery District. It was constructed in the year 1832. It is both commercial and residential, and is representative of the architecture in Toronto of the 1800s.
  • Dundurn castle. Constructed in the year 1835, it is a beautiful old mansion on York Boulevard. It is famous castle for entertainment, bought by the government acting as museum as well as events reception like wedding among others.
  • Bellevue house. Constructed in year 1840 by a rich merchant in an Italian design. The first prime minister of Canada moved in, in year 1848.
  • Dominion House. Built on 1850 at the Windsor. Currently used as a pub with a lot of traditional illustration.
  • Parliament Hill. It is a government development project. It has the elements and instruments of governance and national importance.
  • Victoria Hall. Built in 1888. It is a commercial building located at Hamilton also known as ‘foster building’ after a women fashion shop was well establish in 1952.

These historic buildings mostly act as heritage sites not only for the people of the Ontario, but have attracted a lot of tourists from all around the globe

The government of Ontario has greatly contributed to the preservation of these historic buildings, which have acted as museums while others are just the cultural heritage. These heritage preserves not only serve as a way to attract tourists but as well to preserve important buildings for the future generation. There is such a rich education to aid the people of Ontario to understand history, to be able to improve in future generations.

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