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THE VETCH FIELD, SWANSEA CITY FOOTBALL GROUND, SWANSEA

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NPRN 403220

Map Reference SS69SE

Grid Reference SS6508892654

Unitary (Local) Authority Swansea

Old County Glamorgan

Community St Thomas

Type of Site FOOTBALL GROUND

Broad Class RECREATIONAL

Period 20th Century, Modern

Site Description The Vetch became the home ground of Swansea Town FC (later Swansea City FC) in 1912 having previously been an athletics field in use by Swansea Harriers Athletics Club. Prior to the construction of the football stadium the site featured a triangular concrete cycling track laid out by the Harriers. Closed in 2005 following the departure of Swansea City to the new Liberty Stadium, the Vetch stood empty awaiting redevelopment until 2011. Demolition work began on 23 February 2011.
Daryl Leeworthy, RCAHMW, 31 March 2011.

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