Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in Christchurch was state-of-the-art when completed in 1973 for the Xth British Commonwealth Games the following year.
|The pool complex behind the track venue|
It was an all-in-one facility, staging all track and field sports for the Games, as well as all the pool competitions.
|The bulldozers finish off what the earthquake started|
I visited the site of stadium in January 2013, after the Canterbury earthquakes, to find a pile of rubble...
So why is this any more significant to me than any other buidling in Christchurch?