Thursday, 18 April 2013

QE2 Stadium - Gone But Not Forgotten

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?