Ten years ago Coventry city played there last match on the ground that had been there home for over 100 years.
Derby County 6-2 !! A fantastic way to end the history of the stadium back in April 2005.
Based on the fringe of the city centre it was always at the heart of coventry city life, until the council made the decision to make room for e new residential housing development and an expert demolition company in Birmingham were called in.
The demolition took a matter of months.Heres what was involved in the demolition process.
2 ultra high reach machines
30,000 tonnes of reinforced concrete was processed on site
the existing top soil was utilised for the new development of housing.
2,500 tonnes of steel was taken down and recycled
10 excavators 1.0-120 tonnes
A wide variety of demolition attachements,shears,crackers,breakers,processors and crushing crew
30 asbestos removal strips
As Highfield Road stands now
With the clubs move to the Ricoh arena it did not bring Coventry City much success.The team faced further relegation in 2012 and may be relegated again to league two for the first time in their history.
It is said that the move from Highfield road has ‘torn the heart out of the city” and will never be the same again.
The move seen a big drop in supporters,from 30,000 fans to an average of 1000.
The passion and excitement had gone.
Now all that can be seen is blocks of houses,no more cheers and chants can be heard.
Some things do suffer with change.