BANGOR CITY BID FAREWELL TO FARRAR ROAD

Bangor City Football Club has played the last game at Farrar Road stadium, its home for over 80 years.

The Citizens are leaving their historic 1,500 capacity venue and relocating to a brand new stadium just a few miles away at Nantporth on the Menai Strait. The ground is set to be redeveloped and turned into a supermarket.

Farrar Road has hosted some memorable nights and has seen European footballing giants beaten and numerous trophies lifted. And City gave a fitting finale for the venue as they signed off in style, beating Welsh Premier rivals Prestatyn 5-3 in a special atmosphere.

Bangor City's honorary president, Gwyn Pierce Owen told BBC: “There have been happy memories for the last 65 years I've been involved with this club. My father used to take me here at the age of 12.

"He used to carry me over the turnstile and that was the last time I'd see him for the next 90 minutes. There was no room for us to stand, we used to sit between the touchline and the perimeter fence."

The new stadium is expected to be ready for early 2012.

Posted on 30/12/2011