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Ninian Park in photos

Ninian Park has been Cardiff City's home since 1910 but the club will move in the summer of 2009.

Ninian Park has been Cardiff City's home since 1910 but the club will move in the summer of 2009

Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart

Ninian Park was named after Lord Ninian Edward Crichton-Stuart, MP of Cardiff between 1910 and 1915, after he agreed to be Cardiff City's guarantor for the new ground. Lord Ninian was killed in action during World War One.

The programme for Cardiff City v Aston Villa

1910: The programme for the opening game at Ninian Park when Cardiff City played Aston Villa on 1 September 1910. Cardiff lost 2-1.

Cardiff's City's first squad of professional players

1910: Cardiff's City's first squad of professional players that played against Aston Villa in Ninian Park's first game

Ninian Park's first Grandstand held 200 spectators

1910: Ninian Park's first Grandstand held 200 spectators in a 4,000 capacity gate at Cardiff's friendly fixture with Swindon Town in 1910

Ninian Park's Grange End being constructed

1928: Ninian Park's Grange End being constructed with the old Grandstand in the background

Ninian Park's new Grandstand

1938: Ninian Park's new Grandstand after the old Grandstand was demolished by fire

1945: Dynamo Moscow keeper Khomich kicks the ball in their war-time friendly with Cardiff City at Ninian Park as the Russians won 10-1

1945: Dynamo Moscow keeper Khomich kicks the ball in their war-time friendly with Cardiff City at Ninian Park as the Russians won 10-1

1958: Wales' class of 1958 prior to their 2-0 play-off win over Israel to qualify for the 1958 World Cup

1958: Wales' class of 1958 prior to their 2-0 play-off win over Israel to qualify for the 1958 World Cup

1967: Welsh featherweight Howard Winstone loses his title showdown with Vicente Saldivar at Ninian Park

1967: Welsh featherweight Howard Winstone loses his title showdown with Vicente Saldivar at Ninian Park

1971: Brian Clark scores one of the most memorable goals in Cardiff City history against Real Madrid in a European Cup Winners Cup tie

1971: Brian Clark scores one of the most memorable goals in Cardiff City history against Real Madrid in a European Cup Winners Cup tie

1974: England footballing maverick Stan Bowles scores his only international goal against Wales at Ninian Park

1974: England footballing maverick Stan Bowles scores his only international goal against Wales at Ninian Park

1982: The late Pope John Paul II addresses a youth rally at Ninian Park as part of his six-day tour of the UK

1982: The late Pope John Paul II addresses a youth rally at Ninian Park as part of his six-day tour of the UK

1983: Brazilian footballing great Sócrates is challenged by Wales defender Kevin Ratcliffe during a 1-1 international friendly draw at Ninian Park

1983: Brazilian footballing great Sócrates is challenged by Wales defender Kevin Ratcliffe during a 1-1 international friendly draw

1994: Nathan Blake celebrates his winning goal in Cardiff City's FA Cup fourth round victory against Premier League side Manchester City

1994: Nathan Blake celebrates his winning goal in Cardiff City's FA Cup fourth round victory against Premier League side Manchester City

1985: Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall chats to Scotland manager Jock Stein before their World Cup qualifier, just hours before Stein collapsed and died

1985: Wales keeper Neville Southall chats to Scotland manager Jock Stein before their World Cup qualifier, just hours before Stein's death

1985: Scotland assistant manager Alex Ferguson tells Scotland's players that their manager Jock Stein had collapsed after their World Cup qualifier at Ninian Park

1985: Scotland assistant Alex Ferguson tells Scotland players Alex McLeish, Steve Nicol and Richard that Scotland manager Jock Stein had suffered a heart attack after their World Cup qualifier with Wales. Stein died in Ninian Park's medical room

A plaque to commemorate the life and death of legendary Scotland manager Jock Stein

1985: A plaque to commemorate the life and death of Jock Stein in the visiting dugout at Ninian Park as the legendary Scotland manager died at Ninian Park after a World Cup qualifier in 1985

1999: Swansea centre Scott Gibbs is wrapped up by Scott Quinnell and the Llanelli defence during their 37-10 SWALEC Cup Final win at Ninian Park

1999: Swansea centre Scott Gibbs is tackled by Scott Quinnell of Llanelli during their 37-10 SWALEC Cup final win at Ninian Park

2002: Welsh football great John Charles is hailed by the Ninian Park crowd prior to Cardiff City's FA Cup tie with Leeds United, two of his former sides

2002: Wales legend John Charles is hailed by the Ninian Park crowd before Cardiff City's FA Cup tie with Leeds United, two of his old sides

2002: Scott Young scores an unforgettable FA Cup winner in a third round clash against the then Premier League leaders Leeds United

2002: Scott Young scores an unforgettable FA Cup winner in a third round clash against the then Premier League leaders Leeds United

2002: Controversial former Cardiff City owner Sam Hammam makes his notorious walk around the pitch during their momentous FA Cup win over Leeds

2002: Controversial former Cardiff City owner Sam Hammam makes his infamous walk around the pitch during their FA Cup win over Leeds

2003: Wales striker Robert Earnhsaw in action during the season he scored 31 league goals to break Cardiff City's goal-scoring record

2003: Wales striker Robert Earnhsaw in action during the season he scored 31 league goals to break Cardiff City's goal-scoring record

2007: Liverpool striking great Robbie Fowler becomes one of Cardiff City's highest-profile signings

2007: Liverpool striking great Robbie Fowler becomes one of Cardiff City's highest-profile signings

2007: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink joins Fowler as Cardiff City sign another world-renowned top-quality striker

2007: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink joins Fowler as Cardiff City sign another world-renowned top-quality striker

2009: Cardiff City striker Ross McCormack gets the ball ahead of Arsenal's Johan Djourou in the last FA Cup game at Ninian Park

2009: Cardiff City striker Ross McCormack gets the ball ahead of Arsenal's Johan Djourou in the last FA Cup game at Ninian Park

2009: Bluebirds fans enjoy the final FA Cup game at Ninian Park as Cardiff hold Premier League giants Arsenal to a goal-less draw

2009: Bluebirds fans enjoy the final FA Cup game at Ninian Park as Cardiff hold Premier League giants Arsenal to a goal-less draw

2009: Cardiff top-scorer Ross McCormack scores the last goal in a South Wales derby at Ninian Park in a controversial draw 2-2

2009: Cardiff top-scorer Ross McCormack scores the last goal in a South Wales derby at Ninian Park in a controversial draw 2-2

Ninian Park enjoys its last stand

2009: Ninian Park enjoys its last stand as Cardiff City play Ipswich Town in the final game at the famous old ground on 25 April

A ticket stub for Ninian Park's final game lays on the pitch

2009: A ticket stub for Ninian Park's final game lies on the pitch after the crowds have dispersed

Cardiff City's new £30m stadium that will be the club's home from 2009

Cardiff City's new £30m stadium that will be the club's home from the summer of 2009



see also
Fans' farewell to Ninian Park
16 May 09 |  Wales
Leighton James' column
07 May 09 |  Cardiff
Ninian farewell falls flat
26 Apr 09 |  Cardiff
Ten top Ninian Park memories
22 Apr 09 |  Cardiff
BBC Sport Wales coverage
03 Oct 11 |  Wales


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