SP0684 : Edgbaston's Eric Hollies Stand

taken 3 years ago, near to Edgbaston, Birmingham, Great Britain

Edgbaston's Eric Hollies Stand
Edgbaston's Eric Hollies Stand
Formerly known as the Rea Bank, after the River Rea which runs immediately to its rear, the stand was renamed in 1989 after the Warwickshire and England leg-spinner Eric Hollies.

It was rebuilt in 2003 with 5,900 seats, an increase of 1,300 over its predecessor. The design, which won a Civic Trust Award in 2003, features a series of eight aluminium canopies suspended over the single tier of seating on steel masts, appearing to hover over the crowd beneath.

It is known as the most raucous area of the ground - never more so than on T20 finals day, when this picture was taken in August 2014. In the foreground, Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff is about to make his comeback for Lancashire Lightning in the final against the Birmingham Bears.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cricket Ground 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 06781 84190 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.3373N 1:54.0983W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0672 8428
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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