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Riverside Stadium - Middlesbrough
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Key facts

Club: Middlesbrough FC | Opening: 1995 | Capacity: 34,742 seats

History and description

The Riverside Stadium was the first large modern English stadium to be constructed after the Taylor Report. It replaced the old Ayresome Park, which, being hemmed in by terraced housing, lacked the possibilities for expansion.

The Riverside Stadium officially opened on the 26th of August 1995 with a match between Middlesbrough and Chelsea (2-0).

In 1998, the stadium got expanded with an additional 5,000 seats. Middlesbrough already has planning permission for a further extension of 7,000 seats, but will wait until demand justifies such increase.

In 2005, the club erected the old Ayresome Park gates in front of the Riverside Stadium as a reference to the club’s past.
Nice stadium!

Managed to go there in 2005 when we lost 2-1. If I remember rightly the food was decent there as well

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