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Boxing

Holmeside Stadium

54.904015, -1.383709

Sunderland

Opened:

1920

Closed:

1930

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

27 Jun 2022

HER Description

Purpose built boxing stadium which could seat 2000 people. Operated from May 1920 until 1930. Also known as the 'Palace of Punch'. The stadium could hold 3000 people. No seat was said to be more than 35 feet from the ropes. Holmeside Stadium was also claimed to be the first boxing venue to have piped water to each of the boxers' corners. The venue could not be sustained during the Depression. In 1930 the stadium was replaced by a cinema and dance hall (Blacks Regal HER 13559).

Ordnance Survey

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

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