The last 30 years has seen rugby league leave behind many of its iconic venues with the sport attempting to move into more modern times.
Within those former grounds were decades of unforgettable moments and cherished memories that make up much of British and international rugby league’s early history.
We know times move on and the old crumbling stadiums were always going to be demolished, but it’s still quite sad to see what stands in their place today.
Houses, schools and supermarkets all sit on the land of rugby league foundations, so if you’re a bit sentimental and don’t want to ruin some of your earliest rugby league memories then look away.
Below are ‘then and now’ photos of 13 iconic former RL grounds.
Knowsley Road, St Helens (last game: 2010)
The Boulevard, Hull (last game: 2002)
Central Park, Wigan (last game: 1999)
Fartown Ground, Huddersfield (last game: 1992)
Old Craven Park, Hull KR (last game: 1989)
Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington (last game: 2003)
Hilton Park, Leigh (last game: 2008)
The Willows, Salford (last game: 2011)
Thrum Hall, Halifax (last game: 1998)
Watersheddings, Oldham (last game: 1997)
Old Crown Flatt, Dewsbury (last game: 1991)
Station Road, Swinton (last game: 1992)
Naughton Park, Widnes (last game: 1995)