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Thursday, 21 July 2011

Cricketers / Stadium, Bradford Road

The Stadium, Bradford Road, Miles Platting. (c) Football & Its Communities.

The Stadium was a short-lived pub on Bradford Road in Miles Platting near the City of Manchester Stadium, lasting only a season or two before conversion to a curry house.  We tried it out a couple of times before the first season began but realised that, like most pubs around 'Eastlands', it wasn't up to much and ale was non-existent.  Since it became a curry house we've been here a few of times, for a couple of reasonable curries and also for a post-match pint, which isn't frowned upon if you're not eating.  The pub was better known to locals as the Cricketers before football came to the area, seen in 1967 with odd looking flats in the background.  Alan Winfield snapped the Cricketers for Pubs Galore.

Former Cricketers / Stadium, Bradford Road, Miles Platting. (c)

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