Highfield Road was the home of Coventry City for 106 years.
Coventry City and BBC Match of the Day legend, Jimmy Hill was an inspiration behind many aspects of the club including, the Sky Blue kit they now wear, the Sky Blue song, and he was also responsible for briefly making Highfield Road the first all-seater stadium in England even before it became a requirement.
Unfortunately, visiting supporters from Leeds United ripped out huge swathes of these seats after losing heavily on the opening day of the 1981 season. Seating was restored again in 1994 following the Taylor Report safety requirements.
The record attendance at Highfield Road was 51,455 for the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1967. However, by the time the stadium closed, the capacity had been reduced to just 23,489.
The final game at Highfield Road was held on 30th April 2005 when Coventry City beat Derby County by a whopping 6-2. Talk about leaving on a high note! A subsequent concert by Elton John was held at Highfield Road before the gates were closed forever.
Highfield Road was demolished in 2006.