Belfast Telegraph

Friday 4 September 2015

Windsor Park in pictures: From glory days to demolition

Published 15/07/2014

Demolition begins of the 100-year-old South Stand at Windsor Park in south Belfast ahead of major redevelopment of the stadium. Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Demolition begins of the 100-year-old South Stand at Windsor Park in south Belfast ahead of major redevelopment of the stadium. Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
Alf McMichael, as he leads out Ireland at Windsor Park, followed by Danny Blanchflower and Billy Bingham.
A mural of George Best and David Healy on the wall of the Times Bar, York Road. Brian Little/ Presseye
The next phase of the reconstruction of Windsor park started today with the demolition of the famous south Stand.
Gordon Banks prepares to clear the ball from the England penalty area in the 1971 international at Windsor Park. Also in picture is Northern Irelands George Best.
Football : Northern Ireland v Israel (Windsor Park) 18/11/1981. The Northern Ire;and squad are : Back row (from left) Billy Bingham, Jimmy Nicholl, Trevor Anderson, Gerry McElhinney, Gerry Mullan, Noel Brotherston, Gerry Armstrong, John O'Neill, Chris Nicholl, Sammy Nelson and Pat Jennings. Front row (from left) Jim Platt, Martin O'Neill, Mal Donaghy, Billy Hamilton, Tommy Cassidy, Sammy McIlroy and Donal McCreery. 19/11/1981
Redevelopment gets underway at Windsor Park in Belfast. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Northern Ireland's David Healy (right) celebrates with Keith Gillespie after scoring against Spain during the European Championship Group F qualifying match at Windsor Park, Belfast.
Demolition begins of the 100-year-old South Stand at Windsor Park in south Belfast ahead of major redevelopment of the stadium. Jonathan Porter/Presseye.
How the new Windsor Park will look
How the new Windsor Park will look
How the new Windsor Park will look
World Cup Qualifier Northern Ireland vs England 7/9/2005 David Healy scores a goal for Northern Ireland as Ashley Cole of England looks on Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andrew Paton
Football legend George Best pictured at Windsor Park. 14/02/1987.
Northern Ireland's David Healy celebrates scoring a hat-trick against Spain during Wednesdays Euro 2008 match against Iceland at Belfast's Windsor Park.

The South Stand at Windsor has witnessed some momentous days in Linfield and Northern Ireland's footballing history. Now it goes under the wrecking ball as part of a £36 million redevelopment.

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