Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Windsor Park and the Tele are your favourites for Belfast Monopoly

Eager Northern Ireland football fans must have been thick on the ground when Monopoly chiefs were in Belfast recently to pick up suggestions for a local version of the game.

For Windsor Park is topping the list of the city landmark its citizens would most like to see included on a Belfast version of the board game.

The home of football has been the most common answer given to Monopoly representatives since they took to the streets last week to ask the public which iconic buildings, street names or much- loved locations should be used to fill the game's 33 squares.

It is joined by the Belfast Telegraph building on Royal Avenue which is the number one choice to fill the square traditionally occupied by Fleet Street.

The world famous cranes of Harland and Wolff, in the east of the city, came in second place after Windsor Park.

This was followed by Belfast City Hall, the Waterfront Hall, Belfast Castle, Queen's University and the new Belfast Wheel. The Belfast Telegraph came in eighth place, followed by the Albert Clock and finally the splendour of Stormont.

Surprisingly, the newest addition to the Belfast skyline hasn't rated this highly so far, the new Victoria Square shopping complex. The historical architecture of the city seems more important with seven of the top ten being founded well back in the mists of time.

Monopoly spokesman Graham Barnes said research is on-going and the top ten could easily change.

He said they were open to suggestions but were keen to find a new taker for the prestigious Mayfair square.

An email vote line has been set up to allow people to register their suggestions. The line closes on April 30 and after the board game goes into production, it is due to hit the shelves in October.

Emails with suggestions can be sent to belfast@winningmoves.co.uk

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