As the final fixtures to ever be played at the Belle Vue Stadium are almost over, a number of special guests have been in attendance to celebrate the 50 year life of the iconic
Consett landmark. Monday 6th of May saw Consett take on Marske in one of the final Northern League matches to be held at the stadium as special guest and local MP Pat Glass was there to cheer on the Steelmen. Unfortunately Consett ended the match 2-1 down and couldn’t manage to get the victory in front of the home fans.
As the move to the new Crookhall site begins, it has brought a sense of occasion to these final games played at Belle Vue as fans young and old all remember the times they’ve spent at the ground. The move will see The Steelmen moving to an ultra modern facility whilst the new academy building will be replacing the stadium and leisure centre at Belle Vue.
When asked about her day at the club Pat Glass said;
“I enjoyed attending Consett football club and met lots of fans who felt, as I did, the sense of occasion as we bid farewell to Belle Vue Park. The ground has been a popular feature of Consett for many decades. Many local residents played for the junior teams and I know that the club is well-supported by the Consett community as a whole. It is always sad to say goodbye to a piece of local history like Belle Vue Park, but we can look forward to the fantastic facilities the new stadium will offer.”
Let’s hope Pat Glass comes back once again when the new stadium is unveiled to see the progress that has been made for the club and the community as a whole. After the Sunderland game on Wednesday we have only 3 homes games left to cheer on the team before the big move
If you want to see Consett in action before the closure of Belle Vue you still have a few opportunities left.
Saturday 11th May – Spennymoor Town – Home – Northern League
Monday 13th May – Newcastle Benfield – Home – Northern League
Wednesday 15th May – Newcastle United X1 – Home – Friendly.