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  • Date and time: Sunday 9 June 2024, 11am to 12pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Law and Sociology Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join writer Tosh Warwick as he tells the story of the lost stadiums at the heart of ‘The Beautiful Game’ from the Victorian period until the 21st century.

From world-famous, top-flight stadiums to quirky, smaller grounds at the epicentre of the local community, Tosh discusses the UK’s lost football grounds with York’s Soccer-Mad Boffins Alex Gillett and Kevin Tennent of the University of York.

Tosh is the author of The Lost Football Grounds and Terraces of the United Kingdom which he has produced in partnership with the Facebook group of the same name. The aim was to provide a permanent celebration of this important part of the Britain’s social and sporting history.

From Bootham Crescent to Boothferry Park, Park Avenue to Plough Lane, this event explores the stories of lost football grounds across the nation.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too. 

Image credit: Harry Greenmon

About the speaker

With over a decade of experience working in the fields of heritage and history spanning consultancy, higher education and local authority roles, Dr Tosh Warwick established Heritage Unlocked in 2018. He has expertise in urban history and heritage, and experience in business and museum consultancy, education outreach, archival research, regeneration and project management. He has served as an expert contributor for BBC Television (Match of the Day 2, Great British Railway Journeys, Inside Out), BBC Leeds, BBC Sheffield, BBC Tees, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, The Northern Echo, Teesside Gazette and Vice. He is currently Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Regular contributors to the York Festival of Ideas, Alex G. Gillett and Kevin D. Tennent are Senior Lecturers at the York Management School, University of York, UK. They are authors of books and research articles about the business history of football and the FIFA World Cup, and of football club marketing and segmentation.  They have contributed to exhibitions at the National Football Museum in Manchester and at Wembley Stadium in London. 


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible