We are always interested to see back over time th changing face of Swansea and were delighted when this picture of the Liberty Stadium site appeared on social media yesterday showing an aerial view of the site in 1993.
It is clearly unrecognisable from the stadium and retail park that currently takes over the site and of course the area where McDonalds now is. The old grass area which was where the Liberty was built is still clear to see as is the old Morfa Stadium which was demolished to make room for the retail park in the early years of this century.
The picture was initially posted on Facebook and we shared it on Twitter which generated some interesting comments and memories from our followers
Hard to remember the old Morganwg stadium now. Always reminded me of an American football style ground
— chris last (@chrissy_last) July 26, 2020
Many a burn from those plastic pitches….
— Paul Simon Heskins (@PHeskins) July 25, 2020
Morfa Stadium needed redevelopment – home straight was subsiding (affectionately known as Daley’s Dip!) so they couldn’t host high level athletics. Remember training with @swanseaharriers from the stadium out through the slag tips! Character building.
— Andrew Reed (@reedo456) July 26, 2020
Ran 400/800m at morfa in 1985 when i was still living in London! Didn’t think id be back 13 years later scoring on the pitches where the liberty now is or using the p and r on that gravel patch!
— Matt Tooze (@MattTooze) July 25, 2020