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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


Empire Stadium Gzira

Later known as The Stadium. Used mostly for football matches (and greyhound racing) and hosted the home matches of the Maltese national football team and also hosted the final of the Maltese Cup. The stadium was able to hold 30,000 spectators and originally opened in 1922. It was notorious for its sandy pitch. It hosted its final game in 1981, being replaced by the modern Ta' Qali Stadium.

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deco.rise   [Nov 02, 2013 at 03:36 PM]
Nostalgia. Saw Manchester Utd beat Malta 2-0. 1959/58? In this stadium. A header by Albert Quixhall clinched it!
bass player   [Jan 26, 2014 at 10:48 AM]
I played in this stadium with a skiffle group in 1958. It was the final of the Marsovin Skiffle contest and we came second to a group of soldiers called The Railroaders. If anyone still has a program from that night and would like it autographed....

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