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Friday, October 23, 2009

Nobes' Trivia Question Five - solution

Two weeks ago, we asked you again if you could solve the answer to:


He told you that:

The ground I'm at this week was the first in the country to have an artificial pitch in the 1980s. However, the current tenants of this stadium weren't the first to play here.

It's staged Premier League football in both the last two decades and has even seen the likes of Jamaica and Australia play international football matches here.

Not that it's purely limited to the beautiful game, as it's hosted boxing matches in the past too.

Did you get the answer? Well, Nobes was at Loftus Road - home of Queens Park Rangers.

It was 1981 when Loftus Road installed the first artificial pitch to be used in British football, but a full 13 years before QPR ever played there, it was first used by Shepherd's Bush FC in 1904.

The ground has staged Premier League football in the last two decades - QPR were in the top flight during the '90s, and Fulham, in the Premier League since 2001, ground-shared with the Rs in this decade when their Craven Cottage ground was being re-developed.

Australia have played international matches at the ground, including draws with Ghana and South Africa in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Jamaica have also played international football there.

And in 1985 it hosted a famous boxing match where Barry McGuigan defeated Eusebio Pedroza to become the WBA featherweight boxing champion.

Congratulations if you got the right answer, and we'll be asking where Nobes is again soon. Another trivia question coming up for you shortly as well.

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