Those who follow our @BeyondTLM Twitter account will probably have noticed our enduring fascination for the magnificent ugly-beauty of 20th century post-war football stadiums. It’s a childhood thing really: when you grow up near the hulking, monolithic edifice that was old Hampden Park, there’s two ways your tastes can develop.
You can detest with Prince Charles levels of passion the concrete carbuncles that were typical of Hampden and the many stadiums constructed or redeveloped in a Modernist or Brutalist style; or you can, like me, harbour an enduring fascination for the harsh angles, monochromatic palette and daunting sense of scale such places convey.
The fine Brutalist Football (@brut_football) Twitter account was started in 2013 by Mathew Britton (@pigeonpost) to cater for those with similar tastes. It’s not been so active over the past 6 months and we’re pleased to announce that we’re taking over it’s running. So do join us there for a celebration of 20th century modern football imagery. Let us whet your appetite in the meantime with this latest Vintage post featuring a selection of stands and stadiums typical of the sort of images you’ll see on Brutalist Football.