Maine Road: 5 Prints for Manchester City fans
What do you remember about Maine Road?
The singing of the Kippax, the smell of the hot dogs or simply the football?
@TheGingerWig has put together a collection of 5 of his favourite Maine Road prints.
Who is @thegingerwig – Find out Here
Which is you favourite?
A stunning image of the iconic Maine Road main stand and the imposing arched roof of the stand. The blue and white colours are perfect for capturing the Manchester Cityness of the subject, as does the Blue Moon rising above the clouds.
The print forms part of art studio Dorothy’s Lost Destination series capturing iconic buildings that are no longer with us (also includes Roker Park, Highbury and the old Wembley Stadium). Available in two sizes at a reasonable £25 and £35.
Find out more: WeAreDorethy.com
2) Maine Stand main entrance view from Urban Colours
Another great image of the Maine Stand, this time captured from the outside. Nearing the end of it’s life the outside of the stadium had been cladded and the main entrance redesigned to give a less hostile feel.
Part of artist Jamie B Edwards collection of ground artworks, this print is no longer available (if Jamie’s reading please do another run!), although Jamie does occasionally sell the design on cushion covers and mugs.
Jamie does have an Etihad print!
Available from the Mancitygifts shop
3) Maine Road – “It’s where I grew up” from RedBubble
Featuring the quote “It’s where I belong, it’s where I grew up” from City legend Bert Trautmann, this outline plan of the ground highlights a number of streets around the old stadium. The print is based on an original drawing of the stadium in 1934, showing the roof covering the main stand and the Platt Lane corner (where I used to sit in the Umbro Family stand – @thegingerwig!).
Available from Redbubble: prices start at £17
Find out more: Redbubble.com
4) And then it was 5! from Thatgoal.co.uk
Capturing a moment from one of the most famous Maine Road derbies, Ron Kirwin’s print immortalises Andy Hinchcliffe’s diving header to make it 5. The Maine Road massarce (as it was to become) saw City’s youthful team destroy Alex Ferguson’s expensively assembled squad 5 – 1 in 1989. With the Kippax faithful clearly in the background there is no doubt this is Maine Road!
Find out more about Ron Kirwin in this interview ManCityGifts did earlier this year.
5) Legends of Maine Road by Robert Highton
What is a stadium without the players that played there? This wonderful print celebrates many of the greats of Manchester City and is personally signed by 18 including Mike Summerbee, Dennis Tueart, Johnny Hart, Harry Dowd, Roy Clarke, Peter Barnes, Alan Oakes, Ken Barnes, Joe Corrigan, Glyn Pardoe, Asa Hartford, Willie Donachie, Nicky Weaver, Francis Lee, Paul Power, Mike Doyle, Joe Royle and Tommy Booth.
Find out more here
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