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Hindmarsh Stadium

Hindmarsh Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Hindmarsh, an inner western suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is the home of Adelaide United; the stadium has a capacity of 16,500. Home team Adelaide United fill this capacity, averaged crowds of over 12,000 to its matches during the 2006-07 season and 2007-08 season. United used the stadium for its home matches in the 2008 AFC Asian Champions League, the 2010 AFC Asian Champions League, the 2012 AFC Asian Champions League. Built in 1960, the stadium stands on the site, once Hindmarsh Oval which housed the West Torrens Football Club of the SANFL from 1905 until 1921, when the team moved to nearby Thebarton Oval which would remain its home until 1989. During World War I the Patriotic Football League, a group of SANFL clubs that wanted to continue playing football during the war played many games at the venue; the 1916 Patriotic Football League Grand Final was held at the ground between Port Adelaide and West Torrens with Port Adelaide winning 7.11 to 1.13.

The Soccer Association of South Australia owned land on a former brick pit on Torrens Road at Brompton named Rowley Park, located only 5 km from the city, the original plan was for the land to be the home of Soccer in SA as the site formed a natural bowl. However, the Soccer Association had received negative press regarding its failure to grow grass on the site. Rowley Park had a tendency to flood during winter as the bottom of "The Brick Pit" was below the level of the water table which made playing soccer impossible; the land was leased to a group of speedway drivers and would become the famous Rowley Park Speedway which ran from December 1949 until it closed in April 1979. The land was sold and is now the Kym Bonython housing estate, named for the speedway's long time promoter Kym Bonython; when it became obvious to the Soccer Association that Rowley Park would be unsuitable as a soccer venue they obtained a lease on Hindmarsh Oval from the Hindmarsh Council. The old Hindmarsh Oval was developed over the years into a rectangular stadium capable of holding 15,000 with a single tier grandstand built in 1960 that held 2,000 while 6 light towers for night games were installed during the mid-1970s.

Other than the grandstand, the ground was all terracing surrounding the playing surface. This changed in 1996. Along with the Olympic Sports Field, Hindmarsh became one of two Adelaide venues in the new but now-defunct National Soccer League in 1977. Hindmarsh was the home ground of the Adelaide City Zebras, the home ground for West Adelaide Hellas. Hindmarsh would become the sole Adelaide NSL venue during the late 1980s. In 1986 Hindmarsh stadium hosted the first leg of the NSL Grand Final between Adelaide City and Sydney Olympic. For Adelaide fans Olympic won 1-0. Adelaide would go on to become NSL Champions. Hindmarsh again hosted the NSL Grand Final in 1994-95 when Adelaide City faced the Mark Viduka led Melbourne Knights. In front of a packed house of over 16,000 the Knights defeated the Zebras 2-0; as soccer was played to smaller crowds during the 1970s and 80's, Hindmarsh became a regular host of the Socceroos in some of their international matches, with Adelaide-based players such as Robert Zabica, Alex Tobin, the Vidmar brothers Aurelio and Tony all playing prominent roles.

Hindmarsh Stadium not only hosted soccer matches but hosted Rugby Union and Rugby league. In 1992 the New Zealand All Blacks played an exhibition game against a South Australian'Select' team which included former Wallabies Lock and current day author/media personality Peter FitzSimons; the All Blacks, including goal kicking Stand-off Grant Fox who would retire the following year as the All Blacks highest point scorer, ran out easy winners while FitzSimons, playing up to the crowd by humorously claiming innocence, was sent off midway through the second half after numerous infringements. At the time this made FitzSimons the only Wallaby to be sent off in a match against the All Blacks. In 1996 as part of the rebuilding of the venue before the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, the original single tier grandstand with its wooden bench seats was demolished and replaced by the current two tier structure; the terracing on the opposite wing was removed and replaced by seating. When the ground was rebuilt before the Olympics only the new grandstand would remain in place.

In 1998 the short lived National Rugby League team the Adelaide Rams used Hindmarsh for their last 4 home games of the 1998 NRL season. The Rams début at the venue was a success when they thumped the Balmain Tigers 52-0 in front of 7,351 fans; the Rams would end up 2-2 at Hindmarsh after defeating the Auckland Warriors, but losing to Manly-Warringah and North Sydney. The Rams were to continue using Hindmarsh as their home ground in the 1999 NRL season giving them a rectangular venue suited to league rather than an oval as was their previous home, the Adelaide Oval; however the team was wound up by owners News Ltd only weeks before the start of the 1999 season. Hindmarsh Stadium was one of the venues chosen to host preliminary matches for the men's soccer during the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney; this saw the stadium receive a complete rebuild which brought it to its present status. The field was lengthened from 110 to 120 metres to be ab

Ludlow Township, Champaign County, Illinois

Ludlow Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,278 and it contained 2,233 housing units. Ludlow Township changed its name from Pera Township in March, 1867. Ludlow is Township 22 Range 9 East of the Third Principal Meridian. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.65 square miles, of which 36.62 square miles is land and 0.03 square miles is water. Ludlow Rantoul Prospect Tomlinson The township contains five cemeteries: Ludlow, Mennonite and Mount Hope. Interstate 57 U. S. Route 45 U. S. Route 136 "Ludlow Township, Champaign County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04. United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files US-Counties.com City-Data.com Illinois State Archives

Al Hazm, Yemen

Al Hazm or al-Hazm is the principal town of Al Jawf Governorate and Al Hazm District in Yemen. It is located northwest of the city of Ma ` southeast of Sa ` dah. In the late 1980s a highway was built through Al Hazm, leading to Baraqish and Ma'in to the south to Ma'rib. Yemen was reported by OPEC to have received a $5m loan for the road project on May 11, 1987, it is served by Al Hazm Airport. Al Hazm has been mentioned in numerous publications as being connected with Al Qaeda. On March 1, 2020, the city was captured by the Houthis. In Al Hazm, the climate is dry. Most rain falls in the winter; the Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Bwh. The average annual temperature in Al Hazm is 22.8 °C. About 92 mm of precipitation falls annually