Swansea City mark Vetch Field legacy with installation of heritage boards
Swansea City have been working with Swansea Council and the Safer Swansea Partnership on a project to place new heritage boards commemorating important events and legendary players who graced the Vetch Field in its 93 year history.
The Vetch was home to the Swans between 1912 and 2005, and the area continues to be a hub for the local community with important local green spaces, community allotments, orchards and various play areas.
Two heritage boards have been installed on the path leading through the Swans' old stomping ground, reminiscing about special memories from the Vetch years.
Swansea City legends Alan Curtis, Leon Britton and Lee Trundle joined council cabinet member for community support Hayley Gwilliam and representatives from Safer Swansea and the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust to check out the boards.
Cllr Gwilliam said: “These boards celebrate the rich sporting history of this site. It has hosted international football, rugby league and even boxing bouts. The Vetch was home to Swansea City for just under 100 years and these boards celebrate many memorable moments.”
Council community safety officer Paul Evans added: “The boards are part of a larger development at the Vetch. Over the past months we have drastically improved the site by extending the play area, and most importantly building a Swans branded MUGA (Multi Games Area) where people can once again play football on the site.”
A club spokesperson added: “The club is delighted to see the heritage boards unveiled at a site which played such a significant part in Swansea City’s history and continues to hold a special resonance for everyone connected with the club
“We hope the heritage boards, along with the improved and expanded play areas, will provide a focal point for the community in an iconic location in our city.”