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Nation and sporting places: exploring the national stadia of a (dis)United Kingdom

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posted on 21.04.2020, 11:20 authored by Alan BairnerAlan Bairner
The focus of this paper is sports stadia in Britain and Ireland and, by implication, the politics of identity in a multi-national United Kingdom, arguably more divided than at any time since the Act of Union in 1707 because of the decision to leave the European Union. The paper discusses sports stadia in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and, by necessary extension, the Republic of Ireland. I argue that, because of the multi-national character of the United Kingdom, it is impossible to identify a single British national stadium. In addition, in the UK’s various constituent nations, sport and its places are contested with the contestation reflecting divisions within these nations, making the Principality Stadium in Wales the only true example of a national stadium in the United Kingdom.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Review of Nationalities

Volume

9

Issue

1

Pages

1 - 15

Publisher

Sciendo

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Author

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This is an Open Access article. It is published by Sciendo under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

12/03/2019

Publication date

2020-03-31

ISBN

2084-848X

ISSN

2543-9391

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Alan Bairner. Deposit date: 17 April 2020

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