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A World Premiere at Filbert Street!

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Leicester City, as with all outdoor sports clubs, have always suffered from the weather. In the early 70's an experiment was started to find a way of protecting the Filbert Street pitch, and as the picture to the right eloquently illustrates, an inflatably tent was the answer.

Why we needed a tent !!

Lcfc v Wolves January 1968
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Clearing the snow from the pitch in 1968-69
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Pitch Inspection! Easy decision I'd have thought. Doug Hughes and a  local ref
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Lcfc v Wolves January 1968
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Lets look inside

Tent pic mowing grass
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The youth team training under the tent
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How to manage a tent the size of 1 football pitch !

Rolling back the tent ready for the kick off takes, at my count, at least 20 men
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Head groundsman Doug Hughes leads the push
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Even with a tent, the terraces needed clearing
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Youth team & volenteers clearing the terraces
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 Snow covering the tent
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