21st September 2003 - 4:40pm....
An unforgettable moment as Warrington Wolves' 105 year stay at Wilderspool Stadium came to an end with the last competitive Super League game at this famous ground.
The final 80 mins saw a capacity 9,261 adoring fans watch with anticipation as The Wire secured a victory and ensure they left Wilderspool with dignity.
Sid Domic settling the nerves with his try in the first five minutes, Appo scoring 32 points, a change of shirts at half-time, the penultimate try being scored by 'Super' Sid and Paul Cullen addressing the crowd are all memories of the day.
A blue plaque and the scrap land at the bottom of Fletcher Street is the lasting memorial to the ground, aptly named 'The Zoo'. Wolves Foundation Director Neil Kelly has fond childhood memories of the ground and wanted to ensure all fans had an affinity with Wilderspool. He set about rescuing iconic pieces before the site was demolished including turnstiles, a set of posts and the major parts of the scoreboard.
The project is looking for you to 'get on side' in the resurrection of the old scoreboard bringing it back to its former glory, frozen in time at 4:40pm when the hooter sounded. Also, to rehome it at the Halliwell Jones stadium where it will complement the existing work of the Wire2Wolves heritage projects including the heritage time line and recently erected Wilderspool posts.
So if you want to be a part of this latest heritage project , then check out the possible rewards you could receive with your donation or just give what you can; it all helps....