Tyne and Wear HER(16788): Sunderland, Holmeside Stadium - Details
Sunderland, Holmeside Stadium
Purpose built boxing stadium which could seat 2000 people. Operated from May 1920 until 1930. Also known as the 'Palace of Punch'. The stadium could hold 3000 people. No seat was said to be more than 35 feet from the ropes. Holmeside Stadium was also claimed to be the first boxing venue to have piped water to each of the boxers' corners. The venue could not be sustained during the Depression. In 1930 the stadium was replaced by a cinema and dance hall (Blacks Regal HER 13559).
2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 19, 74