End of the Game: Field of Play · 17:12:15

End of the Game: Field of Play

Liminal’s project End of the Game is now being installed in the homes of the new Mitchams Park development in Cambridge.

Liminal were commissioned by Zoe Chamberlain as part of the Cambridge KickstArt project funded by Crest Nicholson to create a piece that would memorialise the sound of the football crowd at Cambridge City Football Club's Milton Road ground. 

Liminal’s End of the Game remembers this lost ‘soundmark’, which signified the coming together of the wider community, whether they watched the game or only heard it from a distance. At 3pm every Saturday, on ‘the whistle,’ play began. Now only those who lived around the Milton Road ground when Cambridge City played there, remember the sound.

In End of the Game, an engraved brass whistle, encased in a box is hung discreetly in each new home built on the site of the old football ground. The whistle remains silent except for once, annually, when it may be blown at 3pm within a 90-minute period, on the Saturday closest to the date of the last Cambridge City game held at the Milton Road football ground.

End of the Game is part of the wider Field of Play project Field of Play is the inaugural community event to be held on Saturday 30th April 2016, to mark the final match played at Milton Road Football Ground and to celebrate the new community at Mitchams Park.

Field of Play was conceived by Liminal to contribute to Zoe Chamberlain’s KickstArt Project, funded by Crest Nicholson. ADeC will coordinate the event, in collaboration with Zoe Chamberlain, Liminal and Kathryn Rowland. Field of Play includes Zoe Chamberlain’s Active Landscape;  a sculptural all-age play facility embedded in the site, Liminal’s End of the Game; a memorial to the lost sound of the football crowd and Kathryn Rowland’s Spirit of Song; a new anthem for Mitchams Park.

On the Saturday closest to the day of the last Cambridge City football match played at the Milton Road grounds on 27 April 2013, Field of Play will encourage residents and the surrounding community to come together in an annual Field of Play event.


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