The first floodlit football match

I’ve written an article for Late Tackle magazine on the first floodlit football match.

“The first floodlit match was played on Monday 14 October 1878 at Bramall Lane between two Sheffield Football Association sides. As many as 30,000 spectators turned up to witness the experiment, arranged in part to promote the Tasker electrical company, run by local engineering pioneer John Tasker. It was quite a spectacle, and remains one of the most curious football matches ever played.”

Read the full article in issue 7 of Late Tackle.


Paul Brown

Hello. I am a writer called Paul Brown. This is my website. It's basically a portfolio of recent work, plus an outlet to post quick pieces and plug my books. I write about football history, extraordinary true stories, and all kinds of other stuff. For more info please see my about page or contact me.