Happy Birthday to Us! We Are 19 Years Old Today!

It’s now officially the 24th October (in the UK, that is). That means only one thing. It’s the birthday of this humble little website about a speedy blue hedgehog, innit. We launched all the way back in the year 2000, which makes us 19 YEARS OLD today. I think we need a lie down, we’re getting too old for this.

Today is a little bit special because we’re only one year away from the big 2-0. Which, speaking personally for a moment, is a little difficult to wrap my head around. So please forgive us for indulging ourselves a little bit as we take a bit of stock as to how far we’ve come since the age of The Matrix, Y2K aesthetic, Nintendo Gamecube and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

If you want to celebrate with us, please do send us any words, art, or anything else you have the itch to share. We’ll post the best ones right here on the site! And if you can’t be bothered to do that but still want to offer a nice gesture, feel free to leave a comment below too.

To celebrate, I’ve been spending a few weeks tarting up the SSMB forums so that it has a new coat of paint. We spent a lot of time tweaking the design of TSS to look more modern, but the forums weren’t getting much love for many years. So we’ve brought that look right up to date with a new ‘Sonical’ theme for 2020! And, to make those on the forum who like their Night Mode, I also made a new ‘Sonical Dark’ theme there too! Check it out at http://board.sonicstadium.org!

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to spend some time looking through some of the old archives… ahhh, Dreamcast, what happened to you…

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Founder of The Sonic Stadium and creator/co-organiser of the Summer of Sonic convention. Loves talking about Sonic the Hedgehog in his spare time. Likes Sonic Colours a little too much for his own good, apparently.


  1. I’m so glad to be a part of this site! Looking forward to many more years of participating in the forums and getting hyped about that hedgehog!

  2. I can’t believe it’s been since what, 2013 for me? I know I’m quiet, but damn does time fly anyway. And it’s crazy that the site existed for so long before me. You guys have done an amazing job

    back to the shadows

  3. Happy birthday Sonic Stadium! Among all the known Sonic-related news sites out there you are the one I follow the most. ^^

  4. Happy Birthday Guys,
    Thanks for always keeping us upto date on all things Sonic.
    I think this is my most revisited site of all time.
    Heres to another 19 years, see you all on December 8th!

  5. Been loving this site for years. Long may ut contiune! Its a big part of my browsing routine!!

    Count me in for any 20th events or celebrations

    Congratulations guys!!

  6. I joined when this site was 9-years-old. I’ve gone by different usernames in the past. For me, this is 10 years with TSS. Hello and congratulations from California. Cheers to not being two decades yet!

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