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Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:29 pm
by Jennifer Steadman
I think I've been to 18 different grounds to see games (5 league grounds, 13 non-league grounds) and 2 as a tourist (national stadiums in Kosovo and Macedonia). Considering I've been going to watch football for the last decade, that's not a lot. I imagine some people here will have lost count of the number of stadiums they've been to.

Which ones have you been to? Which ones were your favourites and least favourites?

My 18 are:
League - Huish Park (Yeovil Town), Home Park (Plymouth Argyle), Stamford Bridge (Chelsea), Priestfield (Gillingham), Elland Road (Leeds United)
Non-league - Longmead (Tonbridge Angels), Homelands (Ashford United, but it was when Maidstone were groundsharing there), Treyew Road (Truro City), Gorings Mead (Horsham + Horsham YMCA), York Road (Maidenhead United), Hayes Lane (Bromley), The Gallagher Stadium (Maidstone United), Queen Elizabeth Stadium (Enfield Town), Victory Road (Leiston), Champion Hill (Dulwich Hamlet), Rookery Hill (East Thurrock United), Leylands Park (Burgess Hill Town), Colston Avenue (Carshalton Athletic)

Favourites are Longmead (obviously, although visiting groundhoppers tend to like it as well), Victory Road (very basic, but it was a sweet little ground) and Champion Hill (good bar). I quite enjoyed how non-league the Pristina City Stadium was too - unbelievable that it will host international cup qualifiers!

Worst ones were Rookery Hill (incredible that it's considered up to Conference South standards - to get to the toilets, I had to go through a hall hosting a children's karate class!!) and Gorings Mead (absolute sand pit). Home Park was a bit tragic because loads of the seats in front of me had been ripped out when Plymouth were in dire financial straits, and Elland Road was a weird experience because Cardiff's fans boycotted the game.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:04 pm
by Gavin Chipper
No.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:46 pm
by Ben Wilson

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:26 pm
by Jennifer Steadman
Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:46 pm
You missed one.
Not sure I can count going to the car park of the ground ;)

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:50 pm
by Mark James
I've been to more than 20 in Ireland. 2 in England. 2 in Poland. 1 in Scotland. 1 in Germany. 1 in the Netherlands.

Favourites would be my home team's ground Richmond Park, the national stadium of Ireland the Aviva and the one in Germany which was Hannover 96's ground. Can't remember the name. Those are favourites due to the games played there rather than the stadiums themselves though.

I'm never really impressed by stadiums on their own. They're usually just concrete behemoths. It's the atmosphere and occasion that makes it. Was in Celtic Park when they qualified for Champions League a few years back and you could feel the concrete moving. It was amazing. Old Trafford on the other hand was shite. Seriously lacking atmosphere although they were beaten by Leeds. Would like to go back for a European fixture.

Least favourite though is Oriel Park, home to Dundalk in the League of Ireland. Place is a death trap. Horrible for away fans.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:59 pm
by David Williams
Over a hundred.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:47 pm
by Marc Meakin
I've been to West Hams old ground about a hundred times, Stamford Bridge around twenty times, Ive been to all the London POremier league grounds at least once, i have been to the old Wembley about a dozen times to watch football and the same amount to watch other sports including Speedway, American Football, WWF wrestling as well as pop concerts to watch Michael Jackson amoungst others.
Also been to Old Trafford and Oldhams ground.
Also been to Charltons Ground and QPR several times.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:04 pm
by James Robinson
Supporting Huddersfield Town in league/play-off games: Burnley, Hull City (KCOM Stadium), Leicester City, Middlesbrough, Watford, Aston Villa, Barnsley, Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Burton Albion, Cardiff City, Derby County, Fulham, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End, Queens Park Rangers, Reading, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bolton Wanderers, Bury, Charlton Athletic, Millwall, Milton Keynes Dons, Oldham Athletic, Peterborough United, Rochdale, Scunthorpe United, Blackpool, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Hartlepool United, Notts County, Lincoln City, Tranmere Rovers, Stockport County.

Supporting Huddersfield Town in cup games: Arsenal (Emirates), Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City, Shrewsbury Town (Greenhous Meadow), Accrington Stanley, Grimsby Town.

Other grounds I've been to for other games: Millennium Stadium and Manchester United (for play-off final), Wembley (for England game), also Celtic Park for the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:10 pm
by Jennifer Steadman
Fuck, I completely forgot about Wembley :D Idiot. Another one for my list.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:12 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:46 pm
You missed one.
Wasn't CO:HUD at the Huddersfield grounds as well? If so, I'm already on two.

Actually I have been to a few more. I've got a friend who is an Oxford United fan, and I've somehow been forced into going to a few games with him. As well as Oxford United's ground (I have half a feeling they moved as well so that would count twice if so) I think I've been to Reading and Lewes.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:44 pm
by Jack Worsley
I've done 12 in total. In order of first visit, they are: Old Trafford (Man Utd), DW Stadium (Wigan, then called the JJB Stadium), Bloomfield Road (Blackpool), Christie Park (Morecambe old), Stamford Bridge (Chelsea), Valley Parade (Bradford), Gigg Lane (Bury), Wembley, Holker Street (Barrow), Etihad Stadium (Man City, but was England's friendly against Turkey last year), Brunton Park (Carlisle) and the Globe Arena (Morecambe new). I also went on a stadium tour of the Nou Camp (Barcelona) while on holiday in 2006 but I'm not sure it counts if you didn't watch a match.

Wembley was a great day out on both occasions (when Blackpool won promotion to the Premier League and also went the following year to watch Mansfield Town, but lost the FA Trophy final against Darlington). Bloomfield Road was always a good atmosphere before the hostility towards the owners and boycotting of matches by fans started. My least favourite has to be Bradford. The away end and surrounding areas were grotty and unsightly, and yet the stadium has hosted Premier League football as recently as 2001. Holker Street was also a shithole but that's more understandable for non-league grounds.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:31 pm
by Euan Slatter
Ashton Gate, Millennium Stadium, Wembley Stadium, Bristol Road. So 4...

Plus Cardiff City Stadium in May

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:23 pm
by Matt Bayfield
I've seen either club or international football matches at:
  • Carrow Road (Norwich City)
    De Kuip (Feyenoord)
    The Valley (Charlton Athletic)
    National Hockey Stadium (MK Dons, former stadium)
    Wembley Stadium (England)
    Stonebridge Road (Ebbsfleet United)
    Vicarage Road (Watford)
There are other football grounds which I've intentionally visited for reasons other than seeing football. From memory, these include St James' Park (Newcastle Utd), Liberty Stadium (Swansea CIty), Deva Stadium (Chester City), Kirklees Stadium (Huddersfield Town), Stadium:MK (MK Dons), Amsterdam ArenA (Ajax), Rheinpark Stadion (FC Vaduz), Old Trafford (Manchester Utd). I've also walked past several grounds, including Stamford Bridge (Chelsea), just because I happened to be visiting somewhere nearby. In theory, I've also visited West Ham United's current home, the London Stadium, but that was during the 2012 Paralympics, before it was converted to football use.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
by David Williams
Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:24 am
by Edward McCullagh
I've watched football matches at:

Anfield (Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea, 1998)
Parkhead (Celtic 2 or 3-1 Dunfermline or Kilmarnock, 2006-7)
Windsor Park (Northern Ireland 0-2 Israel, 2013)
Longmead (Tonbridge 1-1 Staines, 2013)
White Hart Lane (Spurs 3-1 Dnipro, 2014)
Etihad Stadium (Man City 0-2 Arsenal, 2015)
Camp Nou (Barcelona 6-1 Roma, 2015)
Old Trafford (Man United 3-2 Arsenal, 2016)
Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Sevilla 2-1 Valencia, 2016)

I've also been to the following stadia/grounds for other sports:
Casement Park, Clones and Croke Park (GAA)
Wembley (rugby and NFL)
Murrayfield (rugby)

Best experience was seeing this goal
Worst experience was sitting through 80 minutes of Scotland 6-9 Argentina on a cold and murky November afternoon at Murrayfield.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:32 am
by Matt Bayfield
David Williams wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.
There must be lots of example of three teams having used the same ground over a short period, but the only one which springs to my mind immediately for English professional clubs is Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Wimbledon).

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:07 pm
by Marc Meakin
David Williams wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.
The Boleyn Ground or Wembley Stadium

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:09 pm
by Marc Meakin
Matt Bayfield wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:32 am
David Williams wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.
There must be lots of example of three teams having used the same ground over a short period, but the only one which springs to my mind immediately for English professional clubs is Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Wimbledon).
Or Wembley, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur or England

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:44 pm
by Jon O'Neill
Anfield ~15 times
Upton Park/Boleyn Ground ~15 times
Wembley ~5 times
Victoria Road (Dagenham and Redbridge) ~50 times

Can't be bothered to check the names of the stadiums for the following teams as all are less than 3 times:
Bromley
Aveley
East Thurrock United
Concord Rangers
Romford
Hornchurch

Probably missing a few off this list.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:03 pm
by Jennifer Steadman
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Can't be bothered to check the names of the stadiums for the following teams as all are less than 3 times:
Bromley
East Thurrock United
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:29 pm
Hayes Lane (Bromley)... Rookery Hill (East Thurrock United)
there you go xoxo

(Yay for more Ryman representation though. Aveley!! That's a name I've not heard in a while)

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:19 am
by David Williams
Matt Bayfield wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:32 am
David Williams wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.
There must be lots of example of three teams having used the same ground over a short period, but the only one which springs to my mind immediately for English professional clubs is Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Wimbledon).
Revised question. Three different grounds . . . Completely forgot about Selhurst Park! The same team figures twice, by the way.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:52 am
by Jack Worsley
David Williams wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:19 am
Matt Bayfield wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:32 am
David Williams wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Quiz question. Two different grounds, on each of which I've seen three different teams play a home game.
There must be lots of example of three teams having used the same ground over a short period, but the only one which springs to my mind immediately for English professional clubs is Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Wimbledon).
Revised question. Three different grounds . . . Completely forgot about Selhurst Park! The same team figures twice, by the way.
San Siro (AC Milan, Inter Milan and Italian national team) and Stadio Olimpico (Roma, Lazio and Italy)?

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:33 am
by David Williams
Jack Worsley wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:52 am
San Siro (AC Milan, Inter Milan and Italian national team) and Stadio Olimpico (Roma, Lazio and Italy)?
Much nearer home.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:51 am
by Marc Meakin
David Williams wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:33 am
Jack Worsley wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:52 am
San Siro (AC Milan, Inter Milan and Italian national team) and Stadio Olimpico (Roma, Lazio and Italy)?
Much nearer home.
Maine Road....City and United played there after the war plus maybe, England

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:49 am
by Jack Worsley
Loftus Road? QPR's home ground, Fulham played there from 2002-04 and it also seems like the sort of ground that might host an England U21 match or something.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:03 pm
by James Laverty
OK, this might take a while

FOR GAMES (Leagues correct for 2016-17 season)

PREMIER LEAGUE: KC Stadium (Hull), Walkers/King Power Stadium (Leicester), Anfield (Liverpool), Etihad Stadium (Man City), Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough), Brittania Stadium (Stoke), The Hawthorns (West Brom)

CHAMPIONSHIP: Villa Park (Aston Villa), Oakwell (Barnsley), St Andrews (Birmingham), Ewood Park (Blackburn), Pirelli Stadium (Burton), Prideless Park (Direby), Craven Cottage (Fulham), John Smith's Stadium (Huddersfield), Elland Road (Leeds), St James's Park (Newcastle), The World Famous City Ground (Nottingham Forest), Hillsborough (Sheff Wed), Molineux (Wolves)

LEAGUE ONE: Reebok/Macron Stadium (Bolton), Valley Parade (Bradford), Ricoh Arena (Coventry), Sixfields Stadium (Northampton), Glanford Park (Scunthorpe), Bramall Lane (Sheff United), New Meadow (Shrewsbury)

LEAGUE TWO: Keepmoat Stadium (Doncaster), Blundell Park (Grimsby), Field Mill (Mansfield), Meadow Lane (Notts County)

NON-LEAGUE: Bootham Crescent (York), Sincil Bank (Lincoln), Regatta Way (West Bridgford FC), Stoke Lane (Carlton Town), Eagle Valley (Arnold Town), Greenwich Avenue (Basford United), Liberty Way (Nuneaton Town), Wheatsheaf Park (Staines Town), Blackwell Meadows (Darlington 1883), Wheatley Park (Garforth Town), i2i Stadium (Tadcaster Albion)

NON ENGLISH: Celtic Park (Celtic), Firhill (Partick Thistle), Hampden Park (Queens Park/Scotland), Fir Park (Motherwell), Easter Road (Hibernian), Murrayfield (Technically not a football stadium, but Hearts have used in on European nights), Olympiastadion (Hertha Berlin/Germany), Philips Stadium (PSV Eindhoven)

OTHERS: Highfield Road (former Coventry stadium), Filbert Street (former Leicester stadium), Saltergate (former Chesterfield stadium), Eton Park (former Burton stadium)

TOURS NOT ALREADY MENTIONED: Emirates Stadium (Arsenal), Old Trafford (Man United), Camp Nou (Barcelona), Amsterdam ArenA (Ajax/Netherlands), Stade de France (France)

OTHERS: Stamford Bridge (Chelsea)- meeting, Boleyn Ground (former West Ham stadium).

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:21 pm
by David Williams
Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:51 am
Maine Road....City and United played there after the war plus maybe, England
How old do you think I am? And it's not Loftus Road, either.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:05 am
by David Williams
As this one has rather run out of steam, the answers are

Anfield - Liverpool (something over a thousand times), Manchester United and Wales (but not England - or Everton!)

Racecourse Ground - Wrexham, Total Network Solutions and Wales

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:45 am
by Conor
Kenilworth Road (Luton - many times)
Stamford Bridge (Chelsea vs Southampton)
Old Trafford (Man Utd vs Everton)
Estádio António Coimbra da Mota (Estoril Praia vs Sporting da Covilhã)
Stade de France (France vs Iceland)
Amsterdam ArenA (Netherlands vs France)
Maracanã (Flamengo vs Coritiba)
San Siro (Inter Milan vs AC Milan)

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:28 am
by Gavin Chipper
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:46 pm
You missed one.
Wasn't CO:HUD at the Huddersfield grounds as well? If so, I'm already on two.

Actually I have been to a few more. I've got a friend who is an Oxford United fan, and I've somehow been forced into going to a few games with him. As well as Oxford United's ground (I have half a feeling they moved as well so that would count twice if so) I think I've been to Reading and Lewes.
I've also been to Colchester Town's stadium because that's where the start and finish of the half marathon is.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:19 am
by Euan Slatter
I take it you mean United, right??...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colchester_Town_F.C.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:13 am
by sean d
Around the 100 mark in 16 countries. And now I'm going to have to compile a list.........

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:19 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Euan Slatter wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:19 am
I take it you mean United, right??...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colchester_Town_F.C.
Yeah, maybe. One generic unimaginative name or another. It's football.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:54 am
by sean d
Ok, I get to 30-40 games a season these days, down from 50+ in the pre-kids days. I reckon I've seen Dundalk in about 40 grounds (in a 20-22 team league), I'm probably forgetting one or two:
St Mels- Athlone
Athlone Town Stadium- Athlone
Dalymount- Bohemians (also Dublin City, Shamrock Rovers, cup finals, Euro games etc)
Carlisle Grounds- Bray
St Colmans Pk- Cobh
Turners Cross- Cork
Brandywell- Derry
United Park- Drogheda (also various Dundalk home games)
Oriel Park- Dundalk (also various other non-Dundalk games)
Bellurgan United- Dundalk home games
Finn Park- Finn Harps
Terryland- Galway
Whitehall- Home Farm (also Dublin City)
Station Rd- Kildare County
Buckley Pk- Kilkenny
Lansdowne Road - Cup final (also internationals etc)
New Lansdowne Road/Aviva stadium- cup finals and Champions League (also internationals etc)
Jackman Pk- Limerick
Thomond Pk- Limerick
Strokestown Rd- Longford
Gannon Pk- Malahide
Gortakeegan- Monaghan (also Dundalk home games)
Sandy Lane- Rock Celtic
RDS- Shamrock Rovers (also finals)
Tallaght- Shamrock Rovers (also finals, Euros)
Tolka Park- Shelbourne (also Dublin City, Shamrock Rovers, finals etc)
Showgrounds- Sligo
Santry- Sporting Fingal (also Dub City)
Richmond Park- St Pats (also Shamrock Rovers, Dublin City)
Belfield Park- UCD (also underage international)
UCD Bowl- UCD
RSC- Waterford
old Goldenball- Wayside Celtic
new Goldenball - (Bray Wanderers friendly)
Ferrycarrig- Wexford
Stade de la Frontiere, Luxembourg- Jeunesse Esch
Varteks Stadion, Croatia- Varteks
FH Hafnarfjordur, Iceland- FH
AFAZ Stadion, Netherlands- AZ Alkmaar
Also watched games in these grounds in in ROI:
Croke Pk (Ireland national team)
Dubarry Park (Athlone Town)
Iveagh Grounds (St James Gate)

And we can get up around the 80 mark with these
Aston Villa- Villa Pk
Arsenal- Highbury
Crystal Palace (and Wimbledon)- Selhurst
Charlton- Valley
Chelsea- Stamford Bridge
Liverpool- Anfield
Maidenhead- York Rd
ManU- Old trafford
Millwall- New Den
QPR- Loftus rd
Reading- Elm Pk
Reading- Madejski
Slough- Wexham Pk Stadium
Tottenham- White Hart Ln
West Ham- Upton Pk
NI: Ballyclare- Dixon Pk,
Crusaders- Seaview,
Cliftonville- Solitude,
Linfield- Windsor Park
SCOT: Hibernian- Easter Rd
WALES: Swansea- Liberty
BELGIUM: Club Brugge- Jan Breydal
HUNGARY: national team- Nepstadion
SLOVAKIA: Inter Bratislava- their ground
ITALY: Napoli- San Paolo, Roma- Olimpico, Sorrento- Stadio Italia
FRANCE: PSG- Parc de Princes
Olympic final 2000- Olympic Stadium- Sydney
2006 World Cup at Dortmund , Munich , Gelsenkirchen , Stuttgart x2, Berlin

Rather annoyingly missed out on games in Czech Republic at Viktoria Zizkov in the pre-smartphone days when we turned up 24 hours late and Slavia Prague when we mistimed kickoff, and in Spain when Espanyol moved kickoff to a Sunday night.
Also visited or at least had a good look at Barcelona, Espanyol, Munich Olympic stadium, Wembley, Laugardsvollur (Iceland national stadium), Throttur in Iceland, The Oval (Glentoran) , The Mardyke in Cork, Tamworth, Goodison, Adams Park (Wycombe), Stade Rennais, Poljud in Split, Zizkov, Ulloi Ut (Ferencvaros), Sydney Cricket Ground, Ta’Qali in Malta, Tynecastle (Hearts)

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:45 pm
by Phil H
Not the biggest haul by any means, but quite a nice spread IMO.

SCOTLAND (League):

Celtic Park (Celtic)
Hampden Park (Scotland/Queen's Park)
Ibrox Stadium (Rangers - but only for Scotland games and cup semi-finals involving Celtic, in my case)
Pittodrie Stadium (Aberdeen)
Tynecastle Park (Heart of Midlothian)
Tannadice Park (Dundee United)
Easter Road Stadium (Hibernian)
McDiarmid Park (St Johnstone)
Firhill Stadium (Partick Thistle)
Shyberry Excelsior/New Broomfield (Airdrie)
Brockville Park (Falkirk) - no longer in use, now superseded by the Falkirk Stadium/Westfield
Broadwood Stadium (Clyde)
Dumbarton Football Stadium (Dumbarton) - aka Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Bet Butler Stadium, Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium
Central Park (Cowdenbeath)
Station Park (Forfar Athletic)
Links Park (Montrose)
Firs Park (East Stirlingshire)
Meadowbank Stadium (Edinburgh City)


SCOTLAND - Other:

Allan Park (Cove Rangers)
Ainslie Park (Spartans)
Prestonfield (Linlithgow Rose)
Volunteer Park (Armadale Thistle)
Memorial Park (Thornton Hibs)

Murrayfield Stadium (used by Hearts for European games in 2004-05 and friendly v Barcelona in 2007)
Oriam Performance Centre (Scotland U-16s)


ENGLAND:

Emirates Stadium (Arsenal)
Stadium of Light (Sunderland)
The Hawthorns (West Bromwich Albion)
KC Stadium (Hull City)
Madejski Stadium (Reading)


IRELAND:

Aviva Stadium (Republic of Ireland)
Dalymount Park (Bohemians)


SPAIN:

Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid)


OTHERS - Tours, club shops etc:

Old Trafford (Manchester United)
Amsterdam ArenA (Ajax)
Nou Camp (Barcelona)
Vicente Calderon (Atletico Madrid)

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:28 pm
by Jennifer Steadman
New additions:
Salters Lane (Faversham Town)
Tonbridge Farm (Tonbridge Angels Ladies)
Earlsmead (Hendon)

Some grounds I would like to go to: Claggan Park (Fort William), the Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium (Gangwon FC, South Korea) and Sandygate Road (Hallam FC, oldest football ground in the world).

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:05 pm
by Matt Morrison
Did you see this one doing the rounds Jen? http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/ ... 66340.html

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:17 am
by Karen Pearson
29 in total I think but I've probably missed a few. I will just list a couple of highlights and lowlights.
Highlights:
Salisbury City (their old ground) - after which I got proposed to.
Leeds winning promotion in 1991 at Dean Court (Bournemouth)
Lowlights:
Pretty much everything since 1992 at Elland Rd
Wembley - Watching Leeds lose the league cup final to Aston Villa in 1996 with an abysmal performance
Mangotsfield (watching Halesowen Town) - worst racism I've ever encountered.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:25 am
by Jennifer Steadman
A few more:
- Moatside (Merstham)
- Cheriton Road (Folkestone Invicta)
- The Hornchurch Stadium (AFC Hornchurch)
- St George's Arena (Corinthian Casuals' ground, being groundshared by Kingstonian)
- Princes Park (Dartford; not a recent excursion - I went in January 2015 and forgot it in my initial list)
- The Hive (Barnet)

That should have me on 28 (5 league, 23 non-league). Hoping to add Meadowbank (Dorking Wanderers) and The Dripping Pan (Lewes) in the next few months.

COCMEAT: Football Edition - I have been to football matches with 5 Apterites (Deeks/McCullagh: Longmead; Todd: Elland Road; Hutchings: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium; Carey: Hornchurch Stadium, The Hive). I'm always open to Home Counties/London-based groundhopping as long as it doesn't clash with Angels home games or other plans.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 am
by Matt Morrison
The Dripping Pan is a fucking horrible name for anything other than things I don't like.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:53 am
by Phil Reynolds
Villa Park, in 2011, to see Take That's Progress tour. Er, that is all.

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:32 pm
by Marc Meakin
Ok
Wembley
Millennium Stadium
Stamford Bridge
Villa Park
Old Trafford
White Heart Lane
Plough Lane
Boundary Park
Brisbane Lane
Highbury
Selhurst Park
The New Den
Charlton Athletic (forgot stadium name )

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:54 pm
by Ian Volante
For football:
Bramall Lane
Kirklees Stadium
Old Trafford

For rugby league:
Anfield
Old Trafford
Elland Road
Kirklees Stadium
St James's Park
Tynecastle
Murrayfield (also one union match)
Wembley (old and new)
Gigg Lane
Burnden Park
(also Headingley, Barley Mow, Belle Vue, Mount Pleasant, Kingston Park, Odsal, The Boulevard, Craven Park (Barrow), Craven Park (Hull), Derwent Park, Knowsley Road, Scotstoun, Netherdale, Thomond Park)

For cricket:
Headingley
The Rose Bowl

Re: Football grounds you've been to

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:54 pm
by Marc Meakin
At Wembley I have seen six different sports there .
Football (all levels from schoolboy to Women's )
Boxing
WWF Wrestling
Speedway
Rugby League
American Football