Post by WalkinginawinterwonderlAndy on Mar 6, 2009 14:02:09 GMT 1
Been to a few more recently, also hoping to go to Stoke v Middlesbrough in a few weeks with my dad and brother. Also want to try and get to Retford United, Blackburn and either Doncaster or Farsley Celtic before the season ends
Post by WalkinginawinterwonderlAndy on Apr 15, 2009 21:03:39 GMT 1
Huddersfield Town 2008 In the FA Cup v Port Vale, lost 3-4 after being 3-1 up! Hartlepool United 2008 Drew 0-0 with Yeovil, not a bad game, but the hassle to get a ticket, laughable really. Sunderland 2009 Beat Bolton 2-1 in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Stoke City 2009 Beat Middlesbrough 1-0 in the Premier League in front of 26442 fans! The home fans were the noisiest I have ever heard, amazing! Portimonense 2009 Portimao's footy team playing Gil Vicente in the Portuguese 2nd div. Portimonense won 3-0, it was a good game in the sun! FC Halifax 2009 Now in the Unibond div.1 north, but still a good ground. v Curzton Ashton, lost 1-2, crowd of over 1300 though!
Just noticed this thread. I'm now up to 53 in the UK, including non-league and those which no longer exist. Plus another 4 abroad. I only count stadia where I have watched a proper league or cup match, so friendlies, training sessions, other sports, etc. do not count. The relatively large number is indicative of the fact that I have lived in several different parts of the UK.
My personal favourite ground is Arsenal's Emirates, which replaced Sunderland's Stadium Of Light at the top of my list. (I haven't been to the new Wembley yet, though). My least favourite would be Derby's old Baseball Ground, and of current grounds is Fratton Park, Portsmouth.
Most recent addition to the list - the Britannia Stadium in Stoke, where I was allowed to park in the director's car park by a very nice steward who took pity on the fact that I arrived 5 minutes after kick-off (and gratefully accepted the £5 I waved at him).
Post by vaStar Of Bethlehem on Sept 23, 2009 16:59:21 GMT 1
Some of those I've seen I've got on my myspace here. Last non-St Andrews ground I visited (and saw a match at) was the Workers Stadium in Beijing, I saw the Asia Trophy there in July whilst studying there.
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Twickenham-several times Welford Road-Leicester Tigers ground
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Post by WalkinginawinterwonderlAndy on Sept 23, 2009 21:37:06 GMT 1
5 more to add, plus I might be doing Bradford Park Avenue and Tadcaster Albion in the next 2 weeks as well
Retford United 2009 Home of the Badgers where I grew up, although I watched Retford Town as a kid and played for their junior teams! Played Lincoln United and won 3-1 in front of 354 people, almost promoted to the Unibond Premier! Blackburn Rovers 2009 Premiership game v Portsmouth, won 2-0, threw it down with rain in the 1st half and we get absolutely soaked! Pool AFC 2009 Saw Knaresborough Town take the West Yorkshire County League title in a nervy 2-1 victory, the 1st time they have ever won this league! Salisbury 2009 Stags beat them narrowly 1-0, small ground, friendly fans, rubbish facilities, sunny day! Newcastle United 2009 vs Plymouth, won 3-1 and I've never sat so high up in my life, amazing ground, great atmosphere and what a view!
Been to more than once: Highbury (old Arsenal ground, many times 1994-2005) - first game: Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea, Oct 1994 - last game: Arsenal 3-0 Reading, Carling Cup, Oct? 2005
Highfield Road (old Coventry ground, Coventry 0-1 Arsenal, Jan 1995) Kassam Stadium (Oxford ground, Oxford 2-1 Yeovil, Jan 2005) Kit Kat Crescent (York City ground, York 1-2 Grays, Jan 2006 - don't know why it's always January...) Ashton Gate (Bristol City ground, Bristol City 1-0? Brighton, Sept 2006) St. James' Park (Newcastle ground, Newcastle 0-1 Sheff Utd, Nov 2006) New Wembley (Muse gig, June 2007)
Seen: Millwall's ground (I think), several times from the train Emirates Stadium (hopefully going to soon) Stamford Bridge Stade De France
Think that's it...
I've been to the Emirates Stadium about 10 times now. Also seen St. Andrew's from a bus, and I was driven past Ferencvaros' ground (it happened to be on the way) in Budapest.