Friday, April 14, 2006

The dirty three-dozen

(pictured: the John Smith's stand at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium)

Still persuing the groundhopping theme, I mentioned in a previous post that I'd visited 36 professional and semi-professional football grounds in my 21 years on this planet. The full list is as follows (Skif, prepare to laugh at the inadequacy of it!)...

Aldershot Town (Recreation Ground)
Aston Villa (Villa Park)
Basingstoke Town (The Camrose) *
Bishop’s Stortford (Woodside Park) *
Brighton and Hove Albion (Withdean Stadium)
Burgess Hill Town (Leylands Park)
Chelsea (Stamford Bridge)
Cobham (Downside Bridge Road) *
Cork City (Turner’s Cross)
Crystal Palace/Wimbledon (Selhurst Park)
Eastbourne Borough (Priory Lane)
Eastbourne Town (The Saffrons)
Eastbourne United Association (The Oval)
Farnborough Town (Cherrywood Road) *
Farnham Town (Memorial Sports Ground)
Gillingham (Priestfield Stadium)
Hailsham Town (The Beaconsfield)
Hassocks (The Beacon) *
Hastings United (The Pilot Field)
Hayes (Church Road) *
Lewes (The Dripping Pan)
Metropolitan Police (Imber Court Sports Ground) *
Newport County (Newport Stadium)
Oxford United (Kassam Stadium)
St. Leonards (The Firs; defunct 2003)
Stoke City (Britannia Stadium)
Sutton United (Gander Green Lane)
Three Bridges (Jubilee Field) *
Thurrock (Ship Lane)
Whitehawk (East Brighton Park) *
Whyteleafe (Church Road)
Wick (Crabtree Park) *
Worthing (Woodside Road) *
Worthing United (Robert Albon Memorial Ground) *
Yeading (The Warren)
York City (Bootham - now KitKat - Crescent).

* indicates grounds I have only ever been to as a match reporter for press or radio - the other grounds I have been to at least once of my own volition.

Ground guides provided by Pyramid Passion, Nomad Online, Football Ground Guide and, in the case of Cork City,


Blogger Barny said...

You haven't been to Highbury! The best stadium of all! I'm goin on wednesday for my last ever match there, will be emotional! wish me luck...

4/14/2006 6:11 pm  

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