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Will moving to a new stadium bring success to Brentford?

Griffin Park in the evening sunshine

Losing former manager Dean Smith to Aston Villa was always going to be a blow to Brentford but few would have expected the Bees to struggle as much as they are now doing under new boss Thomas Frank. It is now six defeats in seven games for Frank’s Brentford after the loss to Sheffield United and all the early season talk of being dark horses for promotion has completely stopped. The boos rang out around Griffin Park at the full-time whistle after the Bees were put to the sword by the Blades, and you would have to believe Frank is now… Read more »

Taking the opportunity to tick off Moss Rose, Macclesfield

Mosaic mural at Moss Rose home of Macclesfield Town FC

It’s a welcome to blog to budding journalist and Yeovil Town fan Alex Burnell. Alex shares his thoughts on a trip to Moss Rose, the home of Macclesfield Town, as the Glovers’ were in town. It’s been a while since Macclesfield Town and Yeovil Town have played each other, an eventful 13 years for both concerned. But Saturday 24th November saw the two face off in what could hardly be described as a classic. Now we had it fairly easy, being a lifelong Yeovil fan who is currently studying at a university in the East Midlands; it was one… Read more »

The Pilgrimage to Brunton Park, Carlisle

Hughie McIlmoyle loiters outside Brunton Park, home to Carlisle United

The two founders of visited one of the fabled slogs of the 92 with a day trip to Carlisle. Carlisle hosted Yeovil in a League Two clash, where football most certainly wasn’t the winner Follow author Michael on Twitter here. The Pilgrimage Brunton Park, Carlisle. Home to one of the most remote grounds in the 92. For many clubs in the football league, the away trip to Carlisle is the longest they’ll have to make. When the fixture list computer is unkind, a dreaded ‘away to Carlisle United on a Tuesday’ can be the most daunting thing to see… Read more »

Doing the Maltese Eleven – Victor Tedesco Stadium

It’s been a while for blogger Michael Pilcher, but he’s finally been to a new ground, as his visit to the Victor Tedesco Stadium also saw him visit his first non British ground! You can follow Michael on Twitter here. 8th April 2017 was the date that I achieved my long-held ambition of joining the 92 Club. On the back of the buzz at finally realising that dream, I conducted an interview on this very website where I spoke of my grand plans for the future: to complete all the grounds in Kent, to visit more non-league games…I was… Read more »

An Italian Adventure at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

A visit to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia I am lucky that work had sent me out to our office in Northern Italy for a couple of days. With a choice of either Milan or Venice to fly into, I started scouring the fixtures, to see if I could fly a day earlier and get a quick ground in. One immediately popped up, just a short bus ride from Milan Bergamo Airport. Bergamo is a Ryanair hub, which plays on the fact it is about 40 minutes from the center of Milan. However, Serie A stalwarts Atalanta play in Bergamo…. Read more »

The 1,000,000 Seat Challenge to Rule Them All

How to Trump 2017? Let’s face it, 2017 is definitely a year that can be easily “Trumped”. Politics and society have been divided… yet on reflection, for Stadium Hoppers, it’s been easily our best year so far! But what is the 1,000,000 Seat Challenge, we hear you holler! So we thought… why not end 2017 and start 2018 by uniting all Stadium Hoppers in a fun challenge. We can even show Teresa May and Donald how you really nurture a “Special Relationship” between out two allies either side of the pond. We all know our cohesive religion… and sports and… Read more »

A Football Groundhoppers Christmas gift guide

christmas tree

With Christmas fast approaching we take you through a selection of the best groundhopping gifts that you can put on your list to the Big Man in the red… Stadium Hoppers scratch map ⚽️🎁👀FOOTBALL FAN? OR JUST LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT?! 👀⚽️🎁 — Stadium Hoppers (@StadiumHoppers) November 18, 2017 A staple for any groundhoppers’ man cave is the Stadium Hoppers scratch map. The new 2017/18 edition features all the current England and Wales 92 football league clubs, Wembley Stadium, Millennium Stadium as well as several of the most popular stadiums that have recently left the Football League…. Read more »

More delay drama for Chelsea and the new Stamford Bridge stadium

Wembley Stadium home to the England national team and Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal did it just over ten years ago, West Ham did it last season, whilst Tottenham are currently in the process of doing it. Stadium moves have been considered a vital part of the growth of all these London clubs, as they seek to provide improved capacity and facilities for supporters, whilst also increasing revenue streams that come with a modern new stadium. Chelsea set to be the next club to lay down new bricks and mortar in the English capital, constructing a new 60,000 capacity venue on the existing Stamford Bridge site at a projected cost of around £500… Read more »

Top Premier League Stadiums Infographic

Top Premier League Stadiums inforgraphic

For the 2018/19 season Tottenham will be playing in a new stadium, complete with a cheese room that fans can enjoy as part of a £15,000 H Club package, although you can’t just buy one, you have to buy two, means fans will be forking out £30,000 for the experience. Not all of the Premier League stadiums have such fancy features, but they have their own unique qualities which we have taken a look at in our infographic. With Spurs sitting in 3rd place in the league it is fair to say that Premier League betting will favour the north… Read more »

Non League Day 2017 at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham

The old Kop at the Racecourse Ground Wrexham

Blogger and co-founder Pete took a break from doing the 92 over the recent international break. Wales was the destination as the groundhopping Saints fan headed across the boarder to tick off a former 92 ground… Ground: The Racecourse Ground Game: Wrexham 2-1 Eastleigh Date: 07/10/2017 With a weekend away taking in a game in the bag from my Birthday in June it was to the fixture list to choose a location. As it was only going to be a short trip and not wanting to travel too far with only 13 grounds left on my 92 options were… Read more »