Posts Tagged: London Stadium

Father and Son complete the 92

Completing the 92 at the Amex Stadium

We all know that completing the 92 in vast the majority of cases is a culmination of years if not a life time’s commitment. Imagine then sharing that moment with your dad. That’s what happened for Stoke City fan James Knowles and his dad Thomas. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations to you both on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and how did you commemorate the occasion? James: Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium. We were in the away end with friends of ours who support Sheffield Wednesday, but we left with a huge soft spot for the home side…. Read more »

The Stadium Hoppers welcome in the new season

tottenham's white hart lane adorned with a stadium hoppers map

You may recall last year we spoke with the guys behind the fantastic Stadium Hoppers Map. Fast forward a season and we thought it was time for a catch up! Groundsman: How did you guys keep busy over the summer? Richard: Well whilst the season was done a good Stadium Hopper never stops! We had the opportunity to play at Kenilworth Road just after the season closed and managed to get to a couple of new grounds over the holidays too… However, our main focus has of course been planning the new Stadium Hoppers scratch football map for the new… Read more »

The London Stadium joins the 92

west ham's new home the london stadium

Before the domestic season started an eager Michael Pilcher headed to the capital to witness history. The blogger from Kent made the trip to the renamed London Stadium as West Ham United played the first game at their new home. Ground: London Stadium (77/92) Game: West Ham United 3 – 0 NK Domzale Date: 04/08/2016   After 112 years at their former home – 111 of it as Upton Park, before everyone suddenly started calling it the Boleyn Ground during the farewell season – the Hammers were starting life at their contentious new residence, the Olympic Stadium. Which, suddenly, was… Read more »

West Ham get their feet under the table at the London Stadium

Last night the wait for West Ham fans was finally over as the curtain was raised at their new home, The London Stadium. The Hammers’ over achievement last season saw the first game come a little sooner than they had imagined. Originally due to be a prestige friendly against Italian Champions Juventus, a Manchester United win in the FA Cup final meant entry into the qualifying rounds of the Europa League was secured and the first game would be down to the luck of the draw. The original draw placed the home leg to fall on 28 July, with Slovenian… Read more »