Posts Tagged: premier league

Is the Emirates Stadium set to have a roof?

The Emirates Stadium Arsenal

Well a sunroof. Yes, that’s right. Gunner’s fan woke to the news that the club are planning to add a sunroof to the Emirates Stadium. In partnership with major French car manufacturer Citroen they are looking to harness technology from the C1 Airscape model to create the roof ready for launch on 1st April 2017. The canvas roof, in red of course, will open in a record 11 seconds plus be used to project message and replays. And that’s not all. Every game an Arsenal fan will be selected at random to choose whether the sunroof is open or closed…. Read more »

Quiz: how well do you know the 92 league grounds?

stand at stoke city's britannia stadium

With a limited League Football fixture list this weekend lets be honest it has felt a bit empty. As you while away the remainder of your Bank Holiday Monday test how well you know the 92 league grounds in our latest quiz. See if you can correctly identify the grounds that appear in the photos below and don’t forget to tweet us your score, good luck! [playbuzz-item url=”//”]

92 before 30 – Selhurst Park Crystal Palace

Selhurst Park Crystal Palace v Manchester City

Blogger Katie recounts a trip to the Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace as she continues her journey to reach the 92 club before turning 30. Ground: Selhurst Park Game: Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City Date: 12/09/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Selhurst Park is a traditional old ground with 4 big stands very close to the pitch. The away fans are located in the Arthur Wait stand which holds nearly 10,000 fans. My issue with this stand (being the titch that I am) is that the rows are fairly shallow so if there’s anyone stood in front of me… Read more »

Would Spurs be happy groundsharing Wembley with Chelsea?

White Hart Lane the home of tottenham hotspur

With the rumours showing no signs of dying down the possibility of Tottenham and Chelsea shacking up together at Wembley could be happening as early as next summer. We caught up with Spurs fan site The Fighting Cock to get some opinion on the matter… Groundsman: What do you think of the idea of moving to Wembley while the Lane is redeveloped? TFC: It’s a necessary evil. No one wants to leave White Hart Lane at all – and the original Northumberland Development Project plans were meant to allow the new stadium to be build around the current one meaning… Read more »

Thoughts on Tottenham Chelsea Wembley groundshare from Spurs News

Tottenham Chelsea at Wembley

With work due to begin on the redevelopment of White Hart Lane in the summer of next year Spurs fans still don’t know where they will be travelling to follow their side. With talk of a Tottenham Chelsea Wembley groundshare across the tabloids we caught up with MF of Spurs news to get his thoughts. Groundsman: What do you think of the idea of moving to Wembley while White Hart Lane is redeveloped? MF: I’d rather not thanks. The rake of the seats is too shallow until you get into the Gods, it’s predominantly red, the beer is rubbish, it’s… Read more »

Tottenham Chelsea Wembley groundshare – view from the Bridge

David Chidgey Chelsea Football FanCast

Chelsea and Spurs are set to start major ground redevelopment projects on their current sites which will see the clubs seeking temporary homes. Both sides have reportedly expressed an interest in using the National Stadium leading to talk of the possibility of a groundshare. We caught up with David ‘Stamford Chidge’ Chidgey from the Chelsea FanCast to get a view from Stamford Bridge… Groundsman: What do you think of the idea of moving to Wembley while your ground is redeveloped? David: Well obviously we’ll have to move somewhere. It’s not ideal but I think most supporters are prepared to put… Read more »

Leicester get off to a flyer at the King Power Stadium

Lcfc leicester city ground

Groundhopper Michael Pilcher gets the first tick off his 92 for the new season. Leicestershire was the destination as the foxes took on relegation survivors Sunderland under the stewardship of new manager Claudio Ranieri. Ground: King Power Stadium 71/92 Game: Leicester City 4 – 2 Sunderland Date: 08/08/2015 Ah, the joys of pre-season. From the transfer rumours, to the eventual new signings or sudden emergence of a youth team player, to reading a bit too much into pre-season performances. The first game of the season is always exciting, with an unexpectant, slightly relaxed buzz. No formbook, no desperation for points,… Read more »

PR: Match-day protests over prices set for October

Fans from across the country will make their anger at ticket prices known with a “weekend of action” set to take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October. Supporters’ groups from every top-flight club are set to take part along with many from the Football League and beyond. Match-goers will display banners highlighting the cost of match-tickets and call on clubs to cut ticket prices. The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) says the problem of high ticket prices runs throughout the professional game and says fans from all leagues back the FSF’s “Twenty’s Plenty for Away Tickets” campaign. Richard Scudamore… Read more »