Posts Tagged: the Hive

Completing doing the 92 at the Hive Stadium

Basking in the glory of The Hive and completing my 92

It was a big day for blogger Michael Pilcher in North London. The Gills fan from Kent made the trip to the Hive Stadium in what turned out to be a very special day… Ground 92/92: The Hive, Barnet Barnet 0 – 1 Luton Town 08/04/2017 This was it: time for the big one. A journey that started in August 1995 at Priestfield, a casual hobby that turned into an obsession about six years ago, was now about to culminate with a trip to Harrow (or possibly Edgware; certainly not Barnet). Just shy of 24,000 miles; eight ‘lost’ grounds; 280-ish… 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 »

Whaddon Road returns to the 92 at the first time of asking

Cheltenham town fc world of smile stadium

For the majority of clubs that fall out of the Football League a return is often a tall order, especially in the first season. Step forward Cheltenham Town, who under the wise stewardship of Gary Johnson bounced back in some style. Ahead of the start of the season we caught up with blogger and Robins fan Mark Halliwell. GM: Promotion at the first time of asking is no mean feat, just how good a job has Gary Johnson done? Mark: A fantastic job. He came in with seven games left of the relegation season with no hope of keeping us… Read more »

Is there a buzz around the Hive Stadium?

Barnet's ground

It was 1 down 2 to go for blogger Tim Dove this weekend. As he closes in on the magical 92 mark Tim made the journey to the Hive Stadium, the new home of Barnet FC. Ground: The Hive 90/92 Game: Barnet 0-0 Cambridge United Date: 29/08/2015 Thoughts on the ground: I’d previously been to Barnet when they played at Underhill in 1999 but following their promotion as Champions from the now National League, this was an early opportunity to visit “The Hive”. Barnet FC moved to this purpose built stadium and training complex in 2013. The stadium itself can… Read more »

We Welcome the Hive Stadium to the 92

Barnet FC Hive Stadium

After two years out of the Football League Barnet returned to the 92 clinching the Vanarama Conference crown. However the Bees return in a much different state to which they left. For seasons they were dogged in relegation battles that finally got the better of them, but now they are back brimming with confidence and in smart new facilities. We caught up with sports reporter for the north London Times series Tom Bodell to find out more. Groundsman: Claiming the title after leading the way for so long – obviously you’re delighted – did you always feel you had enough… Read more »