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Plenty of football fans claim not to enjoy an own goal as much as a regular one or even confess sorrow for the unfortunate player that puts through his own net, but we all know the truth. Schadenfreude – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. I’m not sure the Germans had own goals in mind […]

Every club has its cult heroes, players that the fans loved, created chants for, and reminisce about long after their time at the club has come to an end. These players aren’t always the best players to have played for your club and can often be a one-season wonder or someone that simply left a […]

The Premier League is part and parcel of football fan’s lives all over the world and has been entertaining us for the best part of 30-years, but do you know how the globally adored league materialised? During the 1980s there was a lot of talk of an English ‘super league‘ in which only the elite clubs […]

Premier League ever-presents Everton are due to leave their current home, Goodison Park, in 2023 for a brand new state of the art stadium based at the Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool. The new stadium, yet to be built, is planned to hold over 52,000 spectators which is a big upgrade on Goodison park’s current […]

Goalkeeper Peter Shilton Caps: 125 Shilton, the most capped England international to date, made his debut against East Germany in 1970. The shot-stoppers’ England career spanned 20-years, ending in 1990 against Italy. Despite playing in the second tier of English football, Shilton was handed his England debut by Alf Ramsey who had recognised the youngster’s […]

One-club players are something of a rarity in the Premier League which is driven by mammoth transfer fees and weekly wages that amount to more than most people make in a year

There are several aspects of football that make it a beautiful game with billions of followers around the world. One of them will be the size and breadth of football stadiums in different parts of the world. As with the most popular sports, it is not a surprise that the game demands big stadiums so that incredible memories can be created. Yet, there are some stadiums that manage to overwhelm others in their size and magnitude. The top 10 football stadiums in the world are:

These in my opinion are the top 5 awaydays of the current Premier and Football Leagues. Is your club listed?

After reaching an agreement with the local Council, Southend United can proceed to the next stage to build a new 14,000 capacity stadium.

Millwall have announced ambitious plans to transform the Den and expand capacity to 34,000.

Watford FC considers moving away from Vicarage Road to a new purpose-built 30,000 stadium.

Portsmouth have submitted plans to extend the Milton End, including 400 seats and more spectator facilities. This will also involve extending the roof area.

21 years after the Lorne Sreet Stand was opened in 1999, the Club will finally install 1,500 seats in the lower tier this Summer. This will fill an empty area, left since it was built. Thit has been made possible by Vale fan and pop idol Robbie Williams.

Brighton & Hove Albion have applied for planning permission to increase the capacity of the Amex Stadium to 32,000.

Peterborough United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Peterborough City Council to build a new stadium, within 3 years.

Manchester United have announced that they are to seek permission to create a new safe standing at area at Old Trafford.

West Ham United have announced that they are to install lower tier seating at the London Stadium, that are closer to the pitch.

Lincoln City have had approval from the local council to expand Sincil Bank by around 1450 seats.

Luton Town are now able to proceed with their plans to build a new stadium after no further appeals against the decision were received before the council deadline.

Everton have now submitted plans to build a new 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley Dock.

The Club have announced that they have submitted plans to the local council, which they hope will be approved to allow them to build a new 10,000 seated stand to replace the current Peter Taylor (Main) Stand on one side of the City Ground. Work could start at the end of this current season.

Stroud District Council have given outline planning permission to build a new 5,000 capacity stadium for Forest Green Rovers FC. The new eco-friendly stadium is to be located near to Junction 13 of the M5.

Take a look at how the new Brentford Stadium is progressing in West London, as it looks to be completed for the start of next season.

The refurbished Mayflower Grandstand at Home Park Plymouth is on schedule to re-open on January 1st 2020.

Liverpool are set to allow their permit for a planning application for a 4,000 seat expansion to the Anfield Road stand to expire, as bigger plans are in the pipeline.

Coventry City have confirmed that they are to leave the Ricoh Arena and instead groundshare with Birmingham City at St Andrews for the 2019/20 season.

Stroud District Council have approved plans to build a new 5,000 capacity stadium for Forest Green Rovers FC. The new eco-friendly stadium is to be located near to Junction 13 of the M5.

After announcing last month that the Club were to become the first club to install new seating with safety barriers at an existing Premier League ground, work has commenced at Molineux.

Could the Champions League Finalists one day see the Champions League Final played at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

New Sydney FC Stadium May 21, 2019

The plans for the new stadium to be built for Australian team Sydney FC, look a little different to your normal bowl design. However, Sydney FC will need to groundshare with three other different venues whilst it is being built!

Everton are to progress to Stage 2 of their new Bramley Moore Docks Stadium plans with a second public consultation this summer, including what will happen to Goodison Park.

Our friends at Football Weekends Magazine are planning a groundhopping trip to the beautiful Stockholm in Sweden this July. Why not join them?

Help keep this Guide up to date by letting me know the current prices of Food & Drink inside your ground. For each set of prices received you will be entered into a draw to win one of five copies of the new Fans Guide Football Grounds Book which will be published for the start of the 2019/20 season!

See what we think of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the Football Ground Guide visited it for the first match test event.

The Club have announced that they are to seek planning permission to build a new 10,000 seated stand to replace the current Peter Taylor (Main) Stand on one side of the City Ground.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made it known that they are looking to increase the capacity of Molineux to 46,000 over the next few years.

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they plan to play their first match at their new stadium in early April.

Luton Borough Council has approved plans for the Luton Town FC to build a new 17,500 capacity stadium.

West Ham United have reached an agreement with their landlords to sell a further 3,000 tickets per game.

Dulwich Hamlet FC are to return to their Champion Hill ground after reaching an agreement with the local Council and ground owners.

Win a signed copy of Lifted Over The Turnstiles. A great book, depicting Scottish Football Grounds in years gone by. Written by Steve Finan.

The Scottish FA have announced that they are to remain at Hampden Park.

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they are to hold a test event for supporters at the new stadium on Sunday December 16th. This may indicate that the new stadium may open in January 2019.

Accrington Stanley have this week demolished the Whinney Hill Stand in preparation for the construction of a new 1500 capacity stand.

Media reports suggest that the Club have come to agreement with local property owners, to allow the new stadium plans to move forward. 

That could be the prospect facing Sutton United or Bromley this season. As due to league rules if either side were gain promotion to the Football League, not only would they be relegated back to the National League, but then the National League would further demote them again to National League South.

The building of a new stadium and academy for Aberdeen Football Club will begin this June. The new 20,000 capacity stadium will be built at Kingsford to the west of Aberdeen, will be part of a wider regeneration scheme costing £50m.

Results of the Best of the 92 Survey held in conjunction with Football Weekends, naming the best five football grounds for away fans as voted by you!

Fulham FC have received planning permission to build a new 9.000 seater stand at Craven Cottage.

Sheffield United have applied for planning permission to add 5,400 seats to the South Stand, taking the overall capacity of Bramall Lane to over 38,000.

The Club have announced that the existing North Terrace is to be closed for the rest of the season as works begin on the building of a new North Stand. 

Crystal Palace have received the go-ahead from Croydon Council to increase the capacity of Selhurst Park to over 34,000.

Best Of The 92 Awards Nov 27, 2017

Find out who visitors to the Football Ground Guide website and readers of Football Weekends Magazine voted as the best grounds of the 92 in England & Wales. Showing the overall Top 10 grounds and then top three per Division, including Championship, League One and League Two.

Football Ground Guide have teamed up with Nickes.com to offer visitors a service to buy tickets to the top European Footballing Destinations. Established since 1997 Nickes have established a good reputation in the market, as unlike some other operators, they can be trusted to deliver the tickets and not let you down.

Artist Jamie B Edwards has over a period of a number of years sketched external views of the 92 Premier and Football League Clubs (as of 2016) and placed them into this unique book.

It is Non-League this Saturday, October 7th. Go and support grassroots football by attending a non-league fixture near you!

And you could win one of a number of prizes including a £50 club shop voucher for the team of your choice!

Heart of Midlothian are to continue playing their home fixtures at Murrayfield due to delays in building the new Main Stand at Tynecastle.

The 2018/19 season edition of the Football Ground Guide book entitled 'Football Grounds A Fans Guide' is out now! Information fully updated for the new season with many new colour ground photos. Now includes the 24 teams of the National League. 

Barnet FC have published plans to build a new all-seated stand at the South End of the ground, plus other improvements.

Shrewsbury Town have created history by being the first English Football League Club to install a Safe Standing at their Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium.

For the love of the game is a book written by hand by calligrapher and football fan Bas Vlam from Norway. He wrote and painted every club in the top five English divisions (as of at the end of the 2015/16 season), including shirts, crests, nick-names and famous players.

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they are to play next season at Wembley Stadium whilst their new White Hart Lane home is being built.

Work has now begun on the demolition of Nene Park, the former home of Rushden & Diamonds FC.

The Club have announced that they are to commence with increasing the capacity of the bet365 Stadium to over 30,000.

Lewisham Council abandon plans to compulsorily purchase land around the Den, which may have resulted in Millwall having to find a new home.

AFC Bournemouth have signalled their intention to leave the Vitality Stadium and build a new ground elsewhere.

The Club have announced that they are to purchase Home Park from Plymouth City Council.

The Club have received planning permission to build a new Main Stand at Tynecastle. Works could commence next month with the new stand scheduled to open in September 2017.

I have five copies of the latest edition of the i-SPY Football Grounds Book to giveaway in this simple to enter competition.

The expansion of the Main Stand at Anfield, now means that Liverpool's ground is the fifth largest by capacity in the English Premier League.

I recently went on a paid tour of Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC.. Read my review and get my thoughts on the tour. Was it value for money?

The building of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has moved a big step forward, with works now beginning to take place inside the White Hart Lane ground itself. Wembley Stadium also give Spurs the option to play home games there for the 2017/18 season.

Stoke City have announced that works will commence in the Summer of 2017, to further expand the capacity at the Stadium.

With artificial pitches now allowed in the Conference National League, as well as in all rounds of the FA Cup (apart from the semis and final) then this article looks as to why they are gaining in popularity with Clubs and whether they may one day be accepted by the Football League.

Bournemouth announce plans to build a new Stand at the South End of the stadium, raising the capacity of the Vitality Stadium to 14,529.

Accrington Stanley have announced plans to build a new 1,500 all seated stand on the Whinney Hill side of the Crown Ground (or Wham Stadium as it now called).

Works are to shortly re-commence on the building of the new East Stand at Sixfields Stadium, Northampton Town.

The new Coventry Arena Railway Station has finally opened. However although it is located a 'stones throw' away from the Ricoh Arena, the home of Coventry City, fans are being told not to use the new station!

Forest Green Rovers FC have applied for planning permission to build a new stadium near Junction 13 of the M5. The initial capacity of the stadium will be 5,000.

This year West Ham United will leave their beloved Boleyn Ground and move to the Olympic Stadium. I decided to visit the stadium to see what may lie in store for visiting fans next season.

Luton Town have revealed plans to build a new 17,500 capacity stadium in the centre of Luton, at the present Power Court site, which is less than a mile away from Kenilworth Road.

Merton Council approve plans for AFC Wimbledon to build a new stadium, near to their spiritual Plough Lane home, at Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.

A fire at the Sixfields Taven near to the Sixfields Stadium at Northampton Town FC, raged whilst an FA Cup match was being played.

Chelsea FC have announced plans to build a new 60,000 capacity stadium on the present site of the Stamford Bridge football ground.