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Football fans discuss the worst stadiums they’ve visited this season

With the 2023/24 English football season nearing its conclusion, football fans in the UK have been reminiscing about the worst stadiums they've visited as an away supporter over the past seven months.

While there are some magnificent stadiums in this country, such as the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, there are plenty that have been neglected over the years and now aren't particularly pleasant to visit.

Answering a question posed by FanHub on X, match-going fans from all over the country were quick to offer their opinions and anecdotes from away days this season.

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Selhurst Park is considered one of the worst stadiums to visit as an away fan – Photo by Icon Sport

Worst stadiums in the UK – Fan opinions

The Peninsula

Salford City's rise through the English football pyramid has come to a halt and perhaps investment needs to be ramped up again, starting with stadium work. Their ground came under fire from one supporter who said: “The Peninsula – even the sign saying their name had algae on it. Not to mention the 10mmx10mm room they give you in the toilet stalls.”

Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park has been the home of Crystal Palace for 100 years but it has looked tired and old for some time now. One fan said: “Love the old school stadium but it would have to be Selhurst Park for me. Purely as this was the view from a full-priced ticket” alongside an image of a restricted view from the away end.

Gateshead International Stadium

Gateshead play their football in the National League so they can perhaps be forgiven for not having a state-of-the-art stadium. However, one fan slammed the Gateshead International Stadium, saying “It was freezing, you felt like you were miles from the pitch and no atmosphere whatsoever.”

Pirelli Stadium

Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium came under fire from several fans in the comments, despite the fact the club have only been playing there for 19 years. One person said “zero atmosphere” while another commented, “their fans were awful”.

Villa Park

Villa Park has often been labelled as one of the best football stadiums this country has to offer. However, for one fan, it was the cause of much frustration when they visited this season. They said: “Villa Park because I couldn’t get any phone signal to cash out my bet before they equalised in stoppage time.”

Memorial Stadium

Bristol Rovers' Memorial Stadium was the most popular response to the question with countless people believing it to be the worst stadium in England. Summing up why, one fan simply shared a picture of their view when they visited the stadium which left a lot to be desired.

St Mary's Stadium

St Mary's Stadium was built in 2001 to replace the Dell as the home of Southampton. Unfortunately, its design has since been used a template for other stadiums in the country which has made it rank unfavourably with away supporters. A Leicester fan said: “It was like going to the king power just 3 hours away.”

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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