2nd Division/Championship

Barnsley - Oakwell 

Capacity: 23,287 (all seated)
Nickname: The Tykes
Colours: Red shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1888 
Famous Fans: Michael Parkinson, Dickie Bird, Darren Gough, Arthur Scargill
Mascot: Toby Tyke
Nearest railway station: Barnsley Interchange
Trivia: 
Website 

Match attended: Barnsley vs Southend United 2-2 (League 1) 17/4/2006 


 

Birmingham City - St Andrews Trillion Trophy Stadium 

Capacity: 29,409 (all seated)
Nickname: The Blues
Colours: Royal blue shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1906
Famous Fans: Jasper Carrot, Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne
Mascot: Beau Brummie
Nearest railway station: Bordersley 
Trivia: The original capacity of St Andrews was 75,000
Website

Match attended: Birmingham City vs Burnley 1-1 (Championship) 7/2/2009 


Blackburn Rovers - Ewood Park

Capacity: 31,367 (all seated)
Nickname: Rovers
Colours: Royal blue and white shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1890
Famous Fans: Jim Bowen, Wayne Hemmingway, Carl Fogarty
Mascot: Roar The Lion
Nearest railway stations: Blackburn, Darwen
Trivia: The final of the Women's Euro 2005 competition was held at Ewood Park
Website

1st Match attended: Blackburn Rovers vs Liverpool 0-0 (Premiership) 5/12/2009
Last match attended: Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United 0-0 (Premiership) 12/2/2011


Blackpool - Bloomfield Road 

 

Capacity: 17,338
Nickname: The Seasiders / Tangerines

Colours: Tangerine shirts and white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1901 (redeveloped since 2001)
Famous Fans: Bill Beaumont, Graham Kelly, the Nolans
Mascot: Bloomfield Bear
Nearest railway station: Blackpool South - on the slow line to Preston (10 minutes walk)
Trivia: Bloomfield Road is called "Bloomers" by Blackpool fans
Website
 

Match attended: Blackpool vs Wolves 2-1 (Premiership) 20/11/2010 For visit report press


 

Bournemouth - Vitality Stadium 

Capacity: 11,329 (all seated)
Nickname: The Cherries
Colours: Red & Black striped shirts
Year Ground Opened: 1910
Famous Fans:
Mascot:
Nearest railway stations: Pokesdown, Bournemouth
Trivia: The pitch was rotated 90 degrees in 2001 when the ground was rebuilt in 2001 

Match attended: Bournemouth vs Southend United 1-1 (League 1) 1/4/2006


 

Bristol City - Ashton Gate

Capacity: 27,000 (all seated)

Nickname: The Robins
Colours: Red shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1904
Famous Fans: The Wurzels, Tony Robinson, Marcus Trescothick, Jonathon Pearce
Mascot: Scrumpy the Robin
Nearest railway station: Parson Street
Trivia:
Website

Match attended: Bristol City vs Sheffield Wednesday (FA Cup Round 3) 0-3  8/1/2011  For visit report press here


Cardiff City - Cardiff City Stadium

Capacity: 33,280

Nickname: The Bluebirds
Colours: Blue shirts and shorts, with a white trim
Year Ground Opened: 2009 
Famous Fans: Shakin' Stevens, Philip Schofield, Neil Kinnock
Mascot: Bartley The Bluebird
Nearest railway stations: Ninian Park, Cardiff Central, Grangetown 
Trivia: This new ground was built on the site of an athletics stadium only yards from Ninian Park 
Website

Match attended: Cardiff vs Doncaster Rovers 2-1 (Championship) 30/1/2010


 

Coventry City - Coventry Building Society Arena 

Capacity: 32,609
Nickname: The Sky Blues
Colours: Sky Blue shirts and shorts
Year Ground Opened: 2005
Famous Fans: Eddie Jordan, Alistair MacGowan, Brian McFadden
Mascot: 
Nearest railway station: Coventry Arena, Coventry
Trivia: The 2012 Olympics used the ground as a venue for 12 football matches
Website: www.
 

 

Match attended: Coventry vs Southend United 1-1 (Championship) 30/12/2006

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Derby County - Pride Park  

Capacity: 33,597 (all seated)
Nickname: The Rams
Colours: White shirts, black shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1997
Famous Fans
Mascot:
Nearest railway station: Derby

Trivia:
Website: www.

Match attended: Derby vs Birmingham City 1-2 (FA5) 13/2/2010 


Fulham - Craven Cottage

Capacity: 19,000 (all seated) 

Nickname:  The Cottagers/The Whites
Colours: White shirts, black shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1896
Famous Fans:
Mascot:
Nearest tube station: Putney Bridge
Trivia: Craven Cottage is situated right next to the river Thames, and is a well known site for the boat race
Website: www.

1st match attended: Fulham vs Cardiff City 1-2 (Division 2) 6/11/1976

Last match attended: Fulham vs Celtic (Friendly) 18/7/2004


 

Huddersfield Town - John Smith's Stadium

Capacity: 24,121 (all seated)

Nickname: The Terriers
Colours: Blue & white striped shirts
Year Ground Opened: 1994
Famous Fans:
Mascot:
Nearest railway station: Huddersfield
Trivia:
Website: www.

Match attended: Huddersfield vs Southend United 2-1 (League 1) 16/1/2010


 

Hull City - The KCOM Stadium


Capacity: 25,586 (all seated)
Nickname: The Tigers
Colours: Amber shirts, black shorts
Year Ground Opened: 2002
Famous Fans:
Mascot:
Nearest railway station: Hull Paragon
Trivia:
Website: www.

Match attended: Hull vs Liverpool 0-0 (Premiership) 9/5/2010


Luton Town - Kenilworth Road

Capacity:10,073 (all seated)

Nickname: The Hatters

Colours: Orange shirts, White shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1905
Famous Fans: Paul Young, David Renwick, Monty Panesar 
Mascot:
Nearest railway station: Luton
Trivia:
Website: www.

1st match attended: Luton Town vs Southend United 


 

Middlesbrough - Riverside Stadium


Capacity: 34,742 (all seated) 
Nickname: Boro
Colours: Red shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1995
Famous Fans: Chris Rea
Mascot: 
Nearest railway station: Middlesbrough
Trivia: 
Website: www.

 

Match attended: 1/3/2011 Middlesbrough vs Nottingham Forest (CHA) 1-1  Visit report


Millwall - The New Den

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Nickname: The Lions
Colours: Royal blue shirts, white shirts
Year Ground Opened:
Famous Fans: Danny Baker
Mascot:
Nearest railway station: South Bermondsey
Nearest tube station: Surrey Quays
Trivia:
Website: www.
 

Match attended: Millwall vs Grimsby Town 3-1 (League One) 21/4/2002


Nottingham Forest - The City Ground

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Nickname: Forest
Colours: Red shirts, white shorts
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Famous Fans:
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Nearest railway station: Nottingham
Trivia: The ground is separated from Notts County's ground by the river Trent  
Website: www.
 

Match attended: Nottingham Forest vs Southend United (League 1) 19/11/2005 


Peterborough United - ABAX Stadium

Capacity: 14,314
Nickname: Posh
Colours: Blue & white shirts
Year Ground Opened:
Famous Fans:
Mascot: Mr Posh
Nearest railway station: Peterborough (on London Kings Cross to York line)
Trivia:
Website: www.
 

1st Match attended: Peterborough United vs Northampton Town (League Dvision 3) 26/12/1980

Last match attended: Peterborough United vs Southend United 1-1 (League Division 3) 22/8/1998

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Preston North End - Deepdale

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1st match attended: Preston vs Southend United 2-3 (Championship) 9/4/2007
Last match attended: Preston vs Leicester City 0-1 (Championship) 24/4/2010 


Queens Park Rangers - Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Capacity: 18,439 (all seated)
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Nearest railway station: Shepherds Bush
Nearest tube stations: White City, Shepherds Bush
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Website: www.
 

1st match attended: QPR vs Liverpool (League Division 1) 7/5/1977
Last match attended: Fulham vs Liverpool 2-0 (Premiership) 23/11/2003


Reading - Majedski Stadium

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Nearest railway stations: Reading West, Reading
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Website: www.
 

Match attended: Reading vs Sunderland 0-2 (League Division 1) 20/3/2004


Sheffield United - Bramhall Lane

Capacity: 32,609 (all seated0
Nickname: The Blades
Colours: Red & White striped shirts and black shorts

Year Ground Opened: 1862
Famous Fans: Sean Bean
Mascot:
Nearest railway station: Sheffield
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Match attended: Sheffield United vs Cardiff City 4-3 (Championship) 24/10/2009


 

Stoke City - bet 365 Stadium 

Capacity: 30,089 (all seated)
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Nearest railway station: Stoke-on-Trent
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Website: www.
 

Match attended: Stoke City vs Wigan Athletic 2-2 (Premiership) 12/12/2009 


Swansea City - The Liberty Stadium 

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Nickname: The Swans/the Jacks
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Famous Fans: Catherine Zeta Jones
Mascot:Cyril the Swan 
Nearest railway station: Swansea
Trivia: 
Website: www.
 

Match attended: Swansea vs Preston North End 4-0 (Championship) 14/8/10


West Bromwich Albion - The Hawthorns 

Capacity: 26,850 (all seated)
Nickname: The Baggies
Colours: 
Year Ground Opened: 1900
I Famous Fans: Adrian Chiles, Lenny Henry, Frank Skinner
Mascot:
Nearest tram station: The Hawthorns
Trivia:

Website: www.
 

Match attended: West Brom vs Southend United  1-1 (Championship) 16/9/2006


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