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Aston Villa - Villa Park

Capacity: 42,788 (all seated)
Nickname: Villa / The Villans / The Lions
Colours: Claret and Sky Blue shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1897
Famous Fans: Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Martin Shaw, Nigel Kennedy
Mascot: Hercules Lion
Nearest railway stations: Aston, Whitton
Trivia: Villa Park is the first football ground to host international football matches in three different centuries
Web Site

Football Ground Guide link

Match attended: Aston Villa vs Liverpool 0-1 (Premier League) 18/8/2002


Barnsley - Oakwell

Capacity: 23,000
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
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Football Ground Guide

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


Birmingham City - St Andrews 

Capacity: 30,016 (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
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Football Ground Guide Link 

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


Bolton Wanderers - Macron Stadium

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Match attended: Bolton Wanderers vs Liverpool 2-3 (Premiership) 29/8/2009


Brentford - Griffin Park

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Nickname: The Bees
Colours: Red and white stripes, black shorts
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Famous Fans: Rick Wakeman
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Nearest railway station: Brentford
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1st match attended: Brentford vs Chester (Division 3) 18/10/1980
Last match attended: Brentford vs Southend United 2-1 (League One) 29/9/2009


Bristol City - Ashton Gate

Capacity: 21,479
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
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Football Ground Guide

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


Burton Albion - The Pirelli Stadium

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Nearest railway station: Burton-upon-Trent
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Match attended: Burton Albion vs Hereford United 3-2 (League 2) 21/11/2009


Cardiff City - Cardiff City Stadium

Capacity: 26,828
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 th site of an athletics stadium only yards from Ninian Park
Website
Football Ground Guide

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


Derby County - iPro Stadium 

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Colours: White shirts, black shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1997
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Match attended: Derby vs Birmingham City 1-2 (FA5) 13/2/2010 


Fulham - Craven Cottage

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1st match attended: Fulham vs Cardiff City 1-2 (Division 2) 6/11/1976
Last match attended: Fulham vs Celtic (Friendly) 18/7/2004


Hull City - The KC Stadium

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


Ipswich Town - Portman Road

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Nearest railway station: Ipswich 
Trivia: There are statutues to both Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson outside the ground
Website: www.
Football Ground Guide

1st match attended: Ipswich Town vs Newcastle United (Friendly) 26/7/2004

Last match attended: Ipswich Town vs Doncaster Rovers (CHA) 3-2 22/1/2011 Visit report


Leeds United - Elland Road

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Nearest railway station: Cottingley (on Leeds to Huddersfield line), Leeds
Trivia: Elland Road was used in the film "The King;s Speech" as a double for Wembley Stadium (as well as Bradford's Rugby League Odsall Stadium)
Website: www.
Football Ground Guide

Match attended: Leeds United vs Southend United 2-0 (Championship) 28/10/2006


Middlesbrough - Riverside Stadium

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Nickname: Boro
Colours: Red shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1995
Famous Fans: Chris Rea
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Nearest railway station: Middlesbrough
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Match attended: 1/3/2011 Middlesbrough vs Nottingham Forest (CHA) 1-1  Visit report


Millwall - The New Den

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Famous Fans: Danny Baker
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Nearest railway station: South Bermondsey
Nearest tube station: Surrey Quays
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Match attended: Millwall vs Grimsby Town 3-1 (League One) 21/4/2002


Norwich & Peterborough Stand
Norwich City - Carrow Road

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Nearest railway station: Norwich
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1st match attended: Norwich vs Preston North End 2-0 (League Division One) 4/5/2003
Last match attended: Norwich vs Southend United 0-0 (Championship) 26/12/2006


Nottingham Forest - The City Ground

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Nearest railway station: Nottingham
Trivia: The ground is separated from Notts County's ground by the river Trent  
Website: www.
Football Ground Guide

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


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 - Loftus Road

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Nearest railway station: Shepherds Bush
Nearest tube stations: White City, Shepherds Bush
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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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Match attended: Reading vs Sunderland 0-2 (League Division 1) 20/3/2004


Sheffield United - Bramall Lane

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Match attended: Sheffield United vs Cardiff City 3-4 (Championship) 24/10/2009


Sheffield Wednesday - Hillsborough

Capacity: 39,812 (all seated)
Nickname: The Owls
Colours: Blue & white striped shirts, black shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1899
Famous Fans: Paul Carrack, David Blunkett, Thomas Craig
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Nearest railway station: Sheffield
Nearest Tram stops: Leppings Lane, Hillsborough
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Sheffield Wednesday Websiite

Football Ground Guide

Match attended: Sheffield Wednesday vs Southend United 3-2 (Championship) 24/2/2007


Sunderland - Stadium of Light 

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Match attended: Sunderland vs Liverpool 1-0 (Premiership) 17/10/2009 


Wolves - Molineux

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Nearest railway stations: Wolverhampton
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Match attended: Wolves vs Southend United (League Cup) 20/8/2009


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