3rd Division/League 1

Accrington Stanley - The Crown Ground 

Capacity: 5,057 (2,000 seats) 
Nicknames: Stanley, Spaccy, The Reds
Colours: Red shirts, red shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1968
Famous Fans: Jon Anderson, David Lloyd
Mascot: Winstan the Dog
Nearest railway station: Accrington (Preston to Bradford/Leeds line)
Trivia: The original founder members of the football league in 1888 were callled "Accrington" and not "Accrington Stanley" as many think. The present Accrington Stanley was formed in 1968

Accrington Stanley FC Website

Football Ground Guide

Match attended: Accrington Stanley vs Southend United 5/4/2011 3-1 (LD2) For report press here


AFC Wimbledon - The Cherry Reds Records Stadium

Capacity: 4,720 (1,265 seats)
Nickname: The Dons/The Wombles
Colours: Blue shirts, blue shorts
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Famous Fans: Alun Armstrong, June Whitfield, Arthur Smith
Mascot: Haydon the Womble
Nearest railway station: Norbiton (on the London Waterloo to Kingston-upon-Thames line)
Trivia: The ground belongs to Kingstonian FC
Website

Football Ground Guide

Match attended: AFC Wimbledon vs Newport County 2-2 (Blue Square premiership) 30/8/2010


Blackpool - Bloomfield Road

Capacity: 16,000
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

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


Bristol Rovers - The Memorial Stadium

Capacity: 12,001
Nickname: Gasheads, Pirates
Colours: Blue & white squared shirts,
Year Ground Opened: 1921
Famous Fans: Ronnie Size,
Mascot: Pete the Pirate
Nearest railway station: Filton Abbey Parkway (on Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway line)
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Match attended: Bristol Rovers vs Huddersfield Town 1-0 (League One) 22/08/09


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


Coventry City - Ricoh Arena 

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Eddie Jordan, Alistair MacGowan, Brian McFadden
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Nearest railway station: Coventry
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Match attended: Coventry vs Southend United 1-1 (Championship) 30/12/2006


Doncaster Rovers - Keepmoat Stadium

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Match attended: Doncaster vs Southend United 3-1 (League One) 29/12/2007


Fleetwood Town - Highbury Stadium

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Nearest Railway Staions: Blackpool North/Poulton-le-Flyde
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Match attended: Fleetwood Town vs Southend United (LD2) 26/4/2014 1-1


Gillingham - MEMS Priestfield Stadium

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Match attended: Gillingham vs Southend United 1-2 (League 1) 1/10/2005


Oxford United - Kassam Stadium

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Nearest railway station: Oxford
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1st match attended: Oxford United vs Southend United 0-1 (League Division 3) 24/8/2002
Last match attended: Oxford United vs Southend United 0-2 (League 2) 1/1/2011 Visit report here 


Peterborough United - ABAX Stadium

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Nearest railway station: Peterborough (on London Kings Cross to York line)
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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


Portsmouth - Fratton Park

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Nearest railway station: Fratton
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Match attended: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United 0-0 (Premiership) 12/4/2008


Rochdale - Spotland

Capacity: 10,249
Nickname: The Dale
Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1906
Famous Fans: Lisa Stansfield, Tommy Cannon
Mascot: Desmond The Dragon
Nearest railway station: Rochdale (Manchester Victoria to Bradford Interchange)
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Rochdale Website

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Match attended: Rochdale vs Carlisle United 23/4/2011 For visit report press here


Shrewsbury Town - Greenhous Meadow

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Colours: Blue shirts, white shorts
Year Ground Opened: 2007
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Nearest railway station: Shrewsbury
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1st match attended: Shrewsbury Town vs Leicester City 0-5 (Friendly) 25/7/2009
Last match attended: Shrewsbury Town vs Stockport County 2-0 (LD2) 16/4/2011 For visit report press here


Southend United - Roots Hall

Capacity: 12, 392 (all seated)
Nickname: The Shrimpers, The Blues, Seasiders
Colours: Navy Blue shirts and shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1955
Famous Fans: Alison Moyet, Terry Alderton, Phil Jupitas
Mascots: Sammy The Shrimper / Elvis J.Eel
Nearest railway station: Prittlewell (on London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria line)
Trivia: Roots Hall was officially opened by Sir Stanley Rous, later to become president of FIFA

Southend United Website

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1st Match attended: Southend United vs Hartlepool United 3-3 (League Division 4) 9/11/1985
Last match attended; Southend United vs Stevenage Town 3-1 (League 2 Play off 2nd leg) 14/5/2015 


Sunderland - Stadium of Light 

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


Wycombe Wanderers - Adams Park

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Year Ground Opened: 1990
Famous Fans: Bill Turnbull 
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Nearest railway station: High Wycombe (on the London Marylebone to Birmimgham Snow Hill Chiltern route)
Trivia: Wycombe Wanderers share the ground with London Wasps rugby union team
Website: www.
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Match attended: Wycombe vs Southend United (League 2) 0-2 26/12/2004


Bolton Wanderers - Macron Stadium

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

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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.
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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

Rotherham United - New York Stadium

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Year Ground Opened: 2012
Famous Fans: The Chuckle Brothers. 
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Nearest railway station: Rotherham
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Match attended: Rotherham vs Nots County LD1 6-0 1/3/2014 For match report press here 

Lincoln City - Sincil Bank

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Nearest railway station: Lincoln
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Match attended: Lincoln vs Morecambe 1-3 (League 2) 5/4/2010

Milton Keynes Dons - Stadium mk

Capacity: 30,000
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Mascot: Mooie
Nearest railway stations: Fenny Stratford, Bletchley
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Match attended: MK Dons vs Southend United 2-0 (League 1) 28/12/2008

Tranmere Rovers - Prenton Park

Capacity: 16,567
Nickname: Rovers
Colours: White shirts and shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1912
Famous Fans: Patricia Routledge, Glenda Jackson, Ray Stubbs, Jonathan Dimbleby
Mascot: Rover The Dog
Nearest railway stations: Rock Ferry, Birkenhead Central (Chester to Liverpool Central line)
Trivia: Prenton Park was used as a neutral venue for the EUFA Cup 1st round match between Rangers and Shelbourne in 1998 due to fears of sectarian violence

Tranmere Rovers Website

Football Ground Guide

Match attended: Tranmere vs Southend United 0-0 (League 1) 21/1/2006