7th - Ex-football League Grounds

Arsenal - Highbury / Arsenal Stadium

Capacity at closure: 39,419
Record attandance: 73,295 vs Sunderland 9/3/1935
Year ground opened: 1918
Year ground closed: 2006
Current usage: flats, though two of the stands have been preserved within the development
Nearest underground station: Arsenal
Nearest railway station: Finsbury Park
Trivia: It was used regularly as a venue for FA Cup semi-finals, as well as England International matches and the 1948 Olympic Games

Website

Football Ground Guide

1st match attended: Arsenal vs Leeds United (LD1) 2-0 10/12/1978
Last match attended: Arsenal vs Middlesborough 2-1 (PRE)  29/12/2001


Barnet - Underhill

Capacity: 6,200 (2,254 seats)
Nickname: The Bees
Colours: Amber and Black shirts, black shorts
Year Ground Opened: 1907
Famous Fans: John Motson
Mascot: Mr Bumble
Nearest railway station: New Barnet (London Kings Cross to Stevenage Line)
Nearest tube station: Barnet (Northern Line - Barnet branch)
Trivia: Underhill is also used by Arsenal reserves and there is an annual friendly between the two teams because of this

Barnet FC Website


Football Ground Guide

1st Match attended: Barnet vs Southend United 0-2 (League Division 3) 1/5/1999
Last match attended: Barnet vs Southend United 0-1 (FA3) 5/11/


Brighton & Hove Albion - Withdean Stadium 

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Nearest railway station: Preston Park
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Website: www.
Football Ground Guide

1st Match attended: Brighton vs Huddersfield Town 0-0 (League One) 24/3/2007
Last match attended: Brighton vs Southend United 2-3 (League One) 19/9/2009 


Cardiff City - Ninian Park

Capacity at clsoure: 21,508
Record attendances:
57,893 Cardiff City vs Arsenal 22/4/1953
62,634 Wales vs England 17/1/1959
Year ground opened: 1910
Year ground closed: 2009
Current usage: housing development
Nearest railway station: Ninian Park
Trivia: Pope John Paul II had a rally here in 1982  

Website

Football Ground Guide

Match attended: Cardiff vs Southend United 2-0 (LD3) 28/11/1998 


Chester - Sealand Road

Capacity on closure: 6,000
Record attendance: 20,378 vs Chelsea 16/1/1952
Year ground opened: 1906
Year ground closed: 1990
Current usage: Out of town shopping park
Nearest railway station: Chester
Trivia: The roof from the main stand was sold to Port Vale, where it covers the away fans end

Website

Football Ground Guide - surprisingly hasn't got any information about Sealand Road

1st match attended: Chester vs Brentford (LD4) 18/9/1968
Last match attended: Chester vs Shrewsbury Town (LD3) 16/4/1979 ?

 


Chesterfield - Saltergate

Capacity on closure: 8,504
Record attendance: 30,561 vs Tottenham Hostspur 1938
Year Ground Opened: 1871
Year ground closed: 2010
Current usage: derelict
Nearest railway station: Chestefield
Trivia: Saltergate was used in the film "The Damned United" as Derby County's Baseball Ground

Website

Football Ground Guide - no information provided on Saltergate

Match attended: Chesterfield vs Port Vale (L2) 28/3/2009


Colchester United - Layer Road

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1st match attended: Colchester vs Southend United


Darlington - Darlington Arena

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Match attended: Darlington vs Accrington Stanley 03/10


 

Maidstone United - Watling Street

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Match attended: Maidstone United vs Southend United


Milton Keynes Dons - National Hockey Stadium

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Match attended: MK Dons vs Southend United 


Morecambe - Christie Park

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Match attended: Morecambe vs Rochdale 09/09 


Oxford United  - The Manor Ground

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1st match attended: Oxford United vs Brighton & Hove Albion 1977


Reading - Elm Park

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Match attended: Reading vs Southend United


Rotherham United - Don Valley Stadium

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Nearest railway stations: Meadowhall/Sheffield
Nearest tram station: Arena/Don Valley Stadium
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Match attended: Rotherham vs Chesterfield 3-1 (League 2) 5/9/2009


 

Rushden & Diamonds - Nene Park

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Website: www.
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Match attended: Rushden vs Southend United


Stoke City - Victoria Ground

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Match attended: Stoke City vs Leeds United 09/1971 


West Ham United - Upton Park

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1st match attended: West Ham vs Newcastle United (Division 2) 16/10/1979
Last match attended: West Ham vs Leicester City 1-0 (Premiership) 12/1/2002


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