Wednesday 7 February 2024

GROUNDS VISITED WATCHIN' NUFC (1st visits) (Updated: 'high noon bells' Wedinzday 7th February 2023)

 (1st visits)  last coont 368 (369 IF you include Motspur Park, Fulham from ootside, coz they wouldn’t let us in!)

I woz asked a question a while back az to just how many groonds I had visited to watch NUFC teams!
My reply woz "Ower 300!"
Which brought a look of bemusement from the person who asked the question!
When yoo 'fink' aboot it, there ARE anly 92 leegue groonds and when aa started coontin' the groonds I had been te in the 1980's the total woz aboot 63 or 64!

Then add in aall the European groonds and resorve and junior groonds a'v visited since and the total rose dramatically!
When a'd 'done the ton' (Tranmere in 1991) aa honestly thought that it woz impossible to de 200 (Ayr United)---never mind 300 (the reeel Stadium of Light, home of Benfica!)

Well!, below iz mee record of groonds visited ower the last 50 odd years!
(More details will be added to teams played etc --WHEN? aa get time!)

PS: Glennn from Ashington haz done more groonds!----390 plus, includin' many trainin groond games (ie: games on fields!)
John 'The Undertaker' had done 333 by 2014
He woz on hiz way to New Zealand to watch The Toon 5 years ago, when alang with 'Liam from the Lamp', hiz plane woz shot doon ower the Ukraine and nearly 300 people died!
John's total would now be in the 380's!--while Liam woz hiz 'apprentice' with 80 odd groonds

The anly othaa Toon fan who haz done more than 300 groonds iz's very own 'Biffa the Beer', with 360 (plus) Toon groonds under hiz belt!
When 'The NUFC mad-sad groundhoppers visited Spotland, Rochdale in the FA Cup (groond 346) in 2020 it meant that a'd now followed The Toon away for SEVEN decades from the 1960s to 2020s! (Quick!---pass mee zimmer frame!)

Fink (the mad-sad groundhopper!) (368 and coontin'!) (369 IF yoo include Motspur Park, Fulham from ootside, coz they wouldnt let us in!)

GOLD = 1st team games
YELLOW = Mixed team friendlies (ie: 1st team, reserve team and junior team mix)
BLUE = European competitions and other overseas friendly games
PINK = Reserve/U23/U21 teams
GREEN = Academy/U19/U18/U16 games
MAROON = Scottish friendly games
MAROON/BLUE = Scottish/European game 

Decade by decade record


001 st james park. newcastle (v coventry city)

 002 joker park. blunderland

 003 anfield. liverpool

 004 arsenal stadium. arsenal

 005 molineux. wolves

 006 loftus road. qpr

 007 maine road. man city

 008 the dell. southampton

 009 boleyn ground. west ham

 010 ibrox park.glasgow. rangers (inter cities fairs cup)

 011 highfield road. coventry


012 redheugh park. gateshead

 013 city ground. nottm forest

 014 selhurst park. crystal palace

 015 bloomfield road. blackpool

 016 goodison park. everton

 017 filbert street. leicester

 018 the victoria ground. stoke

 019 the hawthorns. west brom

 020 leeds road. huddersfield

 021 edgar street. h******d!

 022 bramall lane. sheff united

 023 the baseball ground. derby

 024 stamford bridge. chelsea

 025 old trafford. man united

 026 white hart lane. spurs

 027 ayresome park. boro

 028 old show ground. scunthorpe

 029 elland road. leeds

 030 hillsborough. sheffield (v burnley)

 031 wembley stadium (v liverpool)

 032 brunton park. carlisle

 033 st andrews. birmingham

 034 turf moor. burnley

 035 sealand road. chester

 036 fellows park. walsall

 037 kenilworth road. luton

 038 portman road. ipswich

 039 burnden park. bolton

 040 boothferry park. hull

 041 london road. peterborough

 042 racecourse ground. wrexham

 043 gateshead stadium. gateshead

 044 shielfield park. berwick rangers (v N/cleX1)

 045 the den. millwall

 046 abbey stadium. cambridge

 047 meadow lane. notts county

 048 the valley. charlton athletic

 049 eastville stadium. bristol rovers

 050 craven cottage. fulham

 051 goldstone ground. brighton

 052 brisbane road. orient (they added 'leyton' later)

 053 boundary park. oldham

 054 deepdale. preston north end

 055 home park. plymouth argyle

 056 vetch field. swansea


 057 st james park. exeter city

 058 carrow road. norwich city

 059 oakwell. barnsley

 060 millmoor. rotherham united

 061 the victoria ground. hartlepool

 062 ewood park. blackburn rovers

 063 gay meadow. shrewsbury

 064 blundell park. grimsby

 065 ninian park. cardiff city

 066 manor ground. oxford

 067 fratton park. portsmouth

 068 feethams. darlington

 069 palmerston park. queen of the south

 070 easter road. hibernian

 071 portland park. ashington

 072 valley parade. bradford city

 073 vicarage road. watford

 074 croft park.blyth

 075 villa park. aston villa

 076 douglas bowl. douglas (v isle of man X1). isle of man

 077 castletown (v portsmouth). isle of man

 078 ferens park. durham city

 079 hillheads. whitley bay

 080 odsal stadium. bradford city

 081 plough lane. Wimbledon

 082 tynecastle park. hearts

 083 athletic ground. scarborough

 084 cappilow park. morton

 085 st james park. alnwick

 086 dens park. dundee

 087 federation park. dunston

 088 york street. boston

 089 starks park. raith rovers

 090 dean court. bournemouth

 091 elm park. reading

 092 county ground. swindon


093 vale park. port vale

 094 new huish park. yeovil

 095 mcdiamid park. st johnstone

 096 east end park. dunfermline

 097 ashton gate. bristol city

 098 twerton park. bath (v bristol rovers)

 099 home park. coldstream (n/cle X1)

 100 prenton park. tranmere rovers

 101 gresty road. crewe

 102 roots hall. southend

 103 benwell training ground. newcastle (v leeds juniors)

 104 millfield ground. crook town

 105 bootham crescent. york city

 106 belle view. doncaster rovers

 107 field mill. mansfield town

 108 griffin park. brentford

 109 porta elisa. lucchese. Italy (anglo Italian cup)

 110 stadio san nicola. bari. Italy (anglo Italian cup)

 111 castle ward sports centre. ponteland

 112 glanford park. scunthorpe

 113 derwent park. annfield plain

 114 the glebe ground. whickham

 115 normanby road. southbank (v mboro juniors)

 116 backworth park. west allotment

 117 springfield park. wigan (v leeds res)

 118 kingsway. bishop Auckland

 119 recreation park. murton

 120 the victoria pleasure grounds. goole (won 10-0)

 121 windsor park. belfast. northern Ireland (friendly)

 122 maiden castle. durham (v Hartlepool juniors--won 10-1)

 123 bosoilstadion. antwerp. Belgium (uefa cup)

 124 estadio san mames. athletic bilbao (uefa cup)

 125 kimberley park. Prudhoe (Northumberland senior cup)

 126 mcalpine stadium. Huddersfield (v h,field juniors) (also been for 1st team games)

 127 bower fold. stalybridge (v oldham res)

 128 nene park. Rushden and diamonds

 129 wheatsheaf ground. rtm newcastle

 130 Victoria road. hebburn

 131 celtic park.glasgow. celtic

 132 the shay. halifax (v leeds res)

 133 the riverside stadium. middlesbrough

 134 sam smiths sports ground. benfield park (now Newcastle Benfield)

 135 central avenue. billingham (v mboro juniors)

 136 bucks head. telford (v wolves res)

 137 athletic club ground . darlington (v darlo juniors) (northern int league--won 9-0)

 138 gigg lane. bury (v man u res)

 139 haig avenue . southport (v liverpool res)

 140 albany park. Washington (v man c u19s)

 141 meadow park. ryhope (v rosenburg juniors)

 142 sincil bank. lincoln

 143 stade constant vanden stock. brussels. belgium (v anderlecht) (friendly)

 144 orjans vall. halmstad. Sweden (uefa cup)

 145 ulloi ut. ferencvaros. hungary (uefa cup)

 146 blue flames sports ground. benton (v darlo juniors) (also reserve games)

 147 blackhall welfare ground. blackhall (v hpool juniors)

 148 stade st. symphorien. metz. france (uefa cup)

 149 doctor pitt welfare park. bedlington

 150 stade louis II. as monaco. france (uefa cup)

 151 wentworth park. hexham (v northumberland fa X1)

 152 lansdowne road. dublin. ireland

 153 victory park. chorley

 154 stadio dino manuzzi. cesena. italy (v juventus) (friendly)

 155 new ferens park. durham city

 156 stadion maksimir. zagreb. Croatia (champions league)

 157 craik park. morpeth town

 158 respublikansky stadion. kiev. Ukraine (champions league)

 159 dean street. shildon (v darlo juniors)

 160 monchester sports centre. walker central

 161 recreation ground. chesterfield

 162 philips stadion. psv eindhoven. Holland (champions league)

 163 bescott stadium. walsall (v villa res)

 164 deva stadium. chester

 165 pride park. derby

 166 nou camp. barcelona. spain (champions league)

 167 reebok stadium. lostock. bolton

 168 broadhall way. stevenage

 169 thorpe arch grange. wetherby (v leeds juniors)

 170 dalymount park. dublin. bohemians. Ireland (friendly)

 171 carlisle grounds. bray. Ireland (friendly)

 172 the brewery field. spennymoor

 173 kingston park. newcastle (v wrexham res)

 174 jna stadium. partisan belgrade. yugoslavia (now Serbia) (champions league)

 175 mckendrick villas. cowgate. newcastle (v lemington)

 176 ewan fields. hyde (v stockport res)

 177 rockcliffe park. hurworth (v mboro juniors)

 178 the riverside. chester le street (v man c u17s)

 179 ecco stadion. s-hertogenbosch. holland (v den bosch) (friendly)

 180 sportspark kranenmortel. dearne. holland (v sv dearne) (friendly)

 181 stadion de braak. helmond. holland (v helmond sport) (friendly)

 182 almondville stadium. Livingston

 183 tannadice park. dundee united

 184 madejski stadium. reading

 185 brittannia stadium. stoke city

 186 ruhrstadion. Bochum.germany ( v vfl bochum) (friendly)

 187 belle view park. consett

 188 stadion bulgarska armia. sofia. Bulgaria (uefa cup)

 189 stadion letzigrund donnerstag. fc zurich. Switzerland (uefa cup)

 190 stadio olympico. rome. Italy (uefa cup)


191 stadium of "ssshhhh!". blunderland

 192 auto quest stadium. widnes (v everton res)

 193 rfk stadium. washington dc. usa (v dc united) (friendly)

 194 crew stadium. columbus. ohio. usa (v columbus crew) (friendly)

 195 borough park. workington

 196 de kuip stadium. rotterdam. holland  (v feyenoord) (friendly)

 197 monjuic/olympic stadium. barcelona. spain (v espanyol)

 198 knowsley road. st helens (v liverpool res)

 199 new broomfield park.airdrie (v airdrieonians) (friendly)

 200 somerset park. ayr united (friendly)

 201 bullocksteads. newcastle (v everton u17s)

 202 daknam stadium. lokeren. Belgium (inter toto cup)

 203 galabank. annan athletic

 204 olympic stadium. munich. germany (v munich 1860) (inter toto cup)

 205 wheatley park. garforth (v northern alliance u19s)

 206 stade l'aube. troyes. france (inter toto cup final 1st leg)

 207 king george v playing fields. guisborough

 208 christie park. Morecambe (v Blackburn reserves)

 209 estadia nuevo colombino. heulva. spain (v rd heulva) (n/cle reserves)

 210 racecourse ground. durham (v mboro u19s)

 211 st marys stadium. southampton

 212 ralph gardner park. north shields

 213 sportspark 't slot. rotterdam. holland (v  vv capelle) (friendly)

 214 wetherby road. harrogate (v harrogate town)

 215 killingworth young persons centre. killingworth (v walker central   u18s)

 216 olimpijski stadion. fk zeljeznicar.sarajevo (champions league)

 217 stadio delle alpi.juventus.italy (champions league)

 218 lyme valley stadium.newcastle u lyme (v stoke u19s)

 219 bay arena. Bayer Leverkusen. Germany (champions league)

 220 san siro. Inter milan. Italy (champions league)

 221 new douglas park.hamilton

 222 kc stadium.hull

 223 raydale park.gretna

 224 county ground.Leyland (v Bolton res)

 225 little Benton. Newcastle (v Barnsley u19s)

 226 mycom stadium. Breda. France

 227 st Jacobs park. basel. switzerland 

 228 walkers stadium. Leicester

 229 belle vue. leeds (leeds res)

 230 ullevaal stadium. Valarenga. Norway

 231 estadi son moix. Rcd Mallorca. Mallorca. Spain

 232 reynolds arena. Darlington. (darlington res) (Newcastle reserve reserves!)

 233 moss lane. Altrincham (v man u res)

 234 city of manchester stadium. Man city

 235 stade velodrome. Olimpique Marseille. France

 236 ramat gan stadium. Tel aviv. Isreal (v hapoel bnei sak)

 237 nea smymi stadium. Athens. Greece (v panionios)

 238 stade auguste bonal, Sochaux. France

 239 damson park. solihull (Birmingham res)

 240 aggborough. Kidderminster (v wba res)

 241 abe lenstra. Herenveen. Holland

 242 georgios kar. Athens. Greece (v olympiakos)

 243 sports city. (Man city res)

 244 jose avalade. Lisbon. Portugal (v Sporting Lisbon)

 245 millenium stadium. Cardiff (v Man u)

 246 mestsky stadium. Dubnica.slovakia

 247 razor stadium. Deportevo. Spain

 248 la roseleda. Malaga. Spain

 249 robin park. Wigan (v wigan res)

 250 kingsley park. ryton        

 251 jjb stadium. wigan

 252 west terrace. waterhouses (v esh winning)

 253 south leeds stadium. leeds  (v leeds reserves)

 254 darsley park. benton.newcastle (v Middlesbrough u18s)

 255 whaddon road cheltenham

 256 aresen stadion. lillestrom. Norway (v lillestrom sk) 

 257 skonto stadium. riga. latvia (v fk ventspils)

 258 a le coq arena. Tallinn. Estonia (v levadia Tallinn)

 259 estadio renzo barbera. palermo. sicily . Italy (Palermo)

 260 emirates  (v arsenal)

 261 commerzbank arena. Frankfurt. Germany (v eintract Frankfurt)

 262 jules ottenstadion. gent. Belgium (v sv zulte waregem) 

 263 dsb stadion. Alkmaar. Holland (v az Alkmaar)

 264 halliwell jones stadium warrington (v everton res)

 265 victoria stadium/marston's arena. Northwich. Cheshire (v man u res)

 266 keepmoat stadium Doncaster

 267 ricoh arena. Coventry

 268 welfare ground. hetton le hole (s/land res)

 269 church road. north ferriby (hull res)

 270 tallaght stadium Dublin ( v shamrock rovers) (friendly)

 271 woodhorn lane ashington

 272 cardiff city stadium. cardiff city

  273: don valley stadium. Sheffield (v R/ham res)


 274 liberty stadium. Swansea  

  275 crown ground .Accrington  

  276 champions hill stadium. dulwich hamlet (u18s)  

  277 great barr. west brom  (v wba res) 

  278 leighsports village stadium. leigh. (v Blackburn res) 

  279 shirecliffe. Sheffield (v sheff u u18s)

  280 veld 7. almere. Holland (res v almere city)  

  281 b2 net stadium. chesterfield (v c/field res)  

  282 parc y scarlets. Llanelli (v Swansea res)

  283 amex stadium. falmer (v brighton)  

  284a and 284b academy of sshh (yee naa wot). cleadon (v s'land u18s & u16s) 

  285 NOT motspur park. london (v Fulham res through a fence!) 

  285a and 285b middlewood. Sheffield (v sheff wed u18s)

  286 brockhall academy .Blackburn (v b/burn u18s) 

  287 gellert stadium.chemnitz. germany (v chemnitzer)

  288 estadio Algarve. faro. Portugal  

  289 kyocera stadion. the hague. holland (v den haag)

  290 municipal stadium of peristeri. Athens. greece (v atromitos)

  291 estadio dos barreiros. maritime. madeira  

  292 bulls cross training (v spurs reserves)

  293 jan breydel stadion. brugge. Belgium  

  294 underhill. barnet. London (v arsenal u18s)  

  295 stade chaban delmas. Bordeaux.france  

  296 silverlake stadium eastleigh (v southampton res)  

  297 metalist stadium. karkiv. ukraine  

  298 luzhniki stadium. Moscow. russia (v anzi)  

  299 clayton wood. stoke (v stoke u21s)

 300 estadio da luz. Lisbon. Portugal (v benfica)

  301 fir park. motherwell  

  302 rugby park. kilmarnock (u21s v Kilmarnock X1)

  303 st Mirren park. paisley. (v St Mirren) 

  304 globe arena. morecambe 

  305 Pirelli stadium burton (v aston villa u21s)

  306 belle vue stadium. consett  

  307 NOT! woodside park bishop's stortford (match postponed at last minute!)

  307a and 307b aon training complex. Carrington. manchester (v man u u18s & 16s)

  308 veltins arena .Gelsenkirchen. germany (v west ham & shalke 04)

  309 priesfield stadium. Gillingham  

  310 meadow park. Borehamwood. london (v arsenal u21s) 

  311 grounsell park .heaton stannington  

  312 platt lane academy man city (v man city u18s) 

  313 bigges main wallsend (u21s v wallsend bc senior X1)

  314 the new den millwall (v millwall u18s)

  315 lostock bolton (v Bolton u18s)  

  316 oakwood training centre. derby (v derby u21s)

  317 city football academy complex (pitch 8) v manchester city u18s)

  318 new manor ground. Ilkeston  

  319 broadfield stadium crawley (v brighton U21s)

  320 horsfall stadium. bradford pa (u21s v Bradford pa)

  321 victoria road.dagenham. essex (v west ham res)  

  322 new york stadium Rotherham  

  323 roundwood pavilion. (v Rotherham u23s)

  324 kassam stadium. oxford
  325 turnbull ground. Whitby {v celtic u23s}

326 opel arena. mainz. Germany

  327 st George's park. near burton. (v stoke u23s)
  328 heritage park. near bishop Auckland (v Middlesbrough u23s)
  329 Weston homes community stadium. Colchester (v Colchester u23s)

 330 London stadium. stratford .London (v whu)

 331 edgeley park. stockport (v burnley u23s)

 332 braken moor lane. stocksbridge (v sheff U u23s)

 333 adams park. high wycombe (v reading u23s)

 334 holker street. barrow

 335 richmond park, dublin, ireland (v St Pats Athletic)

 336 trungle parc, mousehole (v Bolton u18s)

337 estadio dragoa. porto. Portugal

338 nethermoor park. guiseley (v leeds u23s)

339 kingfield stadium. woking (v reading u23s)

340 hibernian training ground. near Tranent (v Hibs u21s)

341 tottenham hotspur stadium. London

342 moss rose. Macclesfield (u21s v Macclesfield's 1st team)

343 roy west centre. hull (u23s v hull u23s)

344 new meadow. shrewsbury (u21s v Shrewsbury's 1st team)

345 rush green. romford (v west ham u23s)


346 spotland. rochdale

347 LNER stadium, york

348 blackwell meadows, darlington 

349 liberty way, nuneaton (v birmingham u23s)

350 clarence park, st albans (v watford u23s)
351 seagrave traing ground, leicester (v leicester u18s)

352 north street, alfreton (v nottingham forest u23s)

353 perth green, jarrow (v s/land u15s)

354 brentford community stadium, brentford, london

355 the walk, king's lynn (v norwich u23s)

356 saalfelden arena, saalfelden, austria (v munich 1860)

357 grenzlandstadion, kufstein, austria

358 bodymoor heath, nr tamworth  (v villa u21s)

359 arrowmark home improvements stadium, birtley (v leeds u15s)

360 nigel doherty academy, nottingham (v forest u21s

361 loughborough university stadium, loughborough (v derby u21s)

362 powerday stadium, london (v brentford 'b')

363 centro sportivo, milan, italy (v ac milan u19s)

364 brakel training ground, dortmund, germany (v dortmund u19s)

365 signal induna park, dortmund, germany (v dortmund)

366 stade georges-lefevre, paris, france (v psg u19s)

367 parc dez princes, paris, france (v psg)

368 eco giants stadium, clitheroe (v fleetwood u21s)





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