Fitbawbaggery in Numbers #2 – 181 Grounds (2019/20 End of Season Count, 32 added)

With the season not going quite to plan I failed to reach the milestone set of two hundred by the end of the season. This challenge was on course to be carried out as there were seventeen new grounds knocked on the head due to the bat pandemic which would have taken me to one hundred and ninety eight. I also have Brann and Shamrock Rovers booked for July which don’t look like they will materialize. This puts a dent in my further challenge of four hundred by my fortieth. (November 2024). But I will still give it a bash. Before I started my Highland League challenge I was on 64 grounds . These accumulated from watching Aberdeen, Buchanhaven Hearts, Formartine United and the Highland League. In just over four years since the day in Keith I have managed to visit a further one hundred and seventeen in the following fifty two months which is actually twenty six months due to my month on month off rotation in Africa. This meaning I am averaging a new ground every week I am home from work. But this will rise significantly due to Wee Man now accompanying me and my season ticket at Pittodrie being jettisoned as every ground is pretty much a new ground these days. Two hundred and nineteen to go in fifty four months until my fortieth. That’s a average of eight grounds every month I am home(without factoring in bat flu). Challenge accepted. Roll on Accrington Stanley

I really wish I started “officially” ground bothering at a younger age than thirty one as the enjoyment is endless

Below is the full updated list as of the end of 2019/20 season. (New additions marked with ***)

SCOTLAND

ABERDEEN LADS CLUB – Jamieson Park

ABERDEEN- Pittodrie Stadium

AIRDRIEONIANS – Excelsior Stadium

ALBION ROVERS – Cliftonhill

ALLOA ATHLETIC- Recreation Park

ANNAN ATHLETIC – Galabank

ARBROATH- Gayfield

ARBROATH VICTORIA – Ogilvie Park***

AUCHINLECK TALBOT – Beechwood Park

AYR UNITED – Somerset Park

BANCHORY ST TERNAN-Milton Park

BANKS O’ DEE – Spain Park

BATHGATE THISTLE – Creamery Park***               

BEITH – Bellsdale Park***

BLACKBURN UNITED – New Murrayfield Park***

BLAIRGOWRIE – Davie Park

BRECHIN CITY- Glebe Park

BRORA RANGERS – Dudgeon Park

BROUGHTY ATHLETIC- Claypotts Park

BUCKIE THISTLE- Victoria Park

BURGHEAD THISTLE- Forest Park

CAMELON-Carmuirs Park

CARNOUSTIE PANMURE – Laing Park

CELTIC- Celtic Park

CLACHNACUDDIN – Canal Park***

CLACHNACUDDIN- Grant Street Park

CLYDE/CUMBERNAULD COLTS-Broadwood Stadium

COLONY PARK – Colony Park

COUPAR ANGUS – Foxhall Park

COVE RANGERS- Allan Park

COVE RANGERS – Balmoral Stadium

COWDENBEATH – Central Park

CRUDEN BAY- Bayfield

CULTER – Crombie Park

CUMNOCK – Townhead Park***

DEVERONSIDE- Canal Park

DEVERONSIDE – Macduff Sports Complex***

DEVERONVALE- Princess Royal Park

DOWNFIELD- Downfield Park

DUMBARTON- Boghead Stadium

DUMBARTON-The Dumbarton Football Stadium

DUNDEE- Dens Park

DUNDEE UTD- Tannadice Park

DUNDEE VIOLET-Glenesk Park

DUNFERMLINE- East End Park

DUNIPACE – Westfield Park***

DUFFTOWN – Webster Park

DYCE – Ian Mair Park

EAST END – New Advocates Park

EAST FIFE- New Bayview

ELGIN CITY- Borough Briggs

ELLON THISTLE/ELLON UNITED– The Meadows

FALKIRK- Brockville Park

FALKIRK – Falkirk Stadium***

FORFAR ATHLETIC- Station Park

FORFAR WEST END – Strathmore Park

FORMARTINE UTD- North Lodge Park

FORRES MECHANICS- Mossset Park

FRASERBURGH- Bellslea Park

FRASERBURGH UNITED – College Park

FORT WILLIAM- Claggan Park

GLENTANAR- Woodside

GREENOCK MORTON – Cappielow Park

HALL RUSSELL- Denmore Park

HEARTS- Tynecastle Stadium

HERMES –Lochside Park

HIBERNIAN- Easter Road

HILL OF BEATH – Kiers Park***

HUNTLY – Christie Park

HURLFORD UNITED – Blair Park***

INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE- Caledonian Stadium

INVERURIE LOCO WORKS- Harlaw Park

ISLAVALE – Simpson Park***

KEITH- Kynoch Park

KELTY HEARTS – New Central Park***

KILMARNOCK- Rugby Park

KIRRIE THISTLE – Westview Park***

LARGS THISTLE – Barrfields***

LEWIS UNITED- Chris Anderson Stadium

LINLITHGOW ROSE-Prestonfield

LOCHEE UNITED – Thomson Park

LONGSIDE- Davidson Park

LOSSIEMOUTH- Grant Park

MAUD – Pleasure Park

MONTROSE – Links Park

MONTROSE ROSELEA – Broomfield Park

MOTHERWELL- Fir Park

NAIRN COUNTY- Station Park

NEWBURGH THISTLE – Gallowshill Park

NEWMACHAR UNITED – Charlie Gordon Park***

PARKVALE – Findon

PARTICK THISTLE- Firhill Stadium

PETERHEAD-Balmoor Stadium

PETERHEAD-Recreation Park

POLLOK – Newlandsfield Park

QUEENS PARK/SCOTLAND- Hampden Park

RAITH ROVERS – Starks Park

RANGERS- Ibrox Stadium

ROSS COUNTY-Victoria Park

ROTHES- Mackessack Park

SAUCHIE – Beechwood Park***

SHOTTS BON ACCORD – Hannah Park

ST CUTHBERT WANDERERS – St Marys Park***

ST JOHNSTONE- McDiarmid Park

STENHOUSEMUIR/EAST STIRLINGSHIRE- Ochilview Park

STIRLING ALBION – Forthbank Stadium

STONEHAVEN – Glenury Park

STONEYWOOD – Polo Park

STRATHSPEY THISTLE- Seafield Park

SPARTANS – Ainslie Park***

SUNNYBANK- Heathryfold

TAYPORT – The Canniepart

TURRIFF UTD- The Haughs

WHITBURN-Central Park

WHITEHILLS – School Park

WICK ACADEMY- Harmsworth Park

WILSONS XI- Hillhead

AUSTRIA

AUSTRIA VIENNA – Ernst Happel Stadion (Austria Vienn 0 v 0 AEK Athens, Europa League, 7/12/17)

RAPID VIENNA – Weststadion (Rapid Vienna 2 v 2 Mattersburg, Bundesliga, 9/12/17)

CZECH REPUBLIC

DUKLA PRAGUE – Stadion Juliska (Dukla 0 v 2 Teplice, Czech First League, 2/12/17)

SLAVIA PRAGUE – Eden Arena (Slavia 2 v 1 Banik Ostrava, Czech First League, 1/12/17)

SPARTA PRAGUE – Generali Arena ( Sparta 3 v 0 Mlada Boleslav, Czech First League, 3/12/17)

GERMANY

BAYERN MUNICH- Allianz Arena (Bayern Munich 5 v 1 Aberdeen, UEFA CUP, 28/2/08)

BORUSSIA DORTMUND- Westfallenstadion (Borussia Dortmund 8 v 4 Legia Warsaw, Champions League, 22/11/16)

FORTUNA DUSSELDORF – Esprit Arena (Fortuna Dusseldorf 1 v 0 Sandhausen, 2.Bundesliga, 2/2/18)

FSV FRANKFURT- Frankfurt Volksbank Stadion, (FSV Frankfurt 3 v 3 St Pauli, 2.Bundesliga,7/4/12)

ROT WEISS OBERHAUSEN – Niederrheinstadion (Rot Weiss Oberhausen 1 v 1 Rot Weiss Essen, Regionaliga West, 27/4/18)

ENGLAND

BERWICK RANGERS – Shielfield (Berwick Rangers 1 v 0 Stirling Albion, League 2, 4/8/18)

BLACKBURN ROVERS-Ewood Park (Blackburn Rovers 2 v 0 Bradford City, 29/3/18)

BLYTH SPARTANS – Croft Park (Blyth Spartans 3 v 1 Stranraer, Friendly, 29/6/19)***

CARLISLE UNITED – Brunton Park (Carlisle United 1 v 0 Lincoln City, League 2, 19/4/19)

FULHAM- Craven Cottage (Fulham 2 v 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premiership, 11/9/10)

MANCHESTER UTD- Old Trafford (Manchester United 2 v 0 Bolton Wanderers, Premiership, 27/9/08)

MIDDLESBROUGH – The Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough 2 v 0 Bolton Wanderers, Championship 19/9/19)

NEWCASTLE UTD- St James’ Park (Newcastle 0 v 0 Fulham, Premiership, 13/11/10)

NOTTINGHAM FOREST- City Ground (Nottingham Forest 1 v 3 PSV , Friendly, 27/7/11)

SUNDERLAND – The Stadium of Light (Sunderland 5 v 0 Tranmere Rovers, League 1, 22/10/19)***

WIGAN- JJB Stadium (Wigan Athletic 2 v 1 Manchester City, Premiership, 28/9/08)

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS- Molineux (Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 v 0 Besiktas, Europa League, 12/12/19)***

FRANCE

AMIENS – Stade de la Licornes (Amiens P v P Stade de Reims, Ligue 1, 4/12/19)***

LE HAVRE – Stade Oceane (Le Havre 2 v 0 Le Mans, Ligue 2, 3/12/19)***

ITALY

AC MILAN/INTERNAZIONALE – San Siro (AC Milan 0 v 0 Napoli, Serie A, 15/4/18)

ATALANTA – Stadio Atleti D’Azzuri (Atlalanta 0 v 0 Internazionale, Serie A, 14/4/18)

BOLOGNA – Stadio Renato Del’Arra (Bologna 0 v 1 Juventus, Serie A, 24/2/19)

BRESCIA- StadioMario Rigamonti (Brescia 1 v 1 Carpi, Serie B, 14/4/18)

FIORENTINA – Stadio Artemio Franchi (Fiorentina 3 v 3 Internazionale, Serie A, 24/2/19)

PERUGIA- Stadio Renato Curi (Perugia 0 v 1 Cosenza, Serie B ,23/2/19)

ROMA/LAZIO-Stadio Olimpico (Roma 1 v 3 Lazio, Serie A, 30/4/17)

THE NETHERLANDS

ADO DEN HAAG – ADO Den Haag Stadion (ADO Den Haag1 v 0 Vitesse, Eredivisie, 8/2/18)

AGOVV APPELDOORN -Sportpark Berg and Bos Stadion (Hvidorve 14s 2-0 Colombia 14s, April 1999)

AJAX- Amsterdam ArenA (Ajax 5 v 0 NEC Nijmegen, Eredivisie, 20/11/16)

AZ ALKMAAR- AFAS Stadion (AZ Alkmaar 2 v 2 PEC Zwolle, Eredivisie, 30/9/18)

CAMBUUR – Cambuur Stadion (Cambuur 0 v 1 Roda JC, eerste Divisie, 28/9/18)

DE GRAFSCHAAP – De Vijverberg (De Grafschaap 2 v 0 Roda JC, Eerste Divisie, 14/2/20)***

DHSC – Sportpark Wesley Sneijder (DHSC 1 v 2 Rijnvogels, Hoofdeklasse, 15/2/20)***

EXCELSIOR – Van Dong and De Roo Stadion (Excelsior 1 v 0 VVV, Eredivisie, 29/9/18)

FEYENOORD – De Kuip (Feyenoord 0 v 0 PEC Zwolle,Ererdivisie, 14/10/17)

FORTUNA SITTARD – Fortuna Sittard Stadion (Fortuna Sittard 0 v 0 Emmen, Eredivisie, 15/2/20)***

GO AHEAD EAGLES – De Adelaarhorst (Go Ahead Eagles 2 v 1 Almere City, Eerste Divisie, 18/1/19)

HEERENVEEN – Abe Lenstra Stadion (Heernveen 2 v 2 VVV, Eredivisie, 24/4/19)

NEC NIJMEGEN – Goffert Stadion (NEC Nijmegen 2 v 1 RKC Waalwijk, Eesrte Divisie, 23/4/19)

PEC ZWOLLE – Ijsseldelta Stadion (PEC Zwolle 1 A v A 2 Groningen, 25/4/19)

TWENTE- Grolsch Veste Stadion (Twente 2 v 2 Cambuur, Eesrste Divisie, 3/5/19)

UTRECHT -Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht 1 v 0 Sparta Rotterdam, Eredivisie, 7/2/18)

VITESSE – Gelredome (Vitesse 4 v 2 Heerenveen, Eredivisie, 16/2/20)***

WILLEM II- Koning Willem II Stadion (Willem II 3 v 1 Twente, Eredivisie, 15/10/17)

NORTHERN IRELAND

CLIFTONVILLE – Solitude (Cliftonville 4 v 0 Barry Town United, Europa League Pre -qualifier, 4/7/19)***

DUNGANNON SWIFTS – Stangmore Park (Dungannon Swifts 3 v 1 Glentoran, Irish Premier Division, 17/8/19)***

NORWAY

FRIGG-Torteborg Kungstress (Frigg 1 v 0 IF Ready, 3. Division, 24/6/17)

VALERENGA/NORWAY- Ulleval (Valerenga 2 v 0 Lillestrom ,Eliteserien, 24/6/17)

PORTUGAL

BELENENSES – Estadio Nacional (Belenenses 1 v 2 Porto, Taca da Liga, 30/12/18)

SPORTING CP – Estadio Jose Alvelade (Sporting 2 v 1 Belenenses, Primera Liga 3/1/19,)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

DUNDALK-Oriel Park (Dundalk 5 v 0 Finn Harps, LOI Premier Division, 16/8/19)***

SPAIN

ATLETICO MADRID-Vicente Calderon (Atletico Madrid 2 v 0 Aberdeen, UEFA Cup, 29/11/07)

SD PORTMANY-Campo Municipal (Huddersfield Town 1 v 0 Swindon, Ibiza Cup, 19/7/06)

SWIZERLAND

AARAU-Stadion Brugglifeld (Aarau 3 v 5 Luzern, Schweizer Pokal 1/3/17)

BASEL-St Jakob Park (Basel 3 v 1 FC Zurich, Schweizer Pokal 2/3/17)

LUZERN-Swissproarena (Luzern 1 v 1 Grasshopper Club Zurich , Swiss Super League, 5/3/17)

YOUNG BOYS- Wankdorf Arena ( Young Boys 3 v 2 Thun, Swiss Super League 4/3/17)

WALES

 CARDIFF CITY-Ninian Park (Cardiff City 1 v 2 Sheffield Wednesday, EFL Championship, 7/4/2007)

COLWYN BAY -Llanellian Road (Colwyn Bay 1 v 0 Airbus, Welsh League, 6/12/19)***

The season started at Dunipace v Edinburgh United
….and abruptly finished forty two matches and thirty two new grounds after Vitesse v Heerenveen
The season also brought Wee Man his first foreign ground……
…..and his fiftieth ground (great club to have it at too)

Published by pacman1903

Once a football fan. Now a football nerd

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