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Yeah, hello.

 

Somebody linked this site on another forum and it looked quite nifty. It tells you what are the "Top 10" closest football stadiums to where you currently live. It uses GOOGLE MAP TECHNOLOGY~! so it should be at least somewhat accurate. Here is the link. Knock in your post-code and that's you..

 

http://www.footyroots.co.uk/

 

Mine are...

 

1. Celtic (1.0 m) Celtic Park

 

2. Queens Park (2.1 m) Hampden Park

 

3. Partick Thistle (2.5 m) Firhill Stadium

 

4. Rangers (3.1 m) Ibrox Stadium

 

5. St Mirren (7.7 m) St Mirren Park

 

6. Hamilton Academical (8.3 m) New Douglas Park

 

7. Albion Rovers (8.5 m) Cliftonhill Stadium

 

8. Clyde (9.7 m) Broadwood Stadium

 

9. Airdrie United (10.5 m) Excelsior Stadium

 

10. Motherwell (10.9 m) Fir Park

Thanks!

 

ADDED: Been to every stadium except Clyde's Broadwood. That's in the middle of nowhere, isn't it?

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From my place of birth:

1. Wolverhampton Wanderers (1.9 m)

Molineux

 

2. Walsall (5.6 m)

Banks's

 

3. West Bromwich Albion (9.1 m)

The Hawthorns

 

4. Aston Villa (11.5 m)

Villa Park

 

5. Birmingham City (13.5 m)

St Andrews

 

6. Burton Albion (24.6 m)

Pirelli Stadium

 

7. Stoke City (26.3 m)

Britannia stadium

 

8. Coventry City (27.8 m)

Ricoh Arena

 

9. Shewsbury Town (28.0 m)

Prostar Stadium

 

10. Port Vale (30.6 m)

Vale Park

 

Good job I support Wolves, I'm with Frank Skinner on the "pin, piece of string and map" theory of who you should support, Wednesfield Town aren't that list though, I used to love go watching them on the Sundays after a Saturday Wolves game in my younger days, fantastic Breakfast in a Bun for only

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1. Alloa Athletic (0.7 m)

Recreation Park

2. Stirling Albion (4.9 m)

Forthbank Stadium

3. Stenhousemuir (5.6 m)

Ochilview Park

4. East Stirlingshire (5.6 m)

Ochilview Park

5. Falkirk (7.2 m)

Falkirk Stadium

6. Dunfermline (13.5 m)

East End Park

7. Clyde (14.9 m)

Broadwood Stadium

8. Cowdenbeath (17.0 m)

Central Park

9. Airdrie United (18.4 m)

Excelsior Stadium

10. Livingston (18.5 m)

Almondvale Stadium

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1. Celtic (1.3 m)

Celtic Park

2. Queens Park (3.6 m)

Hampden Park

3. Partick Thistle (4.3 m)

Firhill Stadium

4. Rangers (5.3 m)

Ibrox Stadium

5. Albion Rovers (6.2 m)

Cliftonhill Stadium

6. Hamilton Academical (6.6 m)

New Douglas Park

7. Clyde (8.2 m)

Broadwood Stadium

8. Airdrie United (8.2 m)

Excelsior Stadium

9. Motherwell (9.0 m)

Fir Park

10. St Mirren (10.0 m)

St Mirren Park

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1. Crewe Alexandra (12.1 m)

Alexandra Stadium

2. Macclesfield Town (19.4 m)

Moss Rose

3. Manchester United (20.2 m)

Old Trafford

4. Liverpool (20.3 m)

Anfield

5. Tranmere Rovers (20.5 m)

Prenton Park

6. Everton (20.9 m)

Goodison Park

7. Port Vale (21.0 m)

Vale Park

8. Stockport County (21.1 m)

Edgeley Park

9. Wigan Athletic (21.9 m)

DW Stadium

10. Manchester City (23.7 m)

City of Manchester Stadium

 

My dad was a Man City fan, gave up watching football before I was born and never took me to a game (his mum was Mancuncian). My mum supports Middlesbrough (and her mum was from Liverpool). I was born in Crewe, have lived in Northwich all of my life (go to Vics games occasionally) and I some how ended up supporting Liverpool.

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1. Hull City (3.4 m) Kingston Communications Stadium

2. Scunthorpe United (14.0 m) Glanford Park

3. Grimsby Town (19.1 m) Blundell Park

4. Doncaster Rovers (31.2 m) Keepmoat Stadium

5. Lincoln City (34.9 m) Sincil Bank

6. Barnsley (43.7 m) Oakwell

7. Rotherham United (46.3 m) Don Valley Stadium

8. Leeds United (46.5 m) Elland Road

9. Sheffield Wednesday (48.5 m) Hillsborough

10. Sheffield United (48.8 m) Bramall Lane

 

My 10th one is the furthest away so far. Anyone beat that? Would imagine someone in the North east or Cumbria would have a shot.

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1. Birmingham City (2.3 m)

St Andrews

 

2. Aston Villa (3.6 m)

Villa Park

 

3. West Bromwich Albion (6.7 m)

The Hawthorns

 

4. Walsall (9.5 m)

Banks's

 

5. Coventry City (13.6 m)

Ricoh Arena

 

6. Wolverhampton Wanderers (15.4 m)

Molineux

 

7. Burton Albion (25.0 m)

Pirelli Stadium

 

8. Leicester City (29.9 m)

Walkers Stadium

 

9. Derby County (33.8 m)

Pride Park Stadium

 

10. Stoke City (38.3 m)

Britannia stadium

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My 10th one is the furthest away so far. Anyone beat that? Would imagine someone in the North east or Cumbria would have a shot.

I can easily beat that.

 

1. Cardiff City (4.9 m)

Cardiff City Stadium

 

2. Bristol City (23.4 m)

Ashton Gate

 

3. Bristol Rovers (24.3 m)

Memorial Stadium

 

4. Swansea City (34.8 m)

Liberty Stadium

 

5. Hereford United (40.6 m)

Edgar Street

 

6. Yeovil Town (45.2 m)

Huish Park

 

7. Cheltenham Town (52.9 m)

The Abbey Business Stadium

 

8. Exeter City (58.0 m)

St James' Park

 

9. Swindon Town (58.9 m)

County Ground

 

10. AFC Bournmouth (79.1 m)

Fitness First Stadium

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We haven't got much choice on the Isle of Wight but i do play for my local team.

 

1. Portsmouth (12.1 m) Fratton Park

2. Southampton (14.9 m) The St Mary's Stadium

3. AFC Bournmouth (24.0 m) Fitness First Stadium

4. Aldershot Town (44.6 m) The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground

5. Brighton and Hove Albion (50.7 m) Withdean Stadium

6. Reading (51.8 m) Madejski Stadium

7. Yeovil Town (62.7 m) Huish Park

8. Swindon Town (63.3 m) County Ground

9. Wycombe Wanderers (67.8 m) Adams Park

10. Brentford (69.4 m) Griffin Park

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My 10th one is the furthest away so far. Anyone beat that? Would imagine someone in the North east or Cumbria would have a shot.

 

I can easily beat that as well:

 

1. Exeter City (18.2 m) St James Park

2. Plymouth Argyle (19.1 m) Home Park

3. Yeovil Town (56.4 m) Huish Park

4. Cardiff City (70.4 m) Cardiff City Stadium

5. Swansea City (77.8 m) Liberty Stadium

6. Bristol City (80.9 m) Ashton Gate

7. Bristol Rovers (84.3 m) Memorial Stadium

8. AFC Bournemouth (86.0 m) Fitness First Stadium

9. Southampton (107.4 m) The St Mary's Stadium

10. Swindon Town (112.9 m) County Ground

 

They obviously haven't updated that site in a while so Torquay aren't on it though according to rough measurements from google maps it's about 12 miles as the crow flies to Plainmoor.

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1. Middlesbrough (5.1 m)

Riverside Stadium

2. Hartlepool United (8.7 m)

Victoria Park

3. Darlington (9.4 m)

Northern Echo

4. Sunderland (22.6 m)

Stadium of Light

5. Newcastle United (29.0 m)

St.James' Park

6. Bradford City (56.7 m)

Coral Windows Stadium

7. Leeds United (56.8 m)

Elland Road

8. Burnley (65.8 m)

Turf Moor

9. Carlisle United (66.1 m)

Brunton Park

10. Huddersfield Town (66.8 m)

Galpharm Stadium

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1. Liverpool (3.2 m)

Anfield

2. Everton (3.5 m)

Goodison Park

3. Tranmere Rovers (7.2 m)

Prenton Park

4. Wigan Athletic (12.5 m)

DW Stadium

5. Bolton Wanderers (17.7 m)

Reebok Stadium

6. Manchester United (24.5 m)

Old Trafford

7. Preston North End (25.1 m)

Deepdale

8. Blackburn Rovers (26.3 m)

Ewood Park

9. Bury (26.3 m)

Gigg Lane

10. Blackpool (26.9 m)

Bloomfield Road

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If I were growing up where I was born today, this would be my "local" league team situation:

 

1. Colchester United (28.7 m)

Weston Homes Community Stadium

2. Tottenham Hotspur (31.1 m)

White Heart Lane

3. Barnet (31.3 m)

Underhill Stadium

4. Dagenham and Redbridge (32.2 m)

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stadium

5. Leyton Orient (33.0 m)

Matchroom Stadium

6. West Ham United (34.2 m)

Boleyn Ground

7. Arsenal (34.9 m)

Emirates Stadium

8. Watford (37.2 m)

Vicarage Road

9. Charlton Athletic (37.3 m)

The Valley

10. Southend United (37.4 m)

Roots Hall

 

The only (albeit significant change in terms of distance) change when I was growing up there was that Cambridge Utd were still in the League at 18.6 miles door to door but even then that was a fair distance away. Unsurprisingly, most of my mates supported Spurs or Man Utd but seldom went to a game.

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