Information about soccer stadiums in the UK and Europe

Premier League and Championship Stadium News

June 18, 2021

With the 2021-22 Premier League fixtures released, it is now time to start thinking about getting back to the grounds and enjoying the atmosphere of an English football game. With fans coming back to the stands, Groundhopper Soccer Guides has some updates on stadium projects in both the Premier League and the Championship. Everton's New…

Everton’s New Stadium Gets Government Approval

March 28, 2021

The path is cleared for Everton's new stadium to replace Goodison Park potentially as early as 2024. English football clubs are constantly weighing tradition versus economics, the past versus the future. For clubs like Everton, this often comes down to where you play your games. Do you preserve the history in your current ground or…

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Flying into London, Looking for Soccer Stadiums

March 11, 2021

If you are lucky enough to fly into London on a clear day and pass over the central part of the city, you are treated to one of the great city views on Earth. You can also see quite a few soccer stadiums, if you know where to look. Here's a quick guide from Groundhopper…

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Let’s Geek Out Over Football Stadiums in England!

February 3, 2021

It should go without saying that we at Groundhopper Guides love us some English football stadiums, even the crappy ones, and especially the classic ones. So if you're anything like us and you want to get a look at all the football stadiums in England, even virtually, then here are some links and YouTube channels…

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A Guide to the Must See Historic Football Stadiums in England

December 20, 2020

One of the best things about seeing games in person is that many of the English football stadiums are worthy destinations in their own right. So here's our football ground guide of stadiums in England that we think should be at the top of your groundhopping wish list. What makes English Football Grounds so Great?…

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South London Club Dulwich Hamlet Given Go-Ahead for New Ground

September 26, 2020

Dulwich Hamlet, a fun and interesting sixth-tier club in South London's Southwark neighborhood, has been given the go-ahead for a new stadium on its current site. I got to see them on their triumphant return to Champion Hill after a difficult time being locked out of their own ground. I found them to be a…

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A Look at Brentford’s New Stadium

September 23, 2020

Brentford FC in West London was always at the top of my list for people who wanted to see English soccer beyond the Premier League -- before they were promoted to the Premier League for the 2021-22 season (the first time in the top tier since 1946-47). Up until the 2020-21 season, it was all…

Take a Tour of the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

December 24, 2019

Ever since Tottenham Hotspur opened their new stadium in North London, people have been flocking there for both games and tours. I managed to take a tour of the new Spurs stadium so here are a few notes and photos from the experience. How Do You Tour Tottenham Stadium? On the one hand, it's pretty…

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Tour St. James’ Park at Newcastle United

May 2, 2019

Taking a tour of St. James' Park, home of Newcastle United FC, is like visiting the city's cathedral. I assume Newcastle, a wonderful and historic city, has a fine cathedral ... somewhere. But without a doubt the biggest house of worship in town, the one that inspires the most devotion and passion, the one you…

Tour Old Trafford Stadium at Manchester United

April 25, 2019

Taking the stadium tour of Old Trafford at Manchester United really brings home the fact that, in England, there is no stadium and no club like the one in the red half of Manchester. Any Liverpool and Manchester City fan reading this is no doubt howling, but as a neutral, I have to point out…

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