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view of football from behind the goal at brentford community stadium

Brentford

June 29, 2022

What was once a trip to the past for a classic old-school ground is now an up-and-coming story playing out in a brand-new stadium. LOCATION: In the western part of Greater London, about an hour west of the center by train CONTACT: brentfordfc.com, 0208 847 2511, #BrentfordFC NICKNAMES: The Bees, which came about in the…

Arsenal Europa League Draw

Arsenal

June 29, 2022

​​This club has a magnificent stadium, a trophy-filled cabinet, worldwide support, and has recently put itself back in the conversations as one of the best clubs in England. Arsenal is a giant club striving to recreate those former days of glory. LOCATION: Islington, North London CONTACT: arsenal.com, 020 7619 5003, #WeAreTheArsenal NICKNAMES: The Gunners Groundhopper…

Middlesbrough

May 17, 2022

A classic yo-yo club, Middlesbrough have spent all but two seasons since World War II in the top two tiers but have just one major trophy to their name. LOCATION: Teesside, named for being along the River Tees, is three hours north of London by train, two and a half hours from Manchester, and one…

Liverpool

April 26, 2022

Mighty Liverpool dominated the English game from the 1960s through the 1980s, earning them a worldwide following. They are now back at the top, and Anfield remains a must-see stop on a groundhopping tour—if you can get in. LOCATION: Liverpool is two and a half hours from London’s Euston station and just under an hour…

Newcastle United

April 8, 2022

If you’re measuring clubs by stadium size and fan base—as opposed to, say, recent success—then Newcastle is one of the biggest clubs around, with an amazing stadium and supporters who finally have an ownership group they’re excited about. LOCATION: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, about three hours by train from London and 90 minutes from Edinburgh CONTACT: nufc.co.uk, 0844…

Manchester United Old Trafford stadium

Manchester United

March 22, 2022

Manchester United is a giant club with a giant stadium, a collector of championships, and a global brand that is loved all over the world and hated all over England. They have also been on a mission to reclaim their former place atop the league. LOCATION: Manchester, which is two and a half hours from…

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