Paul’s Groundhopping Plans for 2023-24

Paul Gerald · Profile
Paul’s Groundhopping Plans for 2023-24

Well, unless something major changes, my 2023-24 groundhopping run is complete. But I did finish the 92 this season as planned!

Last season’s tally was 65 games, adding 10 to my UK grounds list and leaving me at 85 of the current season’s 92 league clubs. Thirty-one of those 65 games were in Europe, adding 25 new grounds to that list, as well.

All told, as of the start of the 2023-24 season, I had been to 229 games at 134 different grounds around the UK and Europe.

2023-24 Groundhopping

  • August 5: Accrington Stanley 3-0 Newport County for ground #86.
  • August 6: Leeds 2-2 Cardiff City to check out our Leeds hospitality option.
  • August 8: Wrexham 0-0 Wigan, with the home team advancing on penalty kicks. I managed to buy a Wrexham ticket with a membership. That was ground #87.
  • August 11: Burnley 0-3 Manchester City at Turf Moor, where we also sell tickets.
  • August 12: Sheffield United 0-1 Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane, where I am happy to say we have tickets again.
  • August 13: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool at our “Group Groundhop.”
  • August 19 I: Wolves 1-4 Brighton
  • August 19 II: Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle
  • August 26: Bradford City 1-0 Crewe Alexandra
  • August 28: York City 1-3 Rochdale
  • September 2: FC United of Manchester 1-0 Barnoldswick Town (FA Cup)
  • September 5: Wimbledon 1-1 Stevenage (EFL Trophy)
  • September 9: Exeter City 1-2 Leyton Orient, ground #89
  • September 16: Fulham 1-0 Luton Town
  • September 17: Millwall 0-3 Leeds United
  • September 19: Barcelona 5-0 Royal Antwerp (Champions League), to see our Barcelona tickets in their temporary stadium.
  • September 20: Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin (Champions League
  • September 24: Rangers 1-0 Motherwell
  • September 26: Mansfield Town 2-2 Peterborough (EFL Cup) for ground #90. Mansfield advanced on penalties.
  • September 30: Lincoln City 2-0 Cheltenham Town for ground #91
  • October 3: Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Millwall for ground #92!
Written By Paul Gerald
Paul Gerald, Owner and Founder of Groundhopper Soccer Guides · Profile
Paul is a traveler, writer, publisher and soccer freak. He started Groundhopper Soccer Guides as EnglishSoccerGuide.com in 2014. When he's not kicking around England working on this site and his book, you can find him at Providence Park in Portland, cheering on the Portland Timbers.

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