Darlington Farwells Feethams

*This is the first in a series by Paul Town on his reflections on different stadia and football clubs. Paul has visited hundreds of grounds throughout the UK, as a fan of Bradford City and more recently as a professional painter.

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I Heart Non-League

*Tony Incenzo, a football journalist with Talk Sport and fan of Queens Park Rangers has visited some 2,000 football grounds. By the age of 17, he had visited all 92 grounds in the English Football League (see the video at ...

Visiting Stadia

I first learned about the practice of groundhopping through someone who has now become a friend. He is from Kiel in northern Germany and his name is Hendrik. I met him in Prague, where he presented on groundhopping as practiced by ...

Footyscape

*This article was originally published on Kunci’s website, here, in June, 2013.

Footy is geographical. Footy relates to space. A space that is personal, local and national. Footy  occupies the space of its consumer. One watches the game enshrouded by a ...

Groundhopping Hamburg

The term ‘groundhopping’ has been used since the late 1980s and is made up of the two English words ‘ground’ and ‘to hop’. Groundhoppers are people who cross national borders, and travel within their own country, to see as many football stadiums ...

Kyocera Stadium and Fan Surveillance

Take the train to Den Haag Laan van Nieuw-Oost Indies train station, and then the #3 tram in the direction of Zoetermeer to Forepark. From there, descend the stairs to the underpass, turn right, walk along the dual carriageway and go past ...

Amsterdam Olympic Stadium

/1/ A stadium has multiple lives: it’s an architectural structure that can serve grand political interests and ideologies, as well as those more local. In de Certeau’s terms, a stadium is a kind strategy, and within it, and around it, users make ...

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium

Gelora Bung Karno Stadium is one of the great Sukarno-era monuments of Jakarta. It is the home of Persija football club and also the offices of the PSSI – The Indonesian Football Federation. (Official page is here, Persija, and fans page, ...