Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 18th December

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Day 18 – Ground no. 7: Blundell Park, Grimsby

A Victorian pitch and the oldest stand still in use in the football league. A wooden stand, making the soundscape so different from modern concrete stands. Four stands in the ground, each erected when fortunes on the pitch gave financial spin-off. A history of the club and football architecture combined. The mist reminds you, that you are right next to the sea. The flood light pylons at times disappear in it. Surrounded by terraced streets, this ground has everything, except a standing terrace perhaps.

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7. Blundell Park, Grimsby Town

8. Griffin Park, Brentford

9. London Road, Peterborough

10. Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace

11. Bramall Lane, Sheffield United

12. Loftus Road, Queens Park Rangers

13. The City Ground, Nottingham Forest

14. Priestfield, Gillingham

15. Valley Parade, Bradford City

16. Villa Park, Aston Villa

17. Boundary Park, Oldham Athletic

18. Turf Moor, Burnley

19. Bootham Crescent, York City

20. Anfield Road, Liverpool F.C.

21. Elland Road, Leeds United

22. The County Ground, Swindon Town

23. St. Andrew’s, Birmingham City

24. St. James’ Park, Exeter City

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