Top English Football Ground Advent Calendar 2018: 19th December

06 Carlisle (6)

Day 19 – Ground no. 6: Brunton Park, Carlisle United

Perilously close to a river. In a residential area, close to the city centre. Brunton Park has it all. A fabulous standing terrace with an iconic triple, triangle roof. A mainstand with wooden floor under the seats – and a paddock for standing at the front. Fabulous floodlight pylons. But the most special thing, perhaps, is the new cantilevered East Stand. It stands 20 yards to the north of the playing pitch, as the club intended to renew all four stands and move the ground 20 yards in the process. They only got to the first stand…

 

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6. Brunton Park, Carlisle United

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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