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Five unique stadiums from around the world
15:00 Monday 2nd November 2020

We've all seen games at impressive stadiums. Whether it's on TV or in person, most football fans have become quite used to the beautiful game being played against the stunning backdrop of the Nou Camp or Old Trafford. But when all's…

12 abandoned Football League grounds
17:30 Friday 31st January 2020

The UK’s football landscape changed markedly in recent decades and not just in cultural terms. The money, media hype and pampered players all turned the game into more of a television show than a sport but the most striking…

Pique, Giovinco, Ibra file 'class action suit' over insufficient grounds
15:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Major League Soccer plays a summer schedule, UEFA in the winter but players on either side of the North Atlantic share a common aversion to artificial turf. Not only do they prefer a natural surface, they expect groundskeepers to maintain their…

10 Fascinating grounds
08:00 Friday 9th February 2018

I’ve always been fascinated by stadiums. Not just the ones that house teams I love. I’ve taken in batting practice at Yankee Stadium, seen the post-Pele Cosmos at the Meadowlands (still boasting Franz Beckenbauer, Carlos Alberto…

Wanda Metropolitano, home of Atletico Madrid will host 2019 Champions League final
17:30 Friday 22nd September 2017

Atletico Madrid began life at their new impressive Wanda Metropolitano stadium when the new season kicked off earlier this month and it was announced this week that the venue has now been chosen to host the 2019 Champions League final. The…

Premier League
Premier League football grounds and their development plans
09:30 Friday 19th May 2017

If you were watched the Tottenham vs Manchester United game earlier this month, you could not have missed that it was the final game at White Hart Lane. Tottenham have had plans to move into a new stadium, but on their current site. As the…

Non League
Four National North and South clubs excluded from National North and South playoffs
18:36 Monday 1st May 2017

Darlington, Hungerford Town, Poole Town, and Wealdstone were told just before their season's final weekend that, even if they finished their league campaigns among their respective divisions' top five, none would be allowed to complete in the…

Non League
Visiting the world’s oldest football club - Sheffield F.C.
13:15 Friday 21st April 2017

Having thoroughly enjoyed my Non-League day out to Ilkeston F.C., I felt it only right to visit yet another lower tier side, this time historical Sheffield F.C., recognised by FIFA as the world's oldest club. I took to "The Club's" ground for…

Premier League
West Ham board announce changes but will they make a difference?
11:00 Wednesday 11th January 2017

For many Hammers supporters, West Ham's "dream" move to the London Stadium has been more of a nightmare thus far. Only time will tell as to whether or not critics of the move will hold the same opinion come three or four years time. But for…

Stand up if you want terraces back
13:05 Thursday 13th October 2016

The recent troubles experienced at West Ham's new home, The London Stadium, have brought sharply into focus an issue that since 1994-95 has always been present but rarely reported on, that of the persistent standing of fans in seated areas.…

3 football stadiums you have to visit!
12:03 Tuesday 9th August 2016

If you can find a football fan that does not like visiting football stadiums, then I will be very surprised! Travelling to different stadiums is the best part of the football experience. However, small or large a stadium is, the atmosphere…

Champions League
Allianz Arena Tour
12:52 Tuesday 24th November 2015

As part of a sporadic series of Stadium tours, new IRAIW author Luke Griffin takes a look at the impressive Allianz Arena, home of course to Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 München Travel writing about football is always something I've wanted to…

Stadium Tour - Prague
22:01 Thursday 5th July 2012

Over the last few weeks, we have been treated to some of the very best football stadiums in Europe at the European Championships in Kyiv, Donetsk and more.However, in a bid to edge away from the Euros - which everyone seems to be writing about…