Grounds/Clubs Visited (including pre-Manchopping)

Welcome to Manchopper’s Ventures! Click the link on to a featured club below (or scroll through the respective Steps below) to read about the match, ground, history and more about both the home side and the day in general, usually featuring me drinking & getting lost. How can you resist…..?

Legend: (  )- League competed in during last visit.

*- Competition played in during blog visit.

#(P) – Since promoted following last visit.

#(R) – Since relegated following last visit.

#(S) – Switched leagues following last visit



Dual Purpose/ Non-Regular Venues:

AJ Bell Stadium – Manchester City EDS /Manchester United u21 (Premier League 2) * Premier League Cup

City Football Academy Stadium – Manchester City u23 (Premier League 2)

Clay Lane – Altrincham Reserves (Cheshire League 2)

Lancashire FA HQ, Leyland(Blackpool Wren Rovers vs Prestwich Heys – Lancashire Shield Q-F)

Leigh Sports Village – Manchester United u18/u23 (u21 Premier League)

Liverpool County FA, Walton Park – (Eagle Sports vs Byrom – Liverpool Challenge Cup Final)

Murrayfield – Heart of Midlothian (Scottish Premiership)

Partington Leisure Centre – (Flixton vs Trafford – Friendly)

Stanley Park Oval(Squires Gate vs Wanderers – Friendly)

Ten Acres Lane(AVRO vs Elton Vale – Manchester League Premier Division)

Wembley Stadium – England (England vs Nigeria – International Friendly)


El Tomillar – Atletico Benamiel (Liga Primera Andaluza Gr.3) * Torneo Ricardo Campos (Friendly)

Municipal S’Arenal – U.D. Arenal (Primera Regional Preferente de Mallorca) * Ciutat Llucmajor (Friendly)


Celtic Park – Celtic (Premiership) * Scottish FA Cup

Raydale Park – Gretna 2008 (Lowland League)

Shielfield Park – Berwick Rangers (League 2)


Alyn Park – Mold Alexandra (Cymru Alliance) #(R)

Bangor Stadium – Bangor City (Welsh Premier League) * Welsh Cup

Bastion Gardens – Prestatyn Town (Cymru Alliance) * Friendly #(P)

Belle Vue – Rhyl (Cymru Alliance)

Cae-y-Castell – Flint Town United (Cymru Alliance)

Cae Ffwt – Glan Conwy (Welsh Alliance) * Friendly

Deeside Stadium – Connah’s Quay Nomads (Welsh Premier League) * Friendly

Maesdu Road – Llandudno (Cymru Alliance) * Friendly #(P)

Recreation Ground – Prestatyn Sports (Welsh Alliance)

The Globe Stadium – Buckley Town (Cymru Alliance) * Friendly #(R)

The New Stadium – Holyhead Hotspur (Cymru Alliance) * Friendly

The Riverside Stadium – Penycae (Welsh National League Premier (Wrexham Area)) * Friendly 

The Rock – Cefn Druids (Welsh Premier League) * Welsh Cup

Vicarage Hill – Rhostyllen (Welsh National League Premier (Wrexham Area)) * Welsh Trophy

Liverpool County Premier League:

The Racecourse – Aintree Villa (Division 2) * Friendly

Altrincham & District League:

Moss View Road – Partington Rovers (Division ‘AA’)

Lancashire & Cheshire League:

Flixton Fields – Old Stretfordians/Aldermere (Division 1/’A’) (Field)

Hough End – Chorltonians FC (Premier) #(R) (Field)

Kings Road – Whalley Range (Premier)

Millgate Lane – Bedians AFC (Premier) * Friendly

Lancashire Amateur League:

Failsworth Sports Centre – Failsworth Dynamos (Premier)

Mid-Lancashire League:

BAC/EE Sports Club – Newman College (Premier)

Altcar Road – Richmond FC (Liverpool Old Boys League Division 2) #(S)/#(P)

Staffordshire County Senior League:

Ball Haye Green Sports Club – Ball Haye Green (Premier)

Central Midlands Football League:

Watnall Road – Hucknall Town (South)

West Riding County Amateur Football League:

Summerhill Lane (Doris Wells Memorial Field) – Steeton (Premier) * League Cup

West Yorkshire League:

Adel War Memorial Ground – Leeds City (Premier)

Manchester Football League:

Butler Park – Atherton Town (Division One) * Friendly

Churchill Playing Fields – Uppermill (Division One)

Cromley Road – Stockport Georgians (Premier) * Friendly

Crompton House School – Heyside (Division One) #(P)

Crossford Bridge – Old Altrinchamians (Premier)

Elton Vale Sports Club – Elton Vale (Premier) #(R)

Irlam Steel Recreation Ground – Irlam Steel (Division One)

Manchester Regional Arena – Manchester Central (Division One)

New Alder Park – AFC Monton (Premier)

Oakwood Farm – Wilmslow Albion (Division One) * Friendly

Rowton Park – Chapel Town (Premier) #(R)

Salford Sports Village – Beechfield United (Division 1)

The Oldham Academy North – Royton Town (Premier)

Whitebank Stadium – AVRO (Premier) * Friendly

Woodhams Park – Dukinfield Town (Premier)

Wright Robinson College – East Manchester (Division 1) #(P)

West Lancashire League:

Centurion Park – Leyland United (Division 1) * Friendly

Queen Victoria Street – Mill Hill St. Peter’s (Division 1) * Friendly

St.John’s Park – Ladybridge (Division 1) * Friendly #(R)

Tempest Road – Tempest United (Premier Division) * WLL Richardson Cup

Thomason Fold – Turton (Premier Division)

Westhead Road – Croston Sports (Division 2) * Friendly

West Cheshire League:

North Field/Jericho Lane – South Liverpool (1st Division)

Rivacre Park – Vauxhall Motors (1st Division) * FA Vase

Cheshire League:

Bennett’s Recreation Centre – Greenalls Padgate St. Oswald’s Reserves (Reserve Division 1)

Edge Green Lane – Ashton Town (NWCFL First Division) #(R)

Ericstan Park – Wythenshawe Town (League 2) #(P)

Gorsey Lane – Rylands (Premier)

Horwich Park – Whaley Bridge (Premier)

Manchester Road – Knutsford (Premier)

Norbreck Avenue/ The Heath – Linotype/Cheadle Heath Nomads (Premier)

Orford Jubilee Hub – Orford (League 2)

Park Stadium – Lostock Gralam (League 1)

Poynton Sports Club – Poynton (Premier)

Tetley Walker’s Club – Greenalls Padgate St. Oswald’s (Premier)

The Oxhays/Malpas Sports Club – Malpas (Premier)

Thornton Road – Eagle Sports (Premier)

Valley Road – Unicorn Athletic (League 2)

Viaduct Road – Broadheath Central (Altrincham & District League Division 1) #(S)

Whittles Park – Denton Town (Premier)

East Midlands Counties League:

Lenton Lane/Ron Steel Sports Ground – Dunkirk (Premier)

Midland League:

allpay. park – Westfields (Premier) * FA Cup

Farley Way Stadium – Quorn (Northern Premier League Division 1 South) * NPL President’s Cup #(R)

Oak Park – Walsall Wood (Division 1)

Shrewsbury Sports Village – Haughmond (Premier) * FA Cup

Northern Counties East League:

Cedar Ridge – Garforth Town (Premier Division)

Dennyfield – Thackley (Premier) * FA Cup

Flaxley Road – Selby Town (Division 1)

Inkersall Lane – Staveley Miners Welfare (Premier) * FA Vase

Oxford Street – Rossington Main (Division 1) * FA Vase

Sandygate – Hallam (Division 1)

Sandy Lane – Worksop Town (Northern Premier League Premier Division) #(R)

Sheerien Park – Athersley Recreation (Premier) * FA Cup

Station View – Harrogate Railway Athletic (Northern Premier League First Division North) #(R)

The Welfare Ground – AFC Emley (Division 1) * FA Vase

North West Counties League:

Abbey Stadium – Abbey Hey (Premier) * FA Cup

Adie Moran Park – Prestwich Heys (Manchester League Premier) #(P)

Andrew Street – Chadderton (First Division) * FA Vase

Arbories Memorial Sports Ground – Padiham (Premier) * FA Cup

Barton Stadium – Winsford United (Premier)

Booth Street – Congleton Town (Premier) * FA Cup

Brantingham Road – Maine Road (Premier)

Brocstedes Park – Ashton Athletic (Premier) * FA Cup

Brookburn Road – West Didsbury & Chorlton (Premier) Inter League Game at this venue

Church Lane – New Mills (Northern Premier League First Division North) #(R)

Crilly Park – Atherton Laburnum Rovers (First Division)

Halton Stadium – Widnes (First Division) * Friendly #(P)

Jepson Road – AFC Blackpool (Premier) #(R)

Keighley Road – Silsden (Premier) #(R)

Kirklands – Cammell Laird (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) #(R)

Linnets Stadium – Runcorn Linnets (Premier)

Litherland Sports Park – Litherland REMYCA (First Division) * Friendly

Mossie Park – Charnock Richard (First Division) * FA Vase #(P)

New Bucks Park – Bootle (Premier)

New Sirs – Daisy Hill (First Division) * Friendly

Park Road – Cheadle Town (First Division) Prior Visit

Pavilions – Runcorn Town (Premier) * FA Cup

Rakesmoor Lane – Holker Old Boys (First Division) * FA Cup

Sandbach Community Football Centre – Sandbach United (Cheshire League Premier) #(P) * JB Parker Cup

School Lane – Squires Gate (Premier)

Silentnight Stadium – Barnoldswick Town (Premier)

Silver Street – Irlam (Premier) * FA Vase

Stockport Sports Village – Stockport Town (First Division)

Victoria Park – Burscough (NPL First Division North) #(R)

Victoria Park – Nelson (Premier) #(R)

West View – Bacup Borough (Premier) #(R)

Yockings Park – Whitchurch Alport (First Division)

Northern League:

Dean Street – Shildon (First Division) * FA Cup

Southern League:

The Walks – King’s Lynn Town (Evo-Stik NPL Premier) #(S)

Northern Premier League:

Alder House – Atherton Collieries (NWCFL First Division) #(P)

Bower Fold – Stalybridge Celtic (National League North) #(R)

Bracken Moor – Stocksbridge Park Steels (Premier) #(R)

Butcher’s Arms – Droylsden (First Division North)

Cantilever Park – Warrington Town (First Division North) #(P)

Causeway Lane – Matlock Town (Premier)

Coach & Horses Ground – Sheffield FC (First Division South)

Dales Lane – Rushall Olympic (Premier)

Ewen Fields – Hyde United (Premier) * FA Cup #(R)

Giant Axe – Lancaster City (Premier) * FA Trophy

Harrison Park – Leek Town (First Division South) * FA Cup

Harry Williams Riverside Stadium – Ramsbottom United (First Division North) * FA Trophy

Hollinwood Road – Kidsgrove Athletic (First Division South) * FA Cup

Holt House – Colne (First Division North)

Hurst Cross – Ashton United (Premier) * FA Trophy

Ingfield – Ossett Town (First Division North)

Ings Lane – Tadcaster Albion (First Division North) * FA Cup

Irongate/ Sir Tom Finney Stadium – Bamber Bridge (First Division North)

Keys Park – Hednesford Town (Conference North) #(R)

Kirkby Road – Barwell (Premier)

Llanelian Road – Colwyn Bay (First Division North)

Lyme Valley Stadium – Newcastle Town (First Division South)

Mariners Park – South Shields (First Division North)

Marston Road – Stafford Rangers (Premier)

Moat Ground – Gresley (First Division South) * FA Trophy

Moss Lane – Altrincham (Premier) * FA Trophy Prior Visit

Parkside – Kendal Town (First Division North) * FA Trophy

Queen’s Terrace – Ossett Albion (First Division North)

Rossett Park – Marine (Premier)

Seel Park – Mossley (First Division North)

Shawbridge – Clitheroe (First Division North) * FA Trophy

Shawe View – Trafford (First Division North)

Silverlands – Buxton (Premier)

South Kesteven Sports Stadium – Grantham Town (Premier)

Stainton Park – Radcliffe Borough (First Division North)

Steel Park – Corby Town (Premier) * FA Cup #(R)

St. Giles Road – Brighouse Town (First Division North)

Surrey Street – Glossop North End (First Division North) * FA Cup Prior Visit

Throstle Nest – Farsley Celtic (First Division North) #(P)

Turnbull Ground – Whitby Town (Premier)

Valerie Park/Hope Street – Prescot Cables (First Division North)

Victoria Pleasure Grounds – Goole (First Division North)

Weaver Stadium – Nantwich Town (Premier) * FA Cup

Westfield Lane – Frickley Athletic (Premier) #(R)

Wincham Park – Witton Albion (First Division South) #(P) * FA Trophy

National League:

Aggborough – Kidderminster Harriers (Premier) * FA Trophy #(R)

Bootham Crescent – York City (Premier) * FA Cup #(R)

Broadhurst Park – FC United of Manchester (North)

Croft Park – Blyth Spartans (Northern Premier League Premier) #(P)

Deva Stadium – Chester (Northern Premier League Division 1 North) #(P)

Edgeley Park – Stockport County (North)

Gateshead International Stadium – Gateshead (Premier)

Haig Avenue – Southport (North)

Horsfall Stadium – Bradford (Park Avenue) (North) * Friendly

Liberty Park/James Parnell Stadium – Nuneaton Town (Premier) * FA Cup #(R)

Moor Lane – Salford City (North) Prior visit pre-redevelopment

Moss Rose – Macclesfield Town (Premier) * FA Cup

Nethermoor Park – Guiseley AFC (Premier)

Northolme – Gainsborough Trinity (North)

North Street (Impact Arena) – Alfreton Town (North) *FA Trophy

Prenton Park – Tranmere Rovers (League 2) * Cheshire Senior Cup #(R)

Shay Stadium – FC Halifax Town (North) #(P)

Tameside Stadium – Curzon Ashton (North)

The Racecourse Ground – Wrexham (Premier) * FA Trophy

Victory Park – Chorley (Northern Premier League Premier Division) #(P)

Wetherby Road – Harrogate Town (North)

York Street – Boston United (North)

Football League:

Adams Park – Wycombe Wanderers (League 2)

Bescot Stadium – Walsall (League 1) * FA Youth Cup

Boundary Park – Oldham Athletic (League 1)

Bramall Lane – Sheffield United (Championship)

Broadfield Stadium – Crawley Town (League 2)

Brunton Park – Carlisle United (League 2)

Cardiff City Stadium – Cardiff City (Championship)

Crown Ground – Accrington Stanley (League 2)

Deepdale – Preston North End (Championship) * Friendly

DW Stadium – Wigan Athletic (League 1) * FA Cup Prior Visit

Ewood Park – Blackburn Rovers (Championship) #(R)

Gigg Lane – Bury (League 1) * FA Cup

Glanford Park – Scunthorpe United (League 1)

Globe Arena – Morecambe (League 2)

Gresty Road (The Alexandra Stadium) – Crewe Alexandra (League 1) #(R)

Griffin Park – Brentford (Championship) * FA Cup

Highbury Stadium – Fleetwood Town (League 1) Friendly at same venue

Hillsborough – Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)

Keepmoat Stadium – Doncaster Rovers (League 1)

Kenilworth Road – Luton Town (League 2)

Loftus Road – Queen’s Park Rangers (Championship)

Macron Stadium – Bolton Wanderers (League 1) #(P)

Meadow Lane – Notts County (League 2)

Memorial Stadium – Bristol Rovers (League 1)

Molineux – Wolverhampton Wanderers (Championship)

New Meadow – Shrewsbury Town (League 1) * FA Cup

New York Stadium – Rotherham United (League 1)

Oakwell – Barnsley (Championship)

Pride Park – Derby County (Championship)

Priestfield – Gillingham (League 1)

Ricoh Arena – Coventry City (League 1) * FA Cup #(R)

Roots Hall – Southend United (League 1)

Spotland – Rochdale (League 1)

The Hive – Barnet (Conference Premier) #(P)

The (New) Den – Millwall (Championship) * FA Cup

Vale Park – Port Vale (League 1) * FA Cup #(R)

Valley Parade – Bradford City (League 1) * FA Cup

Premier League:

Anfield – Liverpool (Premier League) * u21 Premier League Brasil vs Croatia blog at this venue

City of Manchester Stadium – Manchester City (Premier League) 

Goodison Park – Everton (Premier League) * League Cup

King Power Stadium – Leicester City (Premier League)

Kirklees Stadium – Huddersfield Town (Championship) #(P)

Old Trafford – Manchester United (Premier League)

Riverside Stadium – Middlesbrough (Premier League) * FA Cup #(R)

Selhurst Park – Crystal Palace (Premier League)

Stamford Bridge – Chelsea (Premier League) * FA Cup

The Hawthorns – West Bromwich Albion (Premier League) * FA Cup

Turf Moor – Burnley (Championship) FA Youth Cup game at same venue #(P)

Clubs Groundsharing Visited:

Barton Stadium – 1874 Northwich (w/Winsford United) (North West Counties Premier Division) * FA Vase

Rossett Park – AFC Liverpool (w/Marine) (North West Counties Premier Division)

Throstle Nest- Albion Sports (w/Farsley Celtic) (Northern Counties East League Premier Division) * WRCC

Other Grounds Visited:

Townfield – Barnton (Lostock Gralam v Wythenshawe Town – JA Walton Challenge Cup (Cheshire League) Final)


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