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Fatboyfat
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May 19, 2011, 4:13 PM

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On the General Thread there is a post on a guy visiting a number of different venues, which got me thinking who has done the most venues at various Sports?
Different Sports with my humble totals and others who have better totals. Lets see who is tops in each different section:
American Football: 0 Fatboyfat: 35
Basketball: 0
Cricket: 2
Greyhound Racing; 2
Horse Racing: 4 - Rob North: 55
Ice Hockey: 3
Rugby League: 12
Rugby Union: 2
Speedway: 21 - Youngster: 170

I think that has covered most of the major Spectator sports, so come on who can beat these totals?



sandhurstbee
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May 19, 2011, 6:49 PM

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Time for a Recap with all your posts to date:
AMERICAN FOOTBALL: 35 FATBOYFAT
ATHLETICS: 12 Richard RUNDLE
AUSSIE RULES: 1 LOINER/ROPEMAKER
BANDY: 1 SJOSTA
BASEBALL: 10 ZEBEDEE
BASKETBALL: 5 ZEBEDEE
CRICKET: C100 CL
DARTS: 1 SANDHURSTBEE
GAELIC FOOTBALL: 1 ROPEMAKER
GRASSTRACK: 10 FEVERSHAM LENS
GREYHOUNDS: 6 SKY BLUE TAT
HORSE RACING: 55 Rob NORTH
HURLING: 1 ROPEMAKER
ICE HOCKEY: 30 SEAGULL
MOTOR SPORT: 7 WISHMASTER (Edit picked up from another Thread)
RUGBY LEAGUE: C200 CL
RUGBY UNION: 126 FEVERSHAM LENS
SNOOKER: 1 ZEBEDEE
SPEEDWAY: C170 YOUNGSTER
STOCK CARS: 25 FEVERSHAM LENS
VOLLEYBALL: 1 ZEBEDEE
WRESTLING: 5 SANDHURSTBEE

There are your targets, Can you beat any of these totals?



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DavetheGlassboy
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May 19, 2011, 8:36 PM

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63 rugby league (some also done football at), 4 cricket (yes, honestly!), 2 hockey, 1 basketball and 1 tennis.



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Last game: as above
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garethwrexy
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May 20, 2011, 2:56 PM

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dont know if this counts or not, saw a wcw wrestling event in november 2000 at london O2 arena i think it was Smile



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buncranaboy
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May 20, 2011, 4:19 PM

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dont know if this counts or not, saw a wcw wrestling event in november 2000 at london O2 arena i think it was Smile



I doubt that as it housed the Millennium Dome exhibition until December 31st 2000


Seagull
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I forgot (field) hockey: 3 - Ben Rhydding, Wakefield & Willesden Blush


cl
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May 20, 2011, 5:29 PM

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I'll claim basketball for now at 14 and greyhounds at 7 or 8 but think these will be easily overtaken

Can I count churches visited at 2000 plus. I assume that only those for services count or it is like visiting a ground on a non match day


DavetheGlassboy
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May 20, 2011, 5:46 PM

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I'll claim basketball for now at 14 and greyhounds at 7 or 8 but think these will be easily overtaken

Can I count churches visited at 2000 plus. I assume that only those for services count or it is like visiting a ground on a non match day


Depends on whether there was a programme or not.

Otherwise it may be just considered a tin pot diocese!

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The Peyton Arms
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May 23, 2011, 12:17 PM

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Not been to enough football grounds to worry most of the people on this site. Have done a few grounds from most sports but think the following are of note:

Baseball (in US) 8

American football:

NFL - 19
NCAA (College football in US) - 17
British - 63 home teams*

* This is difficult to quantify as over the years many teams have evolved from others and they have all played at numerous venues (for example, the team I have followed have played at nine I can think of).


Feversham Lens
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Rugby League 126
Rugby Union 126
Speedway 49
Stock Cars 25
Grasstrack 10
Cricket 2
Greyhounds 2
Athletics (for athletics) 1
Horse Racing 1

Stumbled across this long-buried thread while using the invaluable 'search' function to find something else. Interesting (to me, at least) to see how my totals have progressed during the intervening years.

Rugby Union 273
Rugby League 225
Cricket 155
Speedway 53
Stock Cars 25
Ice Hockey 16
Grasstrack 15
Cycle speedway 4
Greyhounds 2
Athletics (for athletics) 1
Horse Racing 1


Leyther_Matt
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Nov 22, 2019, 11:38 AM

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Rugby League 126
Rugby Union 126
Speedway 49
Stock Cars 25
Grasstrack 10
Cricket 2
Greyhounds 2
Athletics (for athletics) 1
Horse Racing 1

Stumbled across this long-buried thread while using the invaluable 'search' function to find something else. Interesting (to me, at least) to see how my totals have progressed during the intervening years.

Rugby Union 273
Rugby League 225
Cricket 155
Speedway 53
Stock Cars 25
Ice Hockey 16
Grasstrack 15
Cycle speedway 4
Greyhounds 2
Athletics (for athletics) 1
Horse Racing 1

An interesting thread to resurrect, thank you!




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By my reckoning, I've been to 52 rugby league grounds, though that was fag packet calculations based on the sides currently in the top three divisions plus one ground for Chorley and two for Blackpool. Also been to Stade Francais ground for a rugby league international along with rep games at Old Trafford, City of Manchester and Elland Road. Also 4 National Conference grounds (both Leigh East grounds, Leigh Miners, Wigan St Pat's and Wigan St Jude's).

My progression is probably best described as 'steady'. I've finally added cricket (Lancashire at Old Trafford), basebell (Toronto Blue Jays), horse racing (Chester) and added a second ice hockey venue (Manchester Storm at Altrincham, having previous seen both Storm and Phoenix at Manchester Arena). I've grown from 52 to 71 for my rugby league grounds. I've visited 60 club grounds (counted individually as 64, but I've knocked 4 off for when Oldham/Swinton/Gateshead have hired Leigh, plus Swinton at Salford). My non-club venue list has climbed to 11 with the odd Magic Weekend, international and the like.

Rugby League - 71 (52)
Ice Hockey - 2 (1)
Cricket - 1 (0)
Baseball - 1 (0)
Horse racing - 1 (0)

Not in keeping with the thread, I know, but for the sake of reference, my football list stands at 199 (203 clubs, minus 7 ground shares and 3 non-club venues). Probably quite slim compared to most, but I rarely go to neutral games and just tend to rack them up watching Bolton, Atherton Colls and Hibs (and previously Leigh RMI, though I've revisited a good few with Colls).


Tom McD
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Nov 22, 2019, 4:37 PM

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My numbers for most of these sports can be counted on one or two fingers, but I do need all fingers and thumbs for Gaelic Football - 10, including a trip to the old Wembley Stadium in the 1970s.


rambler77
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My big list!!!!!!!!

Greyhound Racing: 4 (Hall Green, Perry Barr, Nottingham & Sittingbourne)
Rugby League: 6 (Bradford - Odsal, Sheffield - Don Valley, Huddersfield - McAlpine; Leicester - Aylestone Recreation Ground & Saffron Lane Stadium, Leicester Forest East - Hinckley Road) The last three watching Leicester Phoenix.
Rugby Union: 2 (Leicester - Welford Road, Oadby - Oval Park)
Speedway: 2 (Coventry, Bradford)
Motor Sport: 1 (Donington Park)


Mine has increased to the following:

American Football: 4
Athletics: 1
Baseball: 2
Basketball: 7
Cricket: 4
Greyhound Racing: 8
Handball: 1
Hockey: 2
Horse Racing: 9
Ice Hockey: 5
Motor Sport: 1
Rugby League: 20
Rugby Union: 25
Speedway: 3



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Dribble!
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Like seeing the variety of sports watched however not surprised that Rugby League, Union, cricket and speedway are the next most watched sports after football, my modest totals below


They only include if I have watched that sport at that location as have been to a number of football grounds that host another sport but have only watched football.


Olympic Stadium, London is my most multi sport venue as have watched football, Athletics and Rugby League at Stratford main stadium ( plus 3 other sports at other venues on the London Olympic site)


Cricket - 14
Rugby Union - 8
Rugby League - 3
Speedway - 1
Stock Car - 1
Cycle Speedway - 1
Track cycling - 1 plus seen major road cycling at 5 locations
Cyclo cross - 2
Handball - 1
Basketball - 2
Baseball - 1
American Football - 1
Gymnastics - 1
Athletics - 3
Greyhound racing - 1
Hockey - 1
Aquatics - 1
Boxing - 1



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Chris1963
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Nov 25, 2019, 7:51 PM

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Widnes (Naughton Park & Halton Stadium) = I would class them as two seperate grounds


Its actually one and the same. I know it's been completely rebuilt, but when I attended the first ever soccer match there (Runcorn v Bishop Auckland in March 2001) the old terracing behind the east goal was still there even though there were newly built stands on the other three sides. I have photos from that match to prove it. The terracing was demolished at a later date.


Feversham Lens
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Widnes (Naughton Park & Halton Stadium) = I would class them as two seperate grounds


Its actually one and the same. I know it's been completely rebuilt, but when I attended the first ever soccer match there (Runcorn v Bishop Auckland in March 2001) the old terracing behind the east goal was still there even though there were newly built stands on the other three sides. I have photos from that match to prove it. The terracing was demolished at a later date.

I'm with Workington FC on this one. As a rugby league follower, he'll be aware Halton Stadium is on exactly the same footprint as Naughton Park. However, in terms of infrastructure, nothing whatever remains of Naughton Park, a scenario which, in my book, and apparently Workington FC's, counts as two different grounds. Can't imagine many rugby league fans lamented the loss of Naughton Park, a venue at which decent elevation was impossible to find. Still, at least it had character. Halton Stadium, sadly, has none. A venue to do once, and once only.


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Chris1963
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Nov 25, 2019, 10:22 PM

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But as the terracing behind the east goal was still there, how could the old stadium suddenly become a new one? As I have said, I have the photos to prove it.


Feversham Lens
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Nov 25, 2019, 10:28 PM

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I don't doubt you have. This is an 'each to their own' situation. I watch sport to see grounds, as well as sporting action, not to look at pitches, which may or may not overlap with something that was or wasn't there on a previous visit. Halton Stadium, since its transformation on all four sides (not to mention it now having a plastic pitch), is a completely different venue to Naughton Park. For me, they count as two grounds. You're saying because of a bit of redundant terracing, extant at the time of your visit, Halton Stadium and Naughton Park are the same ground? What you get up to is entirely your own business.


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Chris1963
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You're welcome to count it as two different grounds if you want, but surely there has to be a point in time, a specific date, in which it changed from being one stadium to a different one?


Feversham Lens
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Nov 25, 2019, 11:05 PM

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Of course (exactly the point I was trying to make). That date, in my book, would be when the last element of Naughton Park disappeared (i.e. removal of the redundant terracing behind the posts/goal). In this instance, I've got all the bases covered because I watched rugby league at Naughton Park several times before its redevelopment began, Runcorn FC Halton at Halton Stadium when the redundant terracing was still in place then Widnes RL when all four sides of the new stadium were finished. I assume you never went to Naughton Park, a venue of no little character.


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Chris1963
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Nov 25, 2019, 11:27 PM

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It seems to me that you are relying a lot on the venue's change of name. If the local council had not insisted on the name change to 'Halton Stadium' then it would still be known as Naughton Park. As far as I am concerned, I did tick Naughton Park, because the old terracing behind the east goal was still there on my visit in March 2001. Wikipedia considers it to be one ground.


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Nov 26, 2019, 12:58 AM

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On the contrary, I'm relying on Naughton Park and Halton Stadium (or, if you prefer, the second - some elderly rugby league fans would say third - version of Naughton Park) being completely different, in terms of appearance, infrastructure and atmosphere. To suggest you've 'done' Naughton Park because of a stretch of redundant terracing is bizarre. As for what's on wikipedia, well...


Chris1963
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Nov 26, 2019, 3:43 PM

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So the concrete terracing behind the east goal magically became part of a different stadium? Your logic is amazing.
Wikipedia is very good for finding out what is a new stadium and what is a rebuild. I don't know who decides these things but I have yet to find one example that I disagree with.


mxhornet
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Nov 26, 2019, 4:13 PM

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I would be most surprised if anyone can beat my total for athletic stadiums, however I will have to count up and post the result later.

The scores are in 62 in total, 61 outdoor and one indoors. Most of them raced at several times over a 45 year "running career". Can't think of any venue I have only watched at over all those years.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.

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Feversham Lens
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So the concrete terracing behind the east goal magically became part of a different stadium? Your logic is amazing.
Wikipedia is very good for finding out what is a new stadium and what is a rebuild. I don't know who decides these things but I have yet to find one example that I disagree with.

We'll have to agree to disagree on this because I find your logic similarly baffling. I wonder what Workington FC has to say? Being a sensible chap, he's probably only too happy to stay out of this one. I'm starting to lose the will to live myself. I can't imagine many Widnes rugby league fans regard Halton Stadium (aka Naughton Park Mk II) and Naughton Park as exactly the same ground. Same site, maybe, but definitely not the same ground.

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