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How Close Do/Did you live to your Team's Stadium?

Discussion in 'General Football Chat' started by Haillay7, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Haillay7

    Haillay7 Active Member

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    It's nearly Christmas, and I'm bored.

    Whether it be now or your family home when you were young, how close do/did you live to your team's stadium?

    I relocated to Manchester when I was 18 for Uni and have stayed there ever since but prior to that I grew up (according to Google Maps anyway) 9.8 miles from St. James'.

    Anyone grow up looking at your stadium out of your bedroom window or did anyone grow up miles away and not see it close up until they were much older?
     

  2. hodge

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    Moved to where family live (I'm at uni in Cardiff) at the moment which started going to watch City, it's 18.3 miles from Ashton Gate.
     
  3. Camborne Gills

    Camborne Gills Well-Known Member

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    By AA roadplanner I am currently 311 miles from Priestfield. The nearest I have ever lived is 24.2 miles away.
     
  4. dedwardp

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    I grew up a one mile walk away from Layer Road (well, 0.4 miles from Layer Road, one mile from the ground), but that became 5.2 miles when we moved to the WHCS. Now I live 4.8 miles from the WHCS.
     
  5. Look Out There Are Llamas

    Look Out There Are Llamas Llamas ._.

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    Was 0.4 miles away from Brisbane Road, now 6.1. (By car/ foot, not as the crow flies).
     
  6. TubularBells

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    I live 52 miles away. Due to my Dad's work growing up we moved around a few times. At one point we lived across the road from our arch-rivals 'B*ackburn Rovers' which made life interesting going to school surrounded by their fans. Also lived overlooking Boundary Park in Oldham. So peer pressure could have led to me ending up supporting one of them two. Thankfully, we settled in Accrington when I was about 8; which is pretty much 50/50 split in fans between Burnley and B*ackburn and my family have always been Clarets.
    Nearest I have lived to Turf Moor was about 2 miles, for about four years in my late teens/early twenties.
     
  7. Veggie Legs

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    The closest I've lived to Portman Road is 28 miles, now about 45. Currently about a 20 minute walk from Carrow Road though...
     
  8. Bobbin'

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    Currently 7.7 miles from The Valley, probably about the furthest away I've lived.
     
  9. The Mustard Tiger

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    126.5 miles from my house to Ewood.
     
  10. joethegill

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    Half hour drive from my house to Priestfield, 17.2 miles apparently.
     
  11. Fuzzyvalefan

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    As the crow flies, i live 34 miles from Vale Park but only 1.3 miles from Boundary Park!
     
  12. Etienne Vermeer

    Etienne Vermeer Active Member

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    About 3,300 miles or so.
     
  13. TubularBells

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    Have you ever come across the pond specifically to watch a game and it be called off at kick off time Etienne?!
    Had that once when I lived Stateside. Flew over for a game at Oldham. Arrived at Manchester Airport about 7am. Only called it off at 2.50pm just as we got to the ground.
     
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    I'm roughly 8 miles from The Mem, growing up on the wrong side of the river means i've always lived closer to Ashton Gate unfortunately.
     
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    I haven't, thankfully enough - usually when I visit it's summer/autumn so weather isn't too terrible. Furthest I've ever travelled for a postponed game (while living in the UK obviously) was Wigan.
     
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    Meadow Not a lad Site Supporter

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    7 miles to Kingsmeadow and half that to Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium where our new ground will be.

    I used to live a mile from from the old ground at the other end of Plough Lane.
     
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    2 mile from ours. About 15 pubs separate me and Field Mill :D
     
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    Lived four miles from Field Mill when started watching stags, but since been married only live a mile and a half away.
     
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    About 780 miles.
     
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    0.6 miles from Stadium MK
     
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    The closest I have ever lived to a ground was approx 100 yards from Truro City.
     
  22. eightiesrobin

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    11 miles, but only 2.5 from Stockport County
     
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    Grew up half a mile away from the Baseball ground and now live around 3 miles away from Pride Park.
     
  24. Wombling Kiwi

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    18964 KMs or 11783 miles. always that far.
     
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    Grew up 200 miles from Liverpool with no affiliation to the city. I support them because my Irish cousins said they'd beat the shit out of me if I supported local club Arsenal when I was 6.

    HATE ME PROPER FOOTBALL FANS.
     
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    sl1k the one Site Supporter

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    216 road miles.

    Still comfortably in the upper quartiles in terms of distance amongst our fan base. :cool1:
     
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    Dirk Lower Saxon

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    To Molineux: 800 km (approx 500 miles)
    To Anfield: 860 km ( 535 miles)

    To Volksparkstadion : 20 km (12,5 miles)
     
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    Growing up it was 2 miles to the stadium, the distance I have to travel now is 11,380 miles.
     
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    We must be neighbours !
     

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