Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

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Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by TommyJohnson » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:45 pm

Very bored on this Sunday waiting for the final games of the season.

Can we get a list of all the grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Walsall has to be the obvious one.
Wembley and the Arch.
Leeds
Colchester
Crawley

Just a few to get us started.

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by Leisure » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:49 pm

Villa
Bolton
Preston

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by cbx750 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:53 pm

Exeter.

You can see the floodlights at West Brom but nothing else when driving up the M5.
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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by burnmark » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:54 pm

Just drove past Walsall this afternoon.

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by Gerry Hattrick » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:58 pm

burnmark wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Just drove past Walsall this afternoon.

Wow!!!

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by Bertiebeehead » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:00 pm

burnmark wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Just drove past Walsall this afternoon.
Show off

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by NickBFC » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:02 pm

Technically Colchester/Crawley can't be seen from a motorway, if we're including dual carriageway/A roads then..

Stoke City

You can JUST about see St Andrews from the M6.
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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by claptrappers_union » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:04 pm

You used to be able to see Ewood when joining the motorway from Shadsworth on the M65. Industrial units block it now though

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:06 pm

Walsall
Aston Villa
Rotherham
Coventry
Blackburn (just about if you really want to)
Bolton
Leeds
Birmingham
West Brom
Reading
Preston
Scunthorpe

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by JarrowClaret » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:07 pm

Technically you can see St James Park from 1 the A167(M) although I wouldn’t argue if you said it doesn’t count.

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:09 pm

I'm sure ive seen Celtic Park (is it called that) as we drive into Glasgow,never been but it looks quite an imposing place

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by k90bfc » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:10 pm

Ricoh Arena.used to be Coventry City,STOLEN from them by Wasps Rugby,feel so sorry for all of Sky Blue Fans,so cruel,should have stayed at Highfield Road,lovely stadium,great atmosphere,except when we beat them!

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by randomclaret2 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:12 pm

Eastville, Bristol Rovers old ground

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by Hipper » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:12 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:06 pm
Blackburn (just about if you really want to)
:D

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by burnmark » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:13 pm

Bertiebeehead wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Show off
‘Walsall’ and ‘show off’ aren’t something I’d ever imagined would combine together.

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by randomclaret2 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:13 pm

Carlisles floodlights ?

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by Wokingclaret » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:15 pm

Brentford M4 flyover

New ground, under and on top of the flyover

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:16 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:12 pm
Eastville, Bristol Rovers old ground
I'm not saying the motorway was close but the slip road went part over the open end at Eastville.

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by randomclaret2 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:17 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:16 pm
I'm not saying the motorway was close but the slip road went part over the open end at Eastville.
I seem to recall a visit there in the mid 80s when a couple of cars pulled over to watch part of our 4-0 defeat

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:20 pm

randomclaret2 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:17 pm
I seem to recall a visit there in the mid 80s when a couple of cars pulled over to watch part of our 4-0 defeat
Bloody fools - that was a simply dreadful performance
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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by groove » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:48 pm

You can clearly see Ibrox from the M8.

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by timshorts » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:19 pm

Brighton. Right on top of it.
Cardiff from the link road A40(M)

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by jollyjack » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:29 pm

Fratton Park from the M275

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by timshorts » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:32 pm

Portsmouth (at a distance).
Roda kerkrade. Vitesse arnhem, tilburg, feijenoord.
Gent is on the junction of two motorways.

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by Buxtonclaret » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:40 pm

Motherwell

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by jollyjack » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:56 pm

You used to be able to glimpse the Madejski from the M4 but its obscure now I think

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by ChrisG » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:05 pm

I'm pretty sure you can see Old Trafford from the Barton Bridge, and there's a point on the M6 where you can see the floodlights at Deepdale.

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by wilks_bfc » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:07 pm

ChrisG wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:05 pm
I'm pretty sure you can see Old Trafford from the Barton Bridge, and there's a point on the M6 where you can see the floodlights at Deepdale.
Can you?
Got to admit don’t think ever noticed them from M6 but certainly have from M65

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Re: Football grounds you can see from the motorway ?

Post by ChrisG » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:14 pm

wilks_bfc wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:07 pm
Can you?
Got to admit don’t think ever noticed them from M6 but certainly have from M65
Yes sorry I meant the 65 as you come down towards the M6 junction I think it is.
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