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What's Your Favourite Ground?

9 November 2016

We all know that Mariners fans are amongst the most passionate in the land, but we wanted to get an insight into just how we compare to other supporters. So we asked Rob Clarkson of ground-logging site footballgroundmap.com to give us the lowdown...


The average Grimsby Town fan has been to 49 different football grounds, with the top Town fan having been to an incredible 332 - that's based on data provided by the 700+ Town fans who are registered on footballgroundmap.com. It puts Grimsby 20% above the national average and sees them lie 2nd in the table with local rivals Scunthorpe, Hull and Lincoln.


Team

Avg grounds visited

Number of fans

1. Scunthorpe United

50

451

2. Grimsby Town

49

702

3. Hull City

48

837

4. Lincoln City

47

468

5. National average

42

129,415


In total, Grimsby fans have visited an impressive 1,134 different grounds with the furthest away and most exotic locations including Qatar, Brazil and Barbados.


Most visited grounds


As you might expect, the homes of nearest rivals are the ones which most Grimsby fans have visited, with Sincil Bank and Glanford Park topping the list. Here the top 5:


Ground

% of Town fans who have visited

1. Sincil Bank (Lincoln City)

85%

2. Glanford Park (Scunthorpe United)

83%

3. Anfield (Liverpool)

76%

4. Meadow Lane (Notts County)

75%

5. Hillsborough (Sheffield Wednesday)

72%

Mariners' favourite grounds

The Grimsby faithful clearly have fond memories of trips to the national stadiums with the old and new Wembley stadiums both ranking in the top 3 favourite grounds for Mariners fans:

1. Old Wembley Stadium
2. Old Trafford
3. New Wembley Stadium
4. Blundell Park
5. The Stadium of Light

...And least favourite

1. The Crown Ground (Accrington Stanley)
2. Glanford Park (Scunthope United)
3. York Street (Boston United)
4. Boothferry Park (Hull City)
5. Moss Rose (Macclesfield Town)

Jet Setters

Mariners fans also enjoy watching football abroad, with just under a third of them having watched football in another country. Barcelona's Nou Camp is the most visited foreign ground, closely followed by Ajax's Amsterdam Arena and Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeau.

1. Nou Camp (Barcelona)
2. Amsterdam Arena (Ajax)
3. Santiago Bernabeau (Real Madrid)
4. Estadio de Luz (Benfica)
5. Estadio Olympico (Roma & Lazio)

So, how many football grounds have you been to? Head over to footballgroundmap.com to create your map and be sure to follow them on Twitter @footballgrounds


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