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Scotland has the world's best traveling supporters, especially Rangers, so I'm sure a good few on here have travelled far and wide. Which football stadiums or sports grounds have you been to outside Scotland (to follow Rangers or just to see a local game) and what was your favorite? It would be good to hear some stories.

Thinks this covers all the ones I've been to if my memory serves me correctly, mostly down South, just a handful abroad.

Wembley

Twickenham

Old Trafford

Stamford Bridge

Selhurst Park

Craven Cottage

Loftus Road

Griffin Park

Upton Park

Highbury

The Den

Cardiff Arms Park

Millennium Stadium

San Siro

BJK Inonu Stadium (Besiktas)

MCG Melbourne

Colonial Stadium Melbourne

San Siro was the most awesome, got to say. It's just mammoth - and about twice the height of Ibrox - at least felt that way when you stand outside and look up. But have a big soft spot for the old Highbury, which reminded me of Ibrox in a way.

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The maracana - Flamengo v botofogo . Incredible stadium , must have been 30000 there but it looked dead because of the size of the place . Got conned into buying non alcoholic beer though . Bastards

La bombenera - Boca v independiente . Has to be my favourite stadium outside ibrox ,sitting with the away fans , an unreal atmosphere and a entertaining game.

Estadio hernando siles - Bolivar v alianza Lima - Full house at around 40000 . 5 quid for a ticket , a beer , a convincing fake top and a taxi home . Fans were excellent even if the standard of football was really poor considering it was a copa libertadores match

Fratton park- Portsmouth v Torquay . Decent enough stadium ,no atmosphere though . Didn't help that Torquay beat them 1-0 in a performance mccoist would have been proud of .

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Etihad Stadium - City v Chelsea, was a Monday night and Ivanovic scored the only goal from outside the area

St James Park - Saw the might NUFC v Coventry which ended in a bore draw back in 1998 ish

Westpac Stadium - Wellington Pheonix v Brisbane Roar 2012. Can't remember much of the game I think Brisbane won.

Nou Camp - Went to see Barcelona v Espanyol a few years back. Sat way up in the sky. Barca won 4-0 was some game.

AFAS Stadion - Saw AZ v Ajax which was a 3-2 thriller which the home side won. Was an amazing atmosphere for such a small stadium.

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Imtech Arena- Hamburg v Bayern Leverkusen took this on during my stag in Hamburg.

St James Park- been down to few Newcastle games.

White Heart Lane- went to a spurs v newcastle game.

Also done City of Manchester for UEFA Cup Final

El Madrigal- last 16 champions league v Villarreal.

Majority of Scottish ones, only major one never seen rangers play is Dens Park.

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Wembley - FA Cup semi final and play off final both with Sheffield United.

Old Trafford - landed at Manchester after a holiday years back and they were at home.

Emirates - Emirates tourney with Rangers.

Bramall Lane - speaks for itself.

Hillsborough - :anguish:

Pride Park - Rangers again.

Brunton Park - Sheff Utd.

Orlando Citrus Bowl - went to the soccer on holiday.

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Old Trafford

Highbury

Maine Road

Stamford Bridge

Wembley

White Hart Lane

Anfield

Upton Park (3 times)

Walkers Stadium

Selhurst Park (Twice)

Vicarage Road (3 times)

St. Marys

Dean Court

Villa Park

Carrow Road (3 times)

The Hawthorns

Britannia Stadium

Portman Road

Loftus Road

Ninian Park

St Andrews

City Ground (3 times)

The Valley

Turf Moor (Twice)

Elland Road

Molineux

Madejski Stadium

Hillsborough

Deepdale

Pride Park (Twice)

Reebok Stadium

Craven Cottage

Highfield Road

Priestfield Stadium

Bescot Stadium

Bramall Lane (Twice)

JJB Stadium

The Den

Layer Road

Gresty Road

London Road

Millmoor

Fratton Park

Abbey Stadium

Sixfields

Kenilworth Road

Meadow Lane

Blundell Park

Nou Camp

San Siro

Olympia - Helsingborg

These are all from following Ipswich Town between 2000 to about 2006, except the Nou Camp, that was just a holiday.

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Old Trafford

Highbury

Maine Road

Stamford Bridge

Wembley

White Hart Lane

Anfield

Upton Park (3 times)

Walkers Stadium

Selhurst Park (Twice)

Vicarage Road (3 times)

St. Marys

Dean Court

Villa Park

Carrow Road (3 times)

The Hawthorns

Britannia Stadium

Portman Road

Loftus Road

Ninian Park

St Andrews

City Ground (3 times)

The Valley

Turf Moor (Twice)

Elland Road

Molineux

Madejski Stadium

Hillsborough

Deepdale

Pride Park (Twice)

Reebok Stadium

Craven Cottage

Highfield Road

Priestfield Stadium

Bescot Stadium

Bramall Lane (Twice)

JJB Stadium

The Den

Layer Road

Gresty Road

London Road

Millmoor

Fratton Park

Abbey Stadium

Sixfields

Kenilworth Road

Meadow Lane

Blundell Park

Nou Camp

San Siro

Olympia - Helsingborg

These are all from following Ipswich Town between 2000 to about 2006, except the Nou Camp, that was just a holiday.

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Stadiums throughout South America including those in Chile,Uruquay Brazil Argentina,Paraquay to watch Copa Libertadores games.

Maracana.. before it was fixed up held about 130000,absolute shithole visited again few times after it was upgraded and was not impressed.

Monumental Buenos Aires home of River....dangerous place but incredible atmosphere,La Bombenera home of Boca dangerous place but incredible atmosphere.

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Only been to a few in London but I would like to go to see a couple of games in the Bundesliga over the new few years.

Emirates: Arsenal 2 - 0 Montpellier in the Champions League a few years ago.

Upton Park: West Ham 2 - 3 Spurs when Bale scored a last minute winner. Cracking game & atmosphere.

White Hart Lane: Spurs 1 - 0 Swansea.

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The Eyrie

The New Eyrie

The Boleyn Ground (:))

The old Wembley

Old Trafford

Villa Park (FA Trophy Final)

Highbury

Stamford Bridge

Kenilworth Road

London Road

Highfield Road

The Vetch

Selhurst Park

The Abbey Stadium

Meadow Lane

The White Lion Ground

Hillgrounds Road

Nyewood Road

Whaddon Road

Recreation Ground (Aldershot)

Meadow Park

Cressing Road

Hayes Lane

The Camrose

Woodside Park

Vauxhall Road

Clarence Park

Hillsborough

Spencer Stadium

Park Lane

Champion Hill

Cherrywood Road

New Recreation Ground (Grays)

Beveree

Earlsmead

Claremont Road

Kingsmeadow

Fetched Grove

Imber Court

Wheatsheafe Park

War Memorial Sports Ground

Walton Road

Stompond Lane

Church Road (Whyteleafe)

Woodside Road (Worthing)

Rhodes Avenue

Theobalds Lane

Scraley Road Stadium

Ship Lane

Spa Road

Trafford Park (Wroxham)

Wadesmill Road

Carlsberg Stadium (Biggleswade Town)

The Meadow (Chesham United)

Top Field

Bulpit Lane

Holloways Park

Rowley Park

Bell Close

Sharpenhoe Road

Mill Meadow

The Runnymede Stadium

Northwood Park

Parkfield Stadium

Broad Lane (Wivenhoe)

The Hollow

Watton Sports Centre

The Welfare Ground (Ibstock)

The Valley (Redditch United)

Eleonorenstrasse (Wollstein). Played there. :)

There are a few more I know I've missed. :D

Some interesting times travelling to non-league games. More about the people than the stadiums so the only ones that are memorable are the first two on the list and most impressive was Old Trafford (probably more so in the 80's as it was less 'corporate').

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Apart from following Rangers :

Following Chelsea (but done some of these with Rangers too)

Man United

Sunderland

Newcastle

Liverpool

Everton

Swansea

Aston Villa

QPR

Tottenham

Burnley

Wembley

Stoke

Southampton

Leeds
Hull
Leicester
Bolton
Blackburn

West Ham
Middlesbrough
West Brom

Bayer Leverkusen

Sparta Prague

PSG

Schalke
Galatasary (New stadium)
Wallsall (in a couple of weeks)
Porto (in a couple of weeks)
Maccabi Tel Aviv (in a couple of months)
Dynamo Kiev (in a couple of months)

Random games and stadium visits

Derby vs Bristol City
Bristol City vs Charlton
Bordeaux vs Hearts

Braga vs Celtic (I know I know - Braga end obviously)
Fenerbache
Espanyol

Malaga
Holland vs Republic Of Ireland (I know I know - 1994 World Cup in USA was there on holiday)

Millwall vs Barnsley
Man United vs Coventry (Goram's debut)

Stadiums I was younger with Dumbarton with my Dad (done all these with Rangers too)

Stirling Albion

Morton
Clydebank
St Mirren (old)
Hamilton (old)
Falkirk (old)

There's bound to be loads I've forgot too.

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Wembley - x4 2x FA Cup Finals 98 and 2015, 2x Scotland v England 79 and 81

Highbury - x6 97 Winterburn testimonial, 5 various Arsenal league games

Emerates - x8 Emirates tournament 2009 the rest league games

White Hart Lane - Paul Miller testimonial 86

Fulham - 2004 Missed my bus home

Chelsea - 1991 v Liverpool, Souness's 1st game in charge

Everton - 97 testimonial was arrested heading down to bus at midnight for nowt

Liverpool - 85 v Chelsea, Scotland were in Australia so no game for Rangers, seemed to be a couple of thousand Rangers fans in the chelsea end(i was in the Kop)

Newcastle - x 20 odd, Rangers for a tournament and the rest league games

Sunderland Old & New x2

Blackpool - x 4 1 v Rangers

Ipswich - Friendly v Rangers

Derby - x 2 v Rangers

Bradford v Rangers

Burnley - x 2 v Arsenal

Wigan - x 4

Hartlepool - x 6

Man Utd - x 3

Bolton - x 1

Blackburn - x1

Sheff Wed - x 1

Linfield - x 2

Red Star Belgrade 90

Bayern Munich - Olympic Stadium 99

Dortmund - 95 and 99

PSG - Think it was Advocatt's last game in charge !

Brugge

Lyngby

A few down England not so much abroad, Favorite abroad Red Star, massive crowd that night and a crazy home support,although Dortmund must be a close 2nd, My fav down England was the old Wembley stadium fantastic atmosphere, first time there was 79 Scotland v England 100,000 (and the rest),the guys with tickets were handing their stubs back outside and thousands more got in for nothing,guys inside tying scarfs together dropping them from a fair height to anyone who fancied being pulled up 40/50 feet into the stadium it;s a wonder no one was injured or even killed. Lost my mate at half time never seen him until late at night just before the train left kings x (the days before mobile phones).That was the good days before the tartan trannys took over.

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Being from England and following West Ham up and down the country I won't list all the grounds down here I've been to, except to say my persistence following us to Anfield each year finally paid off.

Germany:

Hamburg - Imtech Arena

Hanover 96 - HDI Arena

Italy:

Atalanta - Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia

Brescia - Stadio Mario Rigamonti

Inter Milan - San Siro

Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland - Windsor Park (v Serbia)

Wales:

England v Wales - Millenium Stadium

Cardiff City - Ninian Park

Scotland:

Hibernian - Easter Road (v Hearts NYD 2012)

USA:

Philadelphia Union - PPL Park

New York Redbulls - Redbull Arena

Thailand:

I'm here at the moment and when me and my wife go to Bangkok she's agreed to watch Army United at home and they play at the Royal Thai Army Stadium.

Me and the lads do a trip together each year and we're going back to Germany and this time will fit in three games from the Friday to the Monday on our return. We'll be based around Cologne.

Non football - New York Rangers - Madison Square Garden

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26 in England.

Italy-Venezia (3 different boats full of singing fans......very different!)

Holland- PSV.

Belgium- Cercle Bruges.

France- PSG.

Portugal- Maritimo.

Malta- Ta Qali (national stadium).

Germany- Fortuna Dusseldorf and Koln.

Spain- Barcelona and Malaga.

Cyprus- Apollon Limassol.

European Gridiron- Murrayfield.

NFL- Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Bucs.

NHL- New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning.

NBA- New York Knicks (in the Garden.....probably my favourite arena outwith Ibrox)

And I'll get to add the New Orleans Saints Superdome in 3 weeks time!

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Most of the grounds I've visited were in the 1970's- early 80's, before they got upgraded, or all-seated.

Old Wembley

Maine Road

Old Trafford

The Goldstone, Brighton (I worked there for a few yrs)

Highbury

Annfield (Wales v Scotland, when Jordan punched the ball, and we got a penalty, it did look like it was the Welsh guy that handled it, at the time)

Villa Park ( The game against us that was abandoned because fighting broke out all over the place, even on the pitch, fucking mental following Rangers back in those days)

St. James's Park Newcastle.

That's all I can remember.

Since the modernisation of football stadiums, I've been to Craven Cottage, Nou Camp, The Etihad, and that's about it.

Don't get out much these days, never mind getting out the country for a football game.

I'd like to visit some stadiums, that I'd been to prior to all seating, just to see how much they've changed. Only really visit Ibrox nowadays...

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Went to the Olympic Stadium in Rome last year to see Lazio. Only half full but still a great atmosphere due to the protests against the board.

Down here I have been to Wembley(old), Spurs, Charlton, Fulham,Brighton,Crawley, Gillingham and Liverpool over the years.

Also been to Dover and Folkestone at non league level

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