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May
2015
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Old football grounds quiz

With the football season for 2014-15 drawing to a close, and the Premier League playing their final games this weekend, we thought it was the perfect time to test your knowledge of former football grounds.

Old Football Grounds III

We maintain over 460 million features in our database, tracking 10,000+ changes a day. Road layouts change, houses are demolished, new estates are built and new football grounds take root. Our surveyors track changes on foot, whilst our Flying Unit take to the skies to ensure we have as accurate a picture of changing Britain as we possibly can.

The 2016-17 season should see West Ham United moving to the former Olympic Stadium, and their current home being redeveloped. There are plans afoot for Bristol Rovers and Brentford to move home – and all of these things will be captured by our teams as and when the changes happen.

This week also marked the anniversary of Southampton FC playing their last game at The Dell, some 14 years ago now. Anyone passing the site of The Dell now would see a housing estate, with little to show that a football ground once stood on the spot. How long will it be until the same happens to West Ham, Bristol Rovers and all of the other grounds that move location?

We’ve put together eight maps showing the sites of former football grounds. Take a look at the maps and tell us which clubs and grounds used to inhabit the space you’re looking at. Post your answers on the blog – we’ll let you know the correct answers next week.

Old Football Grounds III

Liked this? We have another former football ground quizzes to test your knowledge: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2015/01/how-well-do-you-know-your-old-football-grounds/

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5 Responses

  1. Gary

    The diagrams are small and low-res. Can you do better?

    2 = Walsall
    3 = Manchester City
    7 = Shrewsbury
    8 = Wycombe Wanderers

  2. Keith Morrison

    Not a football fan, but do like OS maps. 😉

    I think it is:
    Somerton park Newport county
    Fellows park Walsall
    Maine road Man City
    Plough lane Wimbledon
    Saltergate Chesterfield
    Eton park Burton Albion
    Gay meadow Shrewsbury town
    Loakes park Wycombe wanderers

    Though big question mark whether it was Wimbledon.

  3. Hey, great football quiz for fans. I can’t see much on the pic but I’ll give it a try:
    3 – Maine Road
    5 – Saltergate, Chesterfield
    7 – Gay Meadow

    Sorry, that’s all I know – embarrassing !

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