Football ground guides or football stadium guides are books or websites dedicated for publishing experiences of visiting football grounds, selection of the best and the worst grounds, and football ground development news, written by professionals and fans. They list all the grounds and stadiums of a particular country or region. These guides give you all the information about football grounds and stadiums, and allow the members to contribute their views and opinions about matches, grounds and stadiums in and around their homeland or across the globe. In website guides, there are links to what you need to know about the stadiums, including travel directions, local train station, local bars, photos, football tickets and tours. Many football ground or stadium guides provide information about the football stadiums of the past and the future along with the details of the present ones. All kinds of figures and statistics, and special theme-items about football stadiums are also available in most guides. While printed football ground guides cannot be used as an all-time guide since facts change over time, internet guides are constantly updated and are more reliable to get the latest information.
Football ground guides are excellent resources for anyone who would like to visit a particular football ground or stadium; these guides provide all the necessary information like how you can reach the stadium, where to stay, what and where to drink and dine, cost of food, what the ground is like, what the future developments will be, the facilities for visiting supporters of a tournament, description of the various stands of the stadium, admission prices, programme price, local rivals, disabled facilities, fixtures, record and average attendance, and fans’ reviews of the ground. The football ground or stadium guides also have message boards and forums where the fans can discuss anything about football grounds that they can share with people with similar interest. Most of the information on such guides is updated by the feedback, suggestions, and corrections provided by the loyal supporters.
The most fascinating aspect of some of the football ground guides is how they pay tribute to the grand stadiums and grounds of the past. Pictorial as well as verbal reminiscences of the lost grounds or old stands that have been demolished to be replaced with modern ones rouse the nostalgic memories of many fans and players of the older times. Along with other football ground related information, these guides usually tell you where you can get some football memorabilia and collectibles near each stadium, which can make great football gifts for your near and dear football fans.