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BenBB
September 28, 2023, 6:06pm

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Can't beat Blundell Park for history or character! I quite like it, but biased as a Town fan and it's the first and one of the only stadiums I've been to for a football match bar new Wembley (I really need to go to an away day at some point). Looking as good as it ever has after the refurbs 1878 have done.

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Blundell Park is a ground that is not only historic but the home of our beloved Mariners, generations of my family have watched football over the years here. We have never really bothered much about the ground although replacing the Barrett stand sort of modernised us a bit and improved the ground but ultimately we go to watch our team. I think the away fans probably don’t appreciate our stadium as much as we do. UTM


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Seen her vids before and she does some good stuff. This will always be subjective tho, what are we looking for in an ugly structure? If it's basic aesthetics then it's a little unfair, old structures age and look unfashionable and are subject to weather conditions. There are expensive towers going up in London as we speak that I find horrific aesthetically.
So many other grounds could be in the running but I think we come out of it ok, as noted a lot of the trimmings look new. Look at the turnstyle area and the signs on the walls, bright and bold and professional, for that Oldham fail badly. You can't just keep giving your wooden doors a lick of paint, they are rotting away, at some point safety becomes an issue.
Chesters Deva ground is pretty poor too, for such a new ground. That distant shots shows some stand supports that actually look like scaffolding poles.
And that's the point, BP is bloody old, sneering away fans may think it's some sort of stick to beat us with but criticism will be met with a nonchalant shrug. What can we do about it? It's where we watch our team, a place with memories that we love.
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Ain’t no way BP is uglier than Holker Street.


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She obviously has a different taste in football grounds to me ,even on looks .

I love BP , and a fair few others on that list i am fond of

Really like Meadow Lane to Chalky Notts .


A gold star on its way to you kind sir

I like old grounds as they’ve got character and history ,grounds where non of the stands match and looks grubby I love as one day we will all be forced to the outskirts of towns and cities and be playing in various sized Mc.stadiums which all look the same
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I mean - it’s an opinion and fair enough, but what a load of absolute b0ll0cks.


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It wasn't the best video. She'd already made her mind up so was really selective about what she showed. Just some concrete walls, houses, and the away entrance. I noticed she didn't display the Smith stand as it's quite good looking compared to some grounds and would undermine the point. Yeah, there are flaws, and yeah it's not at the top, but I cannot say it's at the bottom.
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Tbf BP is one of those grounds that is probably unappealing to an away fan as they arrive and shudder at the prospect of getting out their car .
That’s why we love it 😁


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The No Name Stand admittedly looks awful from the outside but I think the ground as a whole looks nice on the inside. The surrounding area is probably quite intimidating for an away fan though.
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I reckon there are plenty of away day experiences in the EFL way worse than Cleethorpes and The BP.

Ostensibly and probably almost inarguably, there are also clutches of uglier, more soulless, less atmospheric stadiums (if it is a physical and mental assessment) than our home.
Some of those deemed ugly in that original hash up are actually really superior to loads not even named, and well worth visiting. Boundary Park and Huddersfield are both great. Leeds Road was better though. More atmospheric. More characterful. That’s a better barometer for judging relative ugliness in my book.


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