Ranked! The matchday experience at all 92 English league stadiums

Liverpool fans

Which ground has the best atmosphere? Amazing architecture? The perfect view? FFT’s Chris Flanagan, who recently completed the full set, ranks every league ground based on his own personal visits

92. Coventry (Ricoh Arena)

In five words or less: A depressing experience

Most recent visit: 2016/17

Best feature: Proximity to motorway

Worst feature: Often-soulless atmosphere in a virtually empty stadium - the move to a new ground just hasn't worked out, and it's hard not to feel for Coventry fans in that situation. Home end has been shut and used to house a giant Jimmy Hill banner, a reminder of what the club used to be

Quirk factor: 1/5

Ricoh Arena

Coventry's move to the Ricoh Arena has been disastrous

91. Newport (Rodney Parade)

Rugby is played there too and the pitch struggles to deal with downpours

In five words or less: Beach football, hooray!

Most recent visit: 2016/17

Best feature: Old-school ground with character

Worst feature: Rugby is played there too, and the pitch struggles to deal with downpours. Most recent solution: bury the playing surface under gallons of sand, making passing impossible

Quirk factor: 4/5

90. Grimsby (Blundell Park)

In five words or less: Bring your thermals

Most recent visit: 2008/09

Best feature: Right next to the sea – perfect for pre-match coastal walk in the summer

Worst feature: Right next to the sea – absolutely freezing in winter

Quirk factor: 3/5

Blundell Park

Two pairs of socks are a must at Blundell Park

89. Crawley (Broadfield Stadium)

One stand looks more like a tent shipped in from The Great British Bake Off

In five words or less: Standard League Two ground

Most recent visit: 2012/13

Best feature: Good access via car – it’s situated right by the A23

Worst feature: One stand looks more like a tent shipped in from The Great British Bake Off

Quirk factor: 3/5

88. Stevenage (Broadhall Way)

In five words or less: The Graham Westley Superdome

Most recent visit: 2010/11

Best feature: Handy parking within close reach of the ground

Worst feature: Westley’s presence on touchline for nine years, irritating visiting teams and fans in a variety of ways

Quirk factor: 2/5

Broadhall Way

There's a circus behind Broadhall Way, in case you get bored

87. Exeter (St James Park)

The terraced houses behind one goal get a great view of the pitch

In five words or less: The other St James Park

Most recent visit: 2012/13

Best feature: The terraced houses behind one goal get a great view of the pitch

Worst feature: Said terraced houses are in danger of having their windows smashed by a wayward shot

Quirk factor: 3/5

86. Cambridge (Abbey Stadium)

In five words or less: The pitch is over there!

Most recent visit: 1999/2000

Best feature: Good atmosphere in the terraced home end

Worst feature: New away end bizarrely set back some distance from the pitch

Quirk factor: 2/5

Abbey Stadium

There's often an excellent atmosphere inside Abbey Stadium

85. Wimbledon (Kingsmeadow)

Facilities are poor for League One, as is the view from the away terrace

In five words or less: Homely, if not luxurious

Most recent visit: 2016/17

Best feature: It’s what estate agents would call ‘cosy’

Worst feature: Facilities are poor for League One, as is the view from the away terrace

Quirk factor: 3/5

84. Cheltenham (Whaddon Road)

In five words or less: Built on old kennels

Most recent visit: 2009/10

Best feature: Close to the town centre

Worst feature: No longer called the ‘World of Smile Stadium’ – leaving frowns on the faces of all football lovers

Quirk factor: 2/5

Whaddon Road

Whaddon Road holds just over 7000 fans

83. Hartlepool (Victoria Park)

The stand and terrace down one side of the ground are showing their age

In five words or less: Once bombed by a Zeppelin

Most recent visit: 2012/13

Best feature: Classic lower league away end

Worst feature: The stand and terrace down one side of the ground are showing their age

Quirk factor: 3/5

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