Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday List of Little or No Consequence #236

Semi Stadia
20 Grounds Where FA Cup Semi Finals* Have Been Played Since World War II

1. Burnden Park, Bolton
2. City Ground, Nottingham
3. Elland Road, Leeds
4. Ewood Park, Blackburn
5. Filbert Street, Leicester
6. Goodison Park, Everton
7. Highbury, Arsenal
8. Highfield Road, Coventry
9. Hillsborough, Sheffield
10. Maine Road, Manchester
11. Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
12. Molineux, Wolverhampton
13. Old Trafford, Manchester
14. Roker Park, Sunderland
15. Stamford Bridge, London
16. St. Andrew's, Birmingham
17. The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
18. Villa Park, Birmingham
19. Wembley Stadium, London
20. White Hart Lane, London

* including Semi Final replays


Michael R said...

Odd to see they would go to the Northeast to play at Roker Park but not St. James'. Any idea when the semifinal was played in Sunderland?

Chris O said...

Hi Michael... The semi-final in question (or rather the replay) was in 1955, and the reason it didn't take place at St James' Park was because it involved Newcastle United!

The semi-final (like all FA Cup semi-finals) had to be played at a neutral venue, so after Newcastle drew 1-1 with York City at Hillsborough, the replay took place at Sunderland's old ground.

Hope that answers your question!