New study crowns the UniBol the 'best fan experience' in League One

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New study crowns the UniBol the 'best fan experience' in League One
New study crowns the UniBol the 'best fan experience' in League One

The University of Bolton Stadium has been crowned the best League One stadium for “fan experience”, according to a new study.

BetVictor’s study ranked stadia around the country based on eight weighted criteria with the aim of finding which venues provide the best experiences for supporters.

Each ground was given a score out of 100, with Wanderers’ Horwich home receiving 75.2 to put it at the top of the list in the third tier.

More specifically, the stadium scored 60 for atmosphere, 70 for location, 80 for the view, 60 for food and 70 for infrastructure.

Plymouth’s Home Park and Charlton’s The Valley also made the top three with scores of 74.2 and 73.8 respectively.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough (73.2), Derby’s Pride Park (73.0), Barnsley’s Oakwell (70.2) and Portsmouth’s Fratton Park (68.4) ranked highly.

At the other end of the list, Cheltenham’s Completely-Suzuki Stadium was labelled the worst ground in League One for fan experience, receiving a score of 55.6.

Forest Green’s Bolt New Lawn (56.4), Peterborough’s Weston Homes Stadium (59.1) and Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium (59.8) are also near the bottom.

The UniBol also received the eighth-highest score in the country, including teams from the top four divisions.

Only Tranmere, Nottingham Forest, Coventry, West Brom, Manchester United, Sheffield United and Brighton scored higher than the Whites.

The study puts Blackpool, Stevenage, Fleetwood, Bristol Rovers, Peterborough, Newport, Luton, Forest Green, Cheltenham and Gillingham in the bottom 10 across the top four divisions.

Wanderers’ first home league game of the season takes place on Saturday, August 6 when Gareth Ainsworth's Wycombe make the long journey to the North West.

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