Stadium Hoppers create products that are invented for passionate sporting fans or 'Stadium Hoppers' who share in their pride of following their team or sport whichever stadium it takes them too.
Based in the United Kingdom, Stadium Hoppers provides a physical platform for all dedicated sporting fans to showcase their dedication for their traveling support.
Our first product, Football Scratch Map, is a maxi-poster design that incorporates a unique scratch surface to enable fans to scratch off and reveal Football stadiums as and when they are visited.
Anyone can be a football ‘Stadium Hopper’. A hopper may be trying to find the best half-time pie across the nation, chasing membership to the iconic ‘92’ or just a bit of a stadium anorak in general. To reveal your visited grounds we don’t expect you to know the exact capacity of somewhere like Deepdale, Preston North End (by the way it’s 23,404) you may just be there visiting as part of the ‘Cod Army’ or as a ‘Tractor Boy’!
Besides from our fantastic map, we have also been on a number of Hopping' trips and experiences.
We visited the northernmost professional football club in the world. After watching Tromso play Rosenborg BK in the Eliteserien, we then arranged a five-a-side match against a Tromso veterans side in the stadium. All played in sunlight at midnight!
With only a population of 50,000, the Faroe Islands has one of the highest percentage of football participation in Europe. With an ever improving national team and a 10-team Premier Division, basically every settlement had a football pitch at the heart of it. Some of them the most beautiful stadiums in the world. Our aim was to visit as many of them as possible!
We were invited by KAA Gent to visit their new stadium and watch a match in the Belgium First Division. Playing KRC Genk, we had a stadium tour and VIP tickets. We also got the chance to experience the amazing array of Belgium beer!
USA and Canada
Where do we start with this trip? We visited America to try and visit as many stadiums as we could. We met so many amazing people and took in some amazing experiences. Here are just a few:
- Walking across the roof of the BC Arena in Vancouver, Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS), Canada
- Climbing to the top of the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah Utes (CFB)
- Play American Football on the pitch at the Cowboys Stadium, Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
- Watched a NFL match (New England Patriorts vs. New York Jets) at the Gillette Stadium, Foxborough. This was the coldest match in Patriorts history, a chilling -17 degrees (not factoring in the wind chill)
- Watched a NFL match (Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons) at the Raymond James Stadium. This was the complete opposite to the Patriorts as the temperatures reached 35 degrees.
- Part of the 'High Five line' for when the players enter the court at the American Airlines Center for the Dallas Maverricks (NBA)
- Had a pint at second base of Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox (MLB)
- Watched an NBA match on New Years Eve at TD Garden, Boston Celtics straight after the Patriorts match against the Jets.
- Stadium tour of Coors Field, Colorado Rockies (MLB)
- Stadium tour of Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros (MLB)
- Visited Mile High Stadium, Denver Broncos (NFL); Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans Saints (NFL); NRG Stadium, Houston Texans (NFL)
- Visited Soldiers Field Stadium, Harvard; Folsom Field, Colorado;