Fans tackle footy ground challenge

Four men will attempt to visit all 92 Football League grounds, including the North East’s four clubs, in 92 hours to raise £10,000 for armed forces charity Help For Heroes

Gareth Copley / Getty Images The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC
The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Four men will attempt to visit all 92 Football League grounds, including the North East’s four clubs, in 92 hours to raise £10,000 for armed forces charity Help For Heroes.

The group will set off on the 92 Plus 1 challenge after England’s World Cup qualifier with Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on October 11. They aim to return to the ground, the challenge’s ’plus one’, in time for kick off as England take on Poland in their final qualification match the following Tuesday.

The group expect to arrive at St James’ Park just before 5pm and will also visit grounds in Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.

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