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On 14/04/2021 at 15:50, TheScarf said:

Trying to think if we've played a team at more than 3 different venues in competitive games.

East Fife the only one I think?  Old and New Bayview, Telford Street and TCS.

Dundee, at 5.

Dens, TCS, Pittodrie, McDiarmid (2009 Challenge Cup final) and Hampden (2003 Scottish Cup semi-final). 

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I've got data on all national competitions since Scottish football began (including stuff like the Summer Cup, Dryborough Cup and Anglo-Scottish Cup), and this includes data on venues for most of these matches, the main exception being for certain clubs in the Victorian era. It's always possible I've missed little nuances here and there, like games being moved for a one-off reason, but hopefully there haven't been too many of those.

It seems like the magic number here is 9 different venues, which covers a number of different fixtures:

Clyde v Dundee

3 x Clyde home grounds - Barrowfield, Shawfield, Broadwood
2 x Dundee home grounds - Carolina Port, Dens Park
2 x temporary Clyde home grounds - Firhill
3 x neutral venues - Hampden, Ibrox, Easter Road


Dumbarton v Rangers

3 x Dumbarton home grounds - Meadow Park, Boghead, Dumbarton Football Stadium
4 x Rangers home grounds - Flesher's Haugh, Kinning Park, First Ibrox, Ibrox
2 x neutral venues - Old Cathkin Park, Hampden


Hearts v Hibs

4 x Hearts home grounds - The Meadows, Powderhall, Old Tynecastle, Tynecastle
2 x Hibs home grounds - Hibernian Park, Easter Road
3 x neutral venues - Logie Green, Ibrox, Hampden
(note - there are two Hibs home games in 1877 and 1879 for which I have no venue information)


Hearts v St Mirren

2 x Hearts home grounds - Merchiston Park, Tynecastle
3 x St Mirren home grounds - Westmarch, Love Street, St Mirren Park
4 x neutral venues - Cathkin Park, Hampden, Ibrox, Fir Park

 

Leith Athletic v St Bernard's

3 x both teams' home grounds - Old Logie Green, Logie Green, Powderhall
4 x Leith home grounds - Beechwood Park, Chancelot Park, Marine Gardens, Old Meadowbank
1 x St Bernard's home ground - Royal Gymnasium
1 x neutral venue - Easter Road

 

Partick Thistle v Queen's Park

4 x Partick Thistle home grounds - Muir Park, Inchview, Meadowside, Firhill
3 x Queen's Park home grounds - First Hampden, Cathkin Park, Hampden
2 x temporary Queen's Park home grounds - Old Cathkin Park, Excelsior Stadium
 

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One of the Hibs v Hearts games in the 1870s was at IIRC a ground called "Mayfield". This description can cover a biggish area in the Dalkeith Road/Cameron Toll/Mayfield Gardens/Mayfield Road locality although my football history buff City supporting chum reckons Mayfield was in the Prestonfield Avenue area (Echo Bank as was)

Anyway apparently the Hibs fans were so incensed at the ref's performance that they chased him from Mayfield to the Old Town.

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On 21/04/2021 at 15:27, craigkillie said:

I've got data on all national competitions since Scottish football began (including stuff like the Summer Cup, Dryborough Cup and Anglo-Scottish Cup), and this includes data on venues for most of these matches, the main exception being for certain clubs in the Victorian era. It's always possible I've missed little nuances here and there, like games being moved for a one-off reason, but hopefully there haven't been too many of those.

It seems like the magic number here is 9 different venues, which covers a number of different fixtures:

Clyde v Dundee

3 x Clyde home grounds - Barrowfield, Shawfield, Broadwood
2 x Dundee home grounds - Carolina Port, Dens Park
2 x temporary Clyde home grounds - Firhill
3 x neutral venues - Hampden, Ibrox, Easter Road
 

Clyde hosted Dundee at Celtic Park in February 1915 too. Most of our home fixtures from the end of October were held there due to a fire damaging the stand at Shawfield. Ibrox, Firhill and Hampden were also used if Celtic had a home game.

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1 hour ago, CK said:

Clyde hosted Dundee at Celtic Park in February 1915 too. Most of our home fixtures from the end of October were held there due to a fire damaging the stand at Shawfield. Ibrox, Firhill and Hampden were also used if Celtic had a home game.

Thanks - this is incredibly useful to know, it will allow me to update my records.

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On 21/04/2021 at 15:27, craigkillie said:

I've got data on all national competitions since Scottish football began (including stuff like the Summer Cup, Dryborough Cup and Anglo-Scottish Cup), and this includes data on venues for most of these matches, the main exception being for certain clubs in the Victorian era. It's always possible I've missed little nuances here and there, like games being moved for a one-off reason, but hopefully there haven't been too many of those.

It seems like the magic number here is 9 different venues, which covers a number of different fixtures:


Hearts v St Mirren

 

2 x Hearts home grounds - Merchiston Park, Tynecastle
3 x St Mirren home grounds - Westmarch, Love Street, St Mirren Park
4 x neutral venues - Cathkin Park, Hampden, Ibrox, Fir Park

 

On 30/04/2021 at 15:30, CK said:

Clyde hosted Dundee at Celtic Park in February 1915 too. Most of our home fixtures from the end of October were held there due to a fire damaging the stand at Shawfield. Ibrox, Firhill and Hampden were also used if Celtic had a home game.


St Mirren v Hearts was at Easter Road in 1920-21.

Puts that matchup onto 10 also.

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On 14/04/2021 at 15:50, TheScarf said:

Trying to think if we've played a team at more than 3 different venues in competitive games.

East Fife the only one I think?  Old and New Bayview, Telford Street and TCS.

Pars at four: East End, TCS, Pittodrie and Hampden.

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On 20/04/2021 at 22:03, The Master said:

Dundee, at 5.

Dens, TCS, Pittodrie, McDiarmid (2009 Challenge Cup final) and Hampden (2003 Scottish Cup semi-final). 

Make that 6. There was a challenge cup game at Telford Street back in the 94/95 season.

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