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When the final whistle blew at this past Saturday's soccer match between Manchester City and Stoke City, Martin Weiler, a 61-year-old soccer fan with no affiliation to either team, officially joined one of soccer’s most distinctive supporters groups: the 92 Club, a small and exclusive fellowship made up of individuals who have watched a competitive league or cup match at the stadium of each of the 92 clubs in England’s top four divisions, which includes some teams from Wales.

Turf Moor soccer stadium

The list includes ramshackle old stadiums, scented and scarred with century-old reminders of English soccer’s storied past, but also the gleaming cathedrals that testify to the Premier League’s rich new present.

For more about Martin and his fellow fans on their quest for this milestone, be sure to read the entire NYT story entitled Worth The Price of 92 Admissions: Entry Into a Stadium Fan Club.

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