English football has gained much popularity over years. Over years, we have been entertain with a number of matches from ever competitive English Premier League. Here is a list of some of the stadiums that has been used to host the various league matches.
1. Wembley Stadium
This is the second largest stadium in entire Europe after FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou. With a capacity of 90,000 people, the stadium is the England’s National team official stadium. Moreover, it has been used to host major football finals such as Europa Champions League and FA cup finals.
2. Emirates Stadium
Emirates stadium is the official stadium for Arsenal FC, one of the most successful football clubs in the history of English football. They moved to the 60,000 seat stadium in 2006. It also houses the club’s museum and the statues of the club’s legends, the likes of Thiery Henry. Visit the stadium if you want to explore more about Arsenal FC.
3. Stamford Bridge
This is the official stadium for Chelsea FC, commonly referred to as “The Blues” since 1905. It is located southwest of London at a place called Fulham. Alongside just hosting normal matches, the stadium also has the Chelsea Academy where they nurture upcoming footballers. It is the 8th largest stadium in England with a capacity of around 42000 seats. For more history and facts about Chelsea F.C., visit “The Bridge” and you will leave fully informed and entertained as well.
4. Old Trafford, Manchester
Old Trafford is the home ground for Manchester United Football Club. It is situated at Old Trafford in the Greater Manchester. With a capacity of about 78000, Old Trafford is the second largest stadium in England after Wembley. “The Theatre Dreams” has been Manchester United’s official ground since since 1910. Apart from hosting football matches, it has been also used to host other games such as rugby and Summer Olympics (2012).
5. Anfield Stadium
This has been the official stadium for Liverpool FC since 1892 although at first it belonged to Everton F.C. (1884-1891). It is located in Anfield, Liverpool and has a capacity of 45,300 making it England’s 7th largest football stadium.
6. Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Initially, it was known as The City of Manchester Stadium and it was however renamed to Etihad following the sponsor’s demands. It is the fifth largest football stadium in England with capacity of 48000 and the home ground for Manchester City F.C.
7. St James’ Park
St. James’ Park is the home of Newcastle United F.C. since 1892. It is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne and has a capacity of 52,405 seats. Besides professional football, the stadium has been used as venue to host a number of events such as rugby, rock concerts and reality shows.
8. White Hartlane
Commonly known as The Lane by the fans, White Hartlane is the home ground of Tottenham Hotspurs F.C. Since 1899 with a capacity of approximately 36,300. It has been selected in many occasions for hosting of England national soccer matches.
9. Cardiff City Stadium
This has been the home ground to the Welsh’s side Cardiff City F.C. Since 2009 when they moved from Ninian Park. It has also been used to host a number of the Cardiff Blues rugby team’s matches. Cardiff City Stadium is the second largest stadium in Wales after the Millennium Stadium.
10. Villa Park, Birmingham
With a seating capacity of about 43,000, the stadium has been used by Aston Villa F.C. as the home grounds since 1897. It holds record of hosting more FA Cup semis than any other stadium (55 matches). The Premier League has earned the UK a lot of revenue as millions of football fans from all over the world visits the country basically to watch its Premier League matches.