Football is quite a popular sport in Europe. But England is like the football hub of the continent. The country hosts one of the biggest football leagues in Europe. The premier league is home to beautiful stadiums that come in all shapes and sizes. The English people love watching their cities play and the stadiums are always full on matchdays. Let us have a look at the top 5 biggest stadiums in premier league ranked by capacity
Top 5 biggest stadiums in premier league:
#5. Manchester City – Etihad Stadium
The city of Manchester stadium situated in Manchester was built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. The stadium then became home to Manchester city F.C in 2003 after they leased the stadium. The stadium was renamed Etihad stadium by the club in 2011 in agreement with the club sponsors – ‘Etihad airways’. The sky blues spent nearly a decade at the Maine road before shifting to the Etihad and beginning their new era. It has a seating capacity of about 55,097 and stretches over 116 x 77 yards. The sea wave design of the stands makes the stadium stand out among other stadiums.
#4. West Ham – London Stadium
London Stadium formerly known as Olympic Stadium is situated in the Stratford district of London. It opened in 2012 primarily for Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium was reopened in 2016 when West Ham signed a 99-year lease contract. Ever since the stadium has gone through a lot of renovations to suit the needs of the club. The oval structured stadium has a seating capacity of 60,000 and stretches over 115 x 74 yards. It is the fourth biggest stadium in the Premier League.
#3. Arsenal – Emirates Stadium
Previously known as Ashburton Grove, Emirates stadium is the home to Arsenal F.C situated in Holloway, London. Arsenal shifted to the emirates in 2006 after spending nearly 93 years at the Highbury stadium. then emirates, the club sponsors bought naming rights for the stadium in a 15-year deal. The home of the Arsenal side is indeed a beautiful piece of art having the most comfortable seats and the most amazing matchday experience. The stadium stretches over 115 x 74 yards and has a seating capacity of 60,260.
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#2. Tottenham – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Situated in North London, The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the home of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. The White Hart Lane stadium which was home to the club for nearly 120 years was demolished and built from the ground up into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Officially opened in 2019, it is a multi-purpose stadium capable of hosting the NFL London Games, concerts, and other events. Spread over an area of 115 x 74 yards, the stadium is technologically very advanced having a Dare Skywalk, restaurants, hydrotherapy pools, and other such facilities.
#1. Manchester United – Old Trafford
Home of Manchester United F.C, Old Trafford is the biggest stadium in the premier league. Also known as the “Theatre of dreams”, the stadium is situated in Stretford, England. It opened in 1910 and has four stands. The North Stand is known as the “Sir Alex Ferguson Stand” after the United legend. The south stand is known as the “Sir Bobby Charlton stand” named after the club legend. The Red Devil’s home ground stretches over 116 x 76 yards and has a seating capacity of about 74,994. The stadium is a real work of art with great infrastructure and hospitality. It really is a lifetime experience to watch a game at the Theatre of dreams.
|5||Etihad Stadium||Manchester City||55,097||116 x 77 yards||2002|
|4||London Stadium||West Ham United||60,000||115 x 74 yards||2012|
|3||Emirates Stadium||Arsenal||60,260||115 x 74 yards||2006|
|2||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium||Tottenham Hotspur||62,062||115 x 74 yards||2019|
|1||Old Trafford||Manchester United||74,994||116 x 76 yards||1910|
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