New UK Football Stadiums and Stands | Football Ground Guide (2022)

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On this Developments, page are listed all the proposed new football stadiums and stands in the UK, that I am aware of for the Premier & Football League Clubs. The page is divided into; firstly, those developments that are currently being built. Secondly, those that are not far off (i.e. within in a season or two, but plans are pretty well advanced). Thirdly those that are on the radar (a bit further off in terms of time, but may well happen) and lastly those where its anyone's guess if the proposals will actually come to fruition.

Contents

  • 1 Recently opened
  • 2 Being Built
  • 3 Not far off…
  • 4 On the radar
  • 5 Anyone's guess when…

Recently opened

Brentford

The genesis for Brentford’s new stadium began in 2002 but it was not until 2017 that the club was able to start construction on the 17,250-seater stadium. After being in construction for almost three years, Brentford Community Stadium was officially opened on September 1, 2020. The stadium, which has been built at a cost of just over £70 million, is a significant improvement from Griffin Park in terms of capacity and facilities. The ground is situated just a few hundred metres away from the Kew Bridge Station.

AFC Wimbledon

Wimbledon made a return to the Plough Lane after the new stadium was officially opened on November 3. This new stadium, which cost just over £30 million, is built just a few hundred yards from the site where the original Plough Lane, which is the original home of Wimbledon FC for more than 80 years, stood. The construction on the new stadium started in 2015. It has a capacity of just over 9000. The playing surface features a mixture of synthetic and real grass to create an incredible playing surface.

Being Built

Fulham

Preliminary works have begun for the building of the new Riverside Stand at Craven Cottage. The new stand will be quite sizeable, having a capacity of just under 9,000. It will have a large higher tier and a smaller lower tier. The development will also include restaurants, meeting facilities, bars, nine flats and a new riverside walkway behind it. Once completed it will raise the capacity of Craven Cottage to 29,600. However whilst works take place, the capacity will be restricted to 21,000 for at least a season, with a view to the lower tier of the new stand being made available during the 2020/21 season. The Buckingham Group have been appointed as the contractors to construct the new stand. This is the same company who built the Amex Stadium, Brighton, as well as stands at Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers among others. So it should be good! 12.6.19

An Artists Impression Of How The New Stand Will Look

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The above image is supplied courtesy of theFulham FC website

Thanks to Christophe Pene for providing the photo below taken in February 2020 showing the demolished area:

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York City

After first proposing the development of a new stadium in 2009, York City finally moved into the York Community Stadium after much delays. The work on this 8000-seater stadium began in 2016. Apart from the stadium, York City have also been able to create community and retail facilities along with a leisure complex. There are just over 400 parking spots at this ground, which will replace the Bootham Crescent, which will be turned into a space for 93 homes.

The Buckingham Group are the building contractors for the stadium and this company were also responsible amongst others for the building of the Amex Stadium in BrightonandStadiumMK in Milton Keynes. The new stadium will become home to both York City Football Club and York Knights Rugby League Club. 15.2.20

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The photo above is courtesy of theYorkMix websitewhere more photos of the new stadium can be found.

Boston United

Boston United were able to complete a move from York Street to the Jakemans Community Stadium, which finally opened its doors in December 2020. It took seven years for the club to complete the construction of this new-5000 seater stadium. The ground comes with an all-weather 3G pitch along with facilities like a sports hall. Boston United had been playing at York Street since 1933.

A Computerised Image Of How The New Stadium Will Look
(Courtesy of theQuadrant Projectwebsite)

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Not far off…

Portsmouth

Portsmouth have submitted plans to extend the Milton End, including 400 seats and more spectator facilities. This will also involve extending the roof area. Works could start at the end of this season. A computerised mock-up of how the stand will look once is completed is shown below (courtesy of thePortsmouth FC website). 3.3.20

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Port Vale

After failing to address the lack of seats in the Lorne Street Stand for almost 20 years, Port Vale were finally able to add 1500 seats to this section of the ground in March 2020. Vale Park has seen a number of maintenance jobs being carried out since the start of 2020. Apart from adding the new seats, which take the capacity of the ground to just over 19,000, the existing seats in the Lorne Street Stands and Bycars have also been replaced.

Nottingham Forest

The Club announced in December 2019 that it is seeking planning permission to build a new 10,000 capacity Peter Taylor (Main) Stand, along one side of the ground, replacing the existing stand which dates back to the 1950s. This all seated, three-tiered stand will also have a number of executive boxes and other corporate facilities, plus new changing rooms and press facilities. A nice feature is that the stand will also include a Club Museum as well as a new Club Shop. The planning permission is expected to be granted in the early part of 2021. This should allow the demolition of the existing stand by the middle of the year with a view to complete the expansion process for the 2022-23 season. Once completed the capacity of the City Ground will rise to around 36,000.

The City Ground With New Stand

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The artists impression above of how the new stand will look is courtesy of theNottingham Forest FC website, where more information and a promotional video can be found.

Aberdeen

The Club are to proceed with the building of a new 20,000 capacity stadium at an area called Kingsford, which is located to the West of Aberdeen, around seven miles from Pittodrie, after signing agreements with the local council. The stadium will be part of a wider £50m project for the area. The first phase of the project which will see the building of a new Club Academy and training pitches has already begun. It is hoped that works on the new stadium will commence towards the end of this year, with the possibility of it being ready for the start of the 2022/23 season. Pittodrie is to be sold for housing development.7.7.19

Gloucester City

Gloucester City returned to a revamped Meadow Park in the middle of 2020. The ground has been transformed into a modern facility with 3G pitches which are raised significantly – about 10 feet – compared to the previous height. This would allow Meadow Park to drain its waters more effectively unlike in 2007 when the club faced the issue of flooding due to River Severn bursting its banks.

A computerised image of how the new stadium will look:

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Image courtesy ofGloucester City FC.

Barnet

The Club havereceived planning permission to increase the capacity of the Hive Stadium to 8,500. This will involve the construction of a new covered seated South Stand at one end of the ground, replacing the current terrace. Although similar in design to the North Stand which was opened in 2016, it will be larger with a capacity of over 2,000. The Club will also replace the seating on the Eastside of the stadium with terracing. No formal timescales have yet been announced as to when these works will begin, although it is indicated that this may be within 2-3 years. Drawings of the plans can be viewed on theBarnet FC website. Drawings of the plans can be viewed on theBarnet FC website. 5.12.17

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have received the go-ahead from Croydon Council to increase the capacity of Selhurst Park to over 34,000. This will be mostly achieved by building a bigger Main Stand which will have a capacity of 13,500 seats, including new hospitality areas. The stand will have four tiers and will have an attractive glass frontage.

The work on the new stadium is expected to begin just before 2022. Crystal Palace may have to spend in excess of £75 million for this expansion.

An artists impression of the expanded Main Stand
(courtesy of the officialCrystal Palacewebsite)

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On the radar

Bournemouth

The Club have announced their intention to leave Dean Court and build a new a 25,000 capacity stadium. As the Club does not own Dean Court, they have decided that the future long term growth and security of the Club would be best achieved by having a ground that they owned. The Clubhave identified a site quite close to the current ground in KingsPark in an area which includes an existing athletics stadium. It is expected that detailed planswill soonbe announced. The Club have signalled their aim to be kicking off the 2020/21 season at the new ground.12.7.17

Chelsea

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The Club did announce that they had received planning permission to build a new 60,000 capacity stadium on the existing Stamford Bridge site. Artists impressions from the architects Herzog & de Meuron were published (as can be viewed on thede Zeen Magazinewebsite). It was anticipatedthat works would start pretty soon and the Chelsea would need togroundsharefor at least one season. However, in May 2018 the Club's owner revealed that the Club had abandoned the new stadium plans10.6.18

Dundee

The clubs owners have purchased land near Camperdown Park and Dundee Ice Arena, with a view to possibly building a new stadium for the Club. The site is located on the North Western edge of Dundee, around two and half miles away from Dens Park. It is believed that a planning application will be made during 2017. 4.3.17

Everton

Everton have submitted plans to the local council to build a new 52,888 capacity stadium. The new stadium will be located on the waterfront of the River Mersey at Bramley Moore Dock. The Club purchased the site in 2017. As this is part of a World Heritage site, the Club have had to incorporate the existing dock buildings. Hence if you look at the image below, you can see that surprisingly there is a large amount of ‘old-fashioned' brickwork on show around the exterior of the stadium. The Club hopes that if planning permission is granted that the Club will move into the new stadium in 2023. It is estimated that the stadium will cost around £500m to build. The site of the new stadium is 2.5 miles away from Goodison Park, which will be redeveloped as a residential area.

An Artists Impression On How The New Stadium Will Look

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The image above is courtesy of theEverton FC websitemore images and information can be found.

Forest Green Rovers

After initially having plans rejected for a new 5,000 capacity stadium near to Junction 13 of the M5, by Stroud Council, these have now been passed and the stadium can go ahead. The new stadium is billed to be the ‘greenest football ground in the World' being eco-friendly and to be constructed of wood. The Club selected World-renowned architects Zaha Hadid to design the new stadium. Zaha Hadid are currently involved in designing new stadiums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and previous works have included the Aquatic Centre built in London for the 2012 Olympic Games. The image below of an artists impression of how the new stadium might look is supplied courtesy of theForest Green Roverswebsite where more images of the proposed stadium can be viewed.10.12.19

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Lincoln City

The Club have been granted planning permission to expand the capacity of the Stacey West Stand to 3,400. Currently, the capacity of this stand is 1,944 and this is normally split between home and away supporters.

Rather than building an entirely new stand, the existing stand will be extended upwards and backward and will include new concourse areas for both home and away fans. The Club have also mentioned that depending on what division they are in, that they may include rail seating, making a safe standing area, for the extension as shown below. The Club are now looking for a construction partner to undertake the project and no timescales have been published as to when this might happen. 24.2.20

The Proposed Expanded Stand

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The image above is courtesy ofLincoln City FC.

Luton Town

After clearing the last of legal hurdles, Luton Town are excited about moving to a new stadium for the first time in more than three decades. The works on the new Power Court Stadium is expected to start in 2021 with a view of playing the first game at the start of the 2024-25 season.

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Liverpool

As a result of the coronavirus crisis, the expansion of the Anfield Road stand has taken a backseat. Liverpool have officially confirmed that a delay of at least one year is expected with regards to this expansion process. The estimated time of completion of this expansion process has now been pushed to mid-2023. Liverpool could be using a 60,000-seater Anfield stadium for the start of the 2023-24 campaign.

Manchester City

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a halt to the expansion plans. Manchester City have confirmed that the club will reassess the financial viability of such an expansion only after overcoming the challenges caused by Covid-19.

Manchester United

Despite being one of the richest clubs in the world, Manchester United have proven that they are not immune to the coronavirus pandemic. The expansion plans which would have made Old Trafford as one of the largest stadiums in Europe has been put on hold.

Peterborough United

The Club have announced that in partnership with the local council that they are actively seeking a site to build a new stadium, in an area called the Embankment, close to the existing London Road ground. The stadium will have a planned initial capacity of 17,500, with the potential to be increased to 22,000. The club hopes that the new stadium would be ready for the start of the 2022/23 season. It is likely that London Road will be redeveloped for housing. 22.2.20

Scunthorpe United

Despite coming close to starting construction on the stadium expansion, Scunthorpe United have now announced that the plans have been put on hold due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sheffield United

The Club have announced their intention to further develop the capacity of Bramall Lane to over 40,000. TheClub have applied for planning permission to add an additional tier onto the South Stand that would contain an additional 5,400 seats. In a separate development, the Club also have plans to add another 3,000 seats to the Kop End by extending it backwards.The stand would be cantilevered (so no supporting pillars) with a video screen built into the front of the roof. 22.1.18

An Artists Impression Of The Extended South Stand

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Image courtesy ofSheffield United FC

Southend United

The clubhave submitted plans to build a new 22,000 capacity stadium at Fossetts Farm, just behind the club’s training ground in Eastern Avenue. The scheme plansalso to feature a hotel, retail space, a cinema, plus indoor soccer pitches and residential accommodation. It planning permission is quickly forthcoming then works could start towards the end of this year. However, initially, the stadium will be restricted to a capacity of 14,000 and will only have three sides. It is hoped that revenue generated from the new build will then be used to fund future developments. 29.4.17

Swansea City

The Club have put in a formal planning application to extend the capacity of the Liberty Stadium to 34,000. The first phase of the developments would see an additional tier being added to the East Stand, increasing the number of seats by 6,000. This would be followed at a later stage with additional tiers being added to both ends of the stadium. No timescales have been announced as to when these developments would take place.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers have made it known that they are planning to expand the capacity of Molineux to 50,000. This will be achieved by first building a new stand to replace the Steve Bull Stand on one side of the ground. This will raise capacity to 36,000. Next, a new large single tiered stand will be built to replace the Jack Hayward (South Bank) Stand at one end of the ground, taking the capacity up to 46,000. Works could commence on the new Steve Bull Stand in the Summer of 2020, with the new Jack Hayward Stand following two years later. The present open corners will also be filled with seating taking the capacity up to around 50,000 16.5.19

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The mock-up image of how the developed Molineux may look is courtesy of the officialWolverhampton Wanderers website.

Anyone's guess when…

Aston Villa

The Club have received planning permission to redevelop the North Stand. This would involve building a new stand that would extend around the current open corners at that end of the stadium. There are currently no firm timescales as to when this will take place.

Cambridge United

The Club have announced tentative proposals to build a new 12,000 capacity stadium. The stadium would be built on a site close in-between Cambridge Airport and Junction 35 of the A14, around a mile due east of the current Abbey Stadium, along Newmarket Road (A1303). However with the proposed site of the new stadium being on greenbelt land and with no funding for the project in place, then there are going to be quite a number of hurdles for the Club to overcome to make this happen. The artists' mock-up of how the new stadium may look is courtesy of theCambridge United website, where more images and information about the project can be found. 10.12.19

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Charlton Athletic

Mike Keeler informs me; ‘The Club have now got planning permission from Greenwich Council to increase the capacity of the Valley to 30,900. This will involve adding a second tier to the East Stand as well as the ‘filling in' of the South East corner of the stadium'. However formal timescales have yet to be announced as to when this will take place.

George Packman adds; ‘The Club intends to increase the capacity of the Valley to over 40,000. Following on from the first phase of the scheme, which would see an additional tier added to the East Stand, the Club then intend to re-develop the Jimmy Seed (South) Stand. This would be replaced with a similar looking structure to the existing North Stand. This would result in the Valley becoming totally enclosed and boosting capacity to 37,000. Lastly, a third tier could be added to the new South Stand at a later stage, meaning that the Valley would have a final capacity of 40,600'.

Colchester United

Alison Wells informs me; ‘When the stadium was built the necessary foundations were put in place so that the capacity could be easily increased at a later date. This would include filling in the corners, which would increase the capacity to around 12,500. A second tier could also be added onto the North, South and East stands, raising the total capacity still further to 18,000. There are no timescales as to when this may take place.'

Crewe Alexandra

At some point in the future, the club hopes to replace the Blue Bell BMW Stand (formerly known as the Popular Side) with a new two tiered stand, which will also contain executive boxes.

Derby County

The stadium has been built in such a way that an additional tier could be added to three sides of the stadium, namely the North, East and South Stands. This would increase the capacity of Pride Park to around 44,000. However, this is unlikely to happen unless the Club becomes established in the Premier League.

Hull City

Craig Harper informs me; ‘The Club have plans to add an additional tier to both the East & South Stands, which will increase the capacity of the KC Stadium to around 34,000'. However, no firm timescales have been announced as to when this may take place.

Ipswich Town

The Club would at some point like to re-develop the Cobbold Stand and boost the capacity of the ground to 40,000. However, this is unlikely to happen unless the Club established itself once again as a Premier League Club.

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Leeds United

Due to the substantial waiting list for the season tickets, Leeds United are confident of expanding the new stadium. After having achieved promotion to the Premier League, the club are now focusing on staying in the top division so as to make sense of an increase to the stadium capacity.

Leicester City

The plans to expand the Stadium were put on hold due to the club investing in the training complex. Apart from expanding the stadium capacity, Leicester City are also keen on increasing the car park facilities and constructing a hotel just outside the stadium.

Newcastle United

The Club have announced plans to re-develop the Gallowgate End of the stadium. The plans which also include the construction of a new conference centre, hotel and residential apartments, would see the overall capacity of the ground increase to around 60,000. The plans are subject to local authority approval and as of yet no formal timescales as to when this might take place have been announced.

Norwich City

In December 2019 the club confirmed that they have purchased two strips of land behind theGeoffrey Watling City Stand, which would enable them to build a second tier on that stand. No further information is available at this time, as to when this might take place. The Jarrold (South) Stand has also been built in such a way that a second tier could also be added to that stand too.

Oxford United

Foundations have been put in place for the future construction of a fourth stand, at the West End of the stadium. However, it is unlikely that this will be built for at least a couple of years.

Queens Park Rangers

The Club have been looking for some time to possibly build a new stadium at a new location, rather than develop Loftus Road. This is simply that the present Loftus Road Stadium occupies quite a small footprint and is hemmed in bynearbyresidential housing, meaning that it would be almost impossible to build a larger stadium there. Having been thwarted so far in finding a nearby suitable site, speculation has now focussed on the Linford ChristieAthletics Stadium, which is located in theWormwoodScrubs area, within the same borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, around half a mile away from Loftus Road. The Council owned venue would be suitable, however the Club is looking for long term security and would probably prefer to purchase the site outright from the Council. Whereas the Council would may be prefer to retain some provision for athletics and lease the ground toQPR. So we shall see what happens with this.21.2.19

Reading

The Club have received planning permission to increase the capacity of the stadium to 38,000. This would involve further extending three sides of the stadium (the West Stand would remain as it is) and replacing the roof and would take around three years to complete. This would be achieved by first by increasing the size of the East Stand, adding around 7,000 additional seats. The following year the North Stand would be extended adding another 3,500 seats and a year later a similar construction would happen at the South end of the stadium.However, it is unclear when work will commence and it would probably be dependant on the Club gaining promotion to the Premier League.

Rotherham United

The stadium has been built in such a way and the necessary foundations have been put in place to further expand the stadium capacity to 20,000. This would be achieved by adding an additional tier to the North, South and East Stands. This may be done in phases; a first to 16,000 and then the second phase to 20,000.

Sheffield Wednesday

The Club had previously announced plans to increase the capacity at Hillsborough to almost 45,000. This was primarily through the proposed expansion of the Leppings Lane End, including the building of an additional tier and the ‘filling in' of the corner between this and the South Stand. This was in the hope that England would win the bid to stage the 2018 World Cup (Hillsborough was listed as one of the potential venues). However the failure of this bid means that plans have been shelved for the time being. They may be ‘dusted off' if the Club gain promotion to the Premier League.

Shrewsbury Town

The stadium has been built in such a way that the corners of the stadium can later be filled with seating, which would raise capacity to around 12,500. However the Club have not announced as to when this will take place.

Sunderland

Kevin Davis informs me; ‘The club have secured planning permission to add another 7,200 to the Metro FM (South) Stand, which would take the capacity to 55,000. The club have not yet confirmed when (if ever) they will go ahead with this. If the club then proceed after this to add another tier to the McEwans Stand the final capacity would be around 64,000'.

Tranmere

The Club have announced that they are exploring the possibility of moving to a new stadium. It is believed that this would be an extension of a major regeneration project that has been proposed to transform the Birkenhead Waterfront. 29.8.19

Walsall

The Club have announced that they have been granted planning permission to redevelop the Sign Specialists (William Sharp) end of the ground. The new stand would look similar to the Tile Choice Stand and add 2,300 seats to the stadium, raising the overall capacity to 13,500. It would also mean that up to 4,000 away supporters could be accommodated at that end. The back of the stand will also feature a giant advertising hoarding, clearly visible from the M6. However there are no firm timescales as to when this might actually happen.

Watford

The last expansion Vicarage Road took place in 2015. This proposed expansion, however, will add significantly more to the stadium capacity. It is proposed that a two-phase project will take place for this expansion and it would cost around £40 million.

West Bromwich Albion

The Clubarebelieved to be drawing up plans to expand the capacity of the Hawthorns to over 30,000 by either redeveloping or adding an additional tier to the Halfords Lane Stand.

Woking

The Club have submitted plans to the local authorities to build a new 9,026 capacity stadium on the site of the current Kingfield Ground. The building of the new ground is part of a wider development of the area around the stadium, including a largely residential area with some 1,000 homes, plus a medical centre and retail space. The income generated from the new homes would be partly used to finance the new stadium. 20.12.19

A Computerised Image Showing How The New Stadium May Look(image courtesy of Holmes Miller Architects)

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Yeovil Town

The Club are investigating the possibility of building a new 3,500 capacity seated stand at the Copse Road End of the stadium. It is believed that this would be dependant on selling some land adjacent to Huish Park for retail development.

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FAQs

Which football grounds are closest together UK? ›

1. Liverpool & Everton - 0.8 miles. Due to Notts County's relegation in 2019, Liverpool's Anfield and Everton's Goodison Park are now the two closest stadiums in England's top four divisions. A short 0.8 mile trip across Stanley Park takes you from one ground to the other in the Merseyside city.

How many football grounds are there in UK? ›

Fans guide to Football grounds and stadiums. Welcome to the Football Ground Guide. Covering 361 football grounds in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, but also the most impressive stadiums across Europe and Americas.

What is the smallest football ground in the UK? ›

That title goes to the likes of Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground or Park Hall in Oswestry, both of which have room for about 2,000 supporters.

Which English football ground is closest to the sea? ›

Structure and facilities. Gayfield is situated on the sea front, to the west of Arbroath harbour, on the southern edge of the town. Due to its position next to the North Sea, in winter spectators can be exposed to severe cold and winds. It is the closest football stadium in Europe to the sea.

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The two closest football grounds in the UK: Dundee United's Tannadice and Dundee's Dens Park. Both only 0.2 miles apart from each other.

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Leeds United are the only Football League team in the city of Leeds, with Leeds considered to be England's largest "one-club" city.

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Wembley, the United Kingdom

With a capacity of 90,000 seats, it is the most beautifully designed football stadium in the United Kingdom.

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Manchester Arena is the biggest in the UK, with a capacity of 21,000, closely followed by the O2 Arena in London, which can hold 20,000.

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Wembley Stadium

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Brighton & Hove Albions AMEX stadium has the largest pitch in the Premier league, measuring in at 105m long and 65 m wide, while Molineux, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers is the smallest at just 100m long and 64m wide. This variation shows that the regulations allow for some flexibility with regards to pitch size.

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There is more variation when it comes to the smallest pitches in the Premier League and Fulham's Craven Cottage holds the title of smallest playing area with dimensions of 100m x 65m.

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What is the Premier League's biggest stadium this season? Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, once again reigns supreme as the biggest stadium in the Premier League for the 2022-23 season. The historic ground has a current capacity of 74,310 people and was officially opened in 1910.

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Who Are the Loudest Football Fans in England? Liverpool are considered to have the noisiest fans in England both at home and away according to a fan vote.

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For the 2016/17 season, Plymouth to Carlisle is the longest away trip in English football (389 miles), so it is no surprise to see these two clubs at the top of the distance table. The shortest distance in the division is Mansfield's 15 mile trip to Notts County.

What is the biggest stand in England? ›

The South Stand - TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM

It only opened in 2019, but it immediately made its way on to our list on account of the fact that it is the largest single-tier stand in English football. Boasting a 34 degree angle, it has room for 17,500 Spurs fans to take their seat and watch their team.

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Here are our 7 football stadiums that are closest together:
  • Osterbro Stadium and Parken Stadium.
  • Dens Park and Tannadice Park.
  • Estadio Libertadores de America and Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron. ...
  • Teslim Balogun Stadium and the National Stadium.
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Instead, just over 1/2 a mile from the barrier, lies The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic. In fact, Charlton is the closest tube station to the Thames Barrier so you may well pass by.

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How far is it from Anfield to Goodison Park? The distance between Anfield and Goodison Park is 3169 feet.

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Biggest Cities without a Football Club
RankCityPopulation
1Sheffield552,698
2Bradford522,452
3Bristol428,234
4Cardiff346,090
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Wakefield – the biggest city in England never to have had a Football League club - The Athletic.

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Wakefield is the biggest city in the UK to never have had a team in the Football League. Some people say it's because we're a rugby league city and others say it's because there are other football clubs in neighbouring parts of West Yorkshire that people support.

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1. Old Trafford (Manchester United) The Taj Mahal of English soccer, Old Trafford has housed the world's most famous football club for over a century now.

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Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park and the Stade Rajko-Mitic, the home of Red Star Belgrade, also feature in the top five at third and fourth place, respectively. However, they have all been beaten by Boca Juniors' La Bombonera, which has been ranked as having the best stadium atmosphere in world football.

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  1. Old Trafford (Manchester United)
  2. Anfield (Liverpool)
  3. The Emirates (Arsenal)
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  5. King Power Stadium (Leicester)
  6. White Hart Lane (Tottenham)
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The 12,500-seat facility is London's second-largest indoor arena after The O2 Arena, and the ninth-largest in the United Kingdom.

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What is the biggest stadium in the world? ›

Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, Pyongyang

It has been designed to host multiple sports, including athletics. The Rungrado is the largest stadium in the world.

What is the best football stadium in UK? ›

Wembley. This is England's best football arena, owing to its large seating capacity. The ground was built in 2007 and serves as England's national stadium.

What is the oldest football stadium in England? ›

Bramall Lane - Sheffield United

This 32,000 all-seater stadium is in fact the oldest league stadium in the world. Football was first played here in 1862 and has been in constant use ever since, hosting the very first floodlit game along the way in 1878.

What are the top 5 biggest stadiums in England? ›

Top 10 Biggest Stadiums in England
  1. Wembley Stadium. Location: Wembley, London. ...
  2. Twickenham Stadium. Location: Twickenham, London. ...
  3. Old Trafford. Location: Greater Manchester, North West Angland. ...
  4. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Location: Tottenham, London. ...
  5. Emirates Stadium. ...
  6. London Stadium. ...
  7. Etihad Stadium. ...
  8. Anfield.
30 Mar 2022

Why is Anfield pitch small? ›

Liverpool uses a smaller pitch than many top European football clubs because they have kept the original dimensions that were constructed in 1884.

Are Premier League pitches real grass? ›

Premier League pitches do use real grass. However, the natural grass is commonly combined with artificial fibres. That mixture of real grass and artificial fibres keeps Premier League pitches in great condition throughout the year.

Is Wembley pitch bigger than pitches? ›

Wembley is bigger than many famous pitches in football. Take Anfield as an example, which measures in at just 110 x 75 yards, making it one of the smallest pitches in the Premier League. However, Wembley's pitch is smaller than the playing surfaces at Old Trafford, the Amex Stadium and Molineux.

Which club has been in the championship the longest? ›

Currently, Birmingham City hold the longest tenure in the Championship, last being out of the division in the 2010–11 season.

What is the biggest football stadium in the world? ›

The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea is the largest football stadium in the world. Opened in 1989, the multi-purpose venue has a seating capacity of 114,000 and is the second-largest stadium in the world by capacity after India's Narendra Modi Stadium, a cricket venue.

Who has the best grass in the Premier League? ›

DLF supplies the grass seeds for 90 percent of the famous Premier League stadiums. As much as 45 percent of the clubs, including major clubs like Manchester United, Aston Villa (picture) and Chelsea, rely on the J Premier Pitch blend from Johnsons Sports Seed, making this the most popular blend in the Premier League.

What is the oldest ground in the Premier League? ›

For those curious, the oldest ground ever to be featured in the Premier League is Sheffield United's Bramall Lane, which remarkably hosted its first football match in 1862.

What is the 2nd biggest stadium in the Premier League? ›

Existing stadiums
Overall RankStadiumLeague (Tier)
1Wembley StadiumNational Stadium
Premier League
2Old TraffordPremier League
4Tottenham Hotspur StadiumPremier League
58 more rows

Who has the biggest fanbase in the UK? ›

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#Football TeamNumber of Fans
01Manchester United75,012,095
02Chelsea49,760,591
03Manchester City40,715,173
04Liverpool39,137,387
16 more rows
13 Jun 2022

What is the most supported football team in England? ›

With a splendid history and brilliant time, Liverpool is called to be the most supported club in English football in Britain.

What is the longest journey in the Football League? ›

Brighton & Hove Albion and Middlesbrough – 631.2 miles

The biggest gap between two clubs in the Championship is, by some distance, the one that separates Middlesbrough and Brighton.

Which county has the most football clubs? ›

Here are the top five counties in terms of overall points:
  • Greater London 388 (11 teams, avg 35.27 per team)
  • Greater Manchester 273 (7 teams, avg 39)
  • Lancashire 246 (7 teams, avg 35.14)
  • West Midlands 237 (6 teams, avg 39.5)
  • South Yorkshire 212 (5 teams, avg 42.4)
30 Jan 2019

How far apart are Liverpool and Everton? ›

The total straight line distance between Liverpool and Everton is 1613 KM (kilometers) and 300 meters. The miles based distance from Liverpool to Everton is 1002.5 miles.

What is the lowest football ground in England? ›

It's totally shocking. The question was "Which is the lowest Football League ground in England?" It appears that Blundell Park, less than a metre above sea level, holds the distinction.

Which football stadiums are closest together? ›

Here are our 7 football stadiums that are closest together:
  • Osterbro Stadium and Parken Stadium.
  • Dens Park and Tannadice Park.
  • Estadio Libertadores de America and Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron. ...
  • Teslim Balogun Stadium and the National Stadium.
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium and Jonsson Kings Park Stadium. ...
14 Jul 2019

How far apart are Anfield and Goodison Park? ›

How far is it from Anfield to Goodison Park? The distance between Anfield and Goodison Park is 3169 feet.

How far apart are Liverpool and Everton? ›

The total straight line distance between Liverpool and Everton is 1613 KM (kilometers) and 300 meters. The miles based distance from Liverpool to Everton is 1002.5 miles.

Which English football ground is furthest from any other? ›

For the 2016/17 season, Plymouth to Carlisle is the longest away trip in English football (389 miles), so it is no surprise to see these two clubs at the top of the distance table. The shortest distance in the division is Mansfield's 15 mile trip to Notts County.

What is the highest football ground in England? ›

Alongside being the home of West Bromwich Albion for over 120 years, The Hawthorns has also hosted a number of England internationals, as well as two FA Cup semi-finals. At an altitude of 551 feet (168 m), it is the highest ground above sea level of all Premier League and Football League clubs.

Which football ground is closest to the River Thames? ›

Instead, just over 1/2 a mile from the barrier, lies The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic. In fact, Charlton is the closest tube station to the Thames Barrier so you may well pass by.

Did Everton own Anfield? ›

As with their previous two homes, Everton did not own Anfield. The land was owned by local brewers, the Orrell brothers, who leased it to the Club for an annual donation to Stanley Hospital.

Why are Liverpool and Everton so close? ›

Liverpool's origins lie with their neighbours Everton. Founded in 1878, Everton moved to Anfield in 1884, a facility owned by the club's president, John Houlding, a former Lord Mayor of Liverpool. In 1892 a dispute arose between Houlding and the Everton board of directors, over the club's tenancy of the ground.

How far is Everton ground from Liverpool ground? ›

The Football Arena

"Anfield & Goodison Park." The distance between them is 970 Metters. Michael Tartaglini and 10,313 others like this. Well it's 1.4km or 0.9miles.

Do Scousers support Liverpool or Everton? ›

In the comedy series Harry Enfield and Chums episode "The Scousers Visit That London", one of the three stereotype Scousers is an Everton fan. Starting off on the National Express coach to Wembley, he sits cross from the two Liverpool fans singing "You'll Never Walk Alone".

Are Everton bigger than Liverpool? ›

In Merseyside, Liverpool have averaged 41,403 over the last half century with Everton packing 33,011 into Goodison Park.

Is Everton a Catholic club? ›

Although Everton does not have any official ties with religion through their name, actions or policies, they have been referred to by some in the past as being a club with ties to Catholicism. This stems from the 1950s and 1960s when The Toffees had some successful Irish players in their ranks.

What football stadiums can you see from the Shard? ›

'The View from the Shard' on floors 69-72 is the only place where it is possible to see all of London at once. The 360 degree panoramic takes in the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Battersea Power Station, Wembley Stadium and the Olympic Park.

Why does Liverpool have two football teams? ›

Liverpool welcomed its second city team in 1892 after Everton football club became tired of John Houlding? s increasingly unfair financial demands. First asking for higher interest rates on the loan he? d provided the club and later for trying to make huge profits from the club at their expense.

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