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Ranked : 20 Best Football Stadiums In England

5. Old Trafford (Manchester United)

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Old Trafford has been the home ground of Manchester United since 1910. With a capacity of 74,879, it is the largest club football stadium in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-largest in Europe.

In 1939, Old Trafford recorded its highest attendance of 76,962 during an FA Cup semi-final match between Wolves and Grimsby Town.

Due to its proximity to Trafford Park industrial estate, Old Trafford got heavily damaged by German air raids during World War 2. It took eight years to rebuilt the stadium, the delays being caused by limited post-war resources, and during that time United played at Maine Road, the ground of rivals Manchester City.

Old Trafford was one of the playing venues of the 1966 World Cup, during which it hosted three group matches. In those years, the capacity of the stadium fluctuated around 60,000.

In 2006, the stadium reached its current capacity when stands got built in the upper-tier corners on both sides of the North Stand.

4. St. James’s Park (Newcastle United)

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St James’ Park has been the home ground of Newcastle United since 1892 and has been used for football since 1880. With a seating capacity of 52,405 it is the seventh largest football stadium in England.

As well as the normal Premiership football stadium facilities, the stadium contains conference and banqueting facilities. These comprise a total of 6 suites with a total capacity of 2,050, including the 1,000 capacity Bamburgh Suite containing a stage, dance floor and 3 bars, and the New Magpie Room, on two levels with a pitch view.

The atmosphere on a matchday is arguably the best in Premier League and it is an experience every football fan should enjoy atleast once. It is one of the best football stadiums in England.

3. Emirates Stadium (Arsenal)

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Emirates Stadium has been the home of Arsenal since its opening in 2006. With a capacity of 60,704 it is the fourth-largest football stadium in England.

Due to the competition of nearby Wembley Stadium, the Emirates Stadium has never hosted the English national team, however the Brazilian national team has regularly staged friendlies at the stadium.

The crowd at Emirates used to be the biggest asset for the Gunners. But it has gone down in the recent years. There are times that Arsenal players have said that the support at the stadium is little silent. According to many fan logics, it happens only because the supporters of Arsenal are immersed in the match. This leads them often in tension. Keeping this aside, some songs are played at regular intervals, the rounds of chants go again and again in which people take active participation.

2. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Tottenham Hotspur)

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a stadium that serves as the home for Tottenham Hotspur in north London, replacing the club’s previous stadium, White Hart Lane. It has a capacity of 62,062, making it one of the largest stadiums in the Premier League and the largest club stadium in London.

It is designed to be a multi-purpose stadium and features the world’s first dividing, retractable football pitch, which reveals a synthetic turf pitch underneath for NFL London Games, concerts and other events.

It’s an absolute landslide victory for Tottenham among the Premier League clubs in terms of overall facilities, who take top spot with their state-of-the-art stadium which only opened recently. It is definitely one of the best stadiums in England.

1. Wembley Stadium

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This stadium is located in Wembley, London, and was opened in 2007. It is made on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002 to 2003.

Wembley is one of the most famous stadium’s in the world. It is a world class venue that attracts some of the biggest events in sport, music and entertainment and more than 2 million visitors per year.

Wembley is the home of the England national football team, as well as the FA Cup Final and Semi Finals, The Football League Cup Final, The FA Community Shield, The Football League Play Off Finals and The Rugby League Challenge Cup Final. The stadium also regularly hosts other major sporting events including regular season NFL games and is known worldwide for its epic music concerts.

Wembley Stadium is owned by The Football Association and operated by Wembley National Stadium Limited, part of The FA Group. Located in Wembley in north-west London, the stadium is a public transport destination linked to major international and regional transport routes. It is conveniently accessible through London’s public rail and underground network, and is served by three stations and five train lines.

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