Stadiums are one of the most important things in football for the fans. The stadiums act as a home for them, a safe place, or a sanctuary if you will. The team’s success is a matter of life and death for the fans present in the stadium. The way they shout their slogans in the arenas adds to the beauty of football.
The football played in the United Kingdom is very pleasing to the eyes and so are the stadiums in which the football is played. In those stadiums of the UK, the atmosphere, the pitches, the stands everything is unmatched and today we are going to rank the 50 best stadiums in the United Kingdom.
Based on fan votes accumulated from various sites, here are the 50 best stadiums in the United Kingdom.
50) Bet365 Stadium (Stoke City F.C.)
The previously called Britannia Stadium is the home of Stoke City since the stadium’s inception in 1997. The ground now has a great capacity of 30,089 after its renovations in 2017. The most attendance recorded in the arena was 30,027. The ground has a reputation for having a good atmosphere and other services provided by the stadium management are also up to the mark.
49) Stadium MK (Milton Keynes Dons F.C.)
The 30,500 all-seater stadium is the home ground of EFL League One side Milton Keynes Dons and FA Women’s National League South side Milton Keynes Dons Women. The stadium has 2 tiers and there can be added a third tier to increase the capacity maybe up to 42,000. The ground has also hosted a few international matches.
48) Ewood Park (Blackburn Rovers F.C.)
The home of English club Blackburn Rovers which competes in the English second-tier football league is one of the largest stadiums in the championship with a capacity of 31,367. It comprises of four sections, The Bryan Douglas Darwen End, Riverside Stand, Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End and Jack Walker Stand. The stadium has been the venue of 6 FA cup semi-finals and has seen a record attendance of 61,783 v Bolton Wanderers.
47) New York Stadium (Rotherham United F.C.)
The home of Rotherham United F.C. is a recently built stadium in 2012. The stadium has beautiful stands and a good location. The club has a reputation of providing good facilities in the arena. New York City stadium has four stands, the East stand is the biggest but the North stand is also beautiful with the club’s initials- RUFC written across the stand.
46) John Smith’s Stadium (Huddersfield Town F.C.)
Also known as the Kirklees Stadium, it is a multi-purpose stadium built-in 1994. It is also the home of Rugby team Huddersfield Giants. The stadium has a capacity of 24,121. It has four stands, the North, East, South and the West stand with the 7000-seater East stand being the biggest. The stadium has also hosted 2 English U-21 team matches.
45) Liberty Stadium (Swansea City F.C.)
Liberty city is the home stadium of Swansea F.C. which competes in the Championship and is located in Swansea, Wales. The stadium is counted among the stadiums with the best atmosphere in the Championship. It is also the home of the Ospreys Rugby team. After the promotion of Swansea City, the stadium became the first Premier League ground in Wales. It is one of the best stadiums in the United Kingdom.
44) City Ground (Nottingham Forest F.C.)
The City Ground is a 30,445-seater football ground in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England and is the home of Nottingham Forest. The stadium outclasses many stadia in England due to its great location being located at the banks of River Trent. The ground has also hosted matches of Euro 96. Nottingham’s home ha been redeveloped many times in its history and now its capacity is 30,445.
43) Fratton Park (Portsmouth F.C.)
Fratton Park is the home of English club Portsmouth since one year after the club was founded in 1898. It is a beautiful ground with an immaculate pitch. The stadium has an electric atmosphere on match days, one of the best in the country. The stadium is nicknamed “The Old Girl” by the Portsmouth supporters and the ground also has a good reputation for having high attendance. It can easily be regarded as one of the best stadiums in the United Kingdom.
42) Sincil Bank (Lincoln City F.C.)
Located in Lincoln, England, Sincil bank has been the home of Lincoln City F.C. since 1885. The stadium is informally known to fans as “Sinny Bank”. It is known to have one of the best atmospheres in the whole England and also got a reasonable location. The stadium has 5 stands with Lincolnshire Co-operative Stand being the biggest accumulating almost 50 % of the total capacity of the stadium.
41) Valley Parade (Bradford City A.F.C.)
Also known as the Utilita Energy Stadium, it is an all-seater stadium built-in 1886 with a capacity of 25,136. The atmosphere of the stadium is one of the main reasons why it is among the best stadiums in the UK. The record attendance of 39,146 was set in 1911 for an FA Cup tie against Burnley, making it the oldest surviving attendance record at a Football League ground in the country.