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Premier League Stadiums Ranked By Their Capacity

All the 20 stadiums of this Premier League season have been ranked according to their capacity.

Here are the Premier League stadiums ranked by their capacity , starting from the stadium with lowest capacity.

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20. Dean Court [11,464] AFC Bournemouth

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Opened in 1910 and renovated in 2001, Dean Court is currently the smallest stadium in the Premier League. With a limited capacity of 11,464, the club may explore the option of expanding the stadium should they continue to be successful in the Premier League.

19. Vicarage Road [21,000] Watford

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Vicarage Road, known to Hornets fans as The Vic, has been Watford’s home since the club moved from Cassio Road in 1922. It is an all-seater stadium, its current capacity is 21,000.

The two Main Stands are named after the club’s two Honorary Life Presidents, Sir Elton John and Graham Taylor, who were owner and manager during its most successful period.

18. Liberty Stadium [21,088] Swansea City

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Liberty Stadium was built-in 2005 by Swansea council. On opening, it had a capacity of 20,750, making it the largest purpose-built venue in Swansea; minor layout changes have since increased this.

Swansea also share the Liberty Stadium with the Ospreys rugby union team and the venue has hosted international matches for Wales.

17. Turf Moor [21,944] Burnley

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Turf Moor is the home ground of Burnley FC, who have played there since moving from Calder Vale ground in 1883. This unbroken service makes Turf Moor the longest continuously used ground of any of the 49 teams which have played in the Premiership.

16. Kirklees Stadium [24,169] Huddersfield Town

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When the stadium first opened in 1994, only the Riverside and Kilner Bank stands were in place. The South Stand followed in December 1994 and the North Stand was built-in 1998. They are hosting Premier League football for the first time this season.

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15. Selhurst Park [26,309] Crystal Palace

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Selhurst Park was designed by architect Archibald Leitch and opened in 1924. Selhurst Park has had several renovations since its construction; and 1995 saw the completion of the two-tiered Holmesdale Road Stand.

The stadium was shared by Charlton Athletic F.C. from 1985 until 1991 and then by Wimbledon F.C. from 1991 until 2003.

14. The Hawthorns [26,688] West Bromwich Albion

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The Hawthorns is an all-seater football stadium with a capacity of 26,850. It has been the home of West Bromwich Albion F.C. since 1900, when it became the sixth ground to be used by the club. At an altitude of 551 feet (168 m), it is the highest ground among those of all 92 Premier League and Football League clubs.

The stadium took its name from the large number of hawthorn bushes that needed to be cleared in order to build it.

13. bet365 Stadium [30,089] Stoke City

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The bet365 Stadium was previously called Britannia Stadium and has been the home of Stoke City since 1997 following the club’s departure from the Victoria Ground after 119 years.

The stadium was built in 1997 at a cost of £14.7 million. Former player and Stoke City legend Sir Stanley Matthews’ ashes were buried beneath the centre circle of the pitch following his death in February 2000; he had officially opened the stadium on 30 August 1997.

12. Falmer Stadium [30,750] Brighton & Hove Albion

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Brighton & Hove Albion moved into their recently-built stadium in 2011, with the first match taking place on 30 July 2011 in a friendly versus Tottenham Hotspur.  The first competitive game played at the stadium was the 2010–11 season final of the Sussex Senior Cup between Brighton and Eastbourne Borough on 16 July 2011.

The stadium is also known as American Express Community Stadium or Amex stadium.

11. King Power Stadium [32,273] Leicester City

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King Power Stadium , an all-seater stadium has a capacity of 32,312, the 20th largest football ground in England. Leicester City moved to the stadium in 2002 after 111 years at Filbert Street.

It was opened by former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker, with the first match played against Athletic Club de Bilbao on 23 July 2002.

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10. St Mary’s Stadium [32,384] Southampton

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St Mary’s Stadium has a capacity of 32,505 and is currently the largest football stadium in the south of England, outside of London. Southampton moved to St Mary’s in 2001 after 103 years at the Dell.

The move was in keeping with the club’s tradition as Southampton were originally founded by members of the St Mary’s Church Young Men’s association.

9.  Goodison Park [40,175] Everton

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The stadium has been home to Premier League club Everton since its completion in 1892 and is one of the world’s oldest purpose-built football grounds.

Goodison has undergone many changes over the years and it presently has an all-seated capacity of 40,157. Outside the Park Stand is a tribute to the legend Dixie Dean, who scored a record 60 goals in the 1927/28 season.

8. Stamford Bridge [41,631] Chelsea

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Having officially opened in 1887, Stamford Bridge is the oldest stadium in the Premier League and since then it has undergone a huge transformation.

The venue was originally offered to Fulham FC but after they turned it down, Chelsea moved into the stadium a few months after forming in March 1905. The club has plans to expand the capacity to 60,000 by the 2021–2022 season.

7. St James’ Park [52,354] Newcastle United

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St. James’ Park has been the home of Newcastle United since 1982, undergoing multiple developments since. In addition to professional football, the stadium has hosted charity football events and rock concerts, and been used as a set for film and reality television.

The stadium currently holds over 52,000 fans following the last major expansion, which was completed in 2000, making it one of the biggest stadium in the UK.

 

6. Anfield [54,074] Liverpool

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Anfield has been home to Liverpool Football Club ever since the club’s formation in 1892. However, the Reds were not the first club to play at the ground. Everton played at Anfield before ending their tenancy after an eight-year stay.

The stadium has four stands: the Spion Kop, Main Stand, The Centenary Stand (later to be renamed The Kenny Dalglish Stand) and Anfield Road. Redevelopment of the Main Stand, adding 8,000 seats to the capacity, was completed at the beginning of the 2016/17 campaign.

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5. City of Manchester Stadium [55,097] Manchester City

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City of Manchester Stadium or Etihad Stadium is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club and with a domestic football capacity of 55,097, the fifth-largest in the Premier League and eighth-largest in the United Kingdom.

Manchester City moved in to the Etihad Stadium in 2003 after 80 years at their previous home, Maine Road. The venue is part of the Etihad Campus, which is also home to the City Football Academy.

 

4. London Stadium [60,000] West Ham United

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London Stadium was constructed to serve as the home stadium for the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was subsequently renovated as a multi-purpose stadium, with its primary tenants being West Ham United Football Club and British Athletics.

The Hammers were previously at the Boleyn Ground, which they moved into in 1904. The club made an emotional farewell to the famous stadium with a 3-2 victory over Manchester United in May 2016.

3. Emirates Stadium [60,362] Arsenal

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With a capacity of over 60,000, it is the third-largest football stadium in England. After spending 93 years at Highbury, Arsenal moved just down the road to the Emirates Stadium in 2006.

The stadium has undergone a process of renovation since 2009 with the aim of restoring Arsenal’s heritage and history. The ground has hosted international fixtures and music concerts.

2. Old Trafford [75,643] Manchester United

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Old Trafford is one of the most iconic football venues in the world. The stadium was built next to the Bridgewater Canal in 1910 and, apart from an eight-year gap because of bomb damage sustained during the Second World War, it has been Man Utd’s home ever since.

Old Trafford underwent several expansions in the 1990s, and 2000s, including the addition of extra tiers to the North, West and East Stands, almost returning the stadium to its original capacity of 80,000. Future expansion is likely to involve the addition of a second tier to the South Stand, which would raise the capacity to around 95,000.

1. Wembley Stadium [90,000] Tottenham Hotspur

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Wembley Stadium is the temporary home for Tottenham Hotspur for the 2017/18 season, while developments are being made to White Hart Lane. It is estimated that after its reconstruction , White Hart Lane will have a capacity of 61000.

Opened in March 2007 on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, the stadium is the home of England’s national football team and also hosts major fixtures such as the FA Cup Final, the League Cup Final and Football League Play-off Finals.

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