What sets up the match? It is, of course, the players who are at the foreground as they give their best. But there are many things in the background which sets up the match, like the rivalry between the two sides, the fans, the noise they create in the stadium, the vibe or the atmosphere of the stadiums, etc. Each and everything drives the players to push themselves harder for the respective teams they play for.
There are two kinds of the notion when we talk about the atmosphere of the Stadiums. There are groups of people who chant, make noises and sing songs and anthems for the club they are supporting. On contrary to this, there are groups of supporters who like to watch the match with concentration and mannerism.
It is not long ago when Jose Mourinho complained that the fans at The Old Trafford were too quiet. He was soon attacked by the fans for criticising them. So, there is often debate between which is the best stadium. We have tried ranking the Premier League stadiums on atmosphere.
We have collected the data from sites like the92.net, footballgroundmap.com and other similar sites, which collect reviews from fans itself. Lets move ahead with ranking the Premier League stadiums on atmosphere.
Wolverhampton has enjoyed one of the best atmospheres in their games. The supporters lit up the stadium by turning up for every home match of their team. The fans of Wolverhampton are loyal and they keep on coming even though their team mostly underperforms. The fans fill up the stadium with banners, slogans, chants, etc. The statue of Billy Wright is placed outside the stadium and it works as a symbol of dedication towards the club. The stadium has been trying to extend the seating capacity since 2010 and a multi-million programme of redevelopment has been presented.
5. Villa Park
They say once you visit Villa Park, you want to go there again and again. This majorly happens because of the splendid atmosphere that is there for the matches. It has a good capacity of 42 thousand. The stadium has been renovated many a time by the management to bring a create an emphatic atmosphere and surround.
4. Selhurst Park
The one thing that every other club desires in the premier league are home support like Crystal Palace gets. The atmosphere at Selhurst Park is very cheerful for the home players. People come in large numbers just to support their club. The stadium accommodates around 25 thousand people.
With a capacity of 61,000 spectators, Anfield is always a step ahead of all the other stadiums in terms of crowd and noise. It is the official home for Liverpool since 1892 which was also the year of their formation. Whenever there is a clash with Manchester City, Everton or Manchester United, the atmosphere becomes thrilling and the match becomes exciting to watch. The players of Liverpool also believe that the support of the fans give them an emotional lift and that is why they are invincible at home.
2. Bramall Lane
The capacity of the Bramhall Lanemight be only 32 thousand but the stadium generates an electric atmosphere for the match. The home team, Sheffield United F.C. gets enormous support here and the fans who come here are full in spirits to see their team win. The players from the Blades have always given credits to the atmosphere that their fans create.
1. St. James’ Park
Football is more than just a game for the fans of Newcastle United. It can be rightly said that St. James Park is the cathedral of the Newcastle fans who treat football as a religion. It has been home for Newcastle United for 128 years. Often referred to as Gallowgate, there are four stands in the stadium. They are Brown Ale Stand, Sir John Hall stand, Milburn, stand and East stand. It has a spectator capacity of around 52 thousand and it is filled mostly with an energetic and enthusiastic crowd who come in large numbers to support Newcastle.