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List of Premier League stadiums

Since the inception of the Premier League, England's highest level of association football annual league tournament, 53 football stadiums have been used to host matches. The inaugural round of Premier League matches took place on 15 August 1992 with 11 clubs hosting the opening fixtures.[1] Following the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989, the Taylor Report recommended the abolition of standing terraces by the start of the 1994–95 season, to be replaced by all-seater stadiums.[2] However, following Fulham's promotion from Division 1 in the 2000–2001 season, terraces returned temporarily to the Premier League as The Football Association allowed the club extra time to complete renovations.[3] The club were forced to play at Loftus Road after inadequate progress was made in converting Craven Cottage, but they returned to their home ground after building work was completed in time for the 2004–05 season.[4]

Burnley's Turf Moor stadium became the 50th Premier League stadium when it hosted Burnley's first ever home Premier League fixture, against champions Manchester United, on 19 August 2009.[5][6] Cardiff's Cardiff City Stadium became the latest stadium to host a Premier League match, when they played their first ever home Premier League match against Manchester City on 25 August 2013.

Stadiums

Stadiums listed in bold indicate that they are the home grounds of teams currently participating in the 2014–15 Premier League season, while those stadiums listed in italics have now been demolished.

Stadium Image Club Location Opened Closed Capacity † Coordinates Refs
01Anfield The Shankly Gates at Liverpool F.C.'s Anfield stadium Liverpool Liverpool 1884 45,276 [7]
02Ayresome Park Middlesbrough's former stadium, Ayresome Park Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 1903 1995 26,667† [8]
03Baseball Ground Derby County Derby 1892 2004 18,300† [9][10]
04Bloomfield Road Blackpool's stadium, Bloomfield Road Blackpool Blackpool 1899 16,220‡
05Boleyn Ground
(a.k.a. Upton Park)
West Ham United's Boleyn Ground from Green Street West Ham United London 1904 35,345 [11]
06Boundary Park Oldham Athletic's stadium, Boundary Park Oldham Athletic Oldham 1904 10,638
07Bramall Lane Sheffield United's stadium, Bramall Lane Sheffield United Sheffield 1855 32,702
08Britannia Stadium Stoke City's stadium, the Britannia Stadium Stoke City Stoke-on-Trent 1997 27,740 [12]
09Burnden Park Bolton Wanderer's former stadium, Burnden Park Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1895 1997 22,616† [13]
10Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City's stadium, Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City Cardiff 2009 26,828 [14]
11Carrow Road Norwich City's Carrow Road stadium Norwich City Norwich 1935 27,033 [15]
12City Ground Nottingham Forest's stadium, the City Ground Nottingham Forest Nottingham 1898 30,602 [16]
13City of Manchester Stadium
(a.k.a. Etihad Stadium)
The interior of the City of Manchester Stadium Manchester City Manchester 2003[17] 46,708 [18][19]
14County Ground The Kingswood stand at the County Ground, Swindon Town F.C.'s stadium Swindon Town Swindon 1895 14,700‡ [20]
15Craven Cottage The cottage in the corner of Fulham's stadium, Craven Cottage Fulham London 1896 25,700 [4]
16The Dell Southampton's stadium, The Dell Southampton Southampton 1898 2001 15,200† [21][22]
17DW Stadium
Formerly the JJB Stadium
View of an evening match at Wigan Athletic's DW Stadium Wigan Athletic Wigan 1999 25,138 [23]
18Elland Road Elland Road, Leeds United's stadium, East Stand to the right, South Stand to the left Leeds United Leeds 1897 39,460
19Emirates Stadium Inside Arsenal's current stadium, the Emirates Stadium Arsenal London 2006 60,272 [24]
20Ewood Park The Walker Steel stand at Ewood Park Blackburn Rovers Blackburn 1890 31,367 [25]
21Filbert Street Inside Leicester City's stadium, Filbert Street Leicester City Leicester 1891 2002 22,000† [26]
22Fratton Park The entrance to Portsmouth's stadium, Fratton Park Portsmouth Portsmouth 1898 20,978 [27]
23Goodison Park Inside Goodison Park, Everton's stadium Everton Liverpool 1892 39,571 [28]
24The Hawthorns Inside the stadium of West Bromwich Albion, The Hawthorns West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich 1900 26,445 [29]
25Highbury Arsenal's former stadium at Highbury Arsenal London 1913 2006 38,419† [30]
26Highfield Road An entrance to Coventry City's former stadium, Highfield Road Coventry City Coventry 1899 2005 23,489† [31]
27Hillsborough Stadium The South Stand at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium Sheffield Wednesday Sheffield 1899 39,812
28KC Stadium Outside view of Hull City's KC Stadium Hull City Kingston upon Hull 2002 25,400 [32]
29King Power Stadium
Formerly Walkers Stadium
Leicester City's stadium, the King Power Stadium, from the inside Leicester City Leicester 2002 32,500
30Liberty Stadium Swansea City Swansea 2005 20,827 [33]
31Loftus Road Inside view of Queens Park Ranger's stadium, Loftus Road Queens Park Rangers
& Fulham
London 1904 18,439 [4][34]
32Macron Stadium
Formerly Reebok Stadium
Bolton Wanderer's Reebok Stadium during an evening match in 2006 Bolton Wanderers Bolton 1997 28,723
33Madejski Stadium Inside Reading's Madejski Stadium Reading Reading 1998 24,161
34Maine Road Inside Maine Road, Manchester City's former stadium Manchester City Manchester 1923 2003 35,150† [35]
35Molineux Stadium Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium from inside Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton 1889 31,700‡ [36]
36Oakwell The North Stand of Barnsley F.C.'s Oakwell stadium Barnsley Barnsley 1887 23,009 [37]
37Old Trafford The East Stand of Manchester United's stadium Old Trafford Manchester United Manchester 1910 75,635 [38]
38Portman Road The Cobbold Stand at Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium Ipswich Town Ipswich 1884 30,311
39Pride Park Stadium Derby County Derby 1997 33,597 [10]
40Riverside Stadium The gates at the entrance to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough Middlesbrough 1995 34,988 [39]
41Roker Park Sunderland's former stadium, Roker Park, in 1976 Sunderland Sunderland 1898 1997 22,500† [40]
42St Andrew's The Tilton Road End of Birmingham City's St Andrew's stadium Birmingham City Birmingham 1906 30,079 [41]
43St. James' Park Inside Newcastle United's stadium, St James' Park Newcastle United Newcastle 1880 52,387
44St Mary's Stadium View of the Northam Stand inside St Mary's Stadium, Southampton's ground Southampton Southampton 2001 32,689
45Selhurst Park Selhurst Park Crystal Palace
& Wimbledon
London 1924 26,309
46Stadium of Light  North Stand of Sunderland's Stadium of Light Sunderland Sunderland 1997 49,000
47Stamford Bridge Aerial photograph of Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Chelsea London 1877 41,798 [42]
48Turf Moor The James Hargreaves stand at Burnley's Turf Moor stadium Burnley Burnley 1883 22,546
49The Valley Aerial view of The Valley, Charlton Athletic's stadium Charlton Athletic London 1919 27,111
50Valley Parade Valley Parade Bradford City Bradford 1886 25,136
51Vicarage Road The Rookery at Watford's stadium, Vicarage Road Watford Watford 1922 19,920‡
52Villa Park Brick facade of a stadium with a mosaic with a claret background and Aston Villa in gold writing. Aston Villa Birmingham 1897 42,682 [43]
53White Hart Lane Aerial photograph of Tottenham Hotspur's stadium, White Hart Lane Tottenham Hotspur London 1899 36,284 [44]

For closed or demolished grounds, capacity is taken at closure.
Currently in the process of, or scheduled to be developed.

See also

References

General
  • "Football Ground Guide". footballgroundguide.co.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  • "The Stadium Guide - The Guide to the Football Stadiums in Europe". stadiumguide.com. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
Specific
  1. ^ "A History of The Premier League". Official Site of the Premier League. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Fox, Norman (18 April 1999). "Football: Fayed's race against time". The Independent. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Harris, Nick (23 December 2000). "Hoey under fire from Hillsborough families". The Independent. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Craven Cottage". Fulham F.C. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Scholes, Tony (19 August 2009). "Turf Moor is a Premier League milestone". Clarets Mad. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Umair, M.A. (16 January 2013). "Premier League Stadiums: As seen from above". Soccerlens. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Liverpool - Anfield". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Road to the Riverside". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "The History Of Derby County". Derby County F.C. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "'"Ex-football ground is 'eyesore. BBC News. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  11. ^ "West Ham United - Boleyn Ground". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Stoke City - Britannia Stadium". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Reardon, Andy (18 March 2006). "Seven year itch scratched at the Reebok". This Is East Lancashire. Archived from the original on 2 August 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  14. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p128
  15. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p130
  16. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p142
  17. ^ The City of Manchester Stadium hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2002, but has only been in use as a football stadium since 2003
  18. ^ "Stadium History". (Manchester City Football Club). 29 September 2006 (this MCFC OWS page archived on 8 February 2008). Archived from the original on 29 September 2006. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  19. ^ "Manchester City - Etihad Stadium". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  20. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p168
  21. ^ Slater, Gary (26 August 2001). "Room for rewrite of Saints sequel". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  22. ^ "stadiumguide.com page for the now demolished Dell stating the capacity". 
  23. ^ "JJB Stadium Facts & figures". DW Stadium official website. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  24. ^ "Arsenal - Emirates Stadium". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  25. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p72
  26. ^ "Filbert Street".  
  27. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p160
  28. ^ "Everton - Goodison Park". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  29. ^ "West Bromwich Albion - The Hawthorns". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  30. ^ "Highbury - A history". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  31. ^ Bevan, Chris (29 April 2005). "Highfield Road's final farewell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  32. ^ "Home From Home". Hull City AFC. 22 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  33. ^ "Liberty Stadium". Swansea City FC. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  34. ^ Ley, John (17 January 2003). "Fulham in talks to extend stay at Loftus Road". Telegraph. Telegraph Publishing Group. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  35. ^ Bevan, Chris (11 May 2003). "Maine Road through the ages". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  36. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p196
  37. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p102
  38. ^ "Manchester United - Old Trafford". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  39. ^ "THE RIVERSIDE STADIUM". Middlesbrough F.C. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  40. ^ Turnbull, Simon (25 March 1997). "Football: Roker getting ready for its final roar". Independent. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  41. ^ Inglis, The Football Grounds of Great Britain, p187
  42. ^ "Chelsea - Stamford Bridge". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  43. ^ "Aston Villa - Villa Park". Premier League. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  44. ^ "White Hart Lane".  

External links

  • Map of English Premier League Stadiums
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